UFC Fight Night 201 is around the corner. The event is stacked with dazzling match-ups. With Jamahal Hill going against the 10th ranked fighter in the light heavyweight division, Johnny Walker, the whole MMA community’s eyes will be on the main event of the night. However, another fight in the preliminary card that might fancy fight fans’ eyes is between Gabriel Benitez and David Onama Lowdown.
Gabriel is coming off to the fight from a loss against Billy Quarantillo at UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moisés. Moreover, his last few fights have also not gone in his way. He has suffered from three losses out of his last four bouts. Hence, the Mexican would certainly want to get a win at UFC Vegas 48.
David on the other hand is new to the promotion as he has fought only once inside the octagon. His debut against Mason Jones was back in October. Similar to Gabriel, David is also coming off a loss against Jones via unanimous decision. However, David would be eager to show his true potential inside the octagon.
UFC Fight Night: Gabriel Benitez vs David Onama Lowdown Stats:
|Stats||Gabriel Benitez||David Onama|
|Height||5 ft 8 in||5 ft 11 in|
|Reach||71 in||74 in|
UFC Fight Night: Gabriel Benitez vs David Onama Lowdown Fight Breakdown and Prediction:
Gabriel is an experienced fighter and has fought in different weight classes previously. He is aggressive and always looks ready for exchanges and knockdowns. Needless to say, he will look out to knock out David early and his deadly leg kicks will certainly complement his plan.
On the contrary, David’s first plan should be checking those expected leg kicks from Gabriel. Moreover, many would agree that Onama has really not been able to showcase his true potential inside the octagon. However, this might be the chance to do so.
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David has 3 inches of height and reaches an advantage over Gabriel. In addition to that, he is a better striker than Benitez. Once Onama finds Gabriel inside his range, he will unleash those vicious power strikes to KO Benitez. Also, Gabriel’s last few losses have raised questions over his weak chin. So, it is safe to say that if David chooses to close the distance during the fight, he will have that KO.
UFC Fight Night: Gabriel Benitez vs David Onama Lowdown Prediction: David wins via KO