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Beneil Dariush Jiu Jitsu Player – Biography And Achievements

Beneil Dariush

Beneil Khobier Dariush is a high-ranking mixed martial arts athlete skilled in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. He is now a UFC’s lightweight division player. Dariush achieved his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt in an impressively short span of five years under the mentorship of Romulo Barral and Bruno Paulista. Rafael Cordeiro conferred his black belt in Muay Thai.

Dariush initially earned recognition in the martial arts due to his exceptional performances in IBJJF and other Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions. He received the world BJJ titles in the blue, purple, and brown belt categories. Beneil Dariush, a victor of the World Jiu Jitsu (IBJJF) and World No Gi (IBJJF) in the lower belt divisions, swiftly climbed the MMA ladder. Ultimately, he reached the pinnacle of the sport – the UFC, where he established himself as a daunting lightweight competitor.

Biography of Jiu Jitsu Athlete Beneil Dariush

Beneil Dariush, born on May 6, 1989, hails from the Persian area of Iran. At the tender age of nine, he moved to the United States. His full name is Beneil Khobier Dariush, but he is commonly known as Benny, a short version of Beneil. 

In May 2007, Beneil decided to take up jiu jitsu as a strategy to prevent the “freshman 15” occurrence. The term freshman is used in the United States to denote the trend of college students to gain 15 pounds during their 1st year.

Beneil’s Jiu Jitsu Accomplishments

  • Pan American Championship 3rd rank in 2011 for brown.
  • 3rd position in World No Gi Championship in 2009 purple.
  • Pan American Championship second position in 2010 brown weight & absolute.
  • Secured 3rd position in World Championship in 2009 blue absolute.
  • No Gi World Champion in 2010 for brown, 2008 for blue and 2009 for purple absolute.
  • Hold the Pan American Championship in 2009 blue.
Preferred Technique Pressure Guard Passing Weight Category  Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs) Affiliated Team Name Gracie Barra

Beneil Dariush’s BJJ Trainer

Bruno Paulista, also known as “Mamute” (mammoth), was the first BJJ instructor for Dariush. Paulista was previously guided by Master Deoclecio Paulo and Alexandre de Souza, the latter leading in Southern Brazil. Under their proficient mentorship, Dariush’s grappling abilities thrived, which was evident in Beneil’s collection of awards. He bagged medals in numerous esteemed jiu jitsu tournaments, ranging from white to brown belt.

After a severe car accident injury that sidelined coach Bruno for a prolonged period, Beneil pursued his MMA journey. He increased his training sessions at Romulo Barral’s school, Gracie Barra Northridge. Known as one of the top jiu jitsu schools in the US, GBN has polished many talented grapplers over the years. Dariush also joined Kings MMA, a training center owned by Rafael Cordeiro, where he earned his black belt in Muay Thai.

In 2012, during the World Pro Championship trials in San Diego, Beneil made a significant impression by winning over three pro-black belts. He was defeated by Kron Gracie, a highly respected figure in the jiu jitsu world, in a disputed decision, proving his place among the top ranks. In July 2012, Dariush received his black belt from coach Bruno Paulista. As Paulista was only a 1st-degree black belt then, Romulo Barral approved and signed the required IBJJF certificates.

Beneil Dariush vs Kron Gracie Beneil Dariush Highlight

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