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JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ RUMORS

For Joseph Benavidez, a veteran's mentality has been key to success

In both 2012 and 2013, UFC flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez lost to current champion Demetrious Johnson. Yet, in 2014, the Team Alpha Male fighter got right back on the horse and won two straight fights in impression fashion.  Much in the same way as his team leader Urijah Faber or featherweight contender Chad Mendes have been able to, Benavidez seems to possess unique mental...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Uneven UFC cards continue to lead promotion down dangerous path

Allowing a new generation of would-be athletes to aim for something other than traditional team sports without having to pick up a racket or a golf club, mixed martial arts, and more specifically MMA within the UFC, has become one of the world’s most popular sports in just 20 years for both athletes and spectators alike. But more recently, into two separate, and rarely equal worlds...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez gets another title shot by beating up enough people - John Moraga is next

Joseph Benavidez might be one of the best fighters on the planet right now who is not currently holding a UFC title. For years the goal of winning a championship consumed Benavidez to the point of obsession. He used to keep a picture of a UFC title on his mantle at home as a constant reminder of what he was going after. On three different occasions in his career (two in the UFC,...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez shuts out game Dustin Ortiz in flyweight battle

AUSTIN - Joseph Benavidez may be on the outside looking in when it comes to another title shot in the UFC flyweight division, but he continues to dominate every other contender he faces inside the Octagon. The latest victim was Roufusport fighter Dustin Ortiz, who was gunning to crack the top five in the division, but instead ran into a buzzsaw as Benavidez was simply too much over...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 172: The three guillotine chokes and who wore it best

At UFC 172 we got three consecutive guillotine choke finishes. The first was from Joseph Benavidez choking out Tim Elliot in the main event of the FS1 prelims. That was followed up by the surprising one from Max Holloway over Andre Fili. Then came Jim Miller’s technical one over Yancy Medeiros. They all three were impressive in their own ways but there can be only one. It is never...
Via Fight Booth
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Benavidez earns superb submission victory over Elliott

Joseph Benavidez earned a magnificent submission victory over Tim Elliott at UFC 172 in Baltimore. Mandatory Credit: ufc.com After a closely contested first round, number two ranked flyweight Joseph Benavidez scored a marvellous early submission victory over Tim Elliott. The pair traded on the feet and engaged in fantastic jiu-jitsu before Team Alpha Male’s Benavidez locked in...
Via The Sports Journal
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

This Wikipedia entry perfectly explains Joseph Benavidez’s toe-tapping win over Tim Elliott

The Joe B/Tim Elliott fight was shocking, actually. Elliott, having never garnered that big win was facing the perennial contender in Joseph Benavidez. A win here, and he would be over losing to Ali Bagauitaitatavav and John Dodson. Hell, he’d be right back in the thick of things. However, we all know the Team Alpha Male way – they win when they’re supposed to, and tonight...
Via Fight Hub TV
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Might Mouse’ KO’s Benavidez to Retain Flyweight Title

Demetrious Johnson only needed two minutes and eight seconds to finish Joseph Benavidez at UFC on Fox 9 this past Saturday night. This nationally televised platform has officially the stomping ground for the Xbox clad fighter who has run off three consecutive title defenses with each being more impressive than the last.   The closing moments of the fight saw Benavidez throw a...
Via In The Neutral Zone
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Demetrious Johnson silences Sacramento with one punch KO over Benavidez

It was the shot heard throughout Sacramento that silenced an entire city. Demetrious Johnson with one right hand solidified his standing as the UFC flyweight champion while ending his rivalry with Joseph Benavidez in one of the most impressive and awe inspiring performances the 125-pound division has ever seen. The first fight between Johnson and Benavidez was as close as a bout...
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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