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Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush preview
When is Oliveira vs Dariush?
Charles Oliveira is set to face Beneil Dariush in the co-main event of UFC 288, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Prudential Center in Newark.
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).
Oliveira vs Dariush stats
Charles Oliveira steps 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 will make 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 suggest Oliveira has a slight advantage in power over Dariush, with a 27% knock out percentage over Dariush's 23%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Oliveira will have a large advantage over Dariush, boasting at 64% submission rate over Dariush's 36%.
Charles Oliveira is the same age as Beneil Dariush, at 33 years old.
Oliveira has 2-inch reach advantage.
Oliveira is 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 has fought 21 more professional rounds, 75 to Dariush's 54.
Oliveira vs Dariush form
Oliveira has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he 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 has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he 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 recent activity, Charles Oliveira has been fighting more than Beneil Dariush.
Charles Oliveira last fought 5 months and 8 days ago, while Beneil Dariush's last outing was 5 months and 8 days ago.
Oliveira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Dariush's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Oliveira vs Dariush?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Oliveira vs Dariush yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.
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