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Dan Hooker Expresses Interest In A Fight Against Ferguson Or Dariush

Dan Hooker fancies a fight against either Tony Ferguson or Beneil Dariush. In a recent interview with Submission Radio, top ten lightweight contender Hooker believes a fight against Ferguson would …read more

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Hooker: Dariush is ‘the ugly girl at the dance,’ no one calls him out

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With nobody else willing to fight him, Dan Hooker wants to put an end to Beneil Dariush’s winning streak. Dan …read more

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Beneil Dariush says Charles Oliveira owes him UFC lightweight title fight: “Just own up to the person you were supposed to fight”

Beneil Dariush says Charles Oliveira owes him a UFC lightweight title fight, saying to “just own up to the person you were supposed to fight.” At UFC 262 last month …read more

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Beneil Dariush explains why he should be next for lightweight title: ‘Charles Oliveira actually owes me a fight’

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If Beneil Dariush gets his way, he’ll be fighting for the UFC lightweight title before the end of the year.
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Video: Roach says Ferguson hadn’t planned for Dariush’s wrestling

Tony Ferguson underneath Beneil Dariush at UFC 262. | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Video reveals Freddie Roach’s first thoughts on seeing …read more

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Zhang Weili fires back at Beneil Dariush for saying she had ‘terrible excuse’ for Rose Namajunas loss

Zhang Weili and Beneil Dariush had mixed results in their most recent outings. However, they both were on the receiving end of negative crowd reactions. Dariush now finds himself sitting …read more

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UFC rankings: New champ, new contender at lightweight

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Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush made the biggest moves coming out of UFC 262. UFC 262 delivered …read more

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Photo | Tesla CEO Elon Musk hooks Beneil Dariush up with a free rental car following UFC 262 callout

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hooked up UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush with a free rental car following his recent UFC 262 callout. Dariush dominated Tony Ferguson for 15 minutes at …read more

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Beneil Dariush believes he has case for Charles Oliveira’s first title defense

Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira and Beneil Dariush both picked up the biggest victories of their respective careers at UFC 262. Could they see each other in the Octagon next? Directly …read more

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Ferguson downplays retirement: ‘Not on my watch, now I’m pissed’

Tony Ferguson before fighting Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Tony Ferguson has shut down any plans of retirement after …read more

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Beneil Dariush sees chance to get UFC title shot before Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor winner

Could Beneil Dariush be the first challenger for newly minted UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira? He’s not banking on it, but also thinks it’s possible.
Dariush (21-4-1 MMA, 15-4-1 UFC) extended …read more

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UFC 262 rankings update: Beneil Dariush soars while Tony Ferguson continues to plummet

Following UFC 262, the promotion’s official rankings were updated and Beneil Dariush soared at lightweight while Tony Ferguson plummeted. Beneil Dariush absolutely dominated Ferguson for 15 minutes in the UFC …read more

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‘Give up? Retire?’ Ferguson posts cryptic message

Tony Ferguson after his fight with Beneil Dariush at UFC 262. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Tony Ferguson posted a series of images on …read more

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Elon Musk responds to Beneil Dariush callout at UFC 262

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It took a little over 12 hours for Beneil Dariush to get a response to his callout …read more

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Beneil Dariush receives response from Tesla CEO Elon Musk following callout at UFC 262

Beneil Dariush has received a response from Tesla’s Elon Musk after an amusing callout at UFC 262 on Saturday night. Dariush enjoyed the biggest win of his career last weekend …read more

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Elon Musk responds to Beneil Dariush

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Beneil Dariush vented some frustration regarding Tesla on Saturday night. Beneil Dariush pulled off the most impressive win of his career …read more

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Tony Ferguson reacts following lopsided loss to Beneil Dariush at UFC 262

UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson issued a statement following his lopsided unanimous decision loss to Beneil Dariush at UFC 262. Ferguson was taken down at will and controlled on the …read more

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Beneil Dariush says he heard Tony Ferguson’s knee pop at UFC 262

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush says that he heard Tony Ferguson’s knee pop during a near submission attempt at UFC 262. Dariush was able to control Ferguson with his wrestling …read more

