Henry Cejudo: When I fight Joseph Benavidez, it will be personal

Henry Cejudo doesn't talk much trash, but he could. He wants you to know that about him."I don't like to open my mouth a lot, because I'll be honest with you, man, I come from the streets. I come from a certain part of the ghetto here in Phoenix. I'm a good sh-t-talker," he recently told the MMA Hour.The Olympic wrestling gold medalist has had his patience tested by Joseph Benavidez...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez comments on rumors he left Team Alpha Male

UFC flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez joined the Great MMA Debate podcast, addressing rumors that he had left Team Alpha Male. Instead of confirming the suspicions on many thinking he had left, Benavidez responded by saying he simply wanted to train with other people, but he still was committed to his team in Sacramento. Benavidez has been spotted recently training in Colorado...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez Battles Zach Makovsky At UFC 196

A bantamweight battle between former top contender Joseph Benavidez (pictured) and Zach Makovsky has been added to UFC 196. The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the tango, which was subsequently confirmed by UFC officials. The February 6 event takes place at a yet-to-be announced venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Benavidez will be riding a four-fight winning streak into the shootout...
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez Outpoints Ali Bagautinov At UFC 192

Joseph Benavidez maintained his status as the flyweight division’s No.1 contender tonight at UFC 192 with a unanimous decision win over Ali Bagautinov. Round One: Benavidez moving on the outside to start. cautious start from both men then Benavidez surges forward with a brief combination of punches. Heavy right hand hits home for Benavidez, but Bagautinov seems unphazed. ...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez grounds John Moraga for unanimous decision win

Joseph Benavidez took down another top 10 contender with a unanimous decision victory over John Moraga to kick off UFC 187 on Saturday night. Benavidez had to battle through all three rounds as Moraga came at him with everything he had, but in the end it still wasn't enough. Benavidez started the fight like he was shot out of a cannon as he got Moraga to the mat and started to blast...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez Defeats John Moraga By Decision At UFC 187

Scott Jorgensen traded with John Moraga on the feet, but had his biggest success on the mat en-route to a unanimous decision victory at UFC 187 in Las Vegas tonight. Round One: Both men looking to engage with punches and kicks right off the bat. Head kick from Moraga and it lands solidly but Benavidez then drops him with a short flurry of punches. Benavidez with good control...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez gets another title shot by beating up enough people - John Moraga is next

Joseph Benavidez might be one of the best fighters on the planet right now who is not currently holding a UFC title. For years the goal of winning a championship consumed Benavidez to the point of obsession. He used to keep a picture of a UFC title on his mantle at home as a constant reminder of what he was going after. On three different occasions in his career (two in the UFC,...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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...
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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...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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