This is the UFC 248 live blog for Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose, a lightweight main card bout on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Dariush is on a three-fight winning streak and has won performance bonuses in his most recent pair of fights with submissions of Drew Dober and Frank Camacho. Klose also has won his previous three fights with a recent decision over Christos Giagos marking his most recent appearance.
Check out the UFC 248 live blog below.
Round 1: Jason Herzog is the third man in the cage for this main card fight. Dariush lands a body kick to start things off and Klose responds with a bid overhand. An entertaining exchange ensues with Klose getting the better of it and Dariush forces a clinch and takedown. Klose gets to his feet but Dariush is sticking to him and jumps to the back! Dariush has sunk in a body triangle with Klose standing and he’s under the chin! Klose is hand-fighting as best he can but this is a very dangerous spot. Klose finally gets a two-on-one and now Dariush is peppering Klose with punches. Again Dariush fishes an arm under and again Klose is able to defend. Dariush gets an arm under for a third time and now he’s got the locked in grip! Klose is fighting but Dariush keeps sinking it in deeper. Klose manages to break the grip! Incredible defensive effort from Klose and the round ends with Dariush still on his back.
MMAFghting scores the round 10-8 for Dariush.
Round 2: Dariush starts round two with a kick to the cup that causes a brief time call. Klose lands a sharp right hand and Dariush looks very wobbly out there, possibly from burning out his legs. Klose lands a monster right hand that hurts Dariush and he’s pressing the action! Big shots! Dariush is in trouble and he lands a big punch that now has Klose in trouble! DAriush is stumbling forward and throwing power as Klose is backing up on rubber legs and swinging. A monster left hand knocks the mouthpiece and consciousness out of Klose’s head! What a round! Unbelievable turn of events.
Official result: Beneil Dariush knocks out Drakkar Klose at 1:00 of Round 2.