Quick Facts Joseph Benavidez
- NameJoseph Benavidez
- Birth Year1984
- Birth month07
- Birth PlaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States
- EducationLas Cruces High School, William Penn University
Joseph Benavidez is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in The Ultimate Fighting Championship. Benavidez is married to an American reporter Megan Olivi.
Benavidez is ranked #3 in the official UFC flyweight rankings and #2 flyweight in the world by Sherdog. His total career record includes 25 wins, 5 losses, and 0 draws.
Joseph Benavidez Early life and Education
Joseph Benavidez was born on 31st July 1984, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He belongs to an American nationality. However, Benavidez hasn’t revealed any information about his parents and siblings.
Benavidez attended the Las Cruces High School where he learned boxing. Moreover, at the age of 16, he began wrestling. Benavidez graduated from the William Penn University.
Joseph Benavidez MMA Career
Initially, Joseph Benavidez worked as a screen printer in New Mexico. Before joining to Japanese promotion, Dream in the summer of 2008, Benavidez fought for several MMA promotion. Benavidez competed at World Extreme Cagefighting and Bantamweight title shot and beyond before making UFC debut.
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On 19th March 2011, Benavidez his UFC debut at UFC 128 where he won the fight against Ian Loveland. He is expected to face Ray Borg at UFC Fight Night 139, on 10th November 2018. His total MMA career record includes 25 wins, 5 losses, and 0 draws.
Joseph Benavidez Married, Dating, Affairs, Girlfriend
Joseph Benavidez is a married man. Benavidez is married to Megan Olivi who is a UFC reporter as well as an insider for Fox Sports 1. Benavidez tied the knot with his wife Megan on 9th October 2016. Since their wedding, the couple still together.
As the couple is already married, they do not have any children from their relationship. Furthermore, none of them have mentioned any plans of having kids too. Well, the pair might be focusing on their career at the current moment.
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The husband and wife may have plans of having children in future and live happily with them. Along with their profession, Benavidez and his wife are maintaining their married life too. They are supportive of each other.
Benavidez and Megan often spend their time together and further attends several events together. Moreover, both the couple frequently shares adorable photos of each other on their respective Instagram account. So far, there are no any rumors of their divorce and other relationships.
Joseph Benavidez Age and Height
Aged 34, Joseph Benavidez stands the perfect height of 5 feet 4 inches i.e. 1.63 m and weighs 57 kg.
Joseph Benavidez Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary
Joseph earns a good sum of money from his career. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018, it is found out that Joseph Benavidez current estimated net worth is around $2.5 million. Likewise, in 2014 and 2015, Benavidez’s net worth was $1,891,346 and $ 2,458,750 respectively. However, his exact salary is yet to be known.
Benavidez earns a decent amount of money from his MMA career. His total UFC career earnings are $831,000. Benavidez is living a lavish life with his wife.