American middleweight Kyle Daukaus scored an incredible buzzer-beating submission Saturday
- Kyle Daukaus defeated Jamie Pickett at a UFC event Saturday.
- It is now the signature event of the American's career, who rebounds following a tricky couple fights.
Daukaus was in scintillating form throughout the opening round, as he was relentless with his takedown attempts — succeeding with three from six in the first round — in his match against Jamie Pickett.
The 28-year-old eventually applied a D'Arce choke when time started running out on the clock and, if Pickett had held on for one second more, he'd have survived the round.
But it was never meant to be for Pickett.
Even if he had held on, it would not have affected the result as Daukaus was in great control, dominating Pickett while barely breaking a sweat.
It was a remarkable way to rebound having lost to Phil Hawes in May, last year, before a frustrating no contest with Kevin Holland because of an accidental clash of heads.
He now has the signature win of his career.
"There was 10 seconds left and I felt him tap before the round break," Daukaus said in post-match comments at the event Insider attended.
Watch the finish right here:
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With the win, Daukaus advanced his pro MMA record to 11 wins (nine submissions and two decisions) against two losses.
Daukaus was one of four athletes to earn a $50,000 performance-related bonus check. Jamahal Hill, David Onama, and Stephanie Egger also received the performance-related award.
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