UFC 248: Beneil Dariush vs Drakkar Klose 03/07/2020 UFC Picks, Betting Previews and Fight Analysis

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UFC 248 Beneil Dariush vs Drakkar Klose 03-07-2020 UFC Picks Betting Previews and Fight Analysis

UFC 248: Beneil Dariush vs Drakkar Klose 03/07/2020 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship is not holding anything back as they stacked up the UFC 248 fight card that will happen on March 7, Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is available on television through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass subscribers can also enjoy the game through online live stream. For the double main event, it is Israel Adensaya defending the UFC Middleweight championship against Yoel Romero while Weili Zhang will also defend her UFC Women’s Strawweight title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Also in the fight card is a lightweight battle between Beneil Dariush and Drakkar Klose. UFC Online sees Dairush as the fighter with the upper hand against Klose. 

UFC 248: Beneil Dariush vs Drakkar Klose 03/07/2020

When: Saturday, March 07, 9:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 248: Beneil Dariush vs Drakkar Klose 03/07/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Beneil Dariush -170 Drakkar Klose +140

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Beneil Dariush

Beneil Dariush is a 30-year-old lightweight fighter that came out of Yorba Linda in California, USA. He stands at five-foot-ten and fights out of Kings MMA. Dariush currently holds a 17-4 professional MMA record and he is coming off a three-fight winning streak heading to his match against Klose. He came into the UFC in January 2014 and it has been an up and down ride.

He was at a time that seems a legit title contender as he won five straight fights from 2014 to 2015. Since then he fell off the mark after Michael Chiesa defeated him in the second round by a rear-naked choke submission. He scored back-to-back wins but had a hard time securing a victory in 2017 and in early 2018. Dariush is a fighter that seems to be getting things in place already and will try to use this fight against Klose to bark at a title shot against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Drakkar Klose

Drakkar Klose is a 31-year-old MMA lightweight fighter that comes from South Haven in Michigan, USA. He stands at five-foot-eight and stables out off MMA Lab. Klose owns an 11-1 professional MMA record and his only loss came in 2017 against David Teymur via unanimous decision. This American fighter came to the UFC in July 2017 and won against Marc Diakiese and Devin Powell before falling to Teymur.

After tasting his first defeat, he went on to take victories from Lando VAnnata, Bobby Green and Christos Giagos. Klose came to the UFC and was marketed as a fighter as a one that has a strong hand and will knock you down. But in all his matches in the UFC, he has not scored any knock out as all his fights came in full time and through the judges’ decision.

Dariush vs Klose Betting Numbers

Record 17-4-1 11-1-1
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States United States
Height 5′ 10″ 5′ 9″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (inches) 72 70
Win by KO/TKO 18% 36%
Win by Submission 47% 0%
Decisions 35% 64%
Strikes landed per minute 3.95 3.98
Striking accuracy 49% 52%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.66 3.74
Striking defense 60% 54%
Takedown average 1.77 1.67
Takedown accuracy 34% 30%
Takedown defense 80% 68%
Submission average 0.9 0

Dariush vs Klose Betting Picks

Dariush is coming in as the favorites by Top Online Sportsbook to win this bout against Klose. The fight should start with Klose and Dariush testing the strength of their hands over their opponents. Dariush will be the first to try and take this fight to the ground and when that happens, Klose will stick to his plan of fighting standing up until the judges reach for their scorecards.