A new featherweight match-up has been added to UFC Fresno.
Jason Knight and Gabriel Benitez have been booked to fight at UFC Fight Night 123. The event, which is being headlined by Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega, is set to take place on Dec. 9 at the SaveMart Center in Fresno, Calif. The news was announced by the promotion on Thursday.
Knight is coming off a technical knockout loss to Ricardo Lamas earlier this summer at UFC 214. The loss to Lamas snapped a solid four-fight win streak for Knight. The 25-year-old fighter is currently 20-3 in his MMA career, and 4-2 in his UFC run.
Benitez will also be looking to bounce back from a loss, as he dropped a unanimous decision to Peru’s Enrique Barzola at UFC 211 back in May. The Mexican fighter is 3-2 in the UFC, and 19-6 in his overall MMA career.