- Popular MMA news reporter Megan Olivi, who hosts UFC Ultimate Insider on Fox Sports 1, is the wife of Joseph Benavidez.
- Joseph Benavidez met the beautiful Megan Olivi in 2009 when they were both working in Las Vegas.
- When Olivi and Benavidez worked on the same night, the journalist used to remain professional as required.
Although the most famous couple in UFC may be Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff, Joseph Benavidez and his wife also made headlines.
Joseph Benavidez is one of the best talents to never win a title at UFC. The 38-year-old was a fierce opponent who many UFC fighters hated to face in the octagon ring.
Benavidez had four chances at winning a UFC title. His first chance was against Demetrious Johnson for the inaugural UFC Flyweight Championship on September 22, 2012. He lost via split decision.
His second chance came on December 14, 2013, when he had a rematch with Demetrious Johnson. Once again, he lost.
On February 29, 2020, Joseph Benavidez faced Deiveson Figueiredo for the vacant UFC flyweight Championship. Deiveson missed the weight and became ineligible to win the title despite defeating Benavidez by TKO in the second round.
They had a rematch for the championship five months later at UFC Fight Night 172. Benavidez lost the fight via technical submission in the first round.
Despite failing to capture a UFC title, Joseph Benavidez has been a winner in other fights.
The American fighter has records which stand up to date. He is the record holder for the most wins in the UFC Flyweight division (13), most fights in the UFC Flyweight division (19), and Most knockout wins in the UFC Flyweight division (5).
Benavidez also won the Performance of the Night three times and the Knockout of the Night once. He retired with a UFC record of 15-6 and a pro record of 28-8.
Joseph Benavidez’s wins at UFC caught the attention of one of the most beautiful women in the promotion, who later became his wife.
Who is Joseph Benavidez’s wife?
Popular MMA news reporter Megan Olivi, who hosts UFC Ultimate Insider on Fox Sports 1, is the wife of Joseph Benavidez.
Megan Olivi has pursued journalism for a long time, as per reports. She graduated with a master’s degree in broadcast journalism at Fordham University after initially receiving a degree in political science as her undergraduate major.
While working as an intern at Fox Sports, she developed an interest in MMA. She used to report on UFC and other MMA promotions for Fox Sports.
Afterwards, the UFC hired her as a host and interviewer.
How Did Joseph Benavidez Meet Megan Olivi?
According to Sportscasting, Joseph Benavidez met his wife Megan Olivi in 2009 when they were both working in Las Vegas.
The two had good chemistry, but it’s not clear when they started dating. Olivi interviewed Benavidez in 2010 after the latter defeated his opponent, and the two have been inseparable since then.
Joseph Benavidez decided to take their relationship to the next level in 2014 when he proposed to Olivi. All went well, and the two lovebirds finally got married the following year.
When Benavidez was still a fighter, Megan used to do her best to avoid watching him fight in the octagon ring. At one point, she spent 17 minutes in a hotel kitchen, which was exactly how long her husband was to fight. She then returned to the ring to meet him. If you are wondering whether Joseph won the fight, well the answer is yes.
When Olivi and Benavidez worked on the same night, the journalist used to remain professional as required.
But when she was not on duty, she used to show support to her husband. A perfect example is when she consoled him after the devastating losses to Deiveson Figueiredo.
When Joseph Benavidez announced his retirement from MMA, Olivi wrote him a heartfelt message. She described her husband as a legend, a record holder and a wonderful human being.
Joseph Benavidez and Megan Olivi have no child at the moment but are proud parents to their dog, Ben.
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