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Submission! Watch Kyle Daukaus choke out Jamie Pickett at the buzzer - UFC Vegas 48

Kyle Daukaus got back into the UFC win column earlier tonight (Sat., Feb. 19, 2022) at UFC Vegas 48 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the middleweight fighter stopped Jamie Pickett with a first-round submission (D’Arce choke) in the co-main event.

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Daukaus didn’t waste any time moving inside on Pickett and using his grappling to secure a few takedowns. Pickett is a strong fighter so he was able to defend and get back to his feet a few times, but Daukaus was relentless. Daukaus ended up scoring another takedown towards the end of the first round and quickly moved in for a D’Arce choke attempt. Even though there were mere seconds left on the clock Pickett couldn’t last and ended up tapping at the buzzer.

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Daukaus, 28, needed a win after coming off a no contest opposite Kevin Holland this past October. In fact, Daukaus hasn’t won inside of the Octagon since a decision victory over Dustin Stoltzfus back in Nov. 2020. The talented middleweight has all the ingredients to make a push towards the top 15 by year’s end so it will be interesting to see if he can string some wins together.

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