Beneil Dariush is an American-Assyrian fighter living in the United States of America. The professional mixed martial artist is currently signed under the Ultimate Fighting Championship and competes in the lightweight division. He fights out of Kings MMA which is based in Yorba Linda, in California. As of March 2016, the fighter is ranked seventh in his division by the UFC.
In 2007, the professional fighter began his training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He earned his black belt after 5 years and was considered as a decorated fighter. In fact, he became a no gi world champion as a brown, purple and blue belt. It was in latter part of 2009 when he made his professional debut in mixed martial arts. For more than 3 years, he was undefeated.
By 2014, Daruish signed under the Ultimate Fighting Championship. His first fight under the said promotion was in January during the UFC Fight Night 35. He won this fight via submission over Charlie Brenneman. One of his accomplishments under the UFC includes a one-time Performance of the Night against Daron Cruickshank. While in Respect in the Cage, Daruish earned a one-time RITC Lightweight Championship title.
The Iranian-born fighter stands 5 feet and 10 inches and comes with a 72-inch reach. He comes with a mixed martial arts record of 15 fights with 13 wins and 2 losses. These wins include 3 by knockout, 6 by submission and 4 by decision. The losses on the other hand include 1 by knockout and 1 by submission.