Beneil Dariush Biography
(Professional Mixed Martial Artist.)
Birthday: May 6, 1989 (Taurus)
Born In: Gol Tappeh, Iran
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.