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Joseph Benavidez Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 28-8-0

Benavidez was born on July 31, 1984, in San Antonio, Texas, and is of Mexican descent. Benavidez grew up with his single mother and two brothers. He attended Las Cruces High School, where he began training boxing. At the age of 16, he also began wrestling, discipline in which he became a New Mexico State champion. He continued to wrestle for one semester at William Penn University before dropping out. From the college onwards Benavidez struggled with alcohol and drug abuse before becoming sober, subsequently turning his interest into mixed martial arts.

Last Fight: Askar Askarov
Age: 38
Height 5'4"
Weight 125 lbs
Nick Name: N/A
Nationality: United States
Association: Xtreme Couture
28 Wins
KO / TKO
8
28%
Submission
9
32%
Decisions
11
39%
8 Losses
KO / TKO
2
25%
Submission
1
12%
Decisions
5
62%

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Reach 65 in (165 cm)
Team Team Alpha Male (2007–2016) Elevation Fight Team (2016) Xtreme Couture (2016–2021)
Rank Brown prajied in Muay Thai under Duane Ludwig
Years active 2006–2021
Spouse Megan Olivi

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Joseph Benavidez next fight?
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Joseph Benavidez last fight?
Joseph Benavidez lost his last fight against Askar Askarov by Decision (Unanimous) on Mar. 06, 2021 at UFC 259 - Blachowicz vs. Adesanya.
Is Joseph Benavidez retired?
Joseph Benavidez last fought Askar Askarov 1 year 9 months and 2 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Joseph Benavidez?
Joseph Benavidez has a 77% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 81% of his fights.
Out of the 27 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -290 favorite, and out of 22 favored matches, he has won 77% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 5 matches, with a win rate of 40% and an odds average of +145.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 27 of Joseph Benavidez betting fights, you would have made $205.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $896.
Where is Joseph Benavidez from?
Joseph Benavidez is from Sacramento, California, United States.
Has Joseph Benavidez ever been knocked out?
Joseph Benavidez has lost 2 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Punches) from Deiveson Figueiredo on Feb. 29, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 169 - Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
How long has Joseph Benavidez been fighting?
Joseph Benavidez has been fighting for a period of 14 years 8 months and 3 days, his first fight was on Jun. 03, 2006 at UFP - Supremacy. He has accumalated roughly 6 hours, 7 minutes and 35 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Askar Askarov UFC 259 - Blachowicz vs. Adesanya
Mar/06/2021
Decision (Unanimous) Jason Herzog 3 5:00
loss Deiveson Figueiredo UFC Fight Night 172 - Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2
Jul/18/2020
Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Marc Goddard 1 4:48
loss Deiveson Figueiredo UFC Fight Night 169 - Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Feb/29/2020
TKO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 2 1:54
win Jussier Formiga UFC on ESPN 3 - Ngannou vs. Dos Santos
Jun/29/2019
TKO (Head Kick and Punches) Jason Herzog 2 4:47
win Dustin Ortiz UFC Fight Night 143 - Cejudo vs. Dillashaw
Jan/19/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Blake Grice 3 5:00
win Alex Perez UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale
Nov/30/2018
TKO (Punches) Yves Lavigne 1 4:19
loss Sergio Pettis UFC 225 - Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Jun/09/2018
Decision (Split) Rob Madrigal 3 5:00
win Henry Cejudo UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale
Dec/03/2016
Decision (Split) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
win Zach Makovsky UFC Fight Night 82 - Hendricks vs. Thompson
Feb/06/2016
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Ali Bagautinov UFC 192 - Cormier vs. Gustafsson
Oct/03/2015
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 3 5:00
win John Moraga UFC 187 - Johnson vs. Cormier
May/23/2015
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Dustin Ortiz UFC Fight Night 57 - Edgar vs. Swanson
Nov/22/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Jacob Montalvo 3 5:00
win Tim Elliott UFC 172 - Jones vs. Teixeira
Apr/26/2014
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Mario Yamasaki 1 4:08
loss Demetrious Johnson UFC on Fox 9 - Johnson vs. Benavidez 2
Dec/14/2013
KO (Punches) John McCarthy 1 2:08
win Jussier Formiga UFC Fight Night 28 - Teixeira vs. Bader
Sep/04/2013
TKO (Knee to the Body and Punches) Mario Yamasaki 1 3:07
win Darren Uyenoyama UFC on Fox 7 - Henderson vs. Melendez
Apr/20/2013
KO (Punch to the Body) Herb Dean 2 4:50
win Ian McCall UFC 156 - Aldo vs. Edgar
Feb/02/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Steve Mazzagatti 3 5:00
loss Demetrious Johnson UFC 152 - Jones vs. Belfort
Sep/22/2012
Decision (Split) Yves Lavigne 5 5:00
win Yasuhiro Urushitani UFC on FX 2 - Alves vs. Kampmann
Mar/03/2012
TKO (Punches) Steve Perceval 2 0:11
win Eddie Wineland UFC Live 5 - Hardy vs. Lytle
Aug/14/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win Ian Loveland UFC 128 - Shogun vs. Jones
Mar/19/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Kevin Mulhall 3 5:00
win Wagnney Fabiano WEC 52 - Faber vs. Mizugaki
Nov/11/2010
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Kim Winslow 2 2:45
loss Dominick Cruz WEC 50 - Cruz vs. Benavidez 2
Aug/18/2010
Decision (Split) Steve Mazzagatti 5 5:00
win Miguel Torres WEC 47 - Bowles vs. Cruz
Mar/06/2010
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Mark Matheny 2 2:57
win Rani Yahya WEC 45 - Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
Dec/19/2009
TKO (Punches) Kim Winslow 1 1:35
loss Dominick Cruz WEC 42 - Torres vs. Bowles
Aug/09/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Steve Mazzagatti 3 5:00
win Jeff Curran WEC 40 - Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr/05/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Robert Long 3 5:00
win Danny Martinez WEC 37 - Torres vs. Tapia
Dec/03/2008
Decision (Unanimous) Kim Winslow 3 5:00
win Junya Kodo Dream 5 - Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final
Jul/21/2008
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Samio Kimura 1 2:42
win Maurice Eazel PFC 8 - A Night of Champions
May/08/2008
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:02
win Jason Georgianna PFC 6 - No Retreat, No Surrender
Jan/17/2008
Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 0:38
win Rocky Del Monte IE - Independent Event
Jun/01/2007
Submission (Triangle Choke) 2 0:00
win Carlos Lovio Bring it On - Under Destruction
Apr/28/2007
TKO (Punches) 1 0:00
win Justin Smitley WC 2 - Warrior Cup 2
Apr/07/2007
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 3 2:18
win Ramon Rodriguez CFC - Border Warz
Oct/14/2006
Submission (Triangle Choke) Adam Martinez 2 2:33
win Brandon Shelton UFP - Supremacy
Jun/03/2006
Submission (Kimura) 2 0:53