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"Moggly"

Gabriel Benitez

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23-11-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

10

Wins by Submission

12

First Round Finishes

Gabriel Benitez

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Resultados do evento

Informações

Learn more about Gabriel Benitez's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Ativo
Cidade natal
Tijuana, México
Equipe
AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) San Jose
Estilo de luta
Striker
Idade
34
Altura
172.72
Peso
75.28
Estreia no UFC
15.11.14
Envergadura
180.34
Alcance das pernas
102.87

Fighter Facts

  • Team Velasquez on TUF LATAM
     
  • Pro since 2007
     
  • Eight wins by KO, ten by submission (2 RNC, Kimura, 3 armbar, 4 guillotine)
     
  • 11 first round finishes
     
  • Has won four of his last nine
     
  • Lost 2008 bout to UFC vet Yaotzin Meza
     
  • Nickname comes from the Jungle Book character Mowgli. He used to have long hair, so he looked like the character.

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (2/19/22) Benitez was knocked out by David Onama at 4:24 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (7/17/21) Benitez was stopped by Billy Quarantillo via strikes at 3:40 of the third round
UFC on ESPN (12/5/20) Benitez stopped Justin Jaynes via strikes at 4:06 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/13/20) Benitez lost a three round unanimous decision to Omar Morales
UFC 241 (8/17/19) Benitez was stopped by Sodiq Yusuff via strikes at 4:14 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/19/18) Benitez knocked out Humberto Bandenay at :39 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (12/9/17) Benitez won a three round unanimous decision over Jason Knight
UFC 211 (5/13/17) Benitez lost a three round unanimous decision to Enrique Barzola
UFC Fight Night (9/17/16) Benitez submitted Sam Sicilia via guillotine choke at 1:20 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (11/21/15) Benitez was knocked out by Andre Fili at 3:13 of the first round
UFC 188 (6/13/15) Benitez won a three round unanimous decision over Clay Collard
UFC 180 (11/15/14) Benitez submitted Humberto Brown via guillotine choke at :30 of the third round

The Ultimate Fighter, LATAM
On episode 12 (semifinals), Benitez lost a three round unanimous decision to Leonardo Morales
On episode two (quarterfinals), Benitez submitted Diego Rivas via rear naked choke at 3:42 of the second round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 18 years old
What ranks and titles have you held? UWC 155 champion, XFL 155 Champion, XK 155 Champion, LFM 155 Champion
Do you have any heroes? My Dad
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the dream of every fighter…
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a promoter for a soda company. I went to the supermarkets and arranged product.
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite Striking technique: Flying knees