Joseph Benavidez Married, Wife, Fight, Net Worth

By Kishor Shahi | Published On: 16 Dec, 2018
Joseph Benavidez Married, Wife, Fight, Net Worth

Most of the relationships start with a friendly bond and the MMA fighter Joseph Benavidez's life traces the same background. Joseph, who drifted his contact with the host and a digital correspondent of UFC as a friend, later relished the married life with her. 

As being an MMA fighter, Joseph Benavidez fought many fights that took him to fame, but he never needed to fight for the love he deserved. Similarly, the life of the millionaire is harnessed by the hot and brunette UFC host but how did they take their relationship forward from friendship? Find this out below!

Married Life With UFC Host

Joseph Benavidez garnered many fans and supporters throughout his career as a mixed martial artist, and later he turned out to be the love of one of the hottest FOX Sports UFC backstage television broadcasters, Megan Olivi's.

The duo, who met in Los Vegas in 2009, befriended each other and after about a half decade of their friendship, the fighting hunk proposed his lady love on Thanksgiving Day in 2014. Since Megan accepted the proposal, the duo took their relationship further and finally shared the wedding vows on 9 October 2015. The couple is together for more than eight years and is now relishing the relationship as husband and wife.

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Joseph Benavidez with his wife, Megan Olivi, at their marriage in 2015 (Photo: Megan's Instagram)

Despite their happy married life, the duo has not welcomed any children yet. Maybe they are looking forward to having kids, but they have not revealed any such plans in public. 

As of now, the couple lives together in Las Vegas and are busy with their working schedule. Megan serves as a digital correspondent and host for all significant UFC events around the globe whereas Joseph is busy with his training for his upcoming fixtures. 

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MMA; Source Of Joseph's Net Worth

Joseph Benavidez's career as a mixed martial artist is the primary source of his net worth. He has estimated career earnings of $1,478,000. Furthermore, he grabbed his income in thousands of value with the win bonus as well.

He smashed $92,000 (72,000 for the show and $20,000 fight week incentive pay) in 2018 UFC championship. Before that, he grasped the income of $160,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship) on the TUF: Tournament of Champions Finale in 2016. 

In October 2018, Joseph received $35k after beating Frank Rojas on the Crawford-Horn undercard. Besides that, his deal included $100,000 in bonus payments and $2,000 a month in living expenses.

Starting the wrestling training since his age of sixteen, Joseph began his career by fighting in the small shows. Later, he signed the deal with WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) in 2008 which merged with UFC in 2010. His fighting career holds the record of 26 wins out of 31 matches played where he won seven games by knock out, ten by decision and nine by submission. 

He competed with many wrestlers including the former Bantamweight Champion, Miguel Torres. In 2018, he received the Performance of the Night award as he won the match to Alex Perez by defeating him via technical knockout out in round one. His next fixture is with the undefeated Brazilian Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 233 on 26th January 2019. 

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Short Bio

Born in San Antonio, Texas, the United States, in 1984, Joseph Benavidez celebrates his birthday on 31st of July every year. The birth sign of the 34 years old American MMA fighter aka Joe B-Wan Kenobi is Leo. Joseph stands the height of 1.62 meters (5 feet and 4 inches tall). Joseph grew up in Las Cruces in a Mexican family with his two brothers and cousins.