Gabriel Benítez made a big statement with a slam KO of Humberto Bandenay at UFC Chile on Saturday night.
The UFC’s first trip to Chile got underway Saturday, with the usual four-pack of preliminary fights airing on Fox Sports. Opening up the televised card of UFC Chile, Gabriel Benitz took on Humberto Bandenay in featherweight action. It was a fight that was over almost before it began, and in rather impressive fashion no less.
Off the opening bell, Benitez immediately stormed out of the gate and knocked down Humberto Bandenay with a solid punch that connected clean. Once dropped, Benitez pounced, while Bandenay twisted and turned looking to recover.
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Bandenay would try to trap Benitez in an arm-bar next, but that would lead to the end of the bout. Gabriel Benitez was able to hoist his opponent up and slam him down, scoring the slam KO in the process! Follow up punches were barely necessary, and it was all over in under a minute. It was an incredible finish and an incredibly short fight. With the win, he improves to 5-2 in the UFC, and has now won two straight.
Gabriel Benitez def. Humberto Bandenay by knockout (slam and punches), Round 1, 0:39