August 26, 1988
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||St.Louis, Missouri|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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 multi-fight contract with the UFC. He faced Matthew Riddle in his Octagon debut. He won the fight via unanimous decision in a bout that earned Fight of the Night honors.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Fight of the Night (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|8 matches||6 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||6–2||Sean Pierson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 152||September 22, 2012||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||6–1||Seth Baczynski||Decision (split)||UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall||June 8, 2012||3||5:00||Sunrise, Florida, United States|
|Win||6–0||Matthew Riddle||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger||September 17, 2011||3||5:00||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Win||5–0||Ryne Vincent||Submission (triangle choke)||CCCW: Fight Night 3||April 30, 2011||1||2:56||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Win||4–0||Dustin Baker||Submission (rear-naked choke)||PCL: Cage Madness||March 26, 2011||1||4:36||Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States|
|Win||3–0||Miguel Rios||Submission (guillotine choke)||MCC 30: Thanksgiving Throwdown||November 11, 2010||1||0:57||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Win||2–0||Cleburn Walker||KO (head kick)||Fight Me MMA 1: The Battle Begins||August 14, 2010||1||4:34||St. Charles, Missouri, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jamell Austin||Submission (triangle choke)||Devastation Fight Club||January 30, 2010||1||0:53||Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States|
Lance's identical twin brother, Logan Benoist, was killed in a tragic vehicle accident on Monday, April 23rd, 2012. Logan was a U.S. Marine and an Iraq War combat veteran. Lance attended Festus high school. Benoist also has a sister.
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- "Seth Baczynski vs. Lance Benoist targeted for UFC on FX 3". mmajunkie.com. March 28, 2012.
- "With Miller out, Sean Pierson now meets Lance Benoist at UFC 152 in Toronto". mmajunkie.com. August 24, 2012.
- Staff (March 1, 2013). "Paulo Thiago vs. Lance Benoist added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
- "Benoist out, Michel Prazeres meets Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-20.