Up next are Beneil Dariush and James Vick, two guys who seem to have bright futures in the Octagon (i.e., they’re young and kicking ass, not old and spent).

Vick, a tall striker with the kind of reach that can enables him to kick and punch dudes from a mile away, is all about lateral movement and firing away from outside. But Dariush doesn’t care about any of that, and wades right in to give him hell. After a brief exchange of eye pokes, Dariush clocks Vick and stuns him, and when Vick struggles to get back to his feet, he eats a ludicrous amount of UFC-branded four-ounce glove. He survives somehow, but Dariush wobbles him hard, and when he can’t regain his senses quick enough, Dariush finishes him with a left hand that takes years off his left.

 

Results: Beneil Dariush def. James Vick via KO (Punch) at 4:16, R1