Joey Beltran

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Joey Beltran
BornJosé Felipe Beltran
(1981-12-08) December 8, 1981 (age 31)
San Diego, California, United States
Other namesThe Mexicutioner
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight208 lb (94 kg; 14.9 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight (2012-present)
Heavyweight (2007-2012)
Reach75 in (191 cm)
Fighting out ofCarlsbad, California, United States
TeamBlackline Fight Group
Alliance MMA
RankPurple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active2007 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total25
Wins14
By knockout11
By submission1
By decision2
Losses10
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision7
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
 
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Joey Beltran
BornJosé Felipe Beltran
(1981-12-08) December 8, 1981 (age 31)
San Diego, California, United States
Other namesThe Mexicutioner
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight208 lb (94 kg; 14.9 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight (2012-present)
Heavyweight (2007-2012)
Reach75 in (191 cm)
Fighting out ofCarlsbad, California, United States
TeamBlackline Fight Group
Alliance MMA
RankPurple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active2007 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total25
Wins14
By knockout11
By submission1
By decision2
Losses10
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision7
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

José Felipe "Joey" Beltran (born December 9, 1981) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Light Heavyweight division. He has also competed for the UFC, Strikeforce, and King of the Cage.

Background[edit]

Beltran is from San Diego, California and began boxing when he was 10 years old, while also getting involved in street fights. He began wrestling in middle school but was not often not allowed to compete because of poor grades. Beltran continued wrestling in high school during his sophomore year and picked up his grades, going on to compete on the varsity team as a Heavyweight for all three years and also became involved in Greco-Roman Wrestling. Beltran originally attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa before dropping out and then being introduced to mixed martial arts. Beltran moved back to California, attending Palomar College and continuing with mixed martial arts. When he began training, Beltan weighed 300 lbs.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Beltran made his professional debut on February 10, 2007 at Strikeforce: Young Guns and lost via unanimous decision. He went on to compile a record of 6-2 before being signed by Bellator.[2]

Bellator[edit]

Beltran made his Bellator debut at Bellator 5 on May 1, 2009 against former UFC veteran Sherman Pendergarst. Beltran won the fight in the first round via TKO.

In his next appearance, under the King of the Cage banner, Beltran defeated Wes Combs via TKO only 25 seconds into the fight.

Beltran picked up another TKO win over another UFC veteran, Houston Alexander, before being signed by the UFC.

UFC[edit]

Beltran made his UFC debut at UFC 109 against Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Rolles Gracie. Beltran was stepping in as a last minute replacement for Gracie's original opponent, Mostapha Al-turk.[3] Beltran upset the fatigued Gracie and was victorious via a second round TKO.

Beltran returned to action on May 8, 2010 at UFC 113. He was originally set to fight Chad Corvin, but after Corvin's paperwork was not approved by the Quebec Athletic Commission he was pulled from the card and replaced by Tim Hague. Beltran defeated Hague after three rounds, taking the unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28).

Beltran next faced Matt Mitrione on September 25, 2010 at UFC 119.[4] Beltran fought and lost to Mitrione via unanimous decision (29-28 on all cards). Even though he lost, he still earned Fight of the Night honors.

Beltran then fought highly-regarded kickboxer Pat Barry at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 on January 22, 2011, in Fort Hood, Texas.[5] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. During the fight, Beltran received a high volume of leg kicks from Barry, a former K-1 kickboxing competitor, yet only collapsed at the end of the final round. Barry has since expressed his bewilderment at the level of punishment that Beltran was able to absorb.

Beltran was expected to face promotional newcomer Dave Herman on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131.[6] However, after Herman was shuffled to the main card, Beltran instead faced another UFC newcomer in Aaron Rosa.[7] After a back-and-forth first two rounds, Beltran defeated Rosa via TKO in the third round.

Beltran fought Stipe Miocic on October 8, 2011 at UFC 136, losing via unanimous decision.[8]

Beltran faced former Strikeforce. Heavyweight Lavar Johnson on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis,[9] where he was knocked out for the first time in his career in the first round. Following the loss, Beltran was released from the promotion.[10]

Post-UFC[edit]

After being released, Beltran announced that he would be dropping down to compete in the Light Heavyweight division. He officially made his Light Heavyweight debut on April 28, 2012 at C3 Fights in Oklahoma, where he defeated Anton Talamantes via unanimous decision.

Return to the UFC[edit]

Beltran made his return to the UFC replacing Brandon Vera against Australian James Te Huna on July 11, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 4.[11] Although Beltran lost via unanimous decision, the back and forth bout earned Fight of the Night honors.

