Lance Benoist

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Lance Benoist
Born Lance Benoist
(1988-08-26) August 26, 1988 (age 29)
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of St.Louis, Missouri
Team SCMMA/Vaghi
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 9
Wins 7
By knockout 1
By submission 4
By decision 2
Losses 2
By decision 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Lance Benoist (born August 26, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist. He currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in their welterweight division.

Mixed Martial Arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Benoist went undefeated in his amateur career and compiled a record of 14-0-1, finishing almost all of his opponents in the first round. He had his first professional fight on January 30, 2010 and won the bout via triangle choke submission.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In June 2011, Benoist signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC.[1] He faced Matthew Riddle in his Octagon debut.[2] He won the fight via unanimous decision in a bout that earned Fight of the Night honors.

Benoist next faced Seth Baczynski on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3.[3] He lost for the first time in his career via split decision.

Benoist faced Sean Pierson on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152, replacing Dan Miller.[4] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Benoist was expected to face Paulo Thiago on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8.[5] However, Benoist was forced out of the bout with a broken leg and was replaced by promotional newcomer Michel Prazeres.[6]

Benoist faced Bobby Voelker on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42.[7] He won the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7–2 Bobby Voelker Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov June 7, 2014 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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

Personal life[edit]

Lance's identical twin brother, Logan Benoist, was killed in a tragic vehicle accident on Monday, April 23, 2012. Logan was a U.S. Marine and an Iraq War combat veteran.[8] Lance attended Festus high school. Benoist also has a sister.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Matt Riddle and Lance Benoist Square Off at UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans". July 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Seth Baczynski vs. Lance Benoist targeted for UFC on FX 3". March 28, 2012. Archived from the original on March 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "With Miller out, Sean Pierson now meets Lance Benoist at UFC 152 in Toronto". August 24, 2012. Archived from the original on August 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ Staff (March 1, 2013). "Paulo Thiago vs. Lance Benoist added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil". Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Benoist out, Michel Prazeres meets Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8". Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  7. ^ Tim Burke (2014-03-18). "Lance Benoist vs. Bobby Voelker added to June UFC event in Albuquerque". Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
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