Joseph Benavidez

28 7
Wins Losses
Birth date July 31, 1984 (age 36)
Birth place San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg)
Reach 65 in (1.65 m)
#1 UFC Flyweight Contender

UFC Rankings

Fights

LOSS
Joseph Benavidez
UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2
Jul 19, 2020
Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 4:48
LOSS
Joseph Benavidez
UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Feb 29, 2020
TKO (punches)
R2 – 1:54
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos
Jun 29, 2019
TKO (head kick and punches)
R2 – 4:47
WIN
Joseph Benavidez #3
UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw
Jan 19, 2019
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez #3
The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale
Nov 30, 2018
TKO (punches)
R1 – 4:21
LOSS
Joseph Benavidez #1
UFC 225
Jun 9, 2018
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez #1
The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale
Dec 3, 2016
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez #1
UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson
Feb 6, 2016
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez #1
UFC 192
Oct 3, 2015
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez #2
UFC 187
May 23, 2015
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez #2
UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson
Nov 22, 2014
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez #2
UFC 172
Apr 26, 2014
Submission (guillotine choke)
R1 – 4:08
LOSS
Joseph Benavidez #1
UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2
Dec 14, 2013
KO (punch)
R1 – 2:08
WIN
Joseph Benavidez #1
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader
Sep 4, 2013
TKO (knee to the body and punches)
R1 – 3:07
WIN
Joseph Benavidez #1
UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez
Apr 20, 2013
TKO (body punch)
R2 – 4:50
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
UFC 156
Feb 2, 2013
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Joseph Benavidez
UFC 152
Sep 22, 2012
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Yasuhiro Urushitani
UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann
Mar 3, 2012
TKO (punches)
R2 – 0:11
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle
Aug 14, 2011
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Ian Loveland
UFC 128
Mar 19, 2011
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Wagnney Fabiano
WEC 52
Nov 11, 2010
Submission (guillotine choke)
R2 – 2:45
LOSS
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 50
Aug 18, 2010
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 47
Mar 6, 2010
Submission (guillotine choke)
R2 – 2:57
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 45
Dec 19, 2009
TKO (punches)
R1 – 1:35
LOSS
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 42
Aug 9, 2009
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Jeff Curran
WEC 40
Apr 5, 2009
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Danny Martinez
WEC 37
Dec 3, 2008
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Junya Kodo
Dream 5
Jul 21, 2008
Submission (guillotine choke)
R1 – 2:42
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Maurice Eazel
PFC 8: A Night of Champions
May 8, 2008
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 1:02
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Jason Georgianna
PFC 6: No Retreat, No Surrender
Jan 17, 2008
Submission (guillotine choke)
R2 – 0:38
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Rocky Del Monte
Independent Event
Jun 1, 2007
Submission (triangle choke)
R2 – N/A
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Carlos Lovio
Bring it On: Under Destruction
Apr 28, 2007
TKO (punches)
R1 – N/A
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Justin Smitley
Warrior Cup 2
Apr 7, 2007
TKO (doctor stoppage)
R3 – 2:18
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Ramon Rodriguez
Border Warz
Oct 14, 2006
Submission (triangle choke)
R2 – 2:33
WIN
Joseph Benavidez
Brandon Shelton
Universal Fight Promotions
Jun 3, 2006
Submission (kimura)
R2 – N/A