Feb 26 2022
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

UFC Fight Night
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
21-4-1

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broadcast start time:

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21-1-0

The tape

32
Age
30
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Full record

UD 3SD 3KO 1KO 2SUB 1
Form
SUB 1SUB 4SUB 3UD 3UD 3
21
Wins
21
5
By KO
3
24
KO%
14
8
By Sub
10
38
SUB%
48
4
Losses
1
3
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2010
26
Bouts
22
51
Rounds
45
3 hours, 32 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 13 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

3
UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
4

Beneil Dariush vs Islam Makhachev preview

When is Dariush vs Makhachev?

Beneil Dariush is set to square off against Islam Makhachev, as the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 26th February 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Dariush vs Makhachev stats

Beneil Dariush steps into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Islam Makhachev will make his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.

The stats suggest Dariush has a slight advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 24% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 14%.

Beneil Dariush is the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Dariush has 2-inch reach advantage.

Dariush is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 months earlier than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 6 more professional rounds, 51 to Makhachev's 45.

Dariush vs Makhachev form

Dariush has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Diego Ferreira at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Scott Holtzman at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Drakkar Klose at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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.

Islam Makhachev has beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

Previous to that, he had defeated Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by submission in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Drew Dober at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Davi Ramos at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had beat Arman Tsarukyan at UFC on ESPN+ 7 on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Beneil Dariush has been fighting more than Islam Makhachev.

Beneil Dariush last fought 8 months and 4 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 2 months and 20 days ago.

Dariush's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

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