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Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report

joseph benavidez scouting report
(Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report

Vitals

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

Record

25-4 (UFC: 12-2)

Current Streak

6 straight wins

Training

None

Championships Held

None

 

Strengths

– 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 two 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
– on another hot streak right now

 

Weaknesses

– 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.

 

Synopsis

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.