Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
|From:||Palos Heights, IL USA|
|Fights Out Of:||St. Cloud, MN USA|
|Height:||6' 0" ( 182 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
Oct 25, 2014
UFC 179 weigh-in at the Maracanãzinho Gymnasium on October 24, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Oct 24, 2014
Lightweight Beneil Dariush uses perfect technique to earn a submission victory over Tony Martin. Watch Dariush battle Diego Ferreira at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Oct 10, 2014 1:11
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs dos Anjos at the BOK Center on August 23, 2014 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Aug 23, 2014
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TRAINING: Mornings I am doing my strength and cardio at S.O.S. (skill of strength) in New Hampshire.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training Jan 1, 2011. I started training because someone knew I liked to fight and invited me out to train. I walked into the gym thinking I was the baddest guy alive. After getting choked and submitted by a 125 pounder multiple times, I knew this was what I wanted to do. I hate losing and I knew right then that this was my dream.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? I would not call them heroes but I would say that I look up to them. I am a big GSP fan because of how dominant he has been in all aspects of the sport. I love the timing he has and how he always keeps his opponent guessing.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that I have the opportunity to prove to myself that I belong with the elite fighters in this sport. The best fighters fight for the UFC and now I can get one step closer to my big goals. The hard part just got started.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to NDSU and dropped out because I was never motivated by academics but only by athletics.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was cleaning carpets in St. Cloud, MN. Great people but I am glad I found MMA.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition: MN knockout of the year award in 2011
Specific accomplishments in pro competition: MN fighter of the year award in 2012
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Blue belt nogi world champ
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine and kimura
Favorite striking technique: Jab
• Pro since 2012
• Seven wins by submission (1 rear naked, 1 inverted triangle, 3 kimura, 1 guillotine, 1 keylock)
• Five first round finishes
• Owns January 2013 decision win over UFC vet Phillipe Nover