A fight between Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan is in the works according to Dariush’s manager Ali Abdelaziz.
“The UFC [is trying] to make this fight happen and when this fight [gets booked], they’re going to announce it,” Abdelaziz told The Schmo. “I believe this is the next fight. Arman is a very tough kid, one of the best guys in the world. And Beneil, this is what he does, fight the best of the best. Nobody has [faced a] tougher schedule than Beneil Dariush in all the divisions.”
The 34-year-old Dariush’s last fight saw him lose out to former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira via a late first-round TKO stoppage.
That defeat ended an eight-fight winning streak for Dariush that had pushed him close to title contention, defeating the likes of Mateusz Gamrot, Tony Ferguson, Diego Ferreira and Drew Dober along the way.
Now the 4th ranked Dariush looks set to be squaring up to the 8th placed Tsarukyan, a talented 26-year-old who has gone 7-2 in his UFC run and is coming off back-to-back wins over Damir Ismagulov and Joaquim Silva in the past year.
Dariush vs. Tsarukyan has not been officially announced by the UFC yet and there’s no indication at this stage of when and where the fight may take place.