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UFC 262: Ferguson vs Dariush 05/15/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC 262 Ferguson vs Dariush 05-15-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC 262: Ferguson vs Dariush 05/15/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is holding their best card for the month with UFC 262 happening this Saturday, May 15. The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas will be the venue and it will hold another sold-out crowd. Subscribing to Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are options to watch the matches. Two of the top lightweights in the UFC are set to fight inside the octagon with Charles Oliveira fighting Michael Chandler for the vacant title. Co-headlining the event will be another lightweight match with Tony Ferguson taking on Beneil Dariush. It is seen in UFC live betting that Tony Ferguson is the underdog in this matchup against Beneil Dariush.

UFC 262: Ferguson vs Dariush 05/15/2021

When: Saturday, May 15, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 262: Ferguson vs Dariush 05/15/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Tony Ferguson +160 Beneil Dariush -185

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Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson is a veteran MMA fighter at 37 years old. His hometown is located in Oxnard, California in the USA and this natural lightweight has been training at the Team Death Clutch fight stable. Ferguson stands at six feet and this fighter has an interesting ring name as the “El Cucuy”. His professional fighting record of 25-5 and those wins are divided into 12 knockouts, eight submissions, and five decisions. He is coming to this matchup against Beneil Dariush on back-to-back losses. The first one was against Justin Gaethje and the latest was with Charles Oliveira in UFC 256. That match resulted in a unanimous decision win. 

Beneil Dariush

Beneil Dariush stands at five-foot-ten and this lightweight fighter came all the way from Yorba Linda in California, USA. He is 32 years old and has been representing the Kings MMA fight stable. Dariush has a professional MMA record of 20-4 and this fighter has been a natural at the lightweight division. Eight of those wins came from submissions while also owning seven decisions and five knockouts under his name. He now has a six-fight winning streak coming to this matchup against Tony Ferguson. Diego Ferreira was the most recent opponent that he had during UFC Fight Night 184 just this February 2021. 

Ferguson vs Dariush Betting Numbers

Ferguson
Dariush
Record 25-5-0 20-4-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country USA USA
Height 6’0″ 5’10”
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 76 72
Win by KO/TKO 48% 25%
Win by Submission 32% 40%
Decisions 20% 35%
Strikes landed per minute 5.46 4.00
Striking accuracy 45% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.94 2.72
Striking defense 59% 59%
Takedown average 0.45 2.03
Takedown accuracy 42% 32%
Takedown defense 70% 81%
Submission average 1.10 1.00

Ferguson vs Dariush Betting Picks

Beneil Dariush is considered as one of the fastest rising stars in the lightweight division and he is expected in an online sports gambling sportsbook to take home the victory against the higher-ranked Tony Ferguson.