Photo of Joe Benavidez
Team Team Alpha Male
Age 34
Gender Male
Height 5' 4"
Weight Class Flyweight

Joe Benavidez is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 24 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 24-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 12 years, 7 months, 15 days
Rounds Fought 62.1
Avg. Fights/Year 2.3
Longest Layoff 1 year, 6 months, 6 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 month, 19 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 6 7 11
Losses 1 0 4
Finish Rate 54.2%
Finished Rate 20.0%
Win by Decision Rate 45.8%
Loss by Decision Rate 80.0%
Win by KO Rate 25.0%
Loss by KO Rate 20.0%
Win by SUB Rate 29.2%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

2 Wins

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 01:02
Fastest KO 01:35
Fastest SUB 01:02
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.9
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 09:30
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 3.3
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 16:25
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
06/29/2019 TBD
(24-5-0)
Jussier Formiga
(22-5-0)
FLY To Be Decided
UFC on ESPN 3
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/19/2019 W
(23-5-0)
Dustin Ortiz
(19-7-0)
FLY
(124.4 vs. 123.8)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on ESPN+ #1
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/30/2018 W
(22-5-0)
Alex Perez
(21-4-0)
FLY
(125.5 vs. 126.0)
TKO/RSC
The Ultimate Fighter Season 28 Finale: Heavy Hitters Finale
1 4:19
Official MMA Fight Results 06/09/2018 L
(22-4-0)
Sergio Pettis
(16-3-0)
FLY
(125.5 vs. 125.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 225: WHITTAKER vs. ROMERO 2
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/03/2016 W
(21-4-0)
Henry Cejudo
(10-1-0)
FLY
(125.5 vs. 125.5)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC TUF FINALE: A Tournament Of Champions
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/06/2016 W
(20-4-0)
Zack Makovsky
(19-6-0)
FLY
(125.0 vs. 125.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs Thompson
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/03/2015 W
(19-4-0)
Ali Bagautinov
(13-4-0)
FLY
(126.0 vs. 125.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 192: Cormier vs Gustafsson
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/23/2015 W
(18-4-0)
John Moraga
(11-3-0)
FLY
(125.5 vs. 126.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 187: Johnson vs Cormier
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/22/2014 W
(17-4-0)
Dustin Ortiz
(14-3-0)
FLY
(125.6 vs. 125.6)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 57: Swanson vs Edgar
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/26/2014 W
(16-4-0)
Tim Elliott
(10-4-1)
FLY
(125.5 vs. 125.5)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC 172: Jones vs Teixeira
1 4:08
Official MMA Fight Results 12/14/2013 L
(16-3-0)
Demetrious Johnson
(14-2-1)
FLY
(125.0 vs. 125.0)
KO
UFC on FOX 9
1 2:08
Official MMA Fight Results 09/04/2013 W
(15-3-0)
Jussier Formiga
(14-2-0)
FLY
(125.0 vs. 125.0)
TKO/RSC
Ultimate Fight Night 28: Bader vs Teixeira
1 3:07
Official MMA Fight Results 04/20/2013 W
(14-3-0)
Darren Uyenoyama
(8-2-0)
FLY
(125.0 vs. 125.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez
2 4:50
Official MMA Fight Results 02/02/2013 W
(13-3-0)
Ian McCall
(11-3-1)
FLY
(126.0 vs. 125.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/22/2012 L
(13-2-0)
Demetrious Johnson
(11-2-1)
FLY
(125.4 vs. 125.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/03/2012 W
(12-2-0)
Yasuhiro Urushitani
(19-4-5)
FLY
(125.5 vs. 125.5)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC on FX: Alves vs Kampmann
2 0:11
Official MMA Fight Results 08/14/2011 W
(11-2-0)
Edward Wineland
(18-7-1)
BW
(135.0 vs. 135.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Versus 5 Hardy vs. Lytle
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/19/2011 W
(10-2-0)
Ian Loveland
(12-6-0)
BW
(136.0 vs. 135.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/11/2010 W
(9-2-0)
Wagnney Fabiano
(14-2-0)
BW
(136.0 vs. 136.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
2 2:45
Official MMA Fight Results 08/18/2010 L
(9-1-0)
Dominick Cruz
(15-1-0)
BW
(134.0 vs. 134.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/06/2010 W
(8-1-0)
Miguel Torres
(37-2-0)
BW
(135.0 vs. 134.5)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz
2 2:57
Official MMA Fight Results 12/19/2009 W
(7-1-0)
Rani Yahya
(14-4-0)
BW
(135.0 vs. 135.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
1 1:35
Official MMA Fight Results 08/09/2009 L
(7-0-0)
Dominick Cruz
(13-1-0)
BW
(135.0 vs. 135.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/05/2009 W
(6-0-0)
Jeff Curran
(32-10-1)
BW
(134.0 vs. 135.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 40: Torres Vs. Mizugaki
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/03/2008 W
(5-0-0)
Danny Martinez
(11-2-0)
BW
(135.0 vs. 136.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia
3 5:00
NSF 07/21/2008 W
(4-0-0)
Junya Kudo
(3-1-2)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Dream 5 - Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final
1 2:42
NSF 05/08/2008 W
(3-0-0)
Maurice Eazel
(2-7-0)
BW Submission
Palace Fighting Championship 8
1 1:02
NSF 01/17/2008 W
(2-0-0)
Jason Georgianna
(5-1-0)
BW Submission
Palace Fighting Championship 6
2 0:38
NSF 04/28/2007 W
(1-0-0)
Carlos Lovio
(0-1-0)
TKO/RSC
Bring it On- Under Destruction
1 0:00
NSF 06/03/2006 W
(0-0-0)
Brandon Shelton
(3-0-0)
Submission (Kimura)
Universal Fight Promotions 6/3/06
2 0:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class

Amateur Career Statistics

Amateur Record 1-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length -
Rounds Fought 1.9
Avg. Fights/Year 1.0
Longest Layoff -
Quickest Turnaround -

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 0 1 0
Losses 0 0 0
Finish Rate 100.0%
Finished Rate 0.0%
Win by Decision Rate 0.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 0.0%
Win by KO Rate 0.0%
Loss by KO Rate 0.0%
Win by SUB Rate 100.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method

Current Streak

1 Win

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 05:33
Fastest KO -
Fastest SUB 05:33
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.9
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 05:33
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 0.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 00:00
Finish Rounds

Official Amateur Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 10/14/2006 W
(0-0-0)
Ramon Rodriguez
(0-0-0)
FTW
(133.0 vs. 143.0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Cage Fighting Championship (Colorado): Border Warz
2 2:33
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class