“Better Than the Diaz Brothers” – UFC World Left Awestruck as Second Bonfim Brother Finishes UFC 283 Debut With Dominant Submission

Published 01/21/2023, 9:09 PM EST

It was a clean sweep for the Bonfim brothers as Gabriel Bonfim secured a submission win at UFC 283 in Brazil. The 25-year-old Brazilian faced Tunisia’s Mounir Lazzez and made short work of his opponent. The undefeated Brazilian prospect could not have asked for a better UFC debut as he brought the hometown crowd to its feet with his lighting-fast submission win.

Earlier that night, his brother Ismael Bonfim had secured another caustic win, beating lightweight prospect, Terrance McKinney, via a jumping switch knee knockout. Both ‘Marreta’ and ‘Marretinha’ have done right by themselves and their country after they aced their UFC debuts in scintillating fashion.

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Fans react to Gabriel Bonfim’s win at UFC 283

Bonfim walked into the Jeunesse Arena boasting an undefeated 13-0 record. The 25-year-old welterweight faced Mounir “The Sniper” Lazzez, who came into the fight with an 11-2 record, winning 4 out of his last five bouts.

However, the Tunisia native could barely trouble the Brazilian, as the fight proved to be a short affair. After a few quick exchanges, Lazzez shot for a takedown. That was the beginning of the end for him as Bonfim countered and locked in a tight guillotine, leaving his opponent no choice but to tap.

Bonfim’s quick win, shortly after his brother’s emphatic one, had the internet buzzing about the brothers. Fans and fighters both took to social media to give their reactions.

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What are your thoughts on that Gabriel Bonfim performance? What are your expectations for this undefeated prospect? Let us know in the comments below.

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Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.

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