Gabriel Benitez - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Gabriel
Benitez
19-7-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 19-7-0
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Moggly
From: Tijuana, Baja California Mexico
Fights Out Of: Tijuana, Baja California Mexico
Age: 29
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 71"
Leg Reach 40"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
445
41% Successful
184
Types of Successful Strikes
0
184
90% Standing
165
8
11
Striking Defense
71
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
1
1
Takedown Defense
47
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Gabriel Benitez
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega
Dec 9, 2017
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Loss
Gabriel Benitez
May 13, 2017
51
46
0
9
0
1
0
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gabriel Benitez
Sep 17, 2016
39
19
0
0
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Loss
Gabriel Benitez
Nov 21, 2015
11
16
0
1
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Gabriel Benitez
Jun 13, 2015
60
34
0
6
1
0
1
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gabriel Benitez
Nov 15, 2014
23
18
0
1
5
0
0
1
R3 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: I arrive to AKA  at 10 am for my private class of boxing with coach Javier Carvajal, then some days I do jiu-jitsu with a gi at 11. At 12 I take the pro fighters’ class - we do sparring or wrestling with DC (Daniel Cormier); it depends what day of the week it is. I come back to the gym at 6 to take my private class with Javier Mendez and finally I do conditioning at 7 with the fighters three times a week.
 
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…
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? N/A
 
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
 
• Team Velasquez on TUF LATAM
 
• Pro since 2007
 
• Six wins by KO, 10 by submission (2 RNC, Kimura, 3 armbar, 4 guillotine)
 
• Nine first-round finishes
 
• Has won 5 of last 8
 
• 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

Career

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