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Gabriel Benitez returns to featherweight, takes on Justin Jaynes on Nov. 14

Gabriel Benitez has his second bout of 2020 booked.

The Mexican competitor returns at UFC on ESPN+ 41 on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas in a featherweight bout against Justin Jaynes. The news was first reported Wednesday by Milenio and later confirmed with sources by MMA Junkie.

Benitez (21-8 MMA, 5-4 UFC) last fought in May. He suffered a unanimous decision loss to Omar Morales at lightweight, a weight class above his usual division. The American Kickboxing Academy product is on a two-fight skid and 2-2 in his last four.

Meanwhile, Jaynes (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) fought in August at UFC on ESPN+ 32 where he lost to Gavin Tucker via submission. Prior to that, Jaynes was on a five-fight wining streak, which includes a successful UFC debut against veteran Frank Camacho.

Below are the reported bouts for UFC on ESPN+ 41:

  • Gabriel Benitez vs. Justin Jaynes
  • Kanako Murata vs. Livinha SouzaKay Hansen vs. Cory McKennaJulian Marquez vs. Saparbek SafarovMiranda Granger vs. Ashley Yoder
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