Proclaimed by many renowned masters to be the best pound-for-pound kickboxer of all time, Benny Urquidez used to be nicknamed “The Jet” on account of his explosive spinning back kick. After competing for ten years in non-contact point karate, he pioneered full-contact fighting right through the world, frequently fighting in bouts where the principles were ambiguous and contrasts in styles were dramatic. Within the 1970s, he won the PKA and WKA World Kickboxing Championships, after which went on to defeat Japan’s World Champion. Highlighting his stellar career that spanned 20 years, Urquidez came out of semi-retirement on the age of 42 to seal his legendary status by defeating Japan’s 25-year-old reigning World Champion. Victorious in six World Championships in five different weight divisions, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez has remained undefeated for 27 years as the longest reigning World Champion ever.