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Joseph Benavidez
Joseph Benavidez
Joseph Benavidez in 2017.jpg
Joseph Benavidez in 2017
BornJoseph Rolando Benavidez
(1984-07-31) July 31, 1984 (age 35)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.[1]
Other namesJoey Two Times, Joe B-Wan Kenobi, The Beefcake, The Joe Jitsu Practitioner
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)[2]
DivisionFlyweight (115--125 Ib) (2012-present)
Bantamweight (125--135 Ib) (2006-2011)
Featherweight (135--145 Ib) (2008)
Reach65 in (165 cm)[3][4]
StyleWrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofSacramento, California, U.S.[2]
TeamElevation Fight Team (formerly) [5]
Team Alpha Male (formerly)[6]
RankBrown prajied in Muay Thai under Duane Ludwig
Years active2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By submission9
By decision11
By knockout2
By decision4
SpouseMegan Olivi
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Joseph Rolando Benavidez (born July 31, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a flyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of March 2, 2020, he is #2 in the UFC flyweight rankings.[7]

After fighting in smaller shows while working as a screen printer in Las Cruces, New Mexico, he joined up with Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male in 2007. He has since fought in Dream, WEC and now the UFC. His fighting style has drawn comparisons to training partner and former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber. On April 27, 2010, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Las Cruces proclaimed April 27 as Joseph Benavidez Day in Las Cruces.[8]

Early life and background

Joseph Rolando Benavidez was born on July 31, 1984, in San Antonio, Texas, and is of Mexican descent. He attended Las Cruces High School, where he began training boxing. Tt the age of 16, he also began wrestling, discipline in which he became a New Mexico State champion. Benavidez is married to UFC reporter Megan Olivi.

Mixed martial arts career

Team Alpha Male

Before joining up with Urijah Faber, Benavidez fought in smaller shows and trained while working as a screen printer in New Mexico. Hoping to eventually make a living fighting MMA, he sought out Faber on a trip to California in January 2007. Unable to find Faber's gym, he visited one in Roseville hoping to locate him. There his fighting ability impressed the members and instructors enough (or, in Faber's words: "[he] basically beat the crap out of everyone")[6] to refer him to Faber. This was only hours before Benavidez' flight home was due and he had to leave for the airport, unable to meet up with him.[6]

His flight was then canceled, giving him the chance to meet up with Faber as he had hoped. Benavidez impressed Faber enough to offer him a job at the front desk of his gym, enabling him to leave New Mexico to come train with him and his team. Benavidez then went back to New Mexico, "jammed everything into his car" and moved to California.[6] After fighting with smaller US-based promotions, Benavidez was offered a fight with Norifumi Yamamoto by Japanese MMA-promoter Dream in July 2008 at Dream 5.[6] The bout was canceled only days before the fight,[6] and Benavidez was instead matched against Junya Kodo whom he defeated by guillotine choke submission.

World Extreme Cagefighting

Benavidez was then signed by US-based World Extreme Cagefighting. On December 3, 2008, he fought Danny Martinez at WEC 37 and won by unanimous decision.[9]

Benavidez faced Jeff Curran on April 5, 2009 at WEC 40.[10] Benavidez dominated Curran from the opening bell with superior grappling and striking, knocking the opponent down in the first round. Curran unsuccessfully attempted an armbar in the second round and a triangle choke in the third round.

Next, Benavidez faced Dominick Cruz on August 9, 2009 at WEC 42.[11] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Benavidez fought Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Rani Yahya on December 19, 2009 at WEC 45.[12] Benavidez won via first round TKO.[13]

Benavidez defeated former WEC Bantaweight Champion Miguel Torres on March 6, 2010 at WEC 47.[14] He dominated the former Bantamweight Champion before opening a huge cut on Torres' forehead and submitting the bloodied Torres via guillotine choke.[15]

Bantamweight title shot and beyond

Benavidez fought Dominick Cruz in a rematch for the WEC Bantamweight Championship on August 18, 2010 at WEC 50.[16] Benavidez lost to Cruz for a second time via split decision.[17]

Benavidez faced Wagnney Fabiano on November 11, 2010, replacing an injured Brian Bowles.[18] Benavidez defeated Fabiano via second round submission. After an uneventful first round of striking between the two, Benavidez stung Fabiano with a left and pounced, submitting the 3rd degree black belt with a guillotine choke at 2:45 of the second round.[19]