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Beneil Dariush on grappling heavy approach vs. Tony Ferguson: 'It's not always being a bonus fighter'

HOUSTON – Beneil Dariush did what he had to do to get his hand raised on Saturday night.
The UFC lightweight contender scored the biggest victory of is career, besting former …read more

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Beneil Dariush says Tony Ferguson in ‘zombie mode’ at UFC 262: ‘His knee popped, and it popped loud’

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Beneil Dariush had two reactions when Tony Ferguson didn’t tap to a heel hook in the second round of their …read more

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Dana White reacts after Tony Ferguson suffers his third consecutive loss at UFC 262

Dana White was on hand to witness Tony Ferguson suffer his third consecutive loss in tonight’s UFC 262 co-main event against Beneil Dariush. Ferguson (25-6 MMA), a former UFC interim …read more

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UFC 262 in Tweets: Fighters react to Charles Oliveira’s comeback knockout, Beneil Dariush’s win

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The UFC has a new lightweight champion. For a second, it looked like it would be Michael Chandler. But then …read more

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UFC 262 results: Beneil Dariush dominates Tony Ferguson from start to finish to win unanimous decision in co-main event

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Beneil Dariush has been knocking on the door of title contention during his current win streak but he may have …read more

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Twitter reacts to Beneil Dariush's dominant win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 262

Beneil Dariush’s upward trajectory continued on Saturday when he earned his most notable win to date against Tony Ferguson in the UFC 262 co-main event.
Dariush (21-4-1 MMA, 15-4-1 UFC) extended …read more

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Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson at UFC 262: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Beneil Dariush’s unanimous decision win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 262 at Toyota Center in Houston. (Photos by Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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UFC 262 results: Beneil Dariush dominates Tony Ferguson, extends streak to seven

Beneil Dariush can no longer be ignored in the UFC’s lightweight division.
The veteran fighter picked up the biggest win of his career, outpointing former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson in …read more

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Beneil Dariush Dominates Tony Ferguson At UFC 262

Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush was a one-sided fight.  The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday night (May 15, 2021) at the UFC 262 pay-per-view event from Houston, …read more

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UFC 262 Results: Beneil Dariush defeats Tony Ferguson (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC 262 event is co-headlined by a key lightweight bout between perennial division contenders Tony Ferguson and Beneil Dariush. Ferguson (25-5 MMA), the promotions former interim lightweight champion, will …read more

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Pros react after Beneil Dariush dominates Tony Ferguson at UFC 262

Tonight’s UFC 262 event was co-headlined by a lightweight bout between perennial division contenders Tony Ferguson and Beneil Dariush. Ferguson (25-5 MMA), the promotions former interim lightweight champion, was looking …read more

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UFC 262 results: Beneil Dariush dominates Tony Ferguson for three rounds

Beneil Dariush pins Tony Ferguson to the mat during UFC 262. | Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Beneil Dariush just defeated Tony Ferguson by unanimous decision …read more

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UFC 262 video: Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush full fight highlights

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Watch footage from the UFC 262 co-main event. UFC 262 marked the return of Tony Ferguson against Beneil Dariush. The …read more

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UFC 262: Pros react to Beneil Dariush’s dominant win over Tony Ferguson

Beneil Dariush defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 262. | Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Beneil Dariush defeated Tony Ferguson via unanimous decision at UFC 262. On …read more

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Fighters React To Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush At UFC 262

Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush wasn’t what fans had thought they would see, but rather, Dariush shut down the fan favorite.  The showdown served as the main event of the …read more

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Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush full fight video highlights

Watch Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush full fight video highlights from the UFC 262 card Saturday night, courtesy of UFC.
UFC 262 took place May 15 at the Toyota Center in …read more

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UFC 262 live blog: Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush

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This is the UFC 262 live blog for Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush, the lightweight co-headliner for Saturday’s fight card …read more

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Beneil Dariush claps back at Tony Ferguson’s ‘d*ck move’ on student: ‘Why would you do that?’

