Potential lightweight contender Benil Dariush has revealed how he sees his fight against Charles Oliveira on June 10 at UFC 289 in Vancouver.
“From the point of view of the plan for the fight, you need to be perfect and not trade with him,” Dariush quotes MMA Junkie. “I have to be consistent for fifteen minutes, focused on sticking to the plan for the fight and maintaining a constant pace, something like it was in the fight with Gamroth. In fact, I like the cuts, the blood starts to boil, so controlling yourself is the hardest part.”
“I expect to test not only his stance, but also his wrestling. The opportunity to grapple with him on the ground is no less exciting than fighting him on the stand. I myself wonder how good he is in jiu-jitsu. We’ve seen him lose on the ground and I’m looking forward to putting his skills to the test in a fight.”
“Personally, I visualize it as my dominance. I plan to dominate this fight. This fight will be an absolute one-sided domination. I will do what I have in mind, and he will not be able to stop me. This is how I see this fight.”
In the event of his victory over former UFC champion, Benil Dariush will become the main candidate to fight the current title holder, Islam Makhachev, who will defend his belt on October 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi.