Jan 13 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
Gabriel Benitez
Benitez
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36-17-0
Sub 3
Sub 3
23-10-0

The tape

40
Age
36
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Tape record

KOUDSUBKOKO
Form
KOKOKOKOUD
36
Wins
23
7
By KO
9
19
KO%
39
19
By SUB
10
53
SUB%
43
17
Loses
10
2
Stopped
4
3
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2007
54
Bouts
33
116
Rounds
62
8 hours, 17 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 55 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Jim Miller vs Gabriel Benitez report

Who won Miller vs Benitez?

Jim Miller beat Gabriel Benitez by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 13th January 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Miller vs Benitez stats

Jim Miller stepped into the octagon with a record of 36 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 19 by submission.

Gabriel Benitez made his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 10 by submission.

This was Jim Miller's 44th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2008.

Jim Miller's UFC record stood at 26-17-0, while Gabriel Benitez's came in at 7-7-0.

The stats suggested Benitez had an advantage in power over Miller, with a 39% knock out percentage over Miller's 19%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Miller had a slight advantage over Benitez, with a 53% submission rate over Benitez's 43%.

Jim Miller was the older man by 4 years, at 40 years old.

Miller was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Benitez, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 57 more professional rounds, 122 to Benitez's 65.

Miller vs Benitez form

Miller had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Erick Gonzalez at UFC Vegas 40 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Roosevelt Roberts at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Clay Guida at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Prudential Center, Newark.

Before that, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee.

He had been beaten by Dan Hooker at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

Gabriel Benitez had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against Charlie Ontiveros at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by David Onama at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Billy Quarantillo at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Justin Jaynes at UFC Vegas 16 on 5th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Sodiq Yusuff at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gabriel Benitez had been fighting more than Jim Miller.

Going to this contest, Jim Miller had last fought 2 years, 9 months and 5 days ago, while Gabriel Benitez's last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 8 days ago.

Miller's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 3 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.

Benitez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Miller vs Benitez?

Jim Miller was a 63/100 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Gabriel Benitez made his way into the ring at 13/10 (+130) with oddsmakers.

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