Joseph Benavidez is an American Martial artist. Currently, he fights as a flyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Previously, he used to work as a screen printer in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Also, he used to fight in small shows. Later in 2007, he teamed up with Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male.
Recently, he is rank third in the UFC flyweight rankings official. Also, he was ranked the second Flyweight in the world. Moreover, on April 27, 2010, the Mayor and City Council of the city of Las Cruces announced publically as April 27 as Joseph Benavidez day.
Joseph Benavidez: early life, education, and career
Joseph was born on July 31, 1984, in Texas and belongs to Mexican descent. He had attended Las Cruces High School. From his early days, he was very active in martial arts. Therefore, he started training in boxing and kickboxing. He was very really good at his training. Later he had won many championships of kickboxing in his early years.
The, 34, Benavidez has begun his career from his early days. At the very age of 16, he had started training in wrestling. At first, he used to fight in smaller shows. Then, somehow he got noticed by Urijah Faber and impressed by his fighting skills. He joined the Alpha Male team and proceed on to be the best fighter on Dream. He was signed by World Extreme Cagefight which was later merged to UFC. The fighter had accounted MMA records of 24 wins out of 28 matches. Also, he had won 6 matches with knockout, 9 matches through submission and other 9 matches by decision.
Joseph Benavidez: personal life and wife
Benavidez is a happily married man. He married Megan Olivi who is TV personality and reporter for the Fox Sports. He met his better half for the first time in 2009 in Las Vegas. This couple was introduced by their common friends. Before starting their love relationship they were friends for a few months. In 2010, the couple announced their love relationship and engaged in 2014.
After spending some years of romance, Benavidez proposed her for marriage in front of their family and friends. They got married in 2015 since they are happy and enjoying their married life. There are no rumors or controversy regarding the fighter. During 2012, there was a conference where he talked about his frustrations and the dark past that could have to send him to destruction path to Pro MMA Radio.
Joseph Benavidez: net worth, cars, and house
Joseph is a Mexican-American MMA player whose net worth is estimated to be over $2.5 million. His main source of income is from fighting. He had collected $831,000 Earnings from his UFC career. Respectively, he earned net worth of $1,891,346 and $2,458,750 in 2014 and 2015.
This athlete is also fond of fast, luxury cars and owns the beautiful Mercedes Benz S class which has a starting price of $122,750. He had bought a luxurious house in Las Vegas worth of above $2.5 million and stay with his better half. He is also a pet lover who constantly posts pictures of dogs on his social platforms like Instagram.
Benavidez is active in social media like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter where altogether he has followers around 111.8k. He has also an official UFC fighter profile where we can view his upcoming matches, accounting for his fights etc.