Positioned at the 4th and 10th spots in the MMA Hook’s global lightweight rankings, Dariush and Tsarukyan are gearing up for a pivotal five-round, non-title bout on December 2nd at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.
Dariush (22-5-1) aims to bounce back and reclaim his momentum after his impressive eight-fight UFC winning streak was halted by Charles Oliveira via a first-round TKO in June. On the flip side, Tsarukyan (20-3) enters this fight on a high, having secured victories in seven of his last eight matches, most recently defeating Damir Ismagulov and Joaquim Silva. The victor in the Dariush-Tsarukyan matchup is poised to re-enter the title conversation in the UFC’s stacked lightweight division.
Alongside the Dariush-Tsarukyan fight, the main card at UFC Austin features five more thrilling matchups, with four involving competitors from the UFC’s media-generated rankings.
In the co-main event, lightweights Dan Hooker and Bobby Green will face off.
The complete main card lineup for UFC Austin is as follows:
- Beneil Dariush vs. Arman Tsarukyan
- Dan Hooker vs. Bobby Green
- Rob Font vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
- Sean Brady vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Punahele Soriano vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
- Khalil Rountree vs. Azamat Murzakanov
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Austin Main Event
When is the UFC Austin main event featuring Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan?
The main event is scheduled for December 2 at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.
What are the rankings of Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan in MMA Hook’s global lightweight rankings?
Beneil Dariush is ranked No. 4 and Arman Tsarukyan is ranked No. 10 in the global lightweight rankings.
What is at stake for Dariush and Tsarukyan in the UFC Austin main event?
The winner of the Dariush vs. Tsarukyan fight is expected to move back into the title mix in the UFC’s lightweight division.
Who else is fighting on the UFC Austin main card?
The main card includes Dan Hooker vs. Bobby Green, Rob Font vs. Deiveson Figueiredo, Sean Brady vs. Kelvin Gastelum, Punahele Soriano vs. Dustin Stoltzfus, and Khalil Rountree vs. Azamat Murzakanov.
How did Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan perform in their recent fights?
Dariush aims to recover from a loss to Charles Oliveira, while Tsarukyan has won seven of his last eight fights, including victories over Damir Ismagulov and Joaquim Silva.
More about UFC Austin Main Event
- UFC Official Website
- MMA Hook’s Lightweight Rankings
- Beneil Dariush Fighter Profile
- Arman Tsarukyan Fighter Profile
- Moody Center, Austin Event Details
- UFC Austin Full Fight Card Preview