Ultimate Fighting Championship


On October 28, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[20]

In his UFC debut, Benavidez faced Ian Loveland on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128.[21] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[22]

Benavidez next fought Eddie Wineland on August 14, 2011 at UFC on Versus 5.[23] Benavidez defeated Wineland by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).[24]


At the UFC 140 post-fight press conference, Dana White announced that Benavidez would be a participant in a four man tournament to crown the new newly created UFC Flyweight Championship. Benavidez faced Yasuhiro Urushitani on March 3, 2012 at UFC on FX 2[25] and won via TKO in the second round, earning Knockout of the Night honors for his performance.[26][27]

Benavidez faced Demetrious Johnson on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152 for the inaugural UFC Flyweight Championship. In an incredibly closely contested fight that contained nonstop action at a frenetic pace, he lost the fight in via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46).[28]


Benavidez faced Ian McCall on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156.[29] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Benavidez then faced Darren Uyenoyama on April 20, 2013 at UFC on Fox 7.[30] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[31]

Benavidez faced Jussier Formiga on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28.[32] He won the fight by TKO in round 1 after dropping Formiga with a knee to the body and following up with punches.[33]

A rematch with Demetrious Johnson was expected for November 30, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.[34] However the bout was shifted to December 14, 2013 at UFC on Fox 9 after that event's headliner was postponed due to injury.[35] Benavidez lost via knockout in the first round, the first time he has been stopped in his MMA career.[36]


Benavidez faced Tim Elliott on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172.[37] Benavidez won the fight in the first round via modified guillotine choke.[38] Elliot was forced to tap with his feet as his arms were trapped by Benavidez's legs. Benavidez has called this submission the "Joa Constrictor". The win also earned Benavidez his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[39]

Benavidez faced Dustin Ortiz on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57.[40] Benavidez won the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.[41]


Benavidez faced John Moraga on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187.[42] Benavidez won the fight via unanimous decision.[43]

Benavidez was briefly linked to a bout against former Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo on September 5, 2015 at UFC 191.[44] However, the fight never materialized. In turn, Benavidez faced Ali Bagautinov on October 3, 2015 at UFC 192.[45] Benavidez won the fight via unanimous decision.[46]


Benavidez faced Zach Makovsky on February 6, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 82.[47] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[48]

In May 2016, the UFC announced that Benavidez would be one of the coaches, opposite Henry Cejudo on The Ultimate Fighter 24. The pairing faced each other on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.[49][50] Benavidez won the back and forth fight via split decision.[51]


Benevidez was expected to face Ben Nguyen on June 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 110.[52] However, Benavidez pulled out of the fight on May 10 with a knee injury and was replaced by Tim Elliott.[53]


Benavidez faced Sergio Pettis on June 9, 2018 at UFC 225.[54] He lost the back and forth fight via split decision.[55]

Benavidez was expected to face Ray Borg on November 10, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 139.[56] However on November 7, 2018 it was reported that the bout was cancelled due to undisclosed medical issue for Borg.[57]

Benavidez faced Alex Perez on November 30, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale.[58] He won the fight via technical knockout out in round one.[59] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[60]


Benavidez was briefly scheduled to face Deiveson Figueiredo on January 19, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 143.[61] However, the promotion clarified plans indicating that the pairing was off and that Benavidez would be an alternate for the headliner bout in the event that either Henry Cejudo or T.J. Dillashaw would be forced from the main event.[62][63] Subsequently, Benavidez indicated that he would like to compete on the card, so while being an alternate for the headliner, a rematch with Dustin Ortiz took place at the event.[64] Benavidez would win the fight via unanimous decision.[65] Benavidez signed a new, four-fight contract with the UFC before the fight with Ortiz.[66]

Benavidez faced Jussier Formiga in a rematch on June 29, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 3.[67] He won the fight via technical knockout in the second round.[68] This fight earned him the Performance of the Night award.[69] After the fight, in the post-fight interview, he declared himself "Joey Two Times".


