|Summary:||Sets a fast pace, good scrambler, always moving forward|
|From:||Wichita, KS USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Lee's Summit, MO USA|
|Height:||5' 7" ( 170 cm )|
|Weight:||125 lb ( 56 kg )|
|College:||Labette and U of Central Oklahoma|
In this MetroPCS Move of the Week; Flyweight title contender, Joseph Benavidez, finishes Tim Elliott at UFC 172.Nov 21, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Nov 21, 2013 2:45
||48||2||1||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous||
||28||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous||
||36||0||0||1||R3 Decision - Unanimous||
||80||2||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous||
TRAINING: I have really picked up my strength training for this fight. Other than that I keep the same daily routine.
When and why did you start training for fighting? When wrestling was over I needed something else to compete in.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I can do my passion for a living at the highest level of the sport.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Labette and U of Central Oklahoma, bachelor in Science and General Studies
What was your job before you started fighting? Full-time student
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 1-0 as an amateur
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I hold a win over Jens Pulver and Josh Rave, who was ranked number eight in the world at 125 pounds.
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite striking technique: Tomahawk chop
• Started career at 0-2-1; has won 10 of his last 13 since then
• Four wins by submission, three by knockout
• Knocked out former UFC champion Jens Pulver in December of 2011