Joseph
Benavidez
20-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 18 fights.
Record: 20-4-0
Summary: Conditioning, speed and training partners

Fighter Info

From: San Antonio, TX USA
Fights Out Of: Sacramento, CA USA
Age: 30
Height: 5' 4" ( 162 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1778
30% Successful
534
Types of Successful Strikes
0
534
80% Standing
11%
429
58
47
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
59
22% Successful
13
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
12
20
2
Takedown Defense
51
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Joseph Benavidez
UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson
Nov 22, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Dustin Ortiz -- -- -- --
Win
Joseph Benavidez Apr 26, 2014
9 0 1 3 R1 Submission
Tim Elliott 16 3 0 0
Demetrious Johnson Dec 14, 2013
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Joseph Benavidez 4 0 0 0
Win
Joseph Benavidez Sep 4, 2013
20 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jussier Formiga 6 0 0 0
Win
Joseph Benavidez Apr 20, 2013
57 2 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Darren Uyenoyama 11 0 0 0
Win
Joseph Benavidez Feb 2, 2013
57 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Ian McCall 40 1 0 2
Joseph Benavidez Sep 22, 2012
44 0 2 3 R5 Decision - Split
Demetrious Johnson 77 5 0 2
Win
Joseph Benavidez Mar 2, 2012
18 1 1 4 R2 KO/TKO
Yasuhiro Urushitani 8 0 0 0
Win
Joseph Benavidez Aug 14, 2011
66 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Eddie Wineland 24 0 0 0
Win
Joseph Benavidez Mar 19, 2011
48 5 0 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Ian Loveland 45 0 0 0
Win
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
Aug 18, 2010
58 6 0 3 R5 Decision - Split
Joseph Benavidez 35 0 1 0
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz
Mar 6, 2010
15 2 2 1 R2 Submission
Miguel Angel Torres 17 0 1 0
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
Dec 19, 2009
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rani Yahya 5 0 0 0
Loss
Dominick Cruz
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Aug 9, 2009
36 6 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joseph Benavidez 31 0 1 0
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
51 2 1 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jeff Curran 22 1 1 0
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia
Dec 3, 2008
55 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Danny Martinez 12 1 0 0
Win
Joseph Benavidez
DREAM 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Jul 21, 2008
12 2 1 1 R1 Submission
Junya Kudo 5 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: 2 to 3 workouts a day!

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 UFC? It’s a dream come true.

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.

•    Won WEC Fight of the Night award in loss to Cruz (1st fight) and Submission of the Night for win over Torres

•    Nine wins by submission, six by knockout

•    Submitted Junya Kudo in DREAM fight in Japan in 2008

•    Only pro losses have come to Johnson (twice) and UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (twice)

•    Has won eight of his last 10

Career

Trained With

Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber
31-7-0
( W-L-D )
Danny Castillo
Danny Castillo
17-7-0
( W-L-D )
Chad Mendes
Chad Mendes
16-1-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Eddie Wineland
Eddie Wineland
21-10-1
( W-L-D )
Dominick Cruz
Dominick Cruz
20-1-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Eddie Wineland UFC® LIVE 5 Hardy vs. Lytle
Win
Eddie Wineland UFC® LIVE 5 Hardy vs. Lytle

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