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UFC 179 live blog: Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush

Carlos Diego Ferreira looks to remain unbeaten against Beneil Dariush at UFC 179.
Carlos Diego Ferreira looks to remain unbeaten against Beneil Dariush at UFC 179.
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 179 live blog for Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro.

Ferriera, who is 11-0 overall and 2-0 in the UFC, will face Dariush, who is 8-1 overall and 2-1 in the UFC, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 179 live blog below.

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Round 1: The referee in charge of the action is Mario Yamasaki. Dariush is southpaw while Ferreira is orthodox and right away Dariush is taking center cage while pumping the jab. Dariush faked with a body shot and came over the top with a head kick that partially lands. He follows it up with a hard outside leg kick. And another. Ferreira blocks another attempt and rushes Dariush, clinching with him against the fence. Dariush eventually separates. Ferreira rushes again and scores with a couple of chasing punches, but nothing substantive. From the clinch, Dariush scores a body lock trip. He's nearly swept. Ferreira attempts a heel hook, but can't get close enough.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Dariush

Round 2: Dariush drives another hard leg kick into the outside thigh of Ferreira. He follows it up with a blast double and attempts to take the back, but can't quite get it. Ferreira uses Dariush's opposite hands to turn his shoulders to the fence and stand. The Brazilian eats another leg kick. Hard body kick now scores for Dariush. Dariush is onanother double, but only gets it after a scramble. Dariush attempts to pass and can't, nearly being sucked into an oma plata attempt. Dariush dives back into his guard and the round ends there.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Dariush

Round 3: Another outside leg kick for Dariush, but Ferreira storms with a barrage of punches, many blocked, but some snuck through. They clinch and now uppercuts score for the Brazilian. Dariush attempts a trip, but Ferreira uses Dariush's momentum to roll through and stand. Another takedown attempt, though, works and Ferreira is working from butterfly guard. Now in full guard and Dariush is managing to sneak through a few hard elbows. Ferreira attempts an oma plata, but Dariush stands out, then re-enters Ferreira's guard. Ferreira stands against the fence and eats a few shots for his efforts.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Dariush and the fight 30-27.

Official result: Beneil Dariush def. Diego Ferreira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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