UFC Vegas 48 gains a Featherweight bout as David Onama and Gabriel Benítez matchup February 19th, per Marcel Dorff.
David ‘Silent Assassin’ Onama made his UFC debut October 23rd 2021, versus Wales’ Mason Jones at UFC Vegas 41. Stepping in as a short notice replacement for Alan Patrick on four days notice, Onama’s debut came just 15 days after winning the Fighting Alliance Championship Featherweight championship. Onama lost his promotional debut to Jones via unanimous decision, the first loss of his professional career; the UFCs first Ugandan, however, showed huge potential. The 27-year-old, fighting out of Kansas City, Missouri, holds an 8-1 professional record, with all eight victories by way of stoppage (5 KO/TKO, 3 submissions).
Fighting out of Tijuana, Baja California, Gabriel ‘Moggly’ Benítez holds a professional record of 22-9. Making his promotional debut November 15th 2014 at UFC 180, the Mexican has amassed a promotional record of 6-5. The 33-year-old last fought July 17th 2021 at UFC Vegas 31, losing via third-round TKO to Billy Quarantillo.