Ryan Benoit

by John Max 08 Mar,2018
Ryan Benoit
Body Stats
Height 5 feet 5 inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Ryan Michale Benoit
  • Birth Place San Diego, California, United States
  • Famous Name Baby Face
  • Salary $25000 per fight
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Currently Working For Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Marilyn Gomez
  • Children Rylyn

An American renowned mixed martial artist, Ryan Michale Benoit is best known as Ryan Benoit who competes in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has also competed in MFC and Shark Fights previously.

Ryan Benoit is also popular by the name Baby Face.

Ryan Benoit's Early Life

Ryan Benoit was born on 25th August 1989, in San Diego, California, United States. His birth sign is Virgo. Regarding his nationality, Benoit is an American and he belongs to white ethnicity.

He started wrestling at McKinney North high school and was a three-time All-State wrestler. He left college to start training at Saekson Janjira Muay Thai Gym in Plano.

Ryan Benoit's Net Worth and Endorsement

UFC star, Benoit has earned his wealth widely through his professional mixed martial arts career. As of 2018, his career disclosed earning is recorded $218,300 including prize money, fight bonus and endorsement while the highest earning UFC star Conor McGregor has made $9,542,000.

He competed in the UFC Fight Night 121 in November 2017 where he received $5000 for his win against Ashkan Mokhtarian. Despite his loss to Brandon Moreno at TUF 24, he received $15,000 as show money.

Though Benoit has not revealed his exact figure of net worth, by looking at his career, it is assumed to be no less than six digit figure.

Ryan Benoit's Mixed Martial Arts Career

At the age of eighteen, Benoit started off training and made his professional MMA debut in May of 2009. He competed in his native United States and recorded a 7-2 prior joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On 30th November 2013, Benoit made his professional UFC debut against Josh Sampo at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Though, he lost the fight via submission (rear-naked choke) but was awarded a “Fight of the Night” bonus award for the bout.

He next faced Sergio Pettis at UFC 185 on 14th March 2015 and kissed his first UFC victory via TKO.

In 15th November of the same year, he faced Ben Nguyen at UFC 193. He lost the fight via submission (rear-naked choke).

On 30th July 2016, Benoit faced Fredy Serrano at UFC 201 and won the fight via split decision. On 3rd December, he got defeated by Brandon Moreno by split decision at The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale.

On 19th November 2017, he made his appearance against Ashkan Mokhtarian, winning the fight via Ko (head kick) in a third round.

On 5th January 2018, Benoit signed a new four-year contract with UFC.

Ryan Benoit's Personal Life

28, Ryan Benoit is a happily married man. He tied the wedding knot with his long-term girlfriend Marilyn Gomez on 5th February 2013. The duo met for the first time while both were practicing Muay Thai boxing.

Now it has been more than five years, still, they are astounding their relationship without any rumors of conflict, divorce, and extra-marital affairs.

The couple together is blessed with an adorable baby girl named Rylyn.

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