Promotion officials recently confirmed the pairing. UFC Fight Night
123 takes place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., and is
headlined by a 145-pound showdown between Cub Swanson
Ortega. The evening’s main card airs on Fox Sports 1 following
early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Knight saw a four-fight UFC winning streak come to an end when he
suffered a first-round TKO defeat to former 145-pound title
Lamas at UFC 214. The 25-year-old Alan
Belcher protege owns a 20-3 professional mark, with 13 wins
coming via submission and three by KO/TKO.
Benitez, meanwhile, is 3-2 during his promotional tenure. Most
recently, “Moggly” dropped a unanimous decision to Enrique
Barzola at UFC 211 on May 13. Benitez is 19-6 over the course
of his pro career, with 16 victories coming inside the