Beneil Dariush Named 2024 Recipient Of Forrest Griffin Community Award

Founded in 2003, Promise Child is a community of believers who sponsor children in Haiti, South Asia, Asia, South Sudan, and Uganda and have project-driven outreach in America. Promise Child’s primary goal is to see the empowerment of underserved children worldwide through sponsorship providing education, nutrition, shelter, proper nutrition, and Gospel-centered care.

Beneil also gives back to the local community in his Southern California neighborhood by teaching youth jiu-jitsu and self-defense classes at Kings MMA five days per week. During his classes, he teaches students ages 8 – 17 the fundamentals of jiu-jitsu and self-defense while also educating them on nutrition.

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Currently the no. 6-ranked contender in the lightweight division, Beneil is a veteran of 29 fights and has compiled a record of 22-6-1 (16-6-1 UFC) since his debut in 2014.

A proficient Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, Beneil has also won three gold, two bronze, and four silver medals while competing in the world jiu-jitsu championships.

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