|Association||St. Charles MMA / Rodrigo Vaghi Jiu-Jitsu|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu Jitsu|
|Birth Date||August 26, 1988|
|Fighting Out Of||St. Louis, Missouri, USA|
Lance Benoist is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Welterweight. Benoist is currently competing in the UFC.
== Professional Record ==
|Record||6 – 2 – 0 (Win ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚“ Loss ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚“ Draw)|
|Loss||Sean Pierson||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 152 Jones vs Belfort||9/22/2012||3||5:00|
|Loss||Seth Baczynski||Decision (Split)||UFC on FX 3 Johnson vs McCall 2||6/8/2012||3||5:00|
|Win||Matt Riddle||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Fight Night 25 Battle on the Bayou||9/17/2011||3||5:00|
|Win||Ryne Vincent||Submission (Triangle Choke)||CCCW: Fight Night 3||4/30/2011||1||2:56|
|Win||Dustin Baker||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||PCL: Cage Madness||3/26/2011||1||4:36|
|Win||Miguel Rios||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||MCC 30: Thanksgiving Throwdown||11/24/2010||1||0:57|
|Win||Cleburn Walker||KO (Head Kick)||Fight Me MMA 1: The Battle Begins||8/14/2010||1||4:34|
|Win||Jamell Austin||Submission (Triangle Choke)||DFC: Devastation Fight Club||1/30/2010||1||0:53|
==Mixed Martial Arts career==
Benoist went undefeated in his amateur career and compiled a record of 14-0-1 in the process. He had his first professional fight on January 30, 2010 and won the bout via submission.
===Ultimate Fighting Championship===
In June 2011, Benoist signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He faced Matt Riddle in his Octagon debut. He won the fight via unanimous decision in the Fight of the Night.