23-Year-Old UFC Featherweight 14-4-0, 1NC
April 11, 2018 Humberto Bandenay News
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Bandenay will face off against Gabriel Benitez at UFC Chile at Movistar Arena on May 19, Danny Segura of MMAFighting.com reports.
Bandenay burst onto the UFC scene during his first fight back in August, knocking out Martin Bravo is 26 seconds. He hasn't fought since then, however, due to a wrist injury and visa issues. His opponent, Benitez, most recently secured a unanimous decision victory against Jason Knight and is 4-2 in UFC.
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Fantasy AnalysisAfter winning his debut in the UFC in August against Martin Bravo, Bandenay has been pulled out of his last two scheduled bouts, with the previous one due to a fractured wrist. Moving ahead, Bandenay and his manager are working to get his next fight booked as soon as possible following this odd circumstance. In his place, Brandon Davis will take on Steven Peterson.
Fantasy AnalysisBandenay had been most recently slated to face off against Alexander Volkanovski in Sydney last October, but a fractured wrist forced him to withdraw from the bout. He'll be ready to reenter the cage about four months later, squaring off against a 27-year-old making his UFC debut. Bandenay, despite being just 23 years old, has almost as many fights under his belt. He'll be looking for his second consecutive victory in the UFC Octagon.
Fantasy AnalysisIt's unclear how Bandenay picked up the injury, but it will keep him from competing in his second UFC bout. The 23-year-old fighter made his UFC debut last August at UFC Mexico City, defeating Martin Bravo vis KO at less than 30 seconds into the fight. His replacement hasn't been announced at this point.
Fantasy AnalysisBandenay has been chosen as a replacement for Jeremy Kennedy (undisclosed). This is his second outing with the UFC and also his second short-notice fight under their banner. The 23-year-old debuted with a beautiful knockout win over Martin Bravo that ended the fight in 26 seconds. Bandenay is 14-4, 1NC overall.
Fantasy AnalysisBandenay was the biggest underdog on the card. He came out firing and initially landed a big head kick. It didn't phase "El Toro" who easily absorbed the strike, but then Bandenay caught him coming in with a knee. Bandenay knocked him stiff and followed up with some unnecessary punches. This was a huge victory for Bandenay because he was such a big underdog, and will also earn him a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
Fantasy AnalysisBrandenay has stepped in to replace Chris Gruetzemacher (undisclosed) on short notice. The UFC newcomer is 22 years old and has a five-inch height advantage over Bravo. He has already racked up a 13-4 record with 10 wins via stoppage and is on a five fight winning streak.