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Joseph Benavidez shuts out game Dustin Ortiz in flyweight battle

AUSTIN - Joseph Benavidez may be on the outside looking in when it comes to another title shot in the UFC flyweight division, but he continues to dominate every other contender he faces inside the Octagon. The latest victim was Roufusport fighter Dustin Ortiz, who was gunning to crack the top five in the division, but instead ran into a buzzsaw as Benavidez was simply too much over...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez defends Demetrious Johnson: "Our job is to fight"

The UFC flyweight division will celebrate its third anniversary in March 2015, but the weight class is still struggling to find attention from fans when it comes to ratings and overall appeal for pay-per-view buys. The division has only ever known one champion, Demetrious Johnson, who might be the best pound-for-pound talent on the planet and also the person with the least interest...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 172: The three guillotine chokes and who wore it best

At UFC 172 we got three consecutive guillotine choke finishes. The first was from Joseph Benavidez choking out Tim Elliot in the main event of the FS1 prelims. That was followed up by the surprising one from Max Holloway over Andre Fili. Then came Jim Miller’s technical one over Yancy Medeiros. They all three were impressive in their own ways but there can be only one. It is never...
Via Fight Booth
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Benavidez earns superb submission victory over Elliott

Joseph Benavidez earned a magnificent submission victory over Tim Elliott at UFC 172 in Baltimore. Mandatory Credit: After a closely contested first round, number two ranked flyweight Joseph Benavidez scored a marvellous early submission victory over Tim Elliott. The pair traded on the feet and engaged in fantastic jiu-jitsu before Team Alpha Male’s Benavidez locked in...
Via The Sports Journal
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

This Wikipedia entry perfectly explains Joseph Benavidez’s toe-tapping win over Tim Elliott

The Joe B/Tim Elliott fight was shocking, actually. Elliott, having never garnered that big win was facing the perennial contender in Joseph Benavidez. A win here, and he would be over losing to Ali Bagauitaitatavav and John Dodson. Hell, he’d be right back in the thick of things. However, we all know the Team Alpha Male way – they win when they’re supposed to, and tonight...
Via Fight Hub TV
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez vs Tim Elliott Set For UFC 172

UFC officials recently confirmed a flyweight bout for UFC 172, with Joseph Benavidez (19-4, pictured left) set to take on Tim Elliott (10-4-1) at the April event.Benavidez goes into the contest looking to bounce back from a knockout loss to Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1, pictured right) in his last bout, where he challenged the champion for the UFC flyweight title at UFC on FOX 9 in...
Via MMAInsider
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Demetrious Johnson silences Sacramento with one punch KO over Benavidez

It was the shot heard throughout Sacramento that silenced an entire city. Demetrious Johnson with one right hand solidified his standing as the UFC flyweight champion while ending his rivalry with Joseph Benavidez in one of the most impressive and awe inspiring performances the 125-pound division has ever seen. The first fight between Johnson and Benavidez was as close as a bout...
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Joseph Benavidez * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   Read more ...
Via MMA Manifesto
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Demetrious Johnson vs Joseph Benavidez 2 – The Insider Breakdown

The main event of tomorrow nights UFC on Fox 9 card sees the rematch between the sports two best flyweights in current UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious (18-2-1) ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson and Joseph Benavidez (19-3).  The first time these two clashed it ended in a split decision crowning Demetrious as the first ever UFC Flyweight Champion.  The loss stands as the lone defeat on...
Via MMAInsider
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs Benavidez 2 – Predictions

UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs Benavidez 2 goes down this coming weekend on December 14th at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California featuring a main event of  Demetrious Johnson taking on Joseph Benavidezfor the flyweight title and a co-main event that see’s a bantamweight clash between Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald.Here are our staff picks.  Feel free...
Via MMAInsider
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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