Gabriel Benitez looked very sharp tonight as he picked apart Justin Jaynes with strikes in the opening round at UFC On ESPN 19 and then TKO’d him with a big knee to the body.
Solid body kick for Benitez. Now an inside leg kick too. Crisp punches while on the back foot now.
Hard low inside leg kick and then an uppercut that snaps Jaynes head back. That wakes Jaynes up and he now starts to put together his own strikes.
Benitez with another hard leg kick. Benitez with some redness to his left eye, but he’s landing with real power when he’s on the offensive.
Jabs and leg kicks for Benitez. Now a good left. Jaynes barrels forward throwing an uppercut and more punches behind it, getting a little bit wild, but letting Benitez know that he’s in this fight.
Great uppercut from Benitez. Now a left hand. More punches bounce off Jaynes guard. Now a straight left. Benitez working to the body there too.
One-two’s from Benitez and then a huge knee to the body that clearly hurts Jaynes and sends him falling backwards to the mat in pain. Benitez swarms on him with follow-up strikes and the referee quickly rushes in to wave off the fight, handing Benitez the TKO victory at 4.06mins of the first round.