Do not count UFC Middleweight Kyle Daukaus out, for a fact he’s coming to get a golden strap around his waist, but he is also coming for the records as well. Daukaus came out of a rather rough last year to start off 2022 with a Performance of the Night at UFC Vegas 48 in the Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA when he submitted Jamie Pickett right at the buzzer of the first round.
The younger brother of UFC Heavyweight Chris Daukaus, Philidelphia’s very own Daukaus will most likely be forwarded to a rematch against Kevin Holland. The first fight ended in a no-contest due to an accidental clash of heads. Daukaus was personally frustrated from how the fight ended since he was the one who was having the edge in that fight before its unfortunate end. Daukaus has already warned the UFC Middleweights as he suggests they should be not overlooking him.
Kyle Daukaus would like to live up to his nickname: The D’Arce Knight
Though the Pickett fight rather ended up being a catchweight fight at 195-lbs, it’s obvious one cannot fight at catchweight for long, so Daukaus has a long way to go only if he stays at 185. Other than that and the submission victory itself, what was more interesting was the octagon interview of Daukaus in which he called out UFC Lightweight Tony Ferguson after Daukaus himself secured the victory via D’Arce choke, a kind of submission Ferguson’s ground game got famous for.
In the interview with former UFC Lightweight Paul Felder, Daukaus said: “I want to call out Tony Ferguson! I have more D’Arce chokes so I’m going to go for the D’Arce knight!”
What do you make of Daukaus‘ rather not so serious callout of Ferguson? What do you think is next for the one-half of the exciting Daukaus brothers? Also, who do you think is next for Ferguson? For someone who once dominated the lightweight division, Ferguson is on a 3-fight skid and chances are he may most likely fight fellow contender Michael Chandler who’s on a 2-fight skid himself. If that fight gets the official nod, who do you think gets the win?