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Gabriel Benitez

Gabriel Benitez

Nationality :Mexico
Date Of Birth :15 June 1988
Height :5 feet 8 inches
Weight :70 kg

Gabriel Benitez is a Mexican mixed martial artist. He was the lightweight contestant of UFC “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1, and he currently fights in the Featherweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).


BornGabriel Apolinar Benítez 
15 June 1988 (age 35)
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Other namesMoggly
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)

Gabriel Benitez Biography, EarlyLife

Gabriel Benitez was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on June 15, 1988. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He is Mexican in terms of nationality.

He is a private person, therefore little is known about his prior life, such as his childhood, parents, and educational history. Benitez began training in mixed martial arts at the age of eighteen. Furthermore, before he began fighting, he worked as a promoter for a drink company.

Gabriel Benitez Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Gabriel Benitez’s Height, And Weight

Gabriel Benitez is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall. He competes in the UFC’s lightweight class. athletes in the lightweight division can weigh anywhere from pounds to pounds, although due to weight cutting, many MMA athletes walk about 10 to 30 pounds heavier than their weight class maximum limit.


Benitez started his professional MMA career in 2007, making his debut in his home country Mexico and he amassed a record of 16-4 prior signed by UFC.

The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1

Benitez was selected as one of the cast members for The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1, UFC The Ultimate Fighter TV series, under Team Cain Velasquez in April 2014.

In the elimination round, Benitez submitted Diego Rivas via rear-naked choke in round 2. Benitez next faced Leonardo Morales in the semifinals and he lost by unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Benitez made his promotional debut on November 15, 2014, at UFC 180 against Humberto Brown. He won the first UFC win via guillotine choke in round 3.

He next faced Clay Collard on June 13, 2015 at UFC 188. He won via unanimous decision with 30-27 across the board

On his third appearance in a UFC fight, Benitez took on Andre Fili on November 21, 2015, at UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Gastelum. He lost the fight via KO in round one.

On September 17, 2016, Benitez face Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson. He defeated Sicilia via guillotine choke in round two.

Benitez faced Enrique Barzola, the featherweight champion of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2, on May 13, 2017, at UFC 211. After a three-round fight, the judges awarded the win to Barzola with 29-28 across the scoreboard.

Gabriel Benitez’s Net Worth

Benitez’s fortune has grown as a result of his professional MMA career. In 2021, the UFC will be his primary source of revenue. Nonetheless, the specific sum of his net worth remains unknown.

Gabriel Benitez won his first UFC fight for 16,000 dollars. Similarly, he received $20,000 for his second UFC fight. Despite defeats in his third and fifth UFC fights, he was paid $14,000 and $16,500, respectively.

He won $26,500 in his fourth UFC fight. At UFC 123, he won $14,000 in show money and a $14,000 win bonus.

Gabriel’s UFC earnings are expected to be more than $300,000.

Gabriel Benitez’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Gabriel Benitez, 33, has a happy marriage. On the 19th of February 2011, he married his long-term fiancée. He has not, however, revealed anything about his marriage.

As of 2019, they have been married for about 8 years, and their relationship is continuing well, with no news or rumors of an extramarital affair, disagreement, or divorce.

Gabriel Benitez Awards

Mixed martial arts 

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Humberto Bandenay and Justin Jaynes 
    • Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Billy Quarantillo
  • Ultimate Warrior Challenge
    • Ultimate Warrior Challenge Featherweight Champion (One time)
  • Xtreme Kombat
    • Xtreme Kombat Featherweight Champion (One time) vs. Antonio Ramirez
  • Xtreme Fighters Latino
    • Xtreme Fighters Latino Featherweight Champion (One time) vs. Daniel Salas
  • Xplode Fight Series
    • Xplode Fight Series Featherweight Champion (One time) vs. Ryan Bixler


What is the net worth of Gabriel Benitez?

His net worth is 300,000 dollars.

What is the height of Gabriel Benitez?

His height is 5 feet 8 inches.

What is the age of Gabriel Benitez?

His age is 35 years as of 2023.

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