Quick Facts of Joseph Rolando Benavidez

  • Full NameJoseph Rolando Benavidez
  • Net Worth$3 million
  • Date of Birth1984 /07 /31
  • NicknameJoseph
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, U.S.
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionMMA
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildAthlete
  • SpouseMegan Olivi
  • Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
  • Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • HoroscopeLeo

American professional mixed martial artist Joseph Benavidez is ranked #2 in the UFC flyweight rankings. Currently, Benavidez competes in the Flyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He fought Danny Martinez at WEC 37 and won by unanimous decision.

In addition, Joseph fought Brazakuia jiu-jitsu ace Rani Yahya on December 19, 2009. Not just that, he is also famous for defeating WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres at WEC 47. Joseph is living with his wife, Megan Olivi. Read this whole article to get more information about Joseph’s personal and professional life.

How rich is Joseph Benavidez?

From his long professional career as a MMA fighter, Joseph Benavidez has earned an excellent amount of money. He has a net worth of around $3 million as of 2021. In addition, Joseph started off his career in 2006 and since then he has fought in several shows which earned him massive fortunes. Currently, he competes in the Flyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

As one of the best MMA, Joseph makes an annual salary of around $500 thousand. On the other hand, Benavidez’s wife is a sports anchor for FOX news. She has a net worth of around $1 million as of 2020. In addition to the high paid salaries and earnings, the love birds enjoy an extravagant lifestyle.

Relationship with Megan Olivi

As said earlier, the 5 feet 4 inches tall, Joseph Benavidez is a married man. He tied the knot with his long time girlfriend turned wife, Megan Olivi. Talking about his wife, she is a sports reporter who hosts Fox Sports 1 television magazine show, UFC Ultimate Insider. The love birds met each other at an even, while Joseph was then signed by US0-based World Extreme Cagefighting and his wife was covering MMA fights in Nevada.

Joseph Benavidez with his wife
Joseph Benavidez with his wife, Photo Source: Sherdog Forums

Soon the duo got introduce by their mutual friends and then they started a good friendship. However, it took him five years to get out of the friend zone and he proposed to Megan. He gave the demand round cut ring for the engagement. Finally, on October 9, 2015, the couple tied the knot in Las Vegas.

As of now, the two has been married for more than five years, however, they do not have any kids. The couple has a pet dog named Benny.

About Joseph Benavidez

Joseph Benavidez was born as Joseph Rolando Benavidez on July 31, 1984, in San Antonio, Texas, the United States of America. Joseph holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Similary, he grew up along with his two brothers.

Benavidez attended Las Cruces High School, where he started training in boxing. From the age of 16, he began wrestling, a discipline in which he became a New Mexico State champion.

Career Details

Benavidez fought in smaller shows and trained while working as a screen printer in New Maxico before joining up with Urijah Faber. Moreover, he was signed by US-based World Extreme Cagefighting. He fought Danny Martinez at WEC 37 and won by unanimous decision.

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