Benito Lopez Takes The Money From His UFC Debut, Buys His Grandma A Car

UFC's Benito Lopez with his grandmother.

Budding mixed martial artist Benito Lopez made his octagon debut in a recent UFC event. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Fresno, Calif. for UFC Fight Night 123. The world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion provided a series of enticing events on the night’s fight card. Among them, Benito Lopez debuted under the UFC banner in an octagon war against Albert Morales.

Benito Lopez lands a vicious head kick on Albert Morales

Leading into the match up, Lopez was undefeated in his MMA career. With eight victories to his name, the fighter entered the octagon with a hungry ferocity. Lopez and Morales battled it out round after round, with the fight ultimately going the distance. In the end, Lopez walked away with a unanimous decision victory over his opponent.

Benito Lopez and Albert Morales embrace after putting on a war in the octagon

Taking to Instagra, Lopez has now revealed that he used some of his winnings from his octagon debut to purchase a car for his grandmother.

“I’ve always dreamed of a day where I would be able to give back to my grams for everything’s she’s done for my family and I. Yesterday the day finally came! I used some of my fight earnings to buy my grama the car she’s been wanting. Although it isn’t much, it’s the best I could do with what I had. I love you grams thank you for everything you’ve done and do for us. Thank you to the @ufc & @danawhite for giving me the opportunity to help change my family’s life for the better. This is only the beginning. #Blessed”

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