Featherweights Gabriel Benitez, Enrique Barzola to Clash at UFC 211

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 24, 2017


A featherweight duel pitting Gabriel Benitez against Enrique Barzola has been added to the UFC 211 lineup.

The promotion recently announced the matchup. UFC 211 takes place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on May 13 and is headlined by a heavyweight title tilt between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. In the co-main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her strawweight championship against Jessica Andrade.

Benitez, 28, has been victorious in three of his four UFC appearances. Most recently, “Moggly” submitted Sam Sicilia in the second round at UFC Fight Night 94 on Sept. 17. The Tijuana, Mexico, native is 19-5 as a professional, with 16 triumphs coming inside the distance.

Barzola, meanwhile, is 2-1 during his brief Octagon tenure. In his last outing, the Lima, Peru, native outpointed Chris Avila at UFC Fight Night 98 on Nov. 5. “El Fuerte” owns a 12-3-1 career mark, including eight victories via knockout, technical knockout or submission.

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