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Full Name Beneil Dariush

Some say that Beneil Dariush is the unluckiest man in the lightweight rankings – one look at his resume will seek to serve this purpose. Born in Iran, the American has fought almost every up and comer in the 155 pounds division, yet, it feels like the title shot has eluded him at each step of the way.
Since 2018, Dariush has won a staggering eight straight fights, with stunning victories over Drakkar Klose (a round for his highlight reel, undoubtedly!), Drew Dober, Tony Ferguson and most recently, Mateusz Gamrot, it seems like Islam Makhachev will necessarily have to answer Dariush’s call if he defends his title at UFC 284.