Benavidez faced Deiveson Figueiredo for the vacant UFC Flyweight Championship at UFC Fight Night 169 on February 29, 2020.[70] At the weigh-ins on February 28, Figueiredo missed weight, weighing in at 127.5 pounds and became ineligible to win the Flyweight championship. In addition, Figueiredo was fined 30 percent of his purse which went to Benavidez.[71] He lost the fight via technical knockout in round two.[72]

Championships & accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
34 matches 28 wins 6 losses
By knockout 8 2
By submission 9 0
By decision 11 4
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 28-6 Deiveson Figueiredo TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo February 29, 2020 2 1:54 Norfolk, Virginia, United States For the vacant UFC Flyweight Championship. Figueiredo missed weight (127.5 lbs) and became ineligible to win the title.
Win 28-5 Jussier Formiga TKO (head kick and punches) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos June 29, 2019 2 4:47 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 27-5 Dustin Ortiz Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw January 19, 2019 3 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win 26-5 Alex Perez TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale November 30, 2018 1 4:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 25-5 Sergio Pettis Decision (split) UFC 225 June 9, 2018 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 25-4 Henry Cejudo Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale December 3, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Cejudo was deducted one point in round 1 due to repeated low blows.
Win 24-4 Zach Makovsky Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson February 6, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 23-4 Ali Bagautinov Decision (unanimous) UFC 192 October 3, 2015 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 22-4 John Moraga Decision (unanimous) UFC 187 May 23, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 21-4 Dustin Ortiz Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson November 22, 2014 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 20-4 Tim Elliott Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 172 April 26, 2014 1 4:08 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 19-4 Demetrious Johnson KO (punch) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 December 14, 2013 1 2:08 Sacramento, California, United States For the UFC Flyweight Championship.
Win 19-3 Jussier Formiga TKO (knee to the body and punches) UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader September 4, 2013 1 3:07 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Win 18-3 Darren Uyenoyama TKO (body punch) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez April 20, 2013 2 4:50 San Jose, California, United States
Win 17-3 Ian McCall Decision (unanimous) UFC 156 February 2, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 16-3 Demetrious Johnson Decision (split) UFC 152 September 22, 2012 5 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada For the inaugural UFC Flyweight Championship. UFC Flyweight tournament final.
Win 16-2 Yasuhiro Urushitani TKO (punches) UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann March 3, 2012 2 0:11 Sydney, Australia Flyweight debut. Knockout of the Night. UFC Flyweight tournament semifinal.
Win 15-2 Eddie Wineland Decision (unanimous) UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle August 14, 2011 3 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 14-2 Ian Loveland Decision (unanimous) UFC 128 March 19, 2011 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 13-2 Wagnney Fabiano Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 52 November 11, 2010 2 2:45 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12-2 Dominick Cruz Decision (split) WEC 50 August 18, 2010 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For the WEC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 12-1 Miguel Torres Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 47 March 6, 2010 2 2:57 Columbus, Ohio, United States Submission of the Night.
Win 11-1 Rani Yahya TKO (punches) WEC 45 December 19, 2009 1 1:35 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 10-1 Dominick Cruz Decision (unanimous) WEC 42 August 9, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 10-0 Jeff Curran Decision (unanimous) WEC 40 April 5, 2009 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 9-0 Danny Martinez Decision (unanimous) WEC 37 December 3, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8-0 Junya Kodo Submission (guillotine choke) Dream 5 July 21, 2008 1 2:42 Osaka, Japan Catchweight (139 lbs) bout.
Win 7-0 Maurice Eazel Submission (rear-naked choke) PFC 8: A Night of Champions May 8, 2008 1 1:02 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 6-0 Jason Georgianna Submission (guillotine choke) PFC 6: No Retreat, No Surrender January 17, 2008 2 0:38 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 5-0 Rocky Del Monte Submission (triangle choke) Independent Event June 1, 2007 2 N/A Lakeport, California, United States
Win 4-0 Carlos Lovio TKO (punches) Bring it On: Under Destruction April 28, 2007 1 N/A Oxnard, California, United States
Win 3-0 Justin Smitley TKO (doctor stoppage) Warrior Cup 2 April 7, 2007 3 2:18 Stockton, California, United States
Win 2-0 Ramon Rodriguez Submission (triangle choke) Border Warz October 14, 2006 2 2:33 Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Win 1-0 Brandon Shelton Submission (kimura) Universal Fight Promotions June 3, 2006 2 N/A Mescalero, New Mexico, United States


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