Archive: Joseph Benavidez

Dec 4, 2012 6:58 am

Jospeh Benavidez vs. Ian McCall set for UFC 156 on Superbowl weekend | UFC News

Flyweight contenders Jospeh Benavidez (16-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Ian McCall (11-3-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) have agreed to meet at UFC 156 this February. Benavidez stopped Yasuhiro Urushitani via first round TKO back in March to earn a spot in the inagural Flyweight tournament finals. However, in the tournament final at UFC 152, Benavidez lost a decision to Demetrious...

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 3:50 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