Kyle Daukaus has been much more than a fighter since he entered the cage for the first time in 2011. Daukaus always took pride in studying and being a student of the sport. He has put that knowledge to good use and improved steadily over his career. Kyle fought to a 5-5 record as an amateur and was never really considered a huge prospect to go on to the UFC. Boy how things have changed for the Martinez BJJ instructor and Fight Team member. Since turning pro in 2017, Kyle has not lost or even gone to the judges scorecards as he has six wins and six finishes. Three wins by D’arce choke and three via rear naked choke. I jokingly call him “the Neck Collector.”
Please check out our interview above as I stopped over to Martinez BJJ in Northeast Philadelphia to get Kyle’s feelings on the biggest fight opportunity of his life. He is scheduled to take on Michael “The Don” Lombardi (8-1) on June 25, the second week of this season’s Dana White’s Tuesday Night the Contender Series.
Kyle has some valuable guidance coming from Will Martinez, his brother Chris, and Bill ” Senor Perfecto” Algeo who is fighting on week one of the show. Daukaus seems unphased by the big stage and is ready to handle business despite the much larger picture and ramifications of this bout.
ESPN+ will be streaming DWTNCS this season and that is where you can check out Kyle Daukaus to see if he continues his streak of winning and finishes.
Commentator for Art of War Cagefighting. More than 15 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews. Television/media/event production. USKA Fight Sports media and production.
The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport. From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close. Everything else is secondary. Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.