The best that a fighter can do after suffering a setback is to press pause and come back a better version of themselves the next time around by learning from their errors. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to a lake raider of snowy storm fronts ready to hit the restart button at light heavyweight for Throne MMA at the Spirit Lake Resort and Casino on February 24 in North Dakota A professional mixed martial artist since April 2023 and representing Start BJJ, Derek Benoit holds a 1-1 record with his one and only finish coming via submission. He has fought for several promotions during his career in the professional ranks including Legacy Fighting Alliance and Aftermath Combat Sports. He has a single first-round finish under his belt in his lone appearance as a professional mixed martial artist with a time of one minute and 22 seconds. Benoit has never gone to the scorecards at any juncture over the course of his career as a professional MMA fighter and has a 100 percent finish rate to show for it. Benoit’s lone finish in the professional MMA ranks has come inside the opening round in the span of five minutes or less. He has spent his whole professional career in Minnesota thus far.
In his professional MMA debut at Aftermath Combat Sports Aftermath 3, he faced Dino Saracco and went on to submit him in the first round via rear-naked choke. The victory secured Benoit the first submission win of his professional career along with his only finish. He also picked up his first win in the professional ranks in addition to his first first-round finish as a professional in the process. Benoit is a heavy hander that has a pension for carrying out gameplans in the coldest of fashions, so opponents better mind where they step carefully, or winter’s grip will take hold and eventually win out in the end!