The final month of the 2023 UFC fight schedule is kicking off this weekend with a main event between two of the most talented MMA fighters in the lightweight division. Top-of-the-division mainstay Beneil Dariush looks to earn an elusive title shot with a win over the budding contender Arman Tsarukyan in Austin, Texas this weekend.
Dariush vs. Tsarukyan Picks
- Pick:Dariush will get his hand raised
Read further for the official Dariush vs. Tsarukyan prediction ahead of placing your UFC bets on this weekend’s MMA slate.
Dariush vs. Tsarukyan Information
Location: Moody Center, Austin, Texas, United States
Date and Time: December 02, 2023, 7 PM ET main card start
How to Watch: ESPN+
Last Fight Record
Dariush is looking to bounce back from a tough TKO loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 289 in June.
Tsarukyan is coming off a TKO victory over Joaquim Silva in June as well.
Dariush vs. Tsarukyan Betting Analysis
Dariush is an Iranian-born American mixed martial artist with a professional MMA record of 22-5-1, including 5 TKO/KO victories and 8 submissions thus far. Prior to the last decade in the UFC, he won numerous medals in Jiu-Jitsu world championship competitions.
Tsarukyan is an Armenian-Russian martial artist with a professional MMA record of 20-3 with 8 TKO/KO wins and 5 submissions under his belt. He is a Master of Sport in MMA and freestyle wrestling.
Updates: No injuries have been reported to the UFC or ESPN.
Dariush vs. Tsarukyan Betting Preview
Before making the Dariush vs. Tsarukyan prediction, we have to break down the betting lines and how the styles of these two elite martial artists will clash in the octagon on Saturday night.
Dariush vs. Tsarukyan Betting Prediction
Making UFC predictions for a fight at this caliber of the sport is basically a 50/50 coin flip because anything can happen and both of these guys are world-champion-level fighters.
For that reason, the official Dariush vs. Tsarukyan prediction is that Dariush will get his hand raised on Saturday night. If this fight is as close as it seems, then why wouldn’t you take the guy with +250 odds?
Dariush has the grappling to be safe and earn respect from Tsarukyan, and he has the willingness and power to steamroll through this kid with a ton of potential.
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