Joseph
Benavidez
22-4-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #2 Flyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night
1 Knockout of the Night / 1 Submission of the Night

Curriculum Combattimenti

Analisi Abilità

Le Tabelle vengono compilate in base ai risultati di 19 combattimenti
Record: 22-4-0
Sommario: Conditioning, speed and training partners

Fighter Info

Da: San Antonio, Texas USA
Vive A: Sacramento, CA USA
Età: 31
Altezza: 5' 4" ( 162 cm )
Peso: 125 libbre ( 56 kg )

Striking

Totale Colpi Sferrati
0
2086
Successo 33%
691
Tipi di Colpi Riusciti
0
691
76% In Piedi
13%
528
92
71
Colpi Difensivi
65
%
Percentuale dei colpi schivati

Lotta a Terra

Totale Takedown
0
68
Successo 28%
19
Tipi di Takedown Riusciti
 
 
Sottomissioni
Schivate
Sweep
12
30
2
Takedown Defense
58
%
Percentuale di Takedown schivati
Risultato Combattenti Evento Striking Takedown Sottomissioni Schivate Metodo Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Joseph Benavidez
UFC 192: Cormier vs Gustafsson
ott 3, 2015
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Win
Joseph Benavidez
mag 23, 2015
63
42
4
0
0
0
8
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
nov 22, 2014
94
37
2
2
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
apr 26, 2014
9
16
0
3
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Joseph Benavidez
dic 14, 2013
7
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Joseph Benavidez
set 4, 2013
20
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Joseph Benavidez
apr 20, 2013
57
11
2
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Joseph Benavidez
feb 2, 2013
57
40
0
1
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joseph Benavidez
set 22, 2012
44
77
0
5
2
0
3
2
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Joseph Benavidez
mar 2, 2012
18
8
1
0
1
0
4
0
R2 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Joseph Benavidez
ago 14, 2011
66
24
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
mar 19, 2011
48
45
5
0
0
0
5
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
nov 11, 2010
17
6
0
0
3
0
1
2
R2 Submission
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
ago 18, 2010
58
35
6
0
0
1
3
0
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz
mar 6, 2010
15
17
2
0
2
1
1
0
R2 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
dic 19, 2009
7
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
ago 9, 2009
36
31
6
0
0
1
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
apr 5, 2009
51
22
2
1
1
1
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia
dic 3, 2008
55
12
1
1
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
Junya Kudo
DREAM 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
lug 21, 2008
12
5
2
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission

Biografia

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.

 
 

Carriera

Allenato Da

Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber
32-8-0
( W-L-D )
Danny Castillo
Danny Castillo
17-9-0
( W-L-D )
Chad Mendes
Chad Mendes
17-3-0
( W-L-D )

Avversari Chiave

Eddie Wineland
Eddie Wineland
21-11-1
( W-L-D )
Dominick Cruz
Dominick Cruz
20-1-0
( W-L-D )

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