Beneil Dariush vs James Vick targeted for UFC 199

A lightweight bout between James Vick and Beneil Dariush is being targeted for UFC 199, as per


Vick (9-0) was originally scheduled to face Evan Dunham but the bout was cancelled after Dunham withdrew for undisclosed reasons. The 6-foot-3 lightweight is coming off a unanimous decision victory at UFC 197 over Glaico França, extending his unbeaten record to 9-0. His second most recent win is over up-and-coming prospect Jake Matthews at UFC Fight Night 61 in Adelaide, where he won via submission with seven seconds left in the opening round.


On the other hand, Dariush (12-2) had his five-fight win streak recently snapped by Michael Chiesa at UFC on FOX 19. The streak included impressive performances over the likes of Jim Miller, Daron Cruickshank, and Carlos Diego Ferreira. Darish holds a controversial win over Michael Johnson in a fight he won via split-decision.

UFC 199 will be headlined by a title fight between current middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and former champion Chris Weidman. The co-main event features a rubber match between bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber. The event will be held at The Forum in Los Angeles, California on June 4.



Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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