Frank “The Crank” Camacho yielded to Beneil ‘’Benny’’ Dariush’s effective ground fighting skills during their lightweight bout in the UFC Fight Night 162 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore last Saturday.
Dariush forced Camacho to submission off a rear-naked choke at the 2:02 mark of the opening round for his 17th win in 22 fights. It was Dariush’s eighth victory via submission—his weapon of choice—as the California-based warrior owns only three wins via KO and six off decisions.
Camacho, on the other hand, absorbed his eighth loss and second only via submission. The Marianas pride’s other defeat via submission was in 2017 against Korean Gun Hwan Park in Trench Tech’s Rites of Passage: Throwdown. Camacho, who holds 22 career wins, now has a 2-4 record in UFC, as he failed to make a follow-up on his TKO victory over Germany’s Nick Hein (UFC Fight Night 153 in Sweden last June 1).
Before bringing Camacho down to the canvas, Dariush managed to connect on some kicks to Camacho’s body and knees in the opening part of the five-minute Round 1. The Iran-born fighter then tried to clinch Camacho, but the latter eluded the attempt.
However, the 30-year-old Dariush continued to punish Camacho with his high kicks and mixed it up with some jabs before going for another takedown. Camacho, again, managed to get out of trouble, but not on Dariush’s third try. With Dariush having Camacho’s back, he squeezed out the choke and the Marianas bet was forced to tap out.