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#12 Lightweight Division

Active

"God of War"

Benoît Saint Denis

Lightweight Division

13-1-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

9

Wins by Submission

7

First Round Finishes

Benoît Saint Denis

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Benoît Saint-Denis' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Nîmes, France
Trains at
Venum Training Camp Paris
Fighting style
MMA
Age
28
Height
71.00
Weight
156.00
Octagon Debut
Oct. 30, 2021
Reach
73.00
Leg reach
40.00
  • Pro since 2019
     
  • Three wins by KO, nine by submission (2 arm triangle, kneebar, armbar, 2 guillotine, 3 RNC)
     
  • Seven first round finishes
     
  • Origin of nickname: “I was in the French Special Forces for five years.”

UFC 295 (11/11/23) Saint Denis knocked out Matt Frevola at 1:31 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (9/2/23) Saint Denis stopped Thiago Moises via strikes at 4:44 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (7/1/23) Saint Denis submitted Ismael Bonfim via rear naked choke at 4:48 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/3/22) Saint Denis stopped Gabriel Miranda via strikes at 0:16 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (6/4/22) Saint Denis submitted Niklas Stolze via rear naked choke at 1:32 of the second round

UFC 267 (10/30/21) Saint Denis lost a three round unanimous decision to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2017 for fun to be a better SAS Operator. I ended up falling in love with fighting.

What ranks and titles have you held? Brave CF Number 1 Title Contender at super lightweight.

Do you have any heroes? Napoleon

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the opportunity for me to prove I belong there, and to fight the best fighters.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a Scientific High School certificate (BAC S)

What was your job before you started fighting? I was in the military - French Special Forces SAS

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? French National Champ in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: All submissions

Favorite Striking technique: Mixing all techniques