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UFC Vegas 49 poster released featuring Islam Makhachev and Beneil Dariush – MMA Root



UFC Vegas 49 poster released featuring Islam Makhachev and Beneil Dariush

Beneil Dariush first came into the spotlight on a UFC poster, while Islam Makhachev returned to headlining UFC Vegas 49.

The key lightweight bout will headline UFC Vegas 49 on February 26 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The battle card is streaming live on ESPN+.

Check out the event flyer posted on Monday by the UFC.

The winner of the Makhachev vs. Dariush fight is expected to compete in the title shot at 155 pounds. Both fighters have built impressive resumes of late, and the winner of the upcoming title fight between champion Charles Oliveira and ex-interim champion Justin Gaethje could be the next test.

Makhachev, a protégé of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, won nine straight fights en route to his second UFC headliner. Dariush, meanwhile, has racked up seven wins in a row, including a victory over former interim champion Tony Ferguson in his last appearance.

UFC Vegas 49 will co-headline a middleweight bout between Misha Tsirkunov and Wellington Thurman.