Beneil Dariush teleported Scott Holtzman to another universe with an insane walk-off KO at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Olenik.
Daruish has been a grappling ace for a long time but the Iranian-born Assyrian-American has emphasized his striking his last two outings. He rocked Holtzman with a crunching knee muay thai knee and continued to pour on the pressure on Saturday. The end came officially at 4:38 of round one when Dariush dusted Holtzman with a spinning back-fist KO. Dariush immediately knew the outcome and walked away from "Hotsauce" as the referee waved off the fight.
Dariush, who earned three consecutive Performance of the Night bonuses heading into Saturday, is ineligible for a bonus after missing weight. While speaking to Paul Felder, Dariush suggested White give the $50,000 prize to Holtzman. Dariush (19-4-1) is now riding a five-fight winning streak and has finished Holtzman, Drakkar Klose, Frank Camacho and Drew Dober.
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Olenik takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keep up with Fightful right here and on Twitter for live highlights, recaps and post-fight coverage from Saturday's event.