Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CoachRômulo Barral and Bruno "Mamute" Paulista
Biography(references)Dariush was born and raised on a farm in Iran. When he was nine, he and his parents left Iran emigrating to America where they already had several relatives from their large extended family. At the time, Beneil and his sister Beraeil did not speak English, so they spent most of the time playing with their cousins. Dariush is a devout Christian, often making note of his religious affiliation during UFC media events, promotional work, and post-fight interviews. In keeping with this faith, he sponsors an orphanage and Christian school in Haiti known as the Cap-Haïtien Children's Home.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Performance of the Night (Four times) vs. Daron Cruickshank, Drew Dober, Frank Camacho and Drakkar Klose
UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs.Carlos Diego Ferreira
UFC: Tied (Gleison Tibau) for third most wins in UFC Lightweight division history (16)
UFC: 2020 UFC Honors Comeback of the Year vs. Drakkar Klose
MMAJunkie.com: 2020 March Knockout of the Month vs. Drakkar Klose
MMAJunkie.com: 2020 August Knockout of the Month vs. Scott Holtzman
Respect in the Cage: RITC Lightweight Championship (One time)
Respect in the Cage: One successful title defense
Brazilian jiu-jitsu: World No Gi Champion (2010 brown, 2009 purple absolute, 2008 blue)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu: World No Gi Championship (2010 brown absolute)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu: Pan American Championship (2009 blue)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu: World Championship 2nd Place (2012 brown, 2010 purple, 2009 blue)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu: Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2010 brown weight & absolute)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu: World Championship 3rd Place (2009 blue absolute)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu: World No Gi Championship 3rd Place (2009 purple)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu: Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2011 brown)
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