Charles Oliveira, a former lightweight UFC champion, will soon make his long-awaited comeback. Oliveira, who is now rated first in the official UFC lightweight rankings, will take on Beneil Dariush, who is ranked fourth. The bout between these lightweights will take place at UFC 288 on May 6, 2023.
A professional MMA fighter, Charles Oliveira has a record of 33 wins, 9 defeats, and 1 no contest (NC). In March 2008, “Do Bronx” made his MMA debut. In August 2010, he made his UFC promotional debut. The Brazilian fighter entered the UFC with a 12-0 MMA record with an undefeated record.
In the UFC, Oliveira has fought in the featherweight and lightweight weight classes as well as a few catchweight matches. Oliveira has a record of 21 wins, 9 defeats, and 1 no contest in his 31 UFC matches.
Beneil Dariush’s professional MMA record currently stands at 22 wins, 4 defeats, and 1 draw. In November 2009, Dariush made his MMA debut. In January 2014, he made his UFC debut. The American-Assyrian MMA veteran had a perfect 6-0 record going into the UFC.
Except from a few fights at catchweight, Dariush has mostly competed at lightweight in the UFC. He has so far participated in 21 UFC fights, posting a mark of 16 victories, 4 defeats, and 1 draw.
Both competitors are renowned for being skilled finishers in the octagon. The most finishes in UFC history (19), the most submission victories (16), the most submission victories in the UFC lightweight division (10), and the most submission victories (6) in the UFC featherweight division are among Oliveira’s many notable UFC records.
Beneil Dariush promises to stop Charles Oliveira to earn UFC title shot
In their bout for the vacant UFC lightweight title in October 2022, Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira lost via submission in the second round. On the other hand, Mateusz Gamrot was defeated by Beneil Dariush in his most recent octagon contest in October 2022.
Beneil Dariush claimed that a bout between him and Charles Oliveira is definitely planned during a recent interview with Submission Radio. ‘Benny,’ who has a remarkable eight-bout winning streak, expressed his excitement for the fight with ‘Do Bronx. Also, he pledged to defeat Oliveira to earn a chance at the UFC lightweight championship. When Dariush said:
“I believe I will finish either in the first or second round. That is how I mentally think. I’m just going to be myself, and when he gets excited, I’ll get excited, and then it’ll escalate into the kind of insane altercation that everyone is talking about.