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Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush report
Who won Ferguson vs Dariush?
Beneil Dariush beat Tony Ferguson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC 262, on Saturday 15th May 2021 at Toyota Center in Houston.
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).
Ferguson vs Dariush stats
Tony Ferguson stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Beneil Dariush made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Ferguson and Dariush have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Ferguson and Dariush would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Tony Ferguson was the older man by 6 years, at 39 years old.
Ferguson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Dariush. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Ferguson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 7 months earlier than Dariush, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 21 more professional rounds, 75 to Dariush's 54.
Ferguson vs Dariush form
Ferguson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at United Center, Chicago.
Before that, he had beat Anthony Pettis at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Kevin Lee at UFC 216 on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Beneil Dariush had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Frank Camacho at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on 26th October 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had beat Drew Dober at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night 139 on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Pepsi Center, Denver.
Before that, he had drawn with Evan Dunham at UFC 216 on 7th October 2017 by majority draw in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 106 on 11th March 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Olympic Training Center, Fortaleza, Brazil.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tony Ferguson had been fighting more than Beneil Dariush.
Going to this contest, Tony Ferguson had last fought 2 years, 3 months and 12 days ago, while Beneil Dariush's last outing had been 3 years, 4 months and 26 days ago.
Ferguson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Dariush's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
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