Megan Olivi is the wife of professional mixed martial artist Joseph Benavidez. However, Olivi has defined her own career path, for which she is also known. Ms. Benavidez works as a journalist and reporter for both UFC and FOX Sports, where she hosts UFC Ultimate Insider and also works for the channel’s online platform as the producer of a weekly magazine show called Padres POV. Here you will find everything you need to know about her and her husband Joseph Benavidez.
Megan Olivi’s Bio (Age)
Megan Olivi was born on August 29 in New Jersey as the youngest child in her family and has two older siblings. Although she was born in New Jersey, she grew up in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
In her younger years, Megan Olivi was a very lively child. She excelled in both academia and athletics, but it was her attraction to academics that ultimately won her over. After high school graduation, she went to Seton Hall University where she was to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. As a college student, Megan Olivi completed an internship at Fox News Channel, where she had the rare opportunity to work with the renowned Megyn Kelly as an assistant during her work on the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
After graduating from college, Megan Olivi decided to pursue a career in the field of camera transmission. In an effort to equip herself with more knowledge in this field, she enrolled at Fordham University to earn a Masters’s degree in Mass Communications. She studied for only nine months before graduating with Cum Laude honors. Fresh from her postgraduate studies, Megan was offered a job as a martial arts reporter. As a result, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to be closer to all things MMA. She then began hosting a UFC press show called Fight Night, where she profiled all the great athletes on the eve of the big games.
While she was at the UFC, FOX Sports knocked on her doors, which she was happy to open. She reported on MMA for the network, worked on its online platform, and wrote columns among other things. On a fast-track to February 2013, Fox 6 News San Diego appointed her as a correspondent, social media reporter, and host and producer of a weekly magazine show called “Padres POV”.
She later returned to Las Vegas, Nevada, to continue working with the UFC. In addition to her regular work, Olivi has other interests; she was one of the judges in the 2017 Miss Universe competition.
She is also a great animal lover and often takes her dog on walks that she shares with her husband. Olivi also enjoys other things in her spare time, including cooking, running, and yoga.
Megan Olivi married Benavidez on October 9, 2015, and the couple co-hosted The Animal Foundation’s Best in Show 2018 in early 2018.
Olivi’s husband of Mexican descent was born on July 31, 1984, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He spent most of his childhood in New Mexico, where he attended Las Cruces High School. His passion for martial arts began to develop at the school, where he trained in both wrestling and boxing.
After high school, Benavidez tried to become a professional with his fighting skills. To make ends meet during his training, Benavidez took a job as a canvas painter. Inspired by the success of Urijah Faber, the star of Extreme Cagefighting at the time, Joseph Benavidez went to Los Angeles in January 2007, hoping to meet him and impress him enough to earn a place on his team.
His wish was granted, but the process was anything but straightforward. Benavidez had not been able to find Faber’s gym where he hoped to see him. Undaunted, he decided to fight in a random gym in Roseville, where he beat anyone who earned the right to be sent to Faber.
Faber hired him to serve at the reception desk of his gym. Benavidez then began training in the gym and soon landed fights that quickly worked their way up. Today he has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Megan Olivi is not so blessed when it comes to height, she stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches, which is two inches shorter than her athlete husband Joseph, who is 5 feet 4 inches tall. Her weight is estimated at 55 kg.