After Controversial Win, Beneil Dariush enters UFC Top 10 Lightweight Rankings

After Controversial Win, Beneil Dariush enters UFC Top 10 Lightweight Rankings

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After a very controversial split decision win over number five ranked UFC lightweight Michael Johnson this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 73 in Nashville, Tennessee, Beneil Dariush, has entered the top ten rankings for the 155-pound division.

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Dariush, (12-1) makes his way to the bottom of the top 10 sitting just below Tony Ferguson and Myles Jury.  His lone loss came back in April 2014 losing via TKO to Ramsey Nijem.

This weekend fans, fighters and even UFC President Dana White blasted the officiating judges after Johnson came up on short on the scorecards.

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Both fighters landed 37 percent of their significant strikes, however, Johnson was a bit more active, as he scored with 84 significant strikes compared to Dariush landing 75.

In two of the three rounds, Dariush was statistically more accurate with his striking, but Johnson was the more active fighter in Round 1 and Round 2.

It is highly unlikely that a rematch between the two will be issued, however, it is very likely that Johnson wants to prove to the world that he can beat the man who earned the nod that night in Nashville.

 

 

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