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When is Dariush vs Makhachev?
Beneil Dariush could potentially square off against Islam Makhachev, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Dariush vs Makhachev stats
Beneil Dariush would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Islam Makhachev would make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggest Dariush would have a slight advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 23% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 20%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have a slight advantage over Dariush, with a 44% submission rate over Dariush's 36%.
Beneil Dariush is the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Dariush has 2-inch reach advantage.
Dariush is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 months earlier than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 2 more professional rounds, 56 to Makhachev's 54.
Dariush vs Makhachev form
Beneil Dariush has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan on 2nd December 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 289 on 10th June 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
He had won against Diego Ferreira at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Makhachev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he beat Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had won against Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Beneil Dariush.
Beneil Dariush last fought 5 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 1 month and 16 days ago.
Dariush's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Dariush vs Makhachev?
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