Beneil Dariush

About Beneil Dariush

Who is it?: Mixed Martial Artist
Birth Day: May 06, 1989
Birth Place: Gol Tappeh, Hamadan, Iran, American
Nickname(s): Benny
Residence: Yorba Linda, California, United States
Ethnicity: Assyrian
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)
Division: Lightweight
Reach: 72.0 in (183 cm)
Fighting out of: Huntington Beach, California, United States
Team: Kings MMA
Trainer: Rafael Cordeiro
Rank: Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Bruno “Mamute” Paulista and Rômulo Barral Black belt in Muay Thai under Rafael Cordeiro
Years active: 2009-present
Total: 19
Wins: 14
By knockout: 3
By submission: 1
By decision: 5
Losses: 4
Draws: 1

Beneil Dariush

Beneil Dariush was born on May 06, 1989 in Gol Tappeh, Hamadan, Iran, American, is Mixed Martial Artist. Beneil ‘Benny’ Dariush is an Assyrian-American MMA wrestler fighting under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promotion in the lightweight category. He was born in Iran, and his family moved to USA for better opportunities sometime later. Struggling with poverty, Beneil climbed his way up to become one of the most feared MMA fighters. He started his career with Brazilian jiu-jitsu and began training in 2007, eventually earning a black belt in five years, which was an impressive feat. In between, he made his debut in MMA and in 2014 he entered the UFC ring for the first time, which was his ultimate goal. In his debut match itself, he showed what he was made of and won his match against Charlie Brenneman through a submission. After that, his career has gone through several ups and downs but Beneil’s reputation as a competitive MMA fighter has always remained intact. In his fight against Daron Cruickshank in 2015, he won his one and only ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus and in other promotions before UFC, he has been the RITC Lightweight Champion and has also defended his title once successfully.
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Popular As Beneil Dariush
Occupation Sportspersons
Age 34 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 06, 1989 (Gol Tappeh, Hamadan, Iran, American)
Birthday May 06
Town/City Gol Tappeh, Hamadan, Iran, American
Nationality American

🌙 Zodiac

Beneil Dariush’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Beneil Dariush was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.



Dariush began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2007, earning his black belt in just five years. He was a highly decorated competitor, becoming a no gi world champion as a blue, purple and brown belt. Dariush made his professional MMA debut in November 2009. During the first three and a half years of his career, he went undefeated with six wins and no losses. He finished all but one of those wins.


Dariush made his PPV debut at UFC 179 on October 25, 2014, defeating the undefeated Carlos Diego Ferreira by unanimous decision.


Dariush next faced Michael Johnson on August 8, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 73. Dariush won the fight via controversial split decision. Every mainstream MMA media outlet scored the fight as a decision victory for Johnson.


Dariush faced Rashid Magomedov on November 5, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale., He won the fight via unanimous decision.


Dariush fought Evan Dunham on October 7, 2017 at UFC 216. The fight ended in a majority draw, with one judge scoring the bout for Dariush.


Dariush was expected to face Bobby Green on March 3, 2018 at UFC 222. However, on February 14, 2018, it was announced that Green was forced to pull out from the event, citing injury. Green was replaced by Alexander Hernandez. Dariush lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

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