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Who won Oliveira vs Dariush?
Charles Oliveira beat Beneil Dariush by during the co-main event of UFC 289, on Saturday 10th June 2023 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Charles Oliveira.
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).
Oliveira vs Dariush stats
Charles Oliveira stepped into the octagon with a record of 33 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 21 by submission.
Beneil Dariush made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Oliveira had a slight advantage in power over Dariush, with a 27% knock out percentage over Dariush's 23%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Oliveira had a large advantage over Dariush, boasting at 64% submission rate over Dariush's 36%.
Charles Oliveira was the same age as Beneil Dariush, at 34 years old.
Oliveira had 2-inch reach advantage.
Oliveira was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Dariush, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 76 to Dariush's 56.
Oliveira vs Dariush form
Oliveira had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Michael Chandler at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Dariush had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated Scott Holtzman at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Drakkar Klose at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Charles Oliveira had been fighting more than Beneil Dariush.
Going to this contest, Charles Oliveira had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 15 days ago, while Beneil Dariush's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 15 days ago.
Oliveira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Dariush's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Oliveira vs Dariush?
Charles Oliveira was a 6/5 (+120) underdog going into the contest, while Beneil Dariush made his way into the ring at 69/100 (-140) with oddsmakers.