Gabriel Benitez vs Maheshate Prediction UFC Picks 4/27

Gabriel Benitez vs Maheshate Prediction UFC Picks 4/27

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UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs. Perez - Gabriel Benitez vs. Maheshate Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an electrifying featherweight bout between Gabriel "Moggly" Benitez and Maheshate at UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs. Perez, scheduled to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on April 27, 2024. Let's delve into their fighting backgrounds, recent performances, and anticipate the outcome of this thrilling matchup.

 

Gabriel Benitez - Moggly

  • Height/Weight: 5' 8", 155 lbs
  • Record: 23-12-0 (9 TKO, 10 SUB)
  • Team: AKA (American Kickboxing Academy)
  • Stance: Southpaw

Strengths:

Gabriel "Moggly" Benitez brings a wealth of experience to the octagon, having competed against some of the best fighters in the featherweight division. With a well-rounded skill set, Benitez is proficient in both striking and grappling. He possesses devastating knockout power in his strikes and is equally dangerous on the ground, where he has secured numerous submission victories.

Weaknesses:

While Benitez boasts an impressive skill set, he has faced challenges against opponents with elite grappling credentials. In previous outings, he has struggled to defend against relentless wrestlers who aim to control the pace of the fight. However, Benitez has shown improvement in his takedown defense and continues to evolve as a fighter.

 

Maheshate

  • Height/Weight: 6' 0", 155 lbs
  • Record: 9-3-0 (4 TKO, 1 SUB)
  • Team: Enbo Gedou
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Maheshate is a rising prospect in the featherweight division known for his explosive striking and athleticism. With a background in kickboxing, Maheshate possesses lightning-fast strikes and knockout power in both hands. He is adept at closing the distance quickly and overwhelming opponents with flurries of strikes.

Weaknesses:

Despite his impressive striking skills, Maheshate has shown vulnerabilities in grappling exchanges, particularly against opponents with strong ground games. Against a seasoned UFC veteran like Gabriel Benitez, Maheshate must be cautious not to get drawn into prolonged grappling exchanges and focus on utilizing his striking advantage.

 

Prediction:

In what promises to be an exhilarating matchup, Gabriel Benitez is poised to secure victory at UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs. Perez. With his extensive experience competing in the UFC and proven ability to finish fights, Benitez holds a significant advantage heading into this bout.

Expect Benitez to implement a calculated game plan that capitalizes on his strengths in both striking and grappling. While Maheshate may pose a threat on the feet, Benitez's veteran savvy and ability to dictate the pace of the fight will ultimately lead him to victory.

 

Pick: Gabriel Benitez ML +225

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