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Flyweight Division

Not Fighting

"Baby Face"

Ryan Benoit

Flyweight Division

10-8-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


Wins by Decision

Ryan Benoit

athlete record


Learn more about Ryan Benoit's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
San Diego, United States
Trains at
Renzo Gracie Academy
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Octagon Debut
Dec. 1, 2013
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2009

  • Eight wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

  • Five first round finishes

  • Has won eight of his last 14


UFC History

UFC Fight Night
(7/31/21) Benoit lost a three round unanimous decision to Zarrukh Adashev

UFC on ESPN (7/16/20) Benoit lost a three round unanimous decision to Tim Elliott

UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Benoit lost a three round split decision to Alatengheili

UFC Fight Night (11/1917) Benoit knocked out Ashkan Mokhtarian at 2:38 of the third round

TUF 24 Finale (12/3/16) Benoit lost a three round split decision to Brandon Moreno

UFC 201 (7/30/16) Benoit won a three round split decision over Fredy Serrano

UFC 193 (11/15/15) Benoit was submitted by Ben Nguyen via rear naked choke at 2:35 of the first round

UFC 185 (3/14/15) Benoit stopped Sergio Pettis via strikes at 1:34 of the second round

TUF 18 Finale (11/30/13) Benoit was submitted by Josh Sampo via rear naked choke at 4:#1 of the second round



TRAINING: I have numerous training sessions each day at a few different gyms... from MMA striking, boxing and Muay Thai, along with wrestling over at TTD and Jiu-Jitsu sessions. I have added some mental training for this camp as well. It has really helped me learn more about myself both inside and outside of the cage. I am in a good place heading into this fight and feel confident. It feels good to put all these pieces of the puzzle together for well-rounded training.

When and why did you start training for fighting?  I started in 2007 because wrestling season ended and it was the next logical step. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Three-time All-State HS wrestling champion in TX.  

Do you have any heroes?
Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, wrestling legend Dan Gable, Allen Watts

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is the beginning of a long term plan. A mini goal has been to reach UFC level, which has the best fighters, but the next and bigger goal is to reach the top of my weight division.  I am very excited for this opportunity and the ability to showcase my skills on an international stage.  Zuffa is an incredible organization and it will be great to get my first taste of being an employee for them.  I will make the most of this opportunity.  

Favorite grappling technique:
Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Right hand