Undefeated Iranian prospect Beneil Dariush signed to face Jason High



target="_blank">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


target="_blank">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


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.