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Who is Beneil Dariush?
Beneil Khobier Dariush is a famous Iranian-born American professional mixed martial artist. He presently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Dariush is No. 6 in the UFC lightweight rankings as of May 9, 2022.
Beneil Dariush Career
Mixed martial arts career
Beneil started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2007, receiving his black belt in only five years. He was a highly decorated and energetic competitor becoming a no-gi world champion as a blue, purple, and brown belt. Within the first three and a half years of his career, Dariush went undefeated with six victories and no losses. He then completed all but one of those victories.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Beneil made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 35 on January 15, 2014. He was then expected to fight Jason High. High was however forced out of the fight with appendicitis and was replaced by returning veteran Charlie Brenneman. Beneil then won the bout through submission in the first round. He came back after three months, losing to Ramsey Nijem by first-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 39, on April 11, 2014. Dariush was scheduled to fight Anthony Rocco Martin at UFC 176, on August 2, 2014. Following the cancelation of the event, the fight was rescheduled for August 23 at UFC Fight Night 49. He then won by submission in the second round.
Dariush made his PPV debut on October 25, 2014, at UFC 179, beating the undefeated Carlos Diego Ferreira through a unanimous decision. He submitted Daron Cruickshank in the 2nd round at UFC 185, on March 14, 2015, winning his first Performance of the Night bonus award. The fight took place at a catchweight of 157 lbs. as Cruickshank was not able to make the lightweight limit. Beneil then replaced an injured Paul Felder and decisioned Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 15, on April 18, 2015. He faced Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 73, on August 8, 2015. Dariush then won the bout by a controversial split decision. Every mainstream MMA media outlet scored the bout as a decision win for Johnson.
Beneil was scheduled to fight Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night, on January 17, 2016. But he pulled out of the bout in early December citing injury and his place was taken by Chris Wade. He then fought Michael Chiesa at UFC on Fox 19, on April 16, 2016. Dariush lost the bout by submission in the second round. He then fought James Vick at UFC 199, on June 4, 2016, replacing an injured Evan Dunham. Beneil won the bout through unanimous decision. He then faced Rashid Magomedov at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale on November 5, 2016. Dariush won the bout through a unanimous decision.
On March 11, 2017, he faced Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 106. He lost the bout through KO because of a flying knee in the second round. Beneil then fought Evan Dunham at UFC 216, on October 7, 2017. The bout concluded in a majority draw, with one judge scoring the bout for Dariush. He was scheduled to face Bobby Green at UFC 222, on March 3, 2018, but it was revealed that Green was forced to pull out from the event, citing injury. Green was replaced by Alexander Hernadez, and Beneil lost the bout through knockout in the first round. On November 10, 2018, he was expected to face Chris Gruetzemacher at UFC Fight Night 139. However, it was reported on October 18, 2018, that Gruetzemacher withdrew from the bout and was replaced by newcomer Thiago Moises. Dariush won the bout through a unanimous decision.
How old is Beneil Dariush?
Beneil Khobier Dariush is currently aged 33 having been born on May 6, 1989, in Urmia, Iran, He shares his birthday with celebrities such as George Clooney, Meek Mill, Naomi Scott, Ranz Kyle, Dianne Buswell, Chris Paul, Adrianne Palicki, Bob Seger, Sadie Sandler, Jason Witten, and Brendan Gallagher, among others.
Beneil Dariush Family
Who are Beneil Dariush’s parents?
Beneil Khobier Dariush was born and raised on a farm in Urmia to an Iranian family. He is of ethnic Assyrian descent, and at the age of 9, his family emigrated to America, where many members of their extended family lived. Dariush has not shared much information about his family and parents with the media.
Does Beneil Dariush have siblings?
Dariush was born into a family of two children and has one sister, Beraeil, who he grew up with. When they moved to America, they did not speak English, so they spent most of the time playing with their cousins.
Beneil Dariush Education
Dariush attended school in Valencia High School in the United States. However, he has not shared more information about his academic background and qualifications.
Beneil Dariush Wife
Dariush is currently married to his beautiful and supportive wife Victoria Vu Dariush, and have been together for more than two years now. The couple has two children together in their marriage and currently reside in Yorda Linda, California, U.S.
Beneil Dariush Children
Dariush and his wife Victoria have two children together, both being beautiful daughters. Not much information is known about his children as he has kept a private family life.
Beneil Dariush Height
Dariush has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and a weight of 70 kg (155 lbs).
On March 9, 2019, he faced Drew Dober at UFC Fight Night 146 and won the bout through submission in the 2nd round. This victory won him the Performance of the Night award. Dariush was then expected to fight Drakkar Klose at UFC Fight Night 155, on July 13, 2019. However, he pulled out of the bout with an injury on July 7. Due to this, UFC officials opted to remove Klose from the card and he is expected to be scheduled for a future event instead. Beneil fought Frank Camacho at UFC on ESPN+ 20, on October 26, 2019, and won the bout via submission in round one. This victory earned him the Performance of the Night award. He then fought Scott Holtzman at UFC Fight Night 174, on August 8, 2020, and won the fight through knockout in round one.
On October 4, 2020, Dariush was scheduled to face Charles Oliveira at UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana. But Oliveira pulled out of the bout in early September for undisclosed reasons. Beneil was removed from the card and was finally rescheduled for a rematch with Carlos Diego Ferreira on February 6, 2021, at UFC Fight Night.
On February 6, 2021, a rematch with Carlos took place at UFC Fight Night 184. Dariush won the bout through a split decision and earned the Fight of the Night award. He then faced Tony Ferguson at UFC 262, on May 15, 2021, and won the bout via unanimous decision. Dariush was expected to fight Islam Makhachev at UFC Fight Night 202, on February 26, 2022. However, it was reported on February 12, that Dariush withdrew from the event because of an ankle injury. He then faced Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 280 on October 22, 2022, and won the fight through unanimous decision.
Beneil Dariush Net Worth
Iranian-born American professional mixed martial artist, Dariush competed in the Lightweight division in the UFC. He has been active from 2009 to the present, coached by Rafael Cordeiro, and has gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $1.5 million as of 2022.