Beneil
Dariush
12-2-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #10 Lightweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 8 fights.
Record: 12-2-0
Summary: Intelligence and speed

Fighter Info

From: Goetapeh Iran
Fights Out Of: Yorba Linda, California USA
Age: 27
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 40"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
529
44% Successful
232
Types of Successful Strikes
0
232
70% Standing
17%
13%
162
40
30
Striking Defense
61
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
26
35% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
20
0
Takedown Defense
79
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Beneil Dariush
UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
Jun 4, 2016
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Loss
Beneil Dariush
Apr 16, 2016
27
11
1
1
0
2
0
1
R2 Submission
Win
Beneil Dariush
Aug 8, 2015
84
75
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Beneil Dariush
Apr 18, 2015
11
27
0
2
3
1
1
11
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Beneil Dariush
Mar 14, 2015
17
27
0
1
0
2
0
4
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Beneil Dariush
Oct 25, 2014
21
32
0
3
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Beneil Dariush
Aug 23, 2014
26
34
2
1
1
0
2
1
R2 Submission
Loss
Beneil Dariush
Apr 11, 2014
34
9
1
0
1
0
4
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Beneil Dariush
Jan 15, 2014
5
9
0
0
0
1
0
1
R1 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: Morning conditioning at Virtus, striking with Rafael Cordeiro in the afternoon, and BJJ with my students in the evening.

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.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
One step closer to making my dreams come true

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
• Pro since 2009

• Six wins by submission (1 arm triangle, 4 rear naked, 1 armbar), two by KO

• Has finished eight of his last 11 wins

• Five first round finishes

Career

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