Maria and Bend got engaged in April 2013. The MMA fighter proposed to his longtime girlfriend after his victory against Gilbert Melendez at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The lovely couple tied the knot and officially became husband and wife on January 4, 2014.
Prior to marrying Maria, Ben was previously in a relationship with the Hula dancer Katie O’Gara. The two got engaged in 2009 and was set to wed in August 2011. Unfortunately, the ex-couple never made it to the altar as they went on separate ways shortly after they got engaged.
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