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.|
|Division:||Flyweight (2012–present), Bantamweight (2006–2011), Featherweight (2008)|
|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|
|Twitter:||Joseph Benavidez's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Joseph Benavidez's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Joseph Benavidez's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Joseph Benavidez's IMDb|
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.
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.
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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