One of the main card fights at UFC Vegas 48 was a middleweight bout between Kyle Daukaus and Jamie Pickett. Daukaus put Jamie Pickett in a brabo choke in the last second of the first round. Surprisingly, Pickett tapped with only 1 second left.
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Previously, Daukaus was scheduled to fight Julian Marquez in this event. However, Marquez pulled out from the fight and Jamie Pickett stepped in on short notice. Unfortunately for Pickett things went south fast.
Kyle Daukaus was indeed dominating the fight and successfully knocked down Pickett. After battling on the ground for a bit, Daukaus managed to lock Pickett in a brabo choke (often refered to as D’arce choke). Pickett stunned everyone when he tapped right before the round ended.
Jamie Pickett explained why he couldn’t hold on a bit longer for the round to end. Pickett took to his Facebook account and said that he felt like his tongue was about to get torn off. His tongue got caught between his teeth and he didn’t want to risk it.
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Some UFC fans blame Pickett cornermen for not yeling out time left on the clock. However, judging from Pickett’s explanation, it seems like Pickett was aware but it just didn’t factor in.
As for Kyle Daukaus, he aims for the former UFC lightweight interim champion Tony Ferguson. The brother of Chris Daukaus called out Ferguson during his octagon interview and said he would put Ferguson in the same position as Pickett.
“I want to call out Tony Ferguson. I have more D’Arce chokes. So I’m going to go for the ‘D’Arce Knight’. My new nickname, ‘D’Arce Knight’.” Daukaus said.
For Kyle Daukaus this was the fifth fight under the UFC banner. He joined the promotion in 2020. He accidentally clashed heads with Kevin Holland which resulted in a no-contest late in 2021.