The way Benito Lopez spent the money from his UFC debut will warm your heart

December 19, 2017 7:29 am by Tom Taylor
Benito Lopez

Earlier this month, Team Alpha Male prospect Benito Lopez made his UFC debut, taking on Albert Morales as part of the UFC’s stop in Fresno, California. Though Morales did not make it easy for him, Lopez won this debut with a unanimous decision, moving to a perfect 9-0 in the process.

Having cashed his first UFC check, Lopez decided to give back to the people who have supported him on his way up – namely his grandmother. In a weekend post to Instagram, the Team Alpha Male talent revealed that he’d bought his grandmother the car she’d been eyeing with some of his winnings.

See Lopez’s heartwarming post below:

“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,” Lopez said in his post. 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 & Dana White for giving me the opportunity to help change my family’s life for the better. This is only the beginning.”

What do you think of this gesture from Benito Lopez?

This article first appeared on on 19/12/2017.


Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.