Beneil Dariush

"Benny"
19 4 1
Wins Losses Draws
Birth date May 6, 1989 (age 31)
Birth place Gol Tappeh, Hamadan, Iran
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 156 lb (71 kg)
Reach 72 in (1.83 m)
#11 UFC Lightweight Contender

UFC Rankings

Fights

WIN
Beneil Dariush
Scott Holtzman
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik
Aug 8, 2020
KO (spinning backfist)
R1 – 4:38
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Drakkar Klose
UFC 248
Mar 7, 2020
KO (punch)
R2 – 1:00
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Frank Camacho
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren
Oct 26, 2019
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 2:02
WIN
Beneil Dariush
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos
Mar 9, 2019
Submission (triangle armbar)
R2 – 4:41
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Thiago Moisés
UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez
Nov 10, 2018
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Beneil Dariush
UFC 222
Mar 3, 2018
KO (punch)
R1 – 0:42
DRAW
Beneil Dariush
UFC 216
Oct 7, 2017
Draw (majority)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Beneil Dariush
UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum
Mar 11, 2017
KO (flying knee)
R2 – 3:35
WIN
Beneil Dariush
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson
Nov 5, 2016
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Beneil Dariush
UFC 199
Jun 4, 2016
KO (punch)
R1 – 4:16
LOSS
Beneil Dariush
UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans
Apr 16, 2016
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R2 – 1:20
WIN
Beneil Dariush
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux
Aug 8, 2015
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Beneil Dariush
UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold
Apr 18, 2015
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Daron Cruickshank
UFC 185
Mar 14, 2015
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R2 – 2:48
WIN
Beneil Dariush
UFC 179
Oct 25, 2014
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Beneil Dariush
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos
Aug 23, 2014
Submission (arm-triangle choke)
R2 – 3:38
LOSS
Beneil Dariush
Ramsey Nijem
UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson
Apr 11, 2014
TKO (punches)
R1 – 4:20
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Charlie Brenneman
UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou
Jan 14, 2014
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 1:45
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Jason Meaders
Respect in the Cage
May 4, 2013
KO (punch)
R2 – 4:03
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Trace Gray
Respect in the Cage
Jan 19, 2013
Submission (armbar)
R1 – 0:36
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Gilberto dos Santos
High Fight Rock 2
Oct 27, 2012
TKO (doctor stoppage)
R1 – 4:03
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Dominic Gutierrez
Samurai Pro Sports
Oct 21, 2011
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 1:16
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Vance Bejarano
Respect in the Cage
Oct 9, 2010
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – N/A
WIN
Beneil Dariush
Jordan Betts
Respect in the Cage 2
Nov 20, 2009
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00