No. 4 ranked UFC lightweight Benil Dariush, who is set to share the octagon with Arman Tsarukyan this weekend, has no plans to take his fight with the Russian to a judges’ decision.
“I think he’s going to want to fight me, and he’s also confident and he’s not going to avoid a stand-up fight – he’s going to want to test me everywhere,” the American told Just Scrap Radio. “He’s very resilient, so I’m going to have to break him down in all aspects and slowly wear him down – then I can finish him.”
“At the moment I’m not thinking about what this win will give me – things are very difficult with the landscape at the moment. I’m going to go out there and put on a show. The goal is obviously to get an early finish and I hope that happens.”
As a reminder, the fight between Benil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan, ranked eighth in the division, will be the main event of UFC on ESPN 52, which will take place on December 2 in Austin, Texas, USA.