Gabriel Benitez’s return to lightweight is set.
This will be Benitez’s first lightweight appearance in the UFC. He competed at 155 pounds prior to appearing on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America as a featherweight. Benitez, 31, is 5-3 since making his UFC debut in November 2014 and sports a 21-7 record overall. In his previous outing, he lost by second-round TKO to Sodiq Yusuff, snapping a two-fight win streak.
Morales (9-0) made a successful UFC debut in December with a win over Dong Hyun Ma after earning a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series last year. The 34-year-old Venezuelan has won seven of his pro bouts by knockout or submission.
See the updated card below:
Gabriel Benitez vs. Omar Morales
Chase Sherman vs. Ike Villanueva