UFC 262 (co-main event): Beneil Dariush dominates Tony Ferguson; wins via. unanimous decision

Ferguson had no clue to the Iranian, Beneil Dariush's ground game, as he was dominated just like in his previous fight.

Beneil Dariush
Beneil Dariush

The co-main event of UFC 262 was a three-round lightweight contest between number 5 ranked Tony Ferguson and number 9 ranked Beneil Dariush. Dariush was looking forward to extending his 6-fight win streak, whereas Ferguson was looking to prevent his two-fight skid from worsening.

Round 1:

Dariush connected with an early shorthand. He followed it with a nasty left leg kick. Dariush then attacked Tony’s legs continuously. A successful takedown from Dariush. Early domination from the Iranian. A lot of strikes from both the fighters followed, with Tony on his back. But it was Dariush who landed the more voluminous shots. A lot of ground-control from Dariush. 10-9 Dariush

Round 2:

An outside leg kick from Dariush to begin with. Dariush avoided a submission and then landed shots on Tony, just like he did in the previous round. Tony struggled to get back to his feet. Ground-control from Dariush. Ferguson got back to his feet, but got caught up in a heel hook. But Tony recovered just when it felt like he would quit. Tony was gassed out. 10-9 Dariush

Beneil Dariush leaves Tony Ferguson clueless!

Round 3:

A nasty body kick from Dariush began the round. Tony struggled to move due to Dariush’s heel hook in the previous round. Huge takedown from Dariush followed. Tony once again struggled to get back to his feet. A lot of ground-control from Dariush. Literally nothing from Ferguson. 10-9 Dariush

Winner : Beneil Dariush beat Tony Ferguson via. unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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