Megan Olivi is one of the leading female MMA reporters in the world. Megan is one of the few female mixed martial arts reporters in the world. She has been an integral part of the UFC for quite a long time. The 35-year old reporter is married to former UFC fighter Joseph Benavidez.
Early Life: Megan Olivi
Megan Olivi is the youngest of three children and was born in New Jersey. She spent the majority of her youth growing up in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. She is of Italian descent. Olivi played softball in school and wanted to pursue a career in gymnastics but was not able to due to her family’s financial situation. Olivi attended Seton Hall University where she earned a degree in political science as her undergraduate major. While attending Seton Hall, she interned with Fox News. Olivi then earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism at Fordham University.
Personal Life: Megan Olivi
Megan Olivi was born on the 29th of August, 1986 in New Jersey. Details about her parents are not known. She has two siblings, and she was the youngest of the three children. Olivi is married to popular UFC flyweight Joseph Benavidez. The pair met way back in 2009 in Mandalay Bay. They ended up going to Tryst Nightclub in Las Vegas, and that’s how their romance began. Six years later, in 2015, the couple married. As of now, the pair do not have any children. At present her age is 36 years.
Career: Megan Olivi
Megan Olivi did her master’s at Fordham University. Soon after her completion, she was given a chance to cover MMA in Las Vegas. That is when her love for the sport began. Olivi then slowly began entering UFC coverage. She initially hosted the UFC’s Preshow – Fight Day. She was then handed a job by Fox Sports for covering UFC events, and that was when her career as an MMA reporter kickstarted.
For quite a long time, Olivi was the host of UFC Ultimate Insider on Fox Sports 1. She also hosted a series called The Exchange with Megan Olivi. Olivi currently reports for NFL on Fox and ESPN as well. She has come a long way since 2009. Besides, being an MMA reporter, Olivi has also worked as a Social Media Reporter for the MLB team San Diego Padres. And for the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant, Olivi was the final telecast judge.
Megan Olivi is active on social media and connects with her fans over it. Her Instagram account has over 659k followers and she posts various posts on her Instagram account. She also has 101.5k followers on her Twitter account and around 70k followers on her facebook account.
Megan Olivi has a net worth of around $2.5 million. This has been primarily due to her career as an MMA reporter, and also due to her investments in real estate alongside her husband Joseph Benavidez. The annual salary she receives is from Fox since she is under the contract of the Media company. Her annual salary is $100,000. Her husband Joseph Benavidez is worth $3 million which shows that the couple leads a luxurious life.
Husband : Joseph Benavidez
Joseph Benavidez is a retired UFC flyweight who fought for the flyweight title 4 times. Joseph Benavidez was one of the best flyweights in the UFC. The former fighter fought a stunning 4 times for the flyweight title, and always made sure he put on a show whenever he stepped inside the Octagon.