Undefeated Iranian prospect Beneil Dariush signed to face Jason High

Jason High
High will now meet undefeated Iranian grappler Beneil Dariush on Jan 15.
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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the sport since 2004. His work has been published in CNN, Bleacher Report, MMAWeekly.com, Yahoo! Sports, UFC.com and SportsIllustrated.com. He also co-hosts The Great Debate Radio MMA podcast, and has appeared on ESPN Radio and SportsNet Radio. Follow him on Twitter.


Following the exit of Russian Adlan Amagov from the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Atlanta, GA, newcomer Beneil Dariush has been tapped to step in and face Jason High on Jan 15.

Dariush (6-0) is an undefeated prospect originally hailing from Iran who now trains under the team at Kings MMA in California alongside UFC notables such as welterweight competitor Jake Ellenberger.

Originally inspired to get into the sport after watching a Georges St-Pierre fight, Dariush is best known for his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game where he achieved black belt status before walking away from grappling competitions to focus solely on MMA.

Dariush had a close encounter with notable jiu-jitsu star Kron Gracie in one of his biggest grappling matches losing in a controversial match. Outside of that, Dariush is undefeated in his MMA career although he hasn't faced a high level of competition yet despite his 6-0 record.

He'll certainly get that test in January when he faces welterweight Jason High, who has won his last two fights in a row after losing his debut bout in the UFC last year.

The two welterweights will now meet on the upcoming card with the final bout order still pending from the UFC for the show that will air on FOX Sports 1.

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