Round 1: Nijem comes out quickly and lands a right hand. Dariush lands a straight left hand that stops Nijem’s forward progress. Dariush lands a kick to the body. Nijem catches it and takes him down. He lands a punch and stands over Dariush. Nijem lets Dariush up. Nijem lands a leg kick and Dariush works to get the fight to the ground. Nijem sprawls and they battle for position along the cage. Dariush lands elbows on the inside and separates. Nijem circles. He lands a kick to the body. He steps in and lands a right hand. Dariush presses forward. Dariush leaps in with a flying knee. Nijem catches him with a left hand counter that drops Dariush. Dariush gets to his feet, butNijem lands a combination that puts him back down. Dariush is hurt bad. Nijem lands hammer fists. He postures up and delivers punches. Nijem advances to the mount position. Nijem landing heavy shots. Dariush is bleeding from the nose. Nijem continues to pound away. The referee steps in and stops it. Nijem hands Dariush his first career loss.
The official time of the stoppage was 4:20 of the first round.