Beneil Dariush fumbles title shot vs Islam Makhachev, comments after heartbreaking Charles Oliveira loss at UFC 289: ‘‘I’ll heal up and be back’’

While it was euphoria for Charles Oliveira last night, Beneil Dariush experienced nothing but agony. Despite Charles’s propensity to bring Beneil low, he still has the spirit to fight back.

The Iranian fighter expressed his miserable experience through an Instagram post captioning, “God is good,” read the image Dariush shared, followed by the caption, “I’m ok. I’ll heal up and be back.” 

Who should Beneil Dariush fight next?

Since making his UFC debut in 2014 against Charlie Brenneman, Beneil Dariush has enjoyed a successful streak. In the nine years of his MMA career, he only lost five bouts, drew one, and won 22 bouts overall. Dariush’s dynamic fighting style is highlighted by his several “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” honors in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 

Dariush still has a few chances to battle back and climb the lightweight rankings, where he now sits at number four. The next big lightweight battle featuring Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje could be in his sights. 

Beneil may choose to fight the loser of this duel to regain the upper hand. He might even potentially show interest in Michael Chandler too for his comeback bout if Conor McGregor is ultimately unable to face the ‘Iron’. 

Who should get the next title shot vs Islam Makhachev?

Following the convincing victory against Beneil Dariush at UFC 289, Oliveira is now looking for a chance to contend for the lightweight gold for the second time. A rematch between Oliveira and Islam Makhachev would be ideal, according to Dana White as well.

Charles questioned “Who is the champion?” in front of the Vancouver audience during the octagon interview hinting at his wish to face Makhachev again. After the 33-year-old fighter’s most recent triumph, the UFC President stated why a title fight with ‘Do Bronx’ is legitimate. 

Reliving Beneil Dariush’s magical 8-match win streak

In his UFC career, Beneil Dariush has defeated numerous opponents. He defeated Mateusz Gamrot, Tony Ferguson, Diego Ferreira, Scott Holtzman, Drew Dober, Drakkar Klose, Frank Camacho, and Thiago Moises during his amazing eight-fight winning streak over the past five years. 

The 34-year-old fighter has, however, also suffered several defeats to great competitors, like Edson Barboza, Alexander Hernandez, Ramsey Nijem, and Charles Oliveira last night. Overall, Dariush has shown himself to be a talented fighter that can take on a variety of foes.

What is your prediction regarding the future of Beneil Dariush in the UFC? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section. 

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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