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UFC on ESPN 26: Quarantillo vs Benitez 07/17/2021 Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC on ESPN 26 Quarantillo vs Benitez 07-17-2021 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC on ESPN 26: Quarantillo vs Benitez 07/17/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is not yet done after an exciting fight card and they intend to keep the fire burning with UFC on ESPN 26. This event takes place this coming Saturday, July 17 and inside the closed doors of the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View are great ways to view the matches safely at home. Lightweight fighting action takes place in the main event with Thiago Moises stepping inside the same cage as Islam Makhachev. Billy Quarantillo is also on the main card as this featherweight fights Gabriel Benitez. Heading to this matchup, it is seen in UFC betting odds that Gabriel Benitez will be winning this bout over Billy Quarantillo.

UFC on ESPN 26: Quarantillo vs Benitez 07/17/2021

When: Saturday, July 17, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 26: Quarantillo vs Benitez 07/17/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Billy Quarantillo +135 Gabriel Benítez -155

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Billy Quarantillo

Billy Quarantillo is a 32-year-old fighter and his hometown is located in Tampa, Florida in the USA. He stands at five-foot-ten tall and gets to represent the Gracie Tampa South in his professional matches. Quarantillo has been a natural at the featherweight division and he brings his professional MMA record of 15-3 to this match. His victories are divided into six knockouts, five submissions, and four decisions. After staying undefeated in the UFC for his first three matches, Quarantillo tasted his first defeat in the organization and snapped his eight-game winning streak. Gavin Tucker was his last opponent and that match went to the judges’ scorecards.

Gabriel Benítez

Gabriel Benitez carries an interesting ring name as “Moggly” and he came all the way from Tijuana, Baja California in Mexico. He gets to train and polish his MMA skills at the American Kickboxing Academy. Benitez is a five-foot-eight fighter and this lightweight now carries a 22-8 professional fighting record. 10 of those wins came from submissions and he also owns eight knockouts and four decision wins. Losing back-to-back matches, Benitez was able to bounce back with a victory in UFC on ESPN 19 just this December. His last opponent was Justin Jaynes and knocked him out in the first round with a knee to the body.

Quarantillo vs Benitez Betting Numbers

Quarantillo
Benitez
Record 15-3-0 22-8-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country USA Mexico
Height 5’8″ 5’10”
Weight (lbs) 155 145
Reach (in) 71 70
Win by KO/TKO 40% 36%
Win by Submission 33% 45%
Decisions 27% 18%
Strikes landed per minute 4.36 7.03
Striking accuracy 38% 64%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.26 4.97
Striking defense 70% 42%
Takedown average 0.17 1.28
Takedown accuracy 50% 31%
Takedown defense 56% 57%
Submission average 1.2 1.8

Quarantillo vs Benitez Betting Picks

Gabriel Benitez looks to be getting his groove back after a very convincing victory over Justin Jaynes. His improvements are evident and that is why this online betting site picks him to take this victory over Billy Quarantillo. This should end early with a knockout.