Beltran was expected to face Anthony Perosh on December 15, 2012 at UFC on FX 6.[12] However, Perosh was forced from the bout with a toe injury and replaced by Igor Pokrajac.[13] He won the fight via unanimous decision. On January 10, 2013, it was announced that Beltran had failed his post fight drug test, testing positive for nandrolone. Beltran was subsequently suspended for 9 months, retroactive to December 14, 2012. His win over Pokrajac was changed to a No Contest.[14]

Returning from his suspension, Beltran faced Fabio Maldonado on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29 in Maldonado's home-country of Brazil.[15] He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision. He was subsequently released from the promotion.[16]

Return to Bellator[edit]

On October 30th, 2013, it was announced that Beltran had signed with Bellator MMA. He faced former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on November 15, 2013 in the main event at Bellator 108.[17] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss14–10 (1)Quinton JacksonKO (punch)Bellator 10802013-11-15November 15, 201314:59Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss14–9 (1)Fábio MaldonadoDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields02013-10-09October 9, 201335:00Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil
NC14–8 (1)Igor PokrajacNC (overturned)UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson02012-12-15December 15, 201235:00Gold Coast, Queensland, AustraliaOriginally unanimous decision win; Overturned as Beltran tested positive for nandrolone.
Loss14–8James Te HunaDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman02012-07-11July 11, 201235:00San Jose, California, United StatesFight of the Night
Win14–7Anton TalamantesDecision (unanimous)C3 Fights02012-04-28April 28, 201235:00Oklahoma, United StatesLight Heavyweight debut
Loss13–7Lavar JohnsonKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis02012-01-28January 28, 201214:24Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss13–6Stipe MiocicDecision (unanimous)UFC 13602011-10-08October 8, 201135:00Houston, Texas, United States
Win13–5Aaron RosaTKO (punches)UFC 13102011-06-11June 11, 201131:26Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Loss12–5Pat BarryDecision (unanimous)UFC: Fight For The Troops 202011-01-22January 22, 201135:00Fort Hood, Texas, United States
Loss12–4Matt MitrioneDecision (unanimous)UFC 11902010-09-25September 25, 201035:00Indianapolis, Indiana, United StatesFight of the Night
Win12–3Tim HagueDecision (unanimous)UFC 11302010-05-08May 8, 201035:00Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win11–3Rolles Gracie Jr.TKO (punches)UFC 10902010-02-06February 6, 201021:31Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win10–3Houston AlexanderTKO (punches)5150 Combat League / Xtreme Fighting League: New Year's Revolution02010-01-16January 16, 201023:49Tulsa, Oklahoma, United StatesWon the 5150 Combat League Heavyweight Title
Loss9–3Tony LopezDecision (unanimous)KOTC: Distorted02009-10-01October 1, 200955:00Highland, California, United StatesFor the King of the Cage Heavyweight Championship
Win9–2Tracy WillisTKO (punches and elbows)5150 Combat League: Rumble at the Rally02009-06-27June 27, 200913:33Sparks, Oklahoma, United States
Win8–2Wes CombsTKO (punches)KOTC: Legends02009-06-06June 6, 200910:25Winterhaven, California, United States
Win7–2Sherman PendergarstTKO (punches)Bellator 502009-05-01May 1, 200912:24Dayton, Ohio, United States
Win6–2Jacob BrowyTKO (punches)Gladiator Challenge: Warriors02009-02-04February 4, 200911:20Pauma Valley, California, United States
Win5–2Wes FentonTKO (punches)Total Combat 3202008-10-02October 2, 200812:15El Cajon, California, United States
Loss4–2Tony LopezSubmission (kimura)KOTC: Opposing Force02008-05-15May 15, 200813:15Highland, California, United States
Win4–1Phil FriedmanTKO (punches)Total Combat 2802008-04-26April 26, 200810:50San Diego, California, United States
Win3–1Ray SeraileTKO (punches)TC 25: Fight Club02007-12-15December 15, 200720:56San Diego, California, United States
Win2–1Tony VelardeSubmission (kimura)Total Combat 2102007-06-08June 8, 200712:35San Diego, California, United States
Win1–1Paul IngrassiaTKO (punches)Total Combat 2002007-04-13April 13, 200712:54San Diego, California, United States
Loss0–1Yohan BanksDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Young Guns02007-02-10February 10, 200733:00San Jose, California, United States

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/01/17/joey-beltran-turns-houston-alexander-into-a-stepping-stone-at-new-years-revolution/
  3. ^ "Joey Beltran official as late replacement, faces Rolles Gracie on UFC 109 prelims". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Beltran vs. Mitrione in the works for UFC 117 in Oakland". truefighting.webs.com. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  5. ^ "Pat Barry vs. Joey Beltran On Tap For UFC Fight For The Troops Show". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Joey Beltran vs. Dave Herman added to UFC 131 in Vancouver". mmajunkie.com.com. March 31, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Einemo gets Herman, Beltran draws Strikeforce vet Rosa at UFC 131". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 
  8. ^ Whitehead, Lee (July 20, 2011). "Joey Beltran Welcomes Octagon Rookie Stipe Miocic at UFC 136 in Houston". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Strikeforce import Lavar Johnson meets Joey Beltran at UFC on FOX 2". mmajunkie.com. December 20, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
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  13. ^ "Igor Pokrajac replaces injured Anthony Perosh, meets Joey Beltran at UFC on FX 6". MMAjunkie.com. November 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran fail UFC on FX 6 drug tests, each suspended nine months". mmamania.com. January 10, 2012. 
  15. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2013-08-15). "Joey Beltran meets Fabio Maldonado at UFC Fight Night 29". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  16. ^ "Joey Beltran Released". cagepotato.com. 
  17. ^ "'Rampage' Jackson vs. Joey Beltran headlines Bellator 108 on Nov. 15". MMAJunkie.com. October 30, 2013. 

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