The co-main event of UFC 262 is headlining the fight between the former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and the number 9th ranked UFC Lightweight fighter Beneil Dariush. Here is the Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush Preview and Prediction.
UFC 262: Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush Preview
Tony Ferguson is one of the most lethal strikers of the UFC Lightweight division and no doubt he one of the fan’s favorite fighters. Ferguson is the holder of the record of the longest winning streak in the UFC Lightweight division.
He was booked to challenge the former Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title. But as everyone say this fight was the most cursed fight of UFC history, it gets canceled due to COVID. Following this Ferguson stepped into a short notice fight against Justin Gaethje.
From there things took a U-turn for him, Gaethje ended his 12 fights winning streak and broke the jinx that ‘El Cucuy’ is undefeated. After this, he faced a loss against Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 and now he is coming in this fight with two losses.
Beneil Dariush, on the other hand, is one of the rising contenders of the UFC Lightweight division. He is finally getting a shot at the top-ranked contender and coming in this fight riding a win of 6 fights with his latest win coming against Diego Ferreira on UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Volkov.
This is the first real challenge for Dariush as Ferguson is one of the most dangerous fighters of the UFC lightweight division that can surprise his opponent anytime with any hidden weapon in his arsenal. This was Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush Preview.
UFC 262: Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush Prediction
Beneil Dariush is surprisingly fans favorite in this fight with betting odds of -170 in his favor against ‘El Cucuy’ Tony Ferguson who is coming in this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +140 in his favor.
Ferguson holds many remarkable victories in the division against fighters such as Rafael Dos Anjos, Kevin Lee, Anthony Pettis, Edson Barboza, and many others. Dariush won three performance of the night bonus and one fight of the night bonus out of his last five fights. This was Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush Prediction.
Predicted Result: Tony Ferguson def Beneil Dariush