Diego Ferreira will attempt to avenge his first MMA loss when he meets Beneil Dariush at a UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 6, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting. ESPN first reported the matchup.
Dariush (19-4-1) was in his first year as a UFC fighter when he met the Brazilian in Rio de Janeiro in 2014, winning via unanimous decision. Dariush enters the rematch riding a five-fight winning streak over Scott Holtzman, Drakkar Klose, Frank Camacho, Drew Dober and Thiago Moises.
Ferreira (17-2) had a perfect 11-0 record when he lost to Dariush in his home country. Ferreira, who turns 36 in January, won his last six in the UFC, including a second-round stoppage over Anthony Pettis and decisions against Mairbek Taisumov and Rustam Khabilov.