Dec 02 2023
Saturday

Moody Center, Austin, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
22-5-0
KO 1
KO 1
20-3-0

The tape

35
Age
27
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm

Tape record

KOUDUDSDKO
Form
KOUDUDKOKO
22
Wins
20
5
By KO
8
23
KO%
40
8
By SUB
5
36
SUB%
25
5
Loses
3
4
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2015
28
Bouts
23
55
Rounds
51
3 hours, 51 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 33 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

4
UFC
8
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
8

Beneil Dariush vs Arman Tsarukyan report

Who won Dariush vs Tsarukyan?

Arman Tsarukyan beat Beneil Dariush by knockout in the 1st round during the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 2nd December 2023 at Moody Center in Austin.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Dariush vs Tsarukyan stats

Beneil Dariush stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Arman Tsarukyan made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

Arman Tsarukyan marked his 11th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2019.

Beneil Dariush's UFC record stood at 16-6-1, while Arman Tsarukyan's came in at 9-2-0.

The stats suggested Tsarukyan had an advantage in power over Dariush, with a 40% knock out percentage over Dariush's 23%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Dariush had an advantage over Tsarukyan, with a 36% submission rate over Tsarukyan's 25%.

Beneil Dariush was the older man by 8 years, at 35 years old.

Dariush had a height advantage of 3 inches over Tsarukyan. Despite this, both fighters had a equal reach.

Dariush was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 10 months earlier than Tsarukyan, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 56 to Tsarukyan's 55.

Dariush vs Tsarukyan form

Dariush had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 289 on 10th June 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Tony Ferguson at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Before 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.

He was victorious against Scott Holtzman at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Tsarukyan had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Joaquim Silva at UFC Fight Night – Vettori vs. Cannonier on 17th June 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Damir Ismagulov at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Mateusz Gamrot at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Joel Alvarez at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He was victorious against Christos Giagos at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Arman Tsarukyan had been fighting more than Beneil Dariush.

Going to this contest, Beneil Dariush had last fought 11 months and 27 days ago, while Arman Tsarukyan's last outing had been 11 months and 20 days ago.

Dariush's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Tsarukyan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Dariush vs Tsarukyan?

Beneil Dariush was a 47/20 (+240) underdog going into the contest, while Arman Tsarukyan made his way into the ring at 17/50 (-290) with oddsmakers.

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