Biography(references)Benavidez was born on July 31, 1984, in San Antonio, Texas, and is of Mexican descent. He attended Las Cruces High School, where he began training boxing. From the college onwards Benavidez struggled with alcohol and drug abuse before becoming sober, subsequently turning his interest into mixed martial arts. After fighting in smaller shows while working as a screen printer in Las Cruces, New Mexico, he joined up with Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male in 2007. His fighting style has drawn comparisons to training partner and former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber.
Fighter Trivia(references)Benavidez is married to UFC reporter Megan Olivi.
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