As a part of the main card of the UFC 248 tournament, Beneil Dariusz will fight against Drakkar Klose. Both fighters go on series of three victories in a row and are close to the TOP of the lightweight category. The more experienced Beneil Dariusz completed most of the fights in the promotion ahead of schedule, while Drakkar Klose brought all the fights in the tournaments to the final race.
Who is better now? Check our prediction.
At what time Dariusha nd Klose fight?
The fight time is March 7, 2020, at 10:00 PM ET.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+
How many wins and losses Dariush have?
Beneil Dariush has 17 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw.
How many wins and losses Klose have?
Drakkar Klose has 11 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.
The Assyrian is a refugee from Iran. For a long time he lived in Iran, until he received a residence permit in the United States. In America, the athlete began to practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, becoming the world champion among several belts. Beneil received the black belt from the hands of the master Romulo Barral. Even then, Dariush not only began to engage in Thai boxing, but also practiced mixed martial arts.
The 30-year-old American joined the UFC in 2014 with an impeccable track record (6-0). At the promotion tournaments, Dariusz held sixteen fights, gaining eleven wins with four losses and one draw. Beneil suffered an extreme defeat in March 2018 – a quick knockout from Alex Hernandez. But then the American gave a series of three wins in a row. Last year, Dariush twice went into the octagon, both times taking early victories and bonuses for the best performance of the evening. Beneil has a black belt at BJJ and is very strong in the stalls. Against pronounced punchers, the American is not very confident.
Having become the state wrestling champion in 2005, Klose was the hope of his region for a bright future and a possible member of the country’s Olympic team. However, the athlete’s sports career was not destined to happen. Because of the move to Arizona, he never found a decent hall, focusing on mixed martial arts.
During two starting fights in his career, Drakkar was stronger others, but in the third fight he managed to win a belt at Rage in the Cage 176. By the way, the fighter never defended his title. Having fought several fights outside the top organizations, the athlete did not win once, but a draw in the battle with Joshua Avales did not serve as negative news for the UFC scouts, who were already holding the American fighter in sight.
The 31-year-old fighter from the USA has been fighting professionally since 2014, and in the UFC promotion since January 2017. Klose spent six fights at tournaments of the top organization, having got five victories. The only defeat to Drakkar was inflicted by David Teymur – by unanimous decision. Last year, Klose went into the octagon only once, having won a victory by unanimous decision over Christos Giagos. Drakkar is a base fighter without a single knockout blow. He has excellent stamina and has never lost in his career ahead of schedule.
Dariush vs Klose Prediction
In this match, Beneil Dariusz appears to be a clear favorite. The fighter has a much better developed wrestling, which he uses in almost every fight. Of course, Klose is also a basic freestyle wrestler, however, he rarely goes to the ground, and Christos Giagos in an extreme fight and almost strangled the American. As for the stand, Klose completely lacks knockout power. He likes to work as a first number, he learned, after losing to Teymur, to get closer to the opponent, but Drakkar is clearly not enough charged for the result. Dariusz only adds from fight to fight. The victory of the Assyrian is the most likely outcome of the fight.
- Our prediction: Beneil Dariush Will Win.