Renee Paquette had Megan Olivi as the guest on Oral Sessions and the UFC host opened up on her first meeting with husband, Joseph Benavidez

Renee Paquette has brought some big names on her podcast, Oral Sessions, and it was UFC host and reporter Megan Olivi that featured on the latest episode.

Olivi and Paquette are married to Joseph Benavidez and Jon Moxley, respectively. Both men are in the fight game with Benavidez being a contender in the past and Moxley holding top titles in WWE and AEW.

Megan Olivi is one of the best known faces in the UFC
Megan Olivi looks on during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Paquette and Olivi shared they had a ton of similarities regarding their career paths, dating fighters and also having the same haircut.

They also spoke about having a dog with the same name, and there was one big question that Paquette asked Olivi.

She wanted to know how she got to meet Benavidez and the UFC presenter was more than happy to share the details:

“I met Joe in the lobby of Mandalay Bay in 2009. I was with my two best friends, who are best friends to this day, we just graduated from college.

“Came out to Vegas, we were actually helping one of my bosses at Fox with stuff. We came out, I met Joe in the lobby, he was with some other fighters.

“We were cute girls, they were cute dudes, and they were like ‘Hey, you want to come to Tryst?’”

The group did end up going to the popular Las Vegas nightclub and that was where the pair started talking.

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Joseph Benavidez is one of the most experienced MMA fighters in the world (Forbes)

The Will Ferrell link

Olivi and Benavidez spoke to each other the entire night and also brought up the popular comedian/actor Will Ferrell.

“I talked to Joe the whole night. We actually fell in love by quoting Will Ferrell. The best of Will Ferrell DVD.

“He said something to me from the DVD and I was like ‘Oh my God, I am in love’. We quoted back and forth and Joe was sober and he wasn’t drinking while I was 22 and having fun.”

Olivi added that the pair ate burgers later in the night and Benavidez asked for her email as it was 2009.

Megan Olivi met her husband back in 2009
UFC host and reporter Megan Olivi (L) interviews mixed martial artist Nate Diaz during an open workout for UFC 202 at Rocks Lounge at the Red Rock Casino on August 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Diaz is scheduled to fight UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Things slowly grew between them and they started talking more via Skype and on the phone. The pair were also living in different cities but that didn’t stop them from continuing their relationship.

Benavidez and Olivi have shared a lot of stories about their relationship, and she was there to console him when he missed another chance to win the UFC Flyweight title.

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