Makhachev has been tearing through the 155-pound division, with the Russian still looking for a top 10 ranked opponent in the octagon.
Dariush would be a perfect foil for the wrestling great, and it appears as though this mega-fight will be headlining a UFC Fight Night event on Saturday February 26th 2022.
ESPN first leaked the news of the fight, with the two Lightweights being slated to top the as of yet unannounced card, which also does not have an official title or location at this stage.
Here’s everything you need to know about the leaked fight between Dariush and Makhachev, which is expected to main event a UFC Fight Night card in February 2022.
Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev Leaked
This fight is one of the most intriguing that could be booked currently in the 155-pound division, with both men in contention to really cement their place as a top contender in 2022.
Dariush comes into the fight having won seven straight fights, with two of these coming in 2021 against Diego Ferreira and former Interim Champion Tony Ferguson back at UFC 262.
Makhachev has 9 straight wins on his fight record coming into this massive main event. The fighter did not compete in 2020, but he did go 3-0 in 2021 with three massively dominant performances against Drew Dober, Thiago Moises and back in October 2021 at UFC 267 against Dan Hooker.
UFC 271 is expected to take place on Saturday February 12th 2022, with Robert Whittaker going after the UFC Middleweight Championship against Israel Adesanya.
If this leaked fight between Dariush and Makhachev goes ahead just two weeks after then February 2022 will be a big month for fight fans!
UFC Fight Night events are ‘free’ events that are not shown on PPV, with Fight Night shows taking place between numbered UFC PPV events and usually featuring names that are looking to build their reputation in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
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