Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CoachRômulo Barral and Bruno "Mamute" Paulista
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Biography(references)Dariush was born and raised on a farm in Iran. When he was nine, he and his parents moved to the United States, where they had a large extended family. 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-Haitien Children's Home. Dariush is also an avid supporter of the foundation ColorsForKindness which helps youth battle mental illness and depression by using their artistic creativity to express themselves.
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: 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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