MMA Preview – Beneil Dariush vs Drew Dober at UFC Fight Night 146


When is UFC Fight Night 146? Saturday 9th March, 2019 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 146? Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas

What channel is UFC Fight Night 146 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 146? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

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The super talented Beneil Dariush has been on the wrong end of two devastating knockouts courtesy of Edson Barboza and Alexander Hernandez, which sandwiched a draw with Evan Dunham. Dariush got back to winning ways in his last fight by earning a decision against Thiago Moises but the Iranian is desperate to get a winning run going.

Drew Dober is enjoying more momentum after suffering a submission loss to Olivier Aubin-Mercier. He knocked out Josh Burkman and went on to win decisions over Frank Camacho and Jon Tuck.


Dariush edges Dober in the majority of the stats but they are very evenly-matched. They are also heavily skilled in every department and this fight is likely to take place in multiple areas but mostly on the feet.

Dober will back himself in the stand-up battle but Dariush has got the technique and class to outpoint the powerful American. Dober’s only disadvantage is that he usually has to cut a vast amount of weight which will effect his endurance.

Although Dariush has come up short in big fights, the experience against top lightweight contenders will assist him in closing out the fight.

Winner: Dariush via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.