There is only one flyweight in the world better than Benavidez – champion Demetrious Johnson – and even that distinction is arguable. Benavidez, a constant source of entertainment on Twitter, is all business in the Octagon. He's a solid grappler with slick submissions and ever-improving hands, he is currently on a three-fight run including finishes of Darren Uyenoyama and Jussier Formiga, plus owns past triumphs over 135ers like Eddie Wineland and Miguel Torres.
There are lots of MMA gyms out there but there’s only one Team Alpha Male. Known for producing fighters from smaller weight-classes, the California crew boasts an elite group of competitors including more than one UFC title-contender. Members like T.J. Dillashaw, Chad Mendes, and Joseph Benavidez are more like a family than simply training partners thanks to the leadership of Urijah Faber, and the future is looking brighter than ever thanks to the inclusion of seasoned striker Duane Ludwig on the coaching front. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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