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Who won Dariush vs Klose?
Beneil Dariush beat Drakkar Klose by , during the main card of UFC 248, on Saturday 7th March 2020 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Beneil Dariush.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Dariush vs Klose stats
Beneil Dariush stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Drakkar Klose made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Klose had a massive power advantage over Dariush, boosting at 36% knock out percentage over Dariush's 0%.
Beneil Dariush was the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Dariush had a height advantage of 1 inch over Klose. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Dariush was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years and 4 months earlier than Klose, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 51 to Klose's 35.
Dariush vs Klose form
Dariush had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Scott Holtzman at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Drakkar Klose at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Frank Camacho at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on 26th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Before that, he had won against Drew Dober at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, United States.
He had beat Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night 139 on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Pepsi Center, Denver.
Dariush's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.