Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan will be facing each other at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, on December 2. Although the bout will be a five-round non-title, the result might determine who will go forward to the title fights UFC will prepare for its lightweight division fighters in the future.

No. 4-ranked Dariush will be coming from his recent loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 289 in June. The defeat snapped his eight-fight winning streak, making the win a much-needed price for the Iranian-born fighter, who has a 22-5-1 record.

Meanwhile, Tsarukyan will enter the cage with two previous victories over Joaquim Silva and Damir Ismagulov in June 2023 and December 2022, respectively. The No.8-ranked lightweight fighter hopes to extend his winning streak to three and boost his current 20-3 MMA record.

Complementing the main event of Dariush and Tsarukyan is the co-main event bout between Dan Hooker and Bobby Green. There will also be four other bouts joining the two pairs in the main card, including: 

  • Rob Font vs Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Sean Brady vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Punahele Soriano vs Dustin Stoltzfus
  • Khalil Rountree vs. Azamat Murzakanov

We will update this article once the other remaining bouts are announced by UFC.

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