Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush was a one-sided fight.
Dariush had the goal to come out aggressive and did just that in the first round. He did score a takedown, but Ferguson did a great job of not allowing him to pass. Dariush got a takedown right out of the gate in the second round. While Ferguson did go for a d’arce choke, it wasn’t enough. Dariush was controlling Ferguson. At one point in the second round, Ferguson refused to tap from a heel hook despite being in obvious pain. Dariush continued to dominate with his ground attack and got the decision win.
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Ferguson had his 12-fight winning streak end when dropping a TKO loss to Justin Gaethje at the UFC 249 pay-per-view event in May 2020 from Jacksonville, Florida at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. He then got beat by Charles Oliveira via decision at the UFC 256 pay-per-view event from the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dariush had won his six previous bouts with a decision win over Thiago Moisés in November 2018 and then over Drew Dober by submission back in March. His previous fight came when he submitted Frank Camacho at UFC Singapore from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. He later got KO wins over Drakkar Klose and Scott Holtzman before getting a decision victory over Carlos Diego Ferreira.
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