- Beneil Dariush currently rides an eight-fight winning streak and is ranked number four.
- Dariush holds an MMA record of 22 wins, four losses and one draw.
- Dariush's next opponent will be Charles Oliveira.
Beneil Dariush extended his winning streak to eight when he defeated Mateusz Gamrot in his previous fight in October 2022 via unanimous decision. That win increased the 33-year-old’s chances in the UFC odds to get a title shot and made him a household name in online sports betting. It was his 15th UFC career victory in 21 bouts since joining the Las Vegas-based promotion in January 2014.
#UFC280 Official Result: Beneil Dariush (@beneildariush 30-27, 30-27, 29-28) defeats Mateusz Gamrot by Unanimous Decision
All Results: https://t.co/5xZpgPmKvt
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— UFC News (@UFCNews) October 22, 2022
Can Dariush sustain his momentum and stretch his winning streak even further in his next fight? Speaking of his next fight, will it be for the title, or does he need to win another to secure the shot at a UFC gold? Also, when will he return inside the Octagon, and who will he face next?
When is Beneil Dariush’s Next Fight?
Beneil Dariush is set to face the former lightweight champion and number one-ranked contender Charles Oliveira on May 6, 2023, as they are added to the UFC 288 card. The venue is yet to be announced, but the stakes of the fight are massive, with the winner likely being the outright challenger for reigning champion Islam Makhachev.
Top UFC lightweights will battle it out at UFC 288 on May 6 💥
UFC has not officially announced the bout, but Charles Oliveira referred to it as official on social media and sources told @bokamotoespn Beneil Dariush's side has agreed. pic.twitter.com/up2uPIgkxH
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 22, 2023
Beneil Dariush MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 22-4
- Wins by TKO/KO: 5
- Wins by submission: 8
- Wins by decision: 9
- Striking accuracy: 49%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 3.81
- Significant strikes absorbed: 2.55
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 1.95
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.90
- Takedown accuracy: 34%
- Significant strikes defense: 59%
- Takedown defense: 80%
- Knockdown average: 0.53
- Average fight time: 9:30
Beneil Dariush Notable Wins
Beneil Dariush has compiled a resume of stacked wins as he defeated the likes of Charlie Brenneman, Anthony Martin, Diego Ferreira (twice), Jim Miller, Michael Johnson, James Vick, Rashid Magomedov, Thiago Moises, Drew Dober, Drakkar Klose, Scott Holtzman, Tony Ferguson and Mateusz Gamrot.
Beneil Dariush UFC Earnings
In all of his 21 career fights in the UFC, Beneil Dariush has earned $2.1 million, which accounts for his base salary and bonuses. Excluded in this figure are his other sponsors and deals outside the UFC. Dariush received his biggest single-fight pay when he fought Mateusz Gamrot in October 2022 and bagged $310,000.
Beneil Dariush Team and Corner
Beneil Dariush represents Kings MMA, a fight team in Huntington Beach, California. Rafael Cordeiro, Ricardo Testai, Leo Mafra and Mikel Fernandez are the team’s coaches. Besides Dariush, Giga Chikadze is the other top name competing in the UFC.
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