Archive: Joseph Benavidez

Nov 7, 2012 12:37 pm

Matt Wiman to Face T.J. Grant at UFC on Fox 6

  UFC officials announced today that Matt Wiman will face T.J. Grant in a lightweight matchup in Chicago on the UFC on Fox 6 card. The event will be held on January 26 from the United Center in Chicago, IL. Wiman was last seen submitting previously unbeaten Paul Sass in September on the UFC on...

Sep 26, 2012 7:56 am

What’s Next for the Main Card Fighters of UFC 152

  What’s next for the main card fighters of UFC 152? Saturday night’s card was entertaining and gave fans a little bit of everything. There were three knockouts and three submissions in 12 total bouts. Even a couple of the fights that went to decision were full of intrigue and very suspense. I don’t think...

Sep 24, 2012 2:20 pm

UFC 152 Medical Suspensions I MMA News

  The stacked UFC 152 card gave fight fans a lot of memorable moments. It also gave us two great title fights that crowned the first ever flyweight champion and also extended the legacy of a young phenom, respectively. Jon Jones successfully defended his title in the main event against Vitor Belfort with a fourth...

Sep 22, 2012 9:27 pm

Demetrious Johnson crowned first ever UFC Flyweight champion | UFC News

By Evan Stoumbelis Today UFC fans saw history unfold as Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez in the co-main event of UFC 152 to become the first ever UFC Flyweight champion by way of split decision. Dana White spoke after the fight saying that “Mighty Mouse looked amazing!” 26 year old Demetrious Johnson defeated Ian McCall...

Sep 21, 2012 8:53 am

UFC 152 Main Card Predictions

  The last time the UFC held an event was August 11th when they presented UFC 150: Edgar vs. Henderson II. That is an awfully long time considering how active the organization has been over the past two years or so. It’ll be almost 50 days between shows once UFC 152 rolls around this Saturday...

Sep 20, 2012 9:01 am

Who's on the Hot Seat: UFC 152 Edition

  The Hot Seat is back after being forced to the sidelines because of the cancelation of UFC 151. This time we will focus on UFC 152 and which fighters are dangerously close to losing their job should they come up short on Saturday night. Toronto is certainly in for some great fights and will...

Sep 19, 2012 10:25 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Jake Rosholt Ready to Face Anthony Johnson

  Jake Rosholt is a three-time NCAA National Champion as well as a 4-time All-American. He is also a member of Team Takedown, a camp that consists of Jake, his younger brother Jared, Johny Hendricks and Shane Roller. Not coincidentally all of these fighters also attended Oklahoma State University. Rosholt had a brief run in...

Sep 19, 2012 6:54 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Joseph Benavidez on Thrift Stores, Being a Champion and Mighty Mouse

  This is the second part of our feature interview with UFC Flyweight Contender Joseph Benavidez. To Check out part one click here. Flyweight is definitely the ideal weight for the 28-year-old Benavidez. Standing just 5’4” tall he was predominately the smaller fighter every time he competed as a bantamweight. The fact that his only...

Sep 17, 2012 9:34 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Joseph Benavidez Interview Part One

Joseph Benavidez is nothing if not persistent. The story of how he drove around looking for Urijah Faber’s gym while on vacation in California is well documented. Thankfully for him as well as the fans his persistence paid off and the two hooked up and have forged a strong bond and working relationship. Faber and...

Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

Bisping Goes After Team Alpha Male | UFC NEWS

As we all have learned over the past several years, British middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping rarely has a filter. As such, while in attendance at the UFC 152 pre-fight press-conference, “The Count” told onlookers that he felt his fight with Brain Stann should be placed higher than the flyweight title fight between Joseph Benavidez...

Sep 7, 2012 9:20 am

Weigh ins for UFC 152 set for September 21 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Toronto’s Air Canada Centre will play host to the UFC 152 weigh ins, which kick off at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on September 21. Among those weighing in that afternoon are current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and title challenger Vitor Belfort, who meet in the UFC 152 headliner the following day. UFC...

Aug 31, 2012 3:55 am

Video | UFC 152: Joseph Benavidez Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

UFC flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez says his powerful striking will be the difference in his title fight with Demetrious Johnson at UFC 152. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 31, 2012 3:50 am

Video | UFC 152: Demetrious Johnson Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

“He knows I’m going to bring it.” Demetrious Johnson believes he’s the fastest fighter in the UFC. He wants to use his speed to defeat Joseph Benavidez, and become the very first UFC flyweight champion. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 29, 2012 6:28 am

Fights to Look Forward to Part II

Yesterday I detailed a few fights that we as MMA fans have to look forward to beginning with UFC 152 and ending with UFC 155. Today I will go over the other UFC cards including UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic, UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot, UFC on Fuel TV 6 which will...

Aug 27, 2012 6:18 am

A Few Fights to Look Forward To

Many of us are saddened that the summer season is about to conclude. The opportunity to take a trip to the beach or lay out in the backyard by the pool and bbq is something we all cherish, but even though fall is fast approaching that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to look...

Jul 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Evan Dunham vs T.J. Grant slated for UFC 152 in Toronto | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor UFC officials announced today that lightweights Evan Dunham (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and T.J. Grant (18-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) are set to throw down September 22nd at UFC 152 in Toronto. Dunham is riding a current two-fight win streak, earning impressive victories over Nik Lentz and Shamar Bailey. Dunham was expected to...

Jun 19, 2012 2:00 am

Johnson Avoids Surgery After Second Diagnosis Reveals No Hernia | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Demetrious Johnson found out he will avoid surgery as he was misdiagnosed with a hernia. In an interview with MMAWeekly Johnson talks about his injury as well as discussing his return to action. “Basically, what happened was when I got kicked in the groin I’m assuming, but with my testicles there’s wires...

Jun 12, 2012 3:39 pm

VIDEO | "Mighty Mouse" Injured, Put On Shelf With Surgery | UFC NEWS

Last Friday’s UFC on FX3 UFC flyweight Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson” defeated Ian McCall but not without consequence – a few stiches, hematoma on the shin, and is hoping to go through surgery this Friday from suffering hernia.   Mighty Mouse is looking to be put on shelf for 2 weeks in order to make his...

Jun 5, 2012 6:22 pm

Video | Joseph Benavidez Gives Prediction On McCall Vs. Johnson | UFC News

Flyweight title contender Joseph Benavidez spoke with analyst Ariel Helwani about the upcoming rematch between Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall. Benavidez has been on the shelf waiting to take on the winner of that fight and he’ll finally find out who he’ll be facing for the UFC flyweight title. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 4, 2012 1:52 pm

UFC ON FX 3 Weigh-Ins Set For Thursday | UFC NEWS

The official weigh-in for this Friday’s UFC on FX 3 card are set for Thursday. They are free and open to the public and will take place inside the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. ET (10:30 a.m. PT), with an autograph session with UFC Hall of Famer Chuck...