Fighting style: Striker
Stance: Southpaw
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 8"
Reach: 71"
Leg reach: 40.50
Weight: 155 lbs.
Nationality: Tijuana, Mexico
Age: 35


Recent win streak: 2
Wins by KO: 8
Wins by submission: 10
Wins by decision: 4



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1459
Significant Strikes Landed: 610


Takedowns Attempted: 4
Takedowns Landed: 1


Gabriel Benitez is an exciting and powerful UFC Featherweight fighter from Tijuana, Mexico. He has been competing professionally since 2011 and has won numerous professional fights, including a win over former UFC Lightweight champion Nate Diaz in 2018.

Benitez was born on October 2, 1990 in Tijuana, Mexico. He grew up surrounded by mixed martial arts (MMA) culture and began training when he was just 12 years old. His early career was spent fighting in regional promotions such as Combate America and Baja Fighting Championships where he earned a record of 8-2 with seven finishes by knockout or submission before making his official debut at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2017.

In the UFC, Benitez’s performances have been dynamic to say the least. In 2018 he scored one of his most memorable victories; a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Nate Diaz at UFC Fight Night 129 in Chile. This win saw him earn ‘Fight of the Night’ honors along with ‘Performance of The Night’ bonus awards for his efforts inside the octagon that night and it also cemented him as one of Mexico’s premier MMA stars overnight!

Benitez is currently on a three-fight winning streak which includes two impressive first round knockouts against tough opponents such as Humberto Bandenay & Jason Knight respectively and most recently claiming a split decision victory against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 243 back in 2019 which secured him yet another ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus award from Dana White himself!

Outside of fighting, Gabriel enjoys playing video games & spending time with friends & family members whenever possible during his downtime away from fight camps or competitions! As well as this, it is known that Gabriel also loves to travel around exploring new places/cultures across many different countries around world although nothing beats going home to Tijuana where you can find Gabriel regularly enjoying some delicious Mexican cuisine with family members or simply soaking up some sun while relaxing on nearby beaches!

Overall, Gabriel Benitez has quickly become one of Mexico’s top fighters competing within the sport today highlighting why many fans remain excited about what future fights this talented featherweight may bring us next!

Fight History

Gabriel Benitez: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Apr 27, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs. Perez
Jim Miller
Gabriel Benitez: Defeated
by Submission in Round 3 @ 3:25
Sat. Jan 13, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2
Charlie Ontiveros
Gabriel Benitez: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:33
Sat. Aug 13, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz
David Onama
Gabriel Benitez: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 4:24
Sat. Feb 19, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill
Billy Quarantillo
Gabriel Benitez: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Jul 17, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moises
Justin Jaynes
Gabriel Benitez: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Dec 05, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori
Omar Morales
Gabriel Benitez: Defeated
by in Round @ 5:00
Wed. May 13, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira
Sodiq Yusuff
Gabriel Benitez: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Aug 17, 2019
UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2


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