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Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Ferguson vs Dariush?
Tony Ferguson is set to fight Beneil Dariush, as the co-main event of UFC 262, on Saturday 15th May 2021 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Ferguson vs Dariush stats
Tony Ferguson steps into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Beneil Dariush will make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Ferguson has a large advantage in power over Dariush, boasting at 48% knock out percentage over Dariush's 25%.
Tony Ferguson is the older man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
Ferguson has a height advantage of 1 inch over Dariush. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Ferguson is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 7 months earlier than Dariush, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 18 more professional rounds, 66 to Dariush's 48.
Ferguson vs Dariush form
Ferguson has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Charles Oliveira 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 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 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at United Center, Chicago.
Before that, he had beat Anthony Pettis on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Kevin Lee on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Dariush has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he 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 recent activity, Beneil Dariush has been fighting more than Tony Ferguson.
Tony Ferguson last fought 4 months and 26 days ago, while Beneil Dariush's last outing was 3 months and 2 days ago.
Ferguson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Dariush's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.