Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin
Two lightweights enter the Octagon next, as Beneil Dariush (7-1) goes up against Tony Martin (8-1).
Round 1: Fresh off his “MJ” walkout, Dariush is looking to counter. However, he eats a huge uppercut and Martin is being very aggressive. Flying attack by Dariush misses and Martin catches him against hte fence. He’s busted him open from the nose it appears and blood is flowing. Dariush coming back as we go under the two-minute mark, landing with more strikes. Big flurry by Martin is answered at the end by Dariush.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Martin
Round 2: Huge uppercut from Martin right off the bat, following up with a kick to the lead leg. Dariush answers with a kick to the body. Dariush trying to make this an ugly fight, fending off a takedown and really making Martin work hard. Takedown from Dariush and he transitions to a head-and-arm choke. He continues to secure it and forces Martin to tap.
Beneil Dariush def. Tony Martin via submission (head-and-arm choke) at 3:38 of Round 2