Joseph Benavidez

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Date of Birth July 31, 1984
Place of Birth San Antonio, Texas
Age 36 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Joseph Benavidez

Joseph Rolando Benavidez is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a flyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of March 2, 2020, he is #2 in the UFC flyweight rankings. After fighting in smaller shows while working as a screen printer in Las Cruces, New Mexico, he joined up with Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male in 2007. He has since fought in Dream, WEC and now the UFC. His fighting style has drawn comparisons to training partner and former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber. On April 27, 2010, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Las Cruces proclaimed April 27 as Joseph Benavidez Day in Las Cruces.

Born: Joseph Rolando Benavidez, July 31, 1984, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Nationality: American
Division: Flyweight (2012–present), Bantamweight (2006–2011), Featherweight (2008)
Reach: 65 in
Fighting out of: Sacramento, California, U.S.
Team: Elevation Fight Team (formerly), Team Alpha Male (formerly)
Rank: Brown prajied in Muay Thai under Duane Ludwig
Years active: 2006–present
Spouse: Megan Olivi
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About Joseph Benavidez

American MMA fighter nicknamed Joe B-Wan Kenobi. He turned professional in 2006 and began competing at the flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight levels.

Before Fame

He won two football state Championships while playing for Las Cruces High School.


He won 16 of his first 19 professional fights, 8 coming by way of submission.

Family Life

He was born in San Antonio, Texas.


He defeated Jeff Curran via unanimous decision at WEC 40 on April 5, 2009.

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Latest information about Joseph Benavidez updated on January 21, 2021.

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