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LAS VEGAS – Kyle Daukaus beat Jamie Pickett with a first-round submission Saturday within the co-main occasion at UFC Combat Night time 201 in Las Vegas.
Have a look contained in the struggle with Daukaus, who obtained again within the win column after a loss to Phil Hawes in Could 2021 and a no contest towards Kevin Holland this previous October.
Daukaus on the struggle’s key second
“I work out onerous sufficient that within the health club, I can simply squeeze for 30 seconds – it was no massive deal. When there’s 15 seconds on the clock, and my coach tells me there’s 15 seconds and I’ve a choke locked in, I’m going to squeeze as onerous as I can till the bell rings.”
Daukaus on Pickett’s faucet with one second left
“He tapped in all probability 3 times in that final second, so it was an enormous reduction. However I believed he was going to type of edge it out and struggle the choke for the final 15 seconds. I felt him faucet, I heard the bell ring, I checked out (referee) Herb (Dean), and Herb was like, ‘No, he tapped. He tapped.’”
Daukaus on what he desires subsequent
“I’ll struggle after (my brother Chris Daukaus). That’s a predominant occasion on him (vs. Curtis Blaydes in March), in order that’s one thing he wants to fret about. He doesn’t want any added stress with me preventing earlier than him. I’m high-quality with preventing after him. If it’s the following week, if it’s the following month, it’s completely high-quality with me. However my predominant focus is on him.”
To listen to extra from Daukaus, try the video of the complete full post-fight interview above.