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Jason Knight says he's fighting Gabriel Benitez at UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno


Fan favorite “Mississippi Mean” is headed to California.

Jason Knight (20-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) today announced he’s slated to fight fellow featherweight Gabriel Benitez (19-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 123 (via Instagram):

Contract is finally here time to grind

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UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement.

UFC Fight Night 123 takes place Dec. 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.

Knight, also known as “Hick Diaz,” was recently riding a four-fight winning streak – one that earned him three fight-night bonuses and stoppage wins over Alex Caceres and Chas Skelly. However, in his most recent bout, the 25-year-old Mississippi native got a step up in competition and suffered a TKO loss to former title challenger Ricardo Lamas, who’s No. 5 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings.

He now meets Benitez, a semifinalist on “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America.” The 29-year-old Mexican fighter, who has 16 stoppages in 19 career wins, was on a 4-1 run before a recent decision loss to Enrique Barzola in a back-and-forth bout at UFC 211 in May.

With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 123 now includes:

  • Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega
  • Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis
  • Scott Holtzman vs. Darrell Horcher
  • Eryk Anders vs. John Phillips
  • Trevin Giles vs. Antonio Braga Neto
  • Carls John de Tomas vs. Alex Perez
  • Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Davi Ramos
  • Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders
  • Benito Lopez vs. Albert Morales
  • Gabriel Benitez vs. Jason Knight

For more on UFC Fight Night 123, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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