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Joseph Benavidez vs. Rani Yahya

Main Card | Bantamweight ยท 135 lbs | MMA

Joseph Benavidez defeats Rani Yahya via KO/TKO at 1:35 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Joseph "The Beefcake" Benavidez
Mmaweekly large Rani Yahya

Round 1

Joseph Benavidez Rani Yahya

"The Beefcake"

10-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   15-4-0
Climbed to 11-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 15-5
-220 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +170 (Slight Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
Sacramento, California   Fighting out of   Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
25 years, 4 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   25 years, 3 days
135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
5'4" (163cm)   Height   5'6" (168cm)
65.0" (165cm)   Reach   68.0" (173cm)
Team Alpha Male   Gym   Constrictor Team
WEC 45
  • Bout Information
  • Event: WEC 45: Cerrone vs Ratcliff
  • Date: Saturday 12.19.2009
  • Referee: Kim Winslow
  • Venue: The Pearl at the Palms
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 8 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Todd Harris, Frank Mir
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Todd Harris
  • Benavidez Total Disclosed Pay: $25,000
  • Yahya Total Disclosed Pay: $9,000
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Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  Reed Harris Previews Benavidez vs. Yahya at WEC 45 report dead link

    WEC General Manager Reed Harris previews WEC 45's Benavidez vs. Yahya matchup.

  • Promo Video  |  A Day in the Life of Joseph Benavidez Video by WEC report dead link

    The WEC brings us this video of a day in the life of Joseph Benavidez as he trains to fight Takeya Mizugaki at WEC 45.

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