Kyle Daukaus has gotten off to an excellent start in his professional mixed martial arts career to include three fights and three submission victories for one of the east coast’s top prospects at 185 lbs.
Daukaus has been training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for over eight years, and is also a Bang Muay -Thai ranked affiliate. The Philly native was talked into mixed martial arts by his brother, Chris, who is a top heavyweight in the regional circuit in Philadelphia and NJ. Kyle loved the techniques he learned early on from Chris’s training and they went into it together as training partners.
They are both teriffic role-models and teammates representing Martinez BJJ in Northeast Philadelphia. Will Martinez leads a stacked fight team and is an accomplished grappler as well as a professional fighter with a 13-3-1 record. Will, Chris, and his team have been preparing Kyle to take on Elijaj Gbollie Jr (5-2) who Kyle says is a highly ranked fighter in Virginia.
Despite taking this fight on somewhat shorter notice, Kyle tells me ” I’m prepared. I know that. I’m looking at this fight like he’s going to strike. That’s what my team has seen from most of his fights. Our game-plan is coming together really well and we think we have the perfect game-plan to finish him, early in the fight.”
Art of War 5 is going down on February, 16th at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Lots of talent is scheduled to clash this night including Andre Petroski (170)and Jo Pyfer (185) both defending their belts. These 2 are among the best prospects anywhere and always a must-see. I’ll be commenting cage-side and we will have up to the minute results, photos, and a full recap.
Listen to the interview with Kyle Daukus, below: