Gabriel Benitez - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Gabriel
Benitez
21-7-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 7 fights.
Record: 21-7-0
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Moggly
From: Tijuana, Baja California Mexico
Fights Out Of: Tijuana, Baja California Mexico
Age: 30
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 71"
Leg Reach 40"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
656
42% Successful
278
Types of Successful Strikes
0
278
89% Standing
248
8
22
Striking Defense
73
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
1
100% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
2
1
Takedown Defense
56
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Gabriel Benitez
May 19, 2018
9
2
1
0
0
1
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Gabriel Benitez
Dec 9, 2017
36
85
1
0
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
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: Every day is different because I have an schedule in my fight camp, but normally it is running, then I jump to BJJ class, then the fighter class, which could be sparring or wrestling, and I end up at night with mitts or conditioning.
 
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
• Team Velasquez on TUF LATAM
 
• Pro since 2007
 
• Seven wins by KO, 10 by submission (2 RNC, Kimura, 3 armbar, 4 guillotine)
 
• 10 first-round finishes
 
• Has won seven of 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
 
• Benitez is just the 10th fighter in UFC history to earn a finish stemming from a slam.

Career

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