Beneil Dariush may not be a household name just yet, but based off what he’s shown in the UFC thus far, the lightweight’s headed in that direction.
After winning four straight fights, and posting a 5-1 record in the Octagon, Dariush has been tapped to fight the #6 ranked Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 73 on Saturday. Since Dariush is currently ranked #12, a win over Johnson could very well move him into the top ten. Of course, getting by Johnson–who has also won four in a row–won’t be an easy task.
In advance of this Saturday’s card, the UFC has posted an interesting segment about Dariush, where the Iranian born fighter discusses his childhood, love for MMA and more. You can watch it below.
UFC FN 73 will go down in Nashville, Tennessee.