UFC Fight Night 123 has a new featherweight bout on its card.
The promotion on Thursday announced Jason Knight will take on Gabriel Benitez at the FS1-televised event, which takes place Dec. 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.
Knight (20-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will enter the bout after a first-round TKO loss to Ricardo Lamas at UFC in July snapped a four-fight winning streak.
Benitez (19-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) also will look to get back in the win column. In his most recent bout at UFC 211 in May, Benitez dropped a unanimous decision to Enrique Barzola. Benitez is 1-2 in his last three fights, alternating wins and losses.
With the addition, UFC Fight Night 123 now includes:
- Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega
- Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis
- Scott Holtzman vs. Darrell Horcher
- Eryk Anders vs. Markus Perez
- Trevin Giles vs. Antonio Braga Neto
- Carls John de Tomas vs. Alex Perez
- Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Davi Ramos
- Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders
- Merab Dvalishvili vs. Frankie Saenz
- Benito Lopez vs. Albert Morales
- Aljamain Sterling vs. opponent TBA
- Gabriel Benitez vs. Jason Knight
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- Diego Sanchez rejuvenated at welterweight, ready for resurgence at UFC-Norfolk
- Matt Brown having second thoughts about retirement heading into UFC-Norfolk
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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