UFC Vegas 18: Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush Picks, Odds and Predictions

UFC Vegas 18: Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush Picks, Odds and Predictions Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Beneil Dariush vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira

Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 8:00 PM EST

Carlos Diego Ferreira -125 / Beneil Dariush +105 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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Carlos Diego Ferreira and Beneil Dariush are opening the main card at UFC Vegas 18 on Saturday, February 6, 2021 on ESPN+. 

In this lightweight (155lb) bout, we have Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush. Ferreira is fighting out of Amazonas, Brazil. He is entering this bout as a -125 favorite. He is currently on a six-fight win streak. He has notable wins against Anthony Pettis, Mairbek Taisumov and Olivier Aubin-Mercer. He has a professional MMA record of 17-2-0 and has 3 wins by KO/TKO (18%), 7 submissions (41%), and 4 decisions (71%). 

Dariush is fighting out of Yorna Lina, California. He is entering this fight as a +105 underdog. Dariush is currently on a five fight winning streak. He has notable wins against Scott Holtzman, Drakkar Klose, Frank Camcho and Drew Dober. He has a professional MMA record of 19-4-0 and has 5 wins via KO/TKO (26%), 8 submissions (42%), and 6 decisions (32%).  

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This bout has fight of the night written all over it. I can assure you that this fight won't disappoint. In Dariush’s last bout, he had a spectacular knockout against Holtzman. In 2020, Dariush finished both of his fights via KO. To say the least, Dariush had an impressive year. On the other hand, Ferreira is dangerous, but he hasn’t fought the same level of competition as Dariush. I think Vegas has these odds completely wrong. Before the odds were released, I expected Dariush to be a slight favorite, however, he is the underdog. There is too much value in Dariush. For these reasons, my pick is…

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Payne’s Pick Dariush ML +105

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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