21-4-0( W-L-D )

Curriculum Combattimenti

Analisi Abilità

Le Tabelle vengono compilate in base ai risultati di 18 combattimenti
Record: 21-4-0
Sommario: Conditioning, speed and training partners

Fighter Info

: San Antonio, Texas USA
Vive A: Sacramento, CA USA
Età: 30
Altezza: 5' 4" ( 162 cm )
Peso: 125 libbre ( 56 kg )


Totale Colpi Sferrati
Successo 32%
Tipi di Colpi Riusciti
80% In Piedi
Colpi Difensivi
Percentuale dei colpi schivati

Lotta a Terra

Totale Takedown
Successo 24%
Tipi di Takedown Riusciti
{0}% Sottomissioni
{0}% Schivate
{0}% Sweep
Takedown Defense
Percentuale di Takedown schivati
Risultato Combattenti Evento Striking Takedown Sottomissioni Schivate Metodo Replay
Joseph Benavidez nov 22, 2014
94 2 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dustin Ortiz 37 2 0 0
Joseph Benavidez apr 26, 2014
9 0 1 3 R1 Submission
Tim Elliott 16 3 0 0
Demetrious Johnson dic 14, 2013
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Joseph Benavidez 4 0 0 0
Joseph Benavidez set 4, 2013
20 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jussier Formiga 6 0 0 0
Joseph Benavidez apr 20, 2013
57 2 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Darren Uyenoyama 11 0 0 0
Joseph Benavidez feb 2, 2013
57 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Ian McCall 40 1 0 2
Joseph Benavidez set 22, 2012
44 0 2 3 R5 Decision - Split
Demetrious Johnson 77 5 0 2
Joseph Benavidez mar 2, 2012
18 1 1 4 R2 KO/TKO
Yasuhiro Urushitani 8 0 0 0
Joseph Benavidez ago 14, 2011
66 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Eddie Wineland 24 0 0 0
Joseph Benavidez mar 19, 2011
48 5 0 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Ian Loveland 45 0 0 0
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
nov 11, 2010
17 0 3 1 R2 Submission
Wagnney Fabiano 6 0 0 2
Dominick Cruz
WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
ago 18, 2010
58 6 0 3 R5 Decision - Split
Joseph Benavidez 35 0 1 0
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz
mar 6, 2010
15 2 2 1 R2 Submission
Miguel Angel Torres 17 0 1 0
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
dic 19, 2009
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rani Yahya 5 0 0 0
Dominick Cruz
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
ago 9, 2009
36 6 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joseph Benavidez 31 0 1 0
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
apr 5, 2009
51 2 1 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jeff Curran 22 1 1 0
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia
dic 3, 2008
55 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Danny Martinez 12 1 0 0
Joseph Benavidez
DREAM 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
lug 21, 2008
12 2 1 1 R1 Submission
Junya Kudo 5 0 0 0


Training: Typically 3 workouts a day - grappling/MMA in the morning, Muay Thai/ boxing in the early afternoon and then strength & conditioning in the late afternoon. With sparring 3-4 times during the week.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I took up wrestling in high school and even a year in college. That was great experience for fighting. When I was done with wrestling I coached a little and still wanted to compete. I thought I would be good at MMA. I began fighting in small shows in Las Cruces, New Mexico mainly for fun, competition and a little money. I started dedicating lots of time to this, and it was all I wanted to do. I told myself I have to find a way to only do this for a living. I knew it was possible and I believed in my talents. I moved out to California, started training with Urijah (Faber) and it’s gone just how I wanted it to. Now my motivation, besides the obvious, is to never have a real job again. 

What ranks and titles have you held?
None in MMA yet. State Wrestling Champion of New Mexico 2000.

Do you have any heroes? My Mom and Grandma.

What is your favorite technique?
  The schoolyard push, Double uppercut and anything that makes people say wow and my opponent go ow!

What does it mean for you to fight in the WEC?
I’m very happy to fight in the WEC. It means I have to train a lot harder and keep getting better. The competition is fierce. This is what I wanted when I moved, a chance to see how good I am and to try to become the best. I can only do this in the WEC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I went to college one year and did some wrestling.

What was your job before you started fighting?
A Screenprinter at GSI graphic services in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Most memorable professional fight? Fighting in Japan was the most memorable for the experience alone. It was the first time I had been out of the country and I got to be a part of a way different culture. It was my breakout fight that got me noticed on a big stage and the publicity for that fight was all new to me as well. Life is all about experiences and that was a great one for me.

What was your most challenging professional fight ?
I would say Justin Smitley. April 07’. I won by TKO in the 3rd round and went up in weight also. It was the first time I had been into the 3rd round. It was a great fight and I was really pushed.... Thanks Smitley. You da man!

Did you compete in any other sport at college or professional level?
1 year of college wrestling and I had dreams of becoming a professional volleyball player...If dreams count? 

Who were your training partners for this fight? Trainers Master Thong, Fabio Prado, Juan Lazcano and Dave Rowan. Urijah Faber, Chad Mendes, Justin Buchholz, Danny Castillo, TJ Dillashaw, Dustin Akbari, Alex Sandoval, Anthony Avila, Kascey Uscola, Scott Nelson, Kito Andrews and a bunch of other tough guys at Ultimate Fitness that I may have forgot. Thanks guys.

Did you put more emphasis towards a fighting style or adjust your training to prepare for your opponent (what did you do differently/why)? Tried to get lots of sparring and grappling with tall guys to get used to his length.

What, other than WINNING, are you using for motivation for the fight?
Coming off my first career loss, I’m motivated to show people and myself the fighter that I know I can be. Rani Yahya is a great opponent to do so. It always motivates me to fight the best guys out there. That’s what I’ve worked for, and I love these experiences that my hard work have given me and want to continue to have them. I can’t see it any other way. Also all my family, friends and fans out there that have cheered and sacrificed for me motivate me. It makes them happy when I win. So I want to keep them smiling and hopefully inspire a few people along the way.
What is your favorite thing about this sport? Well, I would be a fan of the sport if I didn’t do it and the fact and chance that I do it is great alone. Then there is the ultimate... Getting to do what I love for a living!!

How long do you see yourself staying in this sport? I want to be around it in some way very long term. I never want to have a regular job that I don’t enjoy. That is why I work so hard now at this to build legitimacy and credentials. That will hopefully make it easier to be involved in some way down the road.



Allenato Da

Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber
( W-L-D )
Danny Castillo
Danny Castillo
( W-L-D )
Chad Mendes
Chad Mendes
( W-L-D )

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Eddie Wineland
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Dominick Cruz
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( W-L-D )

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