Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush Targeted for UFC Event on Oct. 3

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 15, 2020

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A potential all-action lightweight scrap between Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush is in the works for an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Oct. 3.

Multiple outlets confirmed the booking following an initial report from AgFight. The event is likely to take place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and also includes a women’s bantamweight tilt pitting Germaine de Randamie against Julianna Pena.

Oliveira is one of the hottest fighters in the 155-pound division. The 30-year-old Brazilian is currently on a seven-bout winning streak in which he has finished all of his opponents by knockout, technical knockout or submission. The promotion’s all-time submission leader is coming off a guillotine-choke triumph over Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 170 on March 14.

Dariush, meanwhile, has been victorious in his last five Octagon appearances — with all but one of those triumphs coming inside the distance. Most recently, the Kings MMA product scored a spectacular spinning backfist KO of Scott Holtzman at UFC Fight Night 174 on Aug. 8.