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Beneil Dariush meets UFC newcomer Alex Hernandez at UFC 222

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Beneil Dariush will face a UFC newcomer in Las Vegas.

Beneil Dariush has a new opponent for UFC 222.

Originally slated to face Bobby Green in a lightweight bout on the March 3rd pay-per-view card in Las Vegas, “Benny” will now face Octagon newcomer Alex Hernandez, the promotion announced.

Hernandez (8-1), a former RFA and LFA fighter, signed with the UFC after winning six in a row with four finishes, three of those in the opening round.

Dariush (14-3-1) competed for the last time in October, when he fought to a majority draw with Evan Dunham. Winner of two of his last five, Dariush holds a 8-3-1 record in the UFC.

UFC 222 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, featuring women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg against Yana Kunitskaya in the main event.

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