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Tony Ferguson was on fire at the UFC 262 press conference on Wednesday, taking aim at every available target on …read more

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UFC 262 Embedded, Episode 6: ‘He’s a soldier and I love watching him fight’

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In the sixth episode of UFC 262 Embedded, Beneil Dariush has a close call on the scale, Michael Chandler checks in with his …read more

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UFC 262 ceremonial weigh-ins: Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush

The UFC 262 ceremonial weigh-ins took place on Friday at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Check out the co-main event fighters going face-to-face.

UFC 262 will crown a new lightweight champion …read more

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UFC 262 video: Tony Ferguson, Beneil Dariush respectfully face off

HOUSTON – UFC 262 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins took place Friday, and MMA Junkie was on the scene for the festivities.
The weigh-ins took place at Toyota Center. The same venue hosts …read more

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UFC 262 video: Beneil Dariush, Tony Ferguson hit marks for co-main event

HOUSTON – Just ahead of the vacant lightweight title fight at UFC 262, another pair of 155-pounders will clash.
Beneil Dariush (20-4-1 MMA, 14-4-1 UFC) and Tony Ferguson (25-5 MMA, 15-3 …read more

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Beneil Dariush Willing To Follow Max Holloway’s Footsteps To A Title Shot

There may be some things that Beneil Dariush does not understand about Max Holloway, but he’s taken home the most valuable lesson from the former featherweight king: keep winning and …read more

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Beneil Dariush jokes he will try and “avoid” Justin Gaethje fight as long as possible like Darren Till did with Yoel Romero

Beneil Dariush has taken notice of what Darren Till said about Yoel Romero, and he believes he has the same thing going on with Justin Gaethje. In the lead-up to …read more

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UFC 262 Weigh-Ins: Tony Ferguson on point, Beneil Dariush misses weight

The athletes competing on Saturday’s UFC 262 officially weighed in on Friday in Houston, Texas. Former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson successfully made weight for his co-main event bout …read more

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Tony Ferguson admits to breaking a student’s rib while training for UFC 262

Former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson prepared hard for his UFC 262 co-main event match against Beneil Dariush even breaking a student’s ribs in training.

During the UFC 262 Pre-fight Press …read more

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UFC 262 Embedded: ‘Daddy’s coming home with the belt’

On episode 4 of UFC 262 Embedded, Michael Chandler and Beneil Dariush perfect their skills. Tony Ferguson reveals his new mindset. Champion Valentina Shevchenko arrives to corner her sister, Antonina. …read more

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Ferguson refocused with new team led by Roach

Tony Ferguson hopes a revamped coaching staff that includes boxing trainer Freddie Roach will get his UFC career back on track starting Saturday against Beneil Dariush. …read more

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UFC 262 co-headliners Tony Ferguson, Beneil Dariush beef over Justin Gaethje training sessions

HOUSTON – If there wasn’t friction between Tony Ferguson and Beneil Dariush before the UFC 262 news conference, there is now.
An internalized gripe was vented early during Thursday’s event, which featured …read more

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'You got Dana White privilege': Tony Ferguson steals show at UFC 262 press conference

HOUSTON – Tony Ferguson didn’t hold back during Thursday’s UFC 262 press conference.
Ferguson, a former UFC interim lightweight champion, went off on more than just his opponent, Beneil Dariush, as …read more

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UFC 262 Head-to-Head Stats: Dariush could test Ferguson’s ground skills

Beneil Dariush faces Tony Ferguson at UFC 262

Beneil Dariush has a statistical advantage over Tony Ferguson on the mat. The main event of Saturday’s …read more

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UFC 262 Clash: Dariush Vs. Ferguson!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight talents Beneil Dariush and Tony Ferguson will collide this weekend (Sat., May …read more

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UFC 262 press conference video

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At the UFC 262 press conference, Michael Chandler, Charles Oliveira, Tony Ferguson, Beneil Dariush and UFC President Dana White will …read more

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UFC 262 Embedded, Episode 4: ‘Daddy’s coming home with the belt’

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In the fourth episode of UFC 262 Embedded, Michael Chandler, Beneil Dariush, and Viviane Araujo put the finishing touches on their training, Tony …read more

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UFC 262 Embedded: Michael Chandler arrives in Houston

