Picks & Analysis: Jim Miller vs Gabriel Benitez UFC Fight Night 01-13-2024

Picks & Analysis: Jim Miller vs Gabriel Benitez UFC Fight Night 01-13-2024

January 12, 2024

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Jim Miller is an iconic UFC fighter who has been competing since 1996. A great fighter in his own right, Miller deserves this opportunity to fight on one of the major cards. His performance against Jesse Butler demonstrated that even at 40 years old he still can put opponents down with one punch from his southpaw stance.

 

Gabriel Benitez, on the other hand, is an aggressive fighter with all the tools to succeed in the UFC. Since joining in 2008 – having made solid progress as an opponent. Benitez competes at 155 lb, stands 5’8″, and boasts an 71″ wingspan.

 

This fight will take place on January 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada and is anticipated to be an intense matchup, likely ending up as a close battle for fans to watch. Both fighters possess solid striking and grappling techniques; though Miller holds an edge thanks to his experience.

 

 

Benitez must keep this fight on its feet to win this bout, which may prove challenging given his volume striker style and tendency to exchange strikes; however, this could also prove costly as his chin has already been broken four times. With technical footwork he may bring it all the way down to the mat with ease if necessary but must work on improving his clinching defense as part of a plan of attack.

 

Miller is an effective submission specialist and has the skill set necessary to threaten with a guillotine when presented with the chance. However, his feet-based fighting style gives him more of an advantage and could end this fight early via knockout/TKO.

 

After being scheduled to fight each other earlier in the year, it will be exciting to witness their cageside encounter. Physically, they are extremely comparable, but Gabriel Benitez emerges as the marginally superior athlete due to his quicker hand speed. But Jim Miller has a history of coming back from behind, so the fact that he is the favorite says a lot about how this fight might go.

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Jim Miller vs Gabriel Benitez Fight Information

  • Date: 01/13/2024
  • Time: 08:00 PM ET
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
  • How to Watch Jim Miller vs Gabriel Benitez: TNT Sports 2
  • Live Stream: BT Sport.com

 

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