Daron Cruickshank, Beneil Dariush Set for Lightweight Clash at UFC 185

By C.J. Tuttle Jan 15, 2015
Daron Cruickshank is 6-3 in the UFC. | Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com

A lightweight pairing pitting Daron Cruickshank against Beneil Dariush has been made for UFC 185 on March 14.

The promotion announced the contest on Thursday. UFC 185 takes place at American Airlines Center in Dallas and features a 155-pound title clash between Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos.

Cruickshank, 29, was most recently the victim of an accidental eye poke from K.J. Noons at “The Ultimate Fighter 20” finale. The mishap rendered their bout a no contest. Overall, “The Detroit Superstar” holds a record of 6-3 under the UFC banner.

Dariush, 25, has bounced back from the first loss of his career -- a technical knockout defeat against Ramsey Nijem at UFC Fight Night “Minotauro vs. Nelson” -- with two straight victories. Most recently, the Kings MMA product handed Carlos Diego Ferreira the first blemish of his fighting career, a unanimous decision win at UFC 179.


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