Jason Knight vs Gabriel Benitez 9 December 2017: UFC Fight Night Preview and Predictions
9 December 2017/2200ET
Jason Knight (2/5) Gabriel Benitez (13/5) See the Latest Odds
UFC Fight Night will see a featherweight clash in the main card between American fighter, Jason Knight, and Mexican fighter, Gabriel Benitez. Both of these fighters are coming off losses in their previous fights so I am expecting a hard fought contest since they will both want to turn around the tide.
Jason Knight is considered to a real street fighter who has been fighting for a long time. Currently aged 26, this is the time when the American needs to start getting some impressive wins so he can move up in the rankings. Jason Knight is known to put on a show as he has won multiple fights of the nights and as a result, we can expect a good performance from him.
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On the other side of the coin, Gabriel Benitez will look to upset the home crowd and get a win for Mexico over the USA. In Mexico and Latin America, Benitez has made a name for himself but unfortunately, he is yet to live up to that hype in the UFC. This will give him a chance to get a win and move up in the rankings so I think he will want to do that desperately. Having said that, Jason Knight is a very talented fighter and I don’t think Benitez will be able to keep up.
With my prediction being a win for Jason Knight, I think betting on that result is a good play. We are getting a good price and that makes it a good option. In addition to that, I like this fight to end up submission since 13 out of 20 of the wins for Knight have come by this result.