Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Kyle “KD” Driscoll.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 7, featuring a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster.
The seventh episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
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NAME: Kyle Driscoll
NICKNAME: Kyle “KD” Driscoll
WEIGHT CLASS: Featherweight
AGE: 25 years old – 9/23/94
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11, 145
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Tulsa, OK
FIGHTING OUT OF: San Jose, CA
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
STYLE: New Generation MMA
TRAINER: Ron Keslar
TRAINING: Morning fasted cardio, noon sparring, 4:30 mitts, 5:30 jiu-jitsu, 8:30 cardio
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 11-3
Thoughts on opponent, Dinis Paiva Jr.? Southpaw boxer that wants to high guard and return shots. Likes to counter strike.
When and why did you start training for fighting? At 15 my older cousin was an undefeated fighter and I looked up to him. So when I turned 16 I started going to the gym and I fell in love with it.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time state champ wrestler, senior nationals, HS rugby national champ, college rugby national champ, 2nd nogi worlds 2019, Freestyle Cage Fighting 145lb champ
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is part of my plan that I set out to do when I was young. So this fulfills part of my dream.
What was your job before you started fighting? Waiting tables
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? XFN welterweight champ, yes welterweight
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? FCF 145 champ
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: Lead head kick
Twitter account name: @KYDRISCOLL
Instagram account: @KYDRISCOLL
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2016
- Five wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
- Five first round finishes
- On six fight winning streak
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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