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Joseph BenavidezVitals5'4" 125 lbs (Flyweight)65" reach, SouthpawJuly 31, 1984Record16-2 (UFC: 3-0)Current Streak4 straight wins (3 straight in the UFC)TrainingNoneChampionships HeldNone
Strengths- very quick- great wrestler- extremely physically strong- superb submission skills- very good striker with good power- has never been finished in a fight- has only lost to one man in his whole career- used to beating much bigger opponents- very experienced- great gas tank- great at passing guard- excellent striking defense- very good mixing kicks into his attack- trains with one of the best lighter weight camps in the worldWeaknesses- horribly inaccurate striker (32%)- has never won "the big one" (0-1 in title fights)- horrible takedown accuracy and takedown defense- doesn't land many strikes in the clinch or on the ground- hasn't fought frequently the past two years (two fights/year)SynopsisThe UFC's flyweight division feels like it was created spec...
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If you are a lighter-weight mixed martial artist training stateside, Team Alpha Male is the place to be. The Sacramento-based squad has been a breeding ground for smaller fighters since 2004.
However, despite all of the studs in its stable – most notably camp king Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez (Pictured), Chad Mendes, Nam Phan and Danny Castillo – none of the athletes have...
We haven't seen a fight inside the Octagon since August 11th. It feels like the UFC hasn't been idle like this since the early 2000's. The Air Canada Centre may not be seeing a Leafs game anytime soon, but on September 22nd Toronto will be treated to 2 UFC title fights and what could turn out to be a #1 contenders bout at 185. UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort