“I plan on dominating”: Beneil Dariush wants everyone to take notice after he defeats Charles Oliveira at UFC 289

Beneil Dariush recently shared his thoughts on the highly anticipated match-up between him and Charles Oliveira at UFC 289.

This upcoming clash between the two lightweight fighters is being dubbed as a monumental collision, set to take place next month. 

Beneil Dariush on Dustin Poirier UFC 2023

Beneil Dariush vs Oliveira head-to-head

Originally scheduled to face off at UFC 288, their bout was unfortunately postponed.

However, the fight is now confirmed and set in stone, prompting Dariush to seize every chance to throw some verbal jabs at his Brazilian adversary.

Oliveira has established himself as a thrilling competitor within the upper echelon of the lightweight division, evident from his impressive tally of 19 stoppage victories in the UFC.

Inside the octagon, he exhibits a dynamic and occasionally chaotic approach. Maintaining his unique style in both striking and grappling exchanges.

Ferguson attempts to submit Beneil Dariush in their lightweight bout during the UFC 262 event at Toyota Center on May 15, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Credits: Getty Images)

Will the winner between Benail Dariush and Oliveira get a title shot?

If Dariush emerges victorious, it is widely believed that he will earn the opportunity to challenge Islam Makhachev for the coveted UFC lightweight championship.

Similarly, Oliveira could potentially earn the same opportunity. But it is likely that he would need to secure a decisive victory to be considered for the title shot.

Islam Makhachev
Beneil Dariush was not a fan of Islam Makhachev’s intentions

During a recent interview, Dariush provided further insights into his expectations for the fight. Specifically discussing what he envisions transpiring in Vancouver.

“I actually get more pumped up about the grappling,” Dariush said. “I’m not going to lie, to get into some of the scrambles with him and to be able to kind of just go nuts on the ground. That’s just as exciting as the standup is.

“The focus of this fight is to be perfect,” Dariush said. “Personally, the way I see it is domination. I plan on dominating this fight.

I want to remind people. because I think my last fight was kind of close. The fight will be an absolute domination, is what it’s going to be. I will do what I plan to do. And there’s nothing he can do to stop it. That’s what I hope for.”

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