A new fight between Beneil “Benny” Dariush and Islam Makhachev has been announced in the Lightweight division. The fight is scheduled to take place at UFC Vegas 49 on February 26, 2022.

Dariush vs. Makhachev Betting Odds

Makhachev has opened as a -400 favorite over Dariush, who opened as a +330 underdog. Since opening, Makhachev can be found sitting between -390 to -350 on various sportsbooks, while Dariush can be found between +285 to +310.

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Fighter form coming into this matchup

Recent form for Beneil Dariush

Dariush most recently appeared at UFC 262, taking on and defeating Tony Ferguson via Decision in a Lightweight bout. Dariush went into the fight as the -155 slight favorite. The win extended his winning streak to 7 in a row. Dariush’s professional MMA record currently sits at 21-4-1.

Recent form for Islam Makhachev

Makhachev most recently appeared at UFC 267, taking on and defeating Dan Hooker via Submission in a Lightweight bout. Makhachev went into the fight as the -500 heavy favorite. The win extended his winning streak to 9 in a row. Makhachev’s professional MMA record currently sits at 21-1.

Tale of the tape

Tale of the tape: Beneil Dariush vs Islam Makhachev
Beneil “Benny” DariushvsIslam Makhachev
32Age30
26Fights22
21Wins21
4Losses1
8KO’s4
9Subs10
5’10” (178cm)Height5’10” (178cm)
72.0″ (183cm)Reach70.5″ (179cm)

Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.

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