Beneil Dariush

Beneil Dariush is a mixed martial artist competing in the UFC lightweight division. Dariush was born and raised to Assyrian Christian parents on a farm near Urmia in Iran.

When he was nine years old, he and his parents left Iran and immigrated to America where they already had several relatives in their large extended family. At the time, Beneil and her sister Beraeil didn't speak English, so they spent most of their time playing with their cousins.