On episode 3 of UFC 262 Embedded, Michael Chandler lands in Houston and starts to sweat. Beneil Dariush starts the fight week circuit. Katlyn Chookagian returns to Space City. Edson …read more

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Dana White Says Tony Ferguson Has Much To Gain With UFC 262 Win

UFC President Dana White says Tony Ferguson has a lot to gain from his upcoming UFC 262 co-main event against Beneil Dariush. At UFC 262 this Saturday, Tony Ferguson will …read more

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UFC 262 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘I don’t care who shows up it’s my day’

In the third episode of UFC 262 Embedded, Michael Chandler works out in Houston, Beneil Dariush gets his kit and gloves, several fighters arrive in Houston, and more.

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Beneil Dariush ready to get bloody if that’s what it takes to beat Tony Ferguson but still doesn’t expect win to earn him a title shot

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After building a six-fight win streak in arguably the UFC’s toughest division, Beneil Dariush just wanted a chance to prove …read more

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UFC 262 Embedded: Michael Chandler crosses paths with Charles Oliveira

On the second episode of UFC 262 Embedded, Michael Chandler and Sean Soriano put their coach’s custom pads to the test. Chandler packs a lucky candy bar. Beneil Dariush starts …read more

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Beneil Dariush says he will match Tony Ferguson’s craziness, eyes stoppage win: “It’s going to be a spectacular 15 minutes or a finish”

Beneil Dariush didn’t expect Tony Ferguson to accept the fight. Every since Dariush scored a highlight-reel KO win over Drakkar Klose, he has been calling to face a top-ranked opponent. …read more

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Tony Ferguson will be back in lightweight elite with win over Beneil Dariush at UFC 262, says Dana White

UFC president Dana White says that Tony Ferguson will be back in the lightweight elite with a win over Beneil Dariush at UFC 262. Ferguson is coming off of a …read more

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 37 with Beneil Dariush, Edmen Shahbazyan, Edson Barboza, and Jack Hermansson

The 37th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC 262 and UFC Vegas 27 next Saturday. We’re first joined by one-half of …read more

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UFC 262 Embedded: Fighters arrive in Houston, Tony Ferguson gets in late-night run

Michael Chandler reflects on his year in the UFC and picks up some new art. Beneil Dariush takes in fights and Southern food before a Mother’s Day ride. Headliner Charles …read more

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UFC 262 Countdown: Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush

UFC 262 Countdown takes you behind the scenes as former interim champion Tony Ferguson returns in a showdown with top ten finisher Beneil Dariush. Watch these athletes train and prepare …read more

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Giga Chikadze says he'll be a backup at UFC 262 for featherweight or lightweight

Giga Chikadze is ready to step in if any of the fights fall through at UFC 262.
Chikadze (13-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) is flying to Houston to support teammate Beneil Dariush, …read more

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Video: UFC 262 'Countdown' for Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Ferguson

Did you miss the debut of UFC 262 “Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out the co-main event preview now.
This episode of the UFC’s preview show takes an …read more

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Quote: Conor McGregor Lacks Hunger, Motivation, And Looks Hollow

Beneil Dariush has it out for the rest of the lightweight division and has his opinion on Conor McGregor. Beneil Dariush is heading into his biggest fight yet when he …read more

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Quote: Conor McGregor Lacks Hunger, Motivation, And Looks Hollow

Beneil Dariush has it out for the rest of the lightweight division and has his opinion on Conor McGregor. Beneil Dariush is heading into his biggest fight yet when he …read more

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Beneil Dariush ready to step up in case anything happens to Michael Chandler or Charles Oliveira at UFC 262

UFC lightweight Beneil Dariush says he is willing to step up to fight if anything happens to Charles Oliveira or Michael Chandler at UFC 262. Dariush steps back into the …read more

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Beneil Dariush ready to serve as UFC 262 title fight backup: 'I've been training for five rounds'

Ahead of UFC 262, Beneil Dariush has prepared himself for a championship fight.
Dariush (20-4-1 MMA, 14-4-1 UFC), who meets Tony Ferguson on the same night as the vacant lightweight title …read more

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