Joseph
Benavidez
21-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 18 fights.
Record: 21-4-0
Summary: Conditioning, speed and training partners

Fighter Info

From: San Antonio, Texas USA
Fights Out Of: Sacramento, CA USA
Age: 30
Height: 5' 4" ( 162 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1977
32% Successful
628
Types of Successful Strikes
0
628
80% Standing
12%
502
77
49
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
62
24% Successful
15
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
12
22
2
Takedown Defense
55
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Joseph Benavidez
May 23, 2015
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Win
Joseph Benavidez
Nov 22, 2014
94
37
2
2
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
Apr 26, 2014
9
16
0
3
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Joseph Benavidez
Dec 14, 2013
7
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Joseph Benavidez
Sep 4, 2013
20
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Joseph Benavidez
Apr 20, 2013
57
11
2
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Joseph Benavidez
Feb 2, 2013
57
40
0
1
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joseph Benavidez
Sep 22, 2012
44
77
0
5
2
0
3
2
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Joseph Benavidez
Mar 2, 2012
18
8
1
0
1
0
4
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Joseph Benavidez
Aug 14, 2011
66
24
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
Mar 19, 2011
48
45
5
0
0
0
5
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Nov 11, 2010
17
6
0
0
3
0
1
2
R2 Submission
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
Aug 18, 2010
58
35
6
0
0
1
3
0
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz
Mar 6, 2010
15
17
2
0
2
1
1
0
R2 Submission
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
Dec 19, 2009
7
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Aug 9, 2009
36
31
6
0
0
1
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
51
22
2
1
1
1
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia
Dec 3, 2008
55
12
1
1
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joseph Benavidez
Junya Kudo
DREAM 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Jul 21, 2008
12
5
2
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: 2 or 3 workouts a day, covering all aspects of MMA. Plus, I added running and dieting to my routine for the new weight class.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I took up wrestling in high school and even a year in college. That was great experience for fighting. When I was done with wrestling I coached a little and still wanted to compete. I thought I would be good at MMA. I began fighting in small shows in Las Cruces, New Mexico mainly for fun, competition and a little money. I started dedicating lots of time to this, and it was all I wanted to do. I told myself I have to find a way to only do this for a living. I knew it was possible and I believed in my talents. I moved out to California, started training with Urijah (Faber) and it’s gone just how I wanted it to. Now my motivation, besides the obvious, is to never have a real job again. 

What ranks and titles have you held?
None in MMA yet. State Wrestling Champion of New Mexico 2000.

Do you have any heroes? My Mom and Grandma.

What is your favorite technique?  The schoolyard push, Double uppercut and anything that makes people say wow and my opponent go ow!

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college one year and did some wrestling.

What was your job before you started fighting? A Screenprinter at GSI graphic services in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

•    Won Fight of the Night award in loss to Cruz (1st fight) and Submission of the Night for win over Torres

•    Eight wins by submission, four by knockout

•    Submitted Junya Kudo in DREAM fight in Japan in 2008

•    Only pro losses have come to UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz
 

Career

Trained With

Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber
32-7-0
( W-L-D )
Danny Castillo
Danny Castillo
17-8-0
( W-L-D )
Chad Mendes
Chad Mendes
17-2-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Eddie Wineland
Eddie Wineland
21-10-1
( W-L-D )
Dominick Cruz
Dominick Cruz
20-1-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
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