STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 531
Significant Strikes Landed: 214
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 6
Takedowns Landed: 1
Ryan Benoit is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)’s flyweight division. He was born on April 15, 1989, in Dallas, Texas. Ryan began training in martial arts at the age of 15 and quickly developed a passion for it. His first fight took place in 2009 when he fought for the regional promotion TFL -Texas Fight League- where he made his debut with a unanimous decision victory over Richard Parra Jr..
After competing regionally for almost four years, Ryan decided to make his transition to pro MMA competition. During this time he competed for various promotions such as Rocktagon MMA and Legacy FC;where he earned a 7-2 record with 6 finishes along the way before signing with UFC in 2013.
Since joining UFC, Ryan has been able to showcase his skill set against some of the best fighters within the flyweight division. In 2016 alone Ryan had three fights during that year which included wins over Freddie Serrano via TKO and Tim Elliott via Unanimous Decision while losing via split decision against Sergio Pettis that same year as well; all three bouts were highly entertaining match ups involving many exciting moments throughout each bout making them fan favorites!
In 2017, Ryan had another great showing when he defeated Ashkan Mokhtarian by knockout only 2:30 into round 1 making it one of his most impressive performances up until then. After these two back-to-back remarkable showings inside The Octagon™ , Ryan got rewarded by being elevated to #14 on UFC’s official rankings! As of June 2019, Benoit currently holds a record of 9 wins and 5 losses with 8 finishes out of those fourteen outings inside The Octagon™ . Recently he most recently moved up to bantamweight due him having difficulty cutting weight since moving down from featherweight 5 years ago; however despite this difficult transition thus far ,Ryan has shown no signs slowing down or giving up anytime soon! In fact ,he looks more determined than ever going forward into 2020 as he seeks revenge against previous opponents who have beaten him previously or just simply go out there try win every single bout possible !