The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Beneil Dariush entered this fight with a professional mma record of 9-1-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.28 lightweight in the world; he suffered his only defeat last year when he faced Ramsey Nijem (=Dariush vs Nijem). After losing he came back to win beating Tony Martin and Carlos Diego Ferreira (=Ferreira vs Dariush).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Daron Cruickshank, has an official record of 16-5-0 (62% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.41 in the same weight class; he lost in 2014 as well, against Jorge Masvidal, but then he defeated Anthony Njokuani. After this bout he faced KJ Noons but the fight ended in a no-contest (=Daron Cruickshank vs KJ Noons. Dariush vs Cruickshank is on the undercard of Anthony Pettis vs Rafael dos Anjos – UFC 185. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 185: Pettis vs dos Anjos
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
Division: catchweight (157 lbs, 71.2 kg)
UFC 185 fight card (main and best fights):
Anthony Pettis vs Rafael dos Anjos
Carla Esparza vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Johny Hendricks vs Matt Brown
Alistair Overeem vs Roy Nelson
Chris Cariaso vs Henry Cejudo
Ross Pearson vs Sam Stout
Beneil Dariush vs Daron Cruickshank
Dariush’s previous fight: Carlos Diego Ferreira vs Beneil Dariush
Cruickshank’s previous fight: Daron Cruickshank vs KJ Noons
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