Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report

Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report

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Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report


Nov 30, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Joseph Benavidez (red) reacts after defeating Alex Perez (not seen) during a flyweight bout at The Pearl. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report


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


28-8 (UFC: 15-6)

Current Streak

3 straight losses


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
– 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” (0-5 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
– small, even for the flyweight class
– brutally knocked/choked out in two recent fights
– in a big slump



Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.


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