Joseph Benavidez is arguably one of the greatest flyweight fighters in the history of MMA. As of today, Benavidez is ranked #1 in the UFC’s flyweight rankings. With notable wins over the likes of Tim Elliot, Jussier Formiga, and former dual champion Henry Cejudo, Benavidez has cemented himself as one of the best to ever step inside the Octagon.
Despite an impressive resume that speaks for itself, Benavidez has never lifted the UFC gold. Be that as it may, he continues to reign at the top of the division and is not done proving why he is one of the best in the division.
Joseph Benavidez is married to UFC commentator and analyst Megan Olivi.
Not many fighters boast of a win over former dual champion Henry Cejudo. Benavidez touched the incredible feat when he beat Cejudo via split decision back in December of 2016. Cejudo has only lost twice in his UFC career, with the other loss coming against former champion Demetrious Johnson.
Benavidez is reported to have a net worth in the excess of $2.5 million. MMA veteran Benavidez fought twice in the year 2020, earning around $400,000 during both his title fights against Deiveson Figueiredo.
The “Beefmaster” has multiple records to his name. The former title contender’s long tenure with the UFC going back to his days in the WEC has seen him surpass several records. Benavidez holds the record for most wins in UFC’s flyweight history alongside Demetriuous Johnson with 13. Additionally, he has the most knockout wins in the flyweight division (5) in UFC history and boasts of most fights (15) in the flyweight history.
Benavidez has also made an appearance on the American TV show Kingdom.
Benavidez continues to inspire with his humanitarian work outside of the UFC Octagon. He has always made himself available when UFC has taken the right direction of helping those in need. He was present when UFC partnered with Zappos to help the children of Boys Town Nevada.
|Born||July 31, 1984|
|Residence||San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|Weight/Division||125 lbs (Flyweight)|
|Active Win Streak||0|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million|