Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report

Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report

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Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report

joseph benavidez scouting report
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Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report


5’4″ 125 lbs (Flyweight)
65″ reach, Southpaw
July 31, 1984


26-5 (UFC: 13-3)

Current Streak

1 straight win


Brown prajied in Muay Thai

Championships Held




– very quick
– great wrestler
– extremely physically strong
– superior striking power for a flyweight
– superb submission skills
– very good striker
– has never been finished in a fight
– has only lost to three men in his whole career
– used to beating much bigger opponents
– very experienced
– great gas tank
– great at passing guard
– excellent striking defense
– very good mixing kicks into his attack



– horribly inaccurate striker
has never won “the big one” (0-3 in title fights)
horrible takedown accuracy and takedown defense
doesn’t land many strikes in the clinch or on the ground
– can be knocked out
– getting up there in years



The UFC’s flyweight division feels like it was created specifically with Joe Jitsu in mind.  Yet, he continues to struggle to get UFC gold around his waist.


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