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Beneil Dariush looking to finish Arman Tsarukyan in this weekend's UFC headliner

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Fourth-ranked lightweight contender Beneil Dariush (22-5-1) headlines this weekend’s UFC fight card in Austin, Texas against eighth ranked Arman Tsarukyan (20-3) and is looking for a finish.  

“Tsarukyan’s young.”  He’s hungry, and he’s improving all the time,” Dariush said about his opponent on Michael Bisping’s YouTube channel.  “That is one of the advantages of being young.  You can train a lot and be hungry. It’s a risky fight for me, because he will take his losses, and then think to himself that he is going to get better and stronger.  “Beating a guy like myself is one way to prove he’s stronger.”  

Dariush will enter the fight coming off a loss to former champion Charles Oliveira while Tsarukyan will enter the octagon riding a two-fight winning streak.  Dariush plans to end Tsarukyan’s win streak by finishing the Georgian.  

“I’m really looking forward to a finish.”  Dariush stated that he had never been defeated before. “I really want him to be finished,” he said.  “To pull it off, I have to go at him really hard.  I must continue to apply pressure.

Dariush feels he is two fights from the title, and that his next opponent will be him if he can get past…



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