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Beneil Dariush

#9 Lightweight Division • 20-4-1 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 6
    Fight Win Streak
  • 5
    Wins by Knockout
  • 8
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 49% 49%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
580
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1179
Grappling accuracy 34% 34%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
9
Takedowns Attempted
53
3.87
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.65
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.80
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.10
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
60
%
Sig. Str. Defense
80
%
Takedown Defense
0.50
Knockdown Ratio
08:49
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
350 (60%)
Clinch
114 (20%)
Ground
116 (20%)

Sig. Str. by target

58% 338 Head 25% 146 Body 17% 96 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
5 (25%)
DEC
7 (35%)
SUB
8 (40%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Ferreira vs Dariush

    Round
    3
    Time
    05:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Dariush vs Holtzman

    Round
    1
    Time
    04:39
    Method
    KO/TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Goetapeh, Iran
Trains at
Kings MMA - Huntington Beach, CA
Fighting style
MMA
Age
31
Height
70.00
Weight
155.00
Octagon Debut
Jan. 15, 2014
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
40.50
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? May 2007. I wanted to know what the hype for this thing called jiu-jitsu was all about.

What ranks and titles have you held? No gi World champ at blue, purple, and brown belt. Gi silver medalist at the Mundials as blue, purple, brown. Achieved black belt in five years and put my focus into MMA.

Do you have any heroes? "I admire, work, dedication, and competence" - Ayrton Senna. I respect any man who fits that description.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I put college on hold. I got a call from the UFC.

What was your job before you started fighting? Scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I have over 50 jiu-jitsu tournaments under my belt, and I’ve placed first, second, or third in every one of them.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt under Romulo Barral and Muay Thai black belt under Rafael Cordeiro 

Favorite grappling technique: Not necessarily a technique, but I love feeling someone break under my pressure.
 
Favorite Striking technique: Counters

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 08: (L-R) Beneil Dariush of Iran punches Scott Holtzman in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)