Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Volkanovski vs Dariush?
Alexander Volkanovski could potentially take on Beneil Dariush, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Volkanovski vs Dariush stats
Alexander Volkanovski would step into the octagon with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Beneil Dariush would make his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Volkanovski would have a large advantage in power over Dariush, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Dariush's 23%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Dariush would have a large advantage over Volkanovski, boosting at 36% submission rate over Volkanovski's 12%.
Alexander Volkanovski is the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Dariush has a height advantage of 4 inches over Volkanovski. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Volkanovski's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Dariush's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 5 months later than Dariush, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 24 more professional rounds, 80 to Dariush's 56.
Volkanovski vs Dariush form
Volkanovski has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Islam Makhachev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Before that, he had beat Max Holloway at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Beneil Dariush has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan on 2nd December 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 289 on 10th June 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before 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.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Alexander Volkanovski has been fighting more than Beneil Dariush.
Alexander Volkanovski last fought 1 month and 16 days ago, while Beneil Dariush's last outing was 5 days ago.
Volkanovski's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Dariush's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Volkanovski vs Dariush?
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