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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 ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Beneil Dariush made his way to the ring 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.
Tony Ferguson was the older man by 5 years, at 37 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 18 more professional rounds, 69 to Dariush's 51.
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.
Dariush had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Diego Ferreira at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Scott Holtzman at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Drakkar Klose at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Frank Camacho at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on 26th October 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
He had defeated Drew Dober at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Beneil Dariush had been fighting more than Tony Ferguson.
Going to this contest, Tony Ferguson had last fought 7 months and 6 days ago, while Beneil Dariush's last outing had been 5 months and 12 days ago.
Ferguson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 3 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 2 years, 4 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.