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Lightweight’s Forgotten Contender

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Lightweight’s Forgotten Contender


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Beneil Daiush, a veteran fighter, will be looking to defeat Arman Tsarukyan this Saturday (2nd December 2023) at UFC Austin in the Moody Center, Austin, Texas.

Five months ago, Dariush’s excellent eight-fight win streak came to a sudden end at the shin and fists of Charles Oliveira. That’s about as difficult a title eliminator match up as you’ll find in the UFC today! I won’t claim Dariush suffered the full Tony Ferguson treatment, but his win streak really did deserve more attention and acclaim.

It doesn’t pay to be unassuming in the Octagon, even if a fighter is known for violent knockouts and slick strangles. Dariush suffered one loss to a recent champion, and it’s right back to the meat grinder against a hungry blue chip prospect — a must-win fight if he’s to have any chance at scoring a title shot in the near future.

Let’s take a closer look at his skill set:

Striking

Dariush’s reputation as a non-athlete is well-deserved. He tends to stand a little wide and plod one foot at a a time. Years ago, he gassed out in some costly moments, and even now that he’s more than proven his ability to fight…



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