Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev to headline February UFC event!

According to our sources, Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev is going to headline the February UFC event. Catch more details on the clash below!

Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev

Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev to headline February UFC event!

From what we heard, a lightweight matchup is currently under discussion between Beneil Dariush and Islam Makhachev. Furthermore, the promotion is aiming to book the pair for the main event of the night. First, we learnt that this would be the usual five-round fight. On one side, we have Beneil Dariush, who is running on a seven-win streak. He has silently inserted himself into the championship conversation.

At 155 pounds, the No. 4 ranked fighter has scored a victory over big names like Diego Ferreira and Tony Ferguson (the former interim champion) at the UFC 262. This clash was also one of his biggest matches in this fighting career. Meanwhile, Islam Makhachev has been looking for a title shot after reaching his 10th win. He stayed under the radar for the whole of 2020 but bounced back after going 3-0 this year.

Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev

Makhachev’s trio of dominant submission wins was over Drew Dober, Thiago Moises, and specifically Dan Hooker at October 2021 UFC 267 event. Abdelaziz, who is the manager of these two, have shared more information on the upcoming bout: “these two have worked their whole lives to become a champion, and this is a No. 1 contender match,” Even though he hates to see”two guys who I really love have to ” this battle is a must. Whoever wins this fight will fight for the title, so who am I to tell them not to fight? They’re at the top and I wish both guys the best of luck,” he added.

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The event will take place on February 26th, 2022. However, the location remains a secret for now. Stay tuned for more details on this matchup from us!