Lance Benoist

Name Lance Benoist
Nickname N/A
Association St. Charles MMA / Rodrigo Vaghi Jiu-Jitsu
Weight Class Welterweight
Height 5’11″ (181cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Birth Date August 26, 1988
Fighting Out Of St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Nationality American

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 â€Â“ Loss â€Â“ Draw)
Wins 1 (T)KOs
4 Submissions
1 Decisions
Losses 0 (T)KOs
0 Submissions
2 Decisions
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time Notes
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

==Fighter Pages==

Official:

Tapology: http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/15313-lance-benoist

Sherdog: http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Lance-Benoist-59764

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Lance-Benoist/100000695925487

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/LanceBenoistMMA

==Mixed Martial Arts career==

===Early 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.


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