UFC lightweight contender Diego Ferreira analyzes the pivotal clash between Beneil Dariush and Islam Makhachev taking place on Feb.26 in Las Vegas at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs Makhachev.
Ferreria lays out an effective game plan for Dariush:
“I think he has to be the most aggressive making Makhachev walk back a little bit. Keep the pressure where he keeps [it]. Getting to the takedowns, the clinch and he works very well in the clinch. And I think there’s a big chance [with] that. Trying to play around. Not shooting too much. Make the cage smaller. Get the takedown at the end of the cage.
“I don’t see a submission but I can see holding for a long time. Dariush knows how to hold him down. That’s the most trouble they gonna have in the fight. To take Dariush out, it’s tough. I know how it is. I think that what he needs to keep the game.
“I think Dariush will have a chance to take that fight. I think he’s the favorite for me. I’m looking to see him take this win.”
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Islam Makhachev is a 30 year old male fighter from Russia with 21 pro wins and 1 loss. Makhachev is scheduled to fight Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Makhachev on Saturday February 26, 2022.
Makhachev’s recent form coming into this matchup
Makhachev has gone 5-0 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Win vs Dan Hooker • Submission R1 2:23 • 2021-10-30
- Win vs Thiago Moisés • Submission R4 2:38 • 2021-07-17
- Win vs Drew Dober • Submission R3 1:37 • 2021-03-06
- Win vs Davi Ramos • Decision R3 5:00 • 2019-09-07
- Win vs Arman Tsarukyan • Decision R3 5:00 • 2019-04-20
Islam Makhachev’s next opponent: Beneil “Benny” Dariush
Beneil “Benny” Dariush’s recent form coming into this matchup
Dariush is a 32 year old male fighter from Assyria with 21 pro wins and 4 losses. Dariush is scheduled to fight Islam Makhachev at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Makhachev on Saturday February 26, 2022.
Dariush has gone 5-0 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Win vs Tony Ferguson • Decision R3 5:00 • 2021-05-15
- Win vs Diego Ferreira • Decision R3 5:00 • 2021-02-06
- Win vs Scott Holtzman • KO/TKO R1 4:38 • 2020-08-08
- Win vs Drakkar Klose • KO/TKO R2 1:00 • 2020-03-07
- Win vs Frank Camacho • Submission R1 2:02 • 2019-10-26
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