The UFC has added a featherweight battle to the upcoming UFC 211 event. Enrique Barzola will meet Gabriel Benitez at the event, which takes place May 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Barzola defeated Horacio Gutierrez in his UFC debut to win the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America.” Since then, he has split a pair of bouts. First, he lost to Kyle Bochniak at UFC on Fox 21. He returned last November and defeated Chris Avila at UFC Fight Night 98. The victory improved his professional record to 12-3-1.
Benitez competed on the first season of the UFC’s Latin American reality show. He made his debut in 2014 and has picked up wins in three out of four UFC bouts. In his last fight, he took a second-round submission victory over Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 94.
In the main event of UFC 211, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will look to defend his title against former champion Junior dos Santos. Dos Santos previously defeated Miocic in the main event of UFC on Fox 13.