Round 1 – Dan Miragliotta will oversee the action for our first fight, and we’re underway. Brenneman kicks early in his return to the UFC, but Dariush answers with a left and a body kick. Brenneman forces the action inside and lands a couple solid uppercuts in close range. Dariush tries a flying knee, and then lands a bullet of a left hand that puts Brenneman on the canvas. Brenneman grabs a leg to try to recover and holds on while Dariush goes to work looking for the finish. He wraps up a body triangle, then gets a rear-naked choke on. It’s tight. Brenneman is in trouble, and though he looks like he wants to try to fight out of it, he just can’t. “The Spaniard” has to tap. Dariush stays unbeaten with a solid UFC debut.
Result: Beneil Dariush def. Charlie Brenneman via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:45