Archive: Joseph Benavidez

Nov 19, 2014 3:19 pm

Benavidez contemplates possibility of “unfulfilled” career without title

Joseph Benavidez is gearing up to fight Dustin Ortiz this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57. The bout is one that would extend Benavidez win streak to 2, and leaves the #2 ranked flyweight with a lot to lose against #13 ranked Dustin Ortiz, who is currently on a 2-fight win streak of his own....

Sep 22, 2014 12:40 pm

Joseph Benavidez Still Haunted By KO From Demetrious Johnson

Joseph Benavidez may be one of the top ranked flyweights in the world, but that hasn’t stopped him from not being able to forget what happened when he faced the champion Demetrious Johnson last year. Benavidez was the man many picked to beat Johnson, but was stopped in his tracks early in the first round...

Aug 31, 2014 3:41 pm

.gif | FAIL! Faber Gets Left Hanging During UFC 177

During the UFC 177 PPV this past Saturday, Urijah Faber was looking on with his Team Alpha Male stablemates Chad Mendes and Joseph Benavidez. When Faber went for a fist bump, the other two left him hanging.

Aug 27, 2014 3:24 pm

QUICK TWITT: Joseph Benavidez Meets Dustin Ortiz At FN Austin

Joseph Benavidez will be stepping in the Octagon on November 22nd to face #12 ranked Dustin Ortiz at UFC Austin. Benavidez recently picked up a win over Timothy Elliot back at UFC 172 in April, earning himself a performance of the night bonus. Prior to that he fought Demetrious Johnson for the Flyweight title but...

Aug 6, 2014 7:12 am

QUICK TWITT | Benavidez Brags About “Moment” With Beyonce

Look out Jay-Z! UFC flyweight title challenger, Joseph Benavidez is enjoying time in Sacramento with his girl and a fresh dose of Miss Beyonce Knowles. Check it: Made eye contact with Beyonce last night then she showed me her butt! GF was very understanding about it:) — Joseph Benavidez (@JoeJitsu) August 4, 2014

Jun 23, 2014 4:01 pm

T.J. Dillashaw Ties The Knot With Fiance

UFC Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw tied the knot with fiance Rebecca Reynoso this past weekend, and fellow Team Alpha Male teammate Joseph Benavidez captured the event via Twitter. Check out the wedding photos below. Mr. and Mrs. Bantamweight champion of the world Dillashaw! @TJDillashaw @rebecca_reynoso #DillashawWedding — Joseph Benavidez (@JoeJitsu) June 22, 2014 Best...

May 14, 2014 6:25 pm

Gay Male In The UFC? Benavidez Says ‘Cool’, Jones Unsure

There are currently gay fighters within the UFC’s ranks. The only open ones however, happen to be female. In a recent polling by FOX Sports, a few notable UFC fighters were asked about the subject and the responses may surprise you. Joseph Benavidez “Why not? It would be cool to see a gay guy just...

Apr 8, 2014 6:11 pm

Ludwig Ready To Focus On Training Regular People Not Fighters

Last month we learned that, Duane Ludwig, Head Coach at Team Alpha Male, was moving on and packing up to Colorado. It’s actually become a pretty sensitive subject with the T.A.M. boys. However, for Duane, a UFC veteran, he’s happy and more than ready to take a backseat and focus on teaching Martial Arts, not...

Apr 3, 2014 10:41 am

Faber Dishes On Ludwig Departure, What’s Next For Team Alpha Male

“I think it’s good. There was a lot of publicity that came with that whole thing with Duane, but this team has been building for 11 years now. We were looking for a coach, and he came in and everyone made a big deal about it. We learned a lot from him, and from his...

Mar 20, 2014 12:00 pm

Ludwig Shocked Team Alpha Male Departure Went Public

Last night we learned that, Team Alpha Male,¬†one of the most successful teams in MMA, is losing their head coach. On Fox Sports 1’s ‘UFC Tonight’ show, the broadcast team announced that Duane Ludwig is set to leave the Sacramento fight teams side in favor of something new. In a recent interview with, Ludwig...

Mar 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Duane Ludwig Leaving Team Alpha Male, Search For New Coach Under Way

Despite all the success of the Team Alpha Male squad since bringing in UFC veteran, Duane Ludwig, it looks as if the relationship is being terminated. A reason for the departure is not known, but there is nothing out there leading us to believe the shift is due to any unfavorable conditions. According to UFC...

Feb 3, 2014 6:02 pm

Joseph Benavidez vs. Timothy Elliott set for UFC 172 in Baltimore

UFC officials announced today that a flyweight tilt between Joseph Benavidez (19-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Timothy Elliott (10-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, Maryland. Joseph Benavidez has gone 6-2 in the UFC, but has yet to solve the riddle that is UFC flyweight champion Demetrious...

Dec 17, 2013 8:31 am

BJPENN.COM Rankings Update: Five Shifts Following UFC on FOX 9

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday UFC fans got to see four great fights on Fox for UFC on FOX 9. Below are our changed rankings for the fighters that fought, and won or lost this past Saturday. Head on over to the rankings section of our site for a complete top 10 ranking ladder...

Dec 14, 2013 10:50 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Salary Report: Johnson Bags $250k For Title Defense

The California State Athletic Commission has released the UFC on FOX 9 disclosed salaries. Of the $1.1 million total pay-out, the UFC dished UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson a cool quarter-mill for his successful title defense¬†and paid ‘The California Kid’ $200k for his second round submission over McDonald. The Full disclosed salaries are as follows:...

Dec 14, 2013 9:34 pm

.gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First

In tonight’s UFC on FOX 9 main event, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson retained his title in a rematch against Joseph Benavidez. It took the flyweight champion just two-minutes to put the challenger to sleep with a well-placed over-hand right. Here’s the replay: Here’s More: .gif | Urijah Faber Chokes Out Michael McDonald .gif | Chad...