joey beltran

December 9th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 168 middleweight Joey Beltran as he prepares for his upcoming main event tomorrow night (Saturday, December 10, 2016) against Alessio Sakara at the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy. The scrappy veteran knows he has a fan-friendly fighting style and he’s not going to point-fight ever again after losing…

May 18th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 155 heavyweight Joey Beltran as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Friday night (May 20, 2016) against Chase Gormley at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The fighter-turned furniture salesman is moving from middleweight up to heavyweight for this opportunity, and he’s still confident he can defeat…

September 23rd, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 143 light heavyweight Joey Beltran as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event bout this Friday night (September 25, 2015) against Kendall Grove at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. The longtime veteran has a history of getting in wild, sloppy brawls, but he feels he needs to step up the technique if…

April 6th, 2015
James Lynch

Bellator MMA returns Friday night with arguably their most stacked event this year, as Bellator 136 emanates from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. With UFC Fight Night: Krakov offering a lackluster event, this is one of the rare weekends where Bellator could dominate the MMA headlines. Along with the lightweight championship being on…

March 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

The way things are shaping up; next month’s Bellator 136 event looks to be one of the most stacked cards for the promotion in 2015 and a fight that’s being overshadowed is a middleweight tilt between Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers and Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran. The former UFC fighter Beltran, who previously competed at light…

September 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 124 took place tonight at Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan, and the card turned out to be a blast to watch as the two main featured bouts each ended in a bang. In total, all four betting favorites won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight….

September 12th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 124 Date: September 12, 2014 Arena: Compuware Arena City: Plymouth, MI Light Heavyweight title bout: Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran (+500) vs Emanuel Newton (-900) Fight Breakdown: The main event for Bellator 124 will be a light heavyweight title bout between challenger Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran and champion Emanuel Newton. Beltran is a massive underdog…

September 11th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 124 is a five-round title fight between Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton and Joey Beltran. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Newton is a -900 favorite (bet $900 to win $100) while Beltran is a +500 underdog (bet $100 to win $500). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

September 11th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Detroit, Mich. (September 11, 2014) – The Bellator weigh-ins have been completed from the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in preparation for Bellator MMA’s September 12th event, which will showcase a Bellator Light Heavyweight Title fight and the Season 10 Light Heavyweight Tournament Final. Bellator MMA will take place from the Compuware Arena (14900 N Beck…

September 10th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

After going head-to-head with the UFC last week, Bellator should have a bit easier time keeping eyeballs this week. While the card may not have the name value of last week’s show, light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will be defending his belt against UFC veteran Joey Beltran in the main event. His next challenger could…

September 9th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 124 light heavyweight Joey Beltran as he prepares for his upcoming main event title bout against Emanuel Newton this Friday night (September 12th, 2014) at the Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. The former UFC standout has caught some flack for receiving a title shot due to some feeling…

August 10th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 65 myself (@LynchOnSports) & guest host Carlin Bardsley (@CarlinBardsley) welcome Titan FC featherweight Lloyd Woodard to talk about his upcoming fight against Kurt Holobaugh at Titan FC 29. Then Titan FC welterweight Bristol Marunde joins us to talk about his Titan FC 29 fight against Micah Miller. The Big Three  1) Jon Jones & Daniel…

August 6th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Tuesday was another busy day in MMA, just not for the UFC. While the world’s biggest MMA promotion was still working through the aftermath of the Jones/Cormier brawl, the two other promotions with big TV deals were filling out future events. Bellator announced that light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will be defending his title against…

April 13th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Thanking his fans for the years of support and leaving his fight gloves inside the Bellator cage, 43 year old Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko officially retired from the sport of mixed martial arts on Friday (April 11th) night. The Belarussian made his professional MMA debut in 1997 at the age of 25, winning three fights…

April 11th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 116 Date: April 11, 2014 Arena: Pechanga Resort Hotel & Casino City: Temecula, CA Light Heavyweight bout: Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko (-130) vs Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran (+110) Fight Breakdown: Getting the action started for the Bellator 116 main card will be a light heavyweight contest between a pair of former UFC fighters, when…

April 11th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 116 light heavyweight Joey Beltran as he prepares for his main card bout this Friday night (April 11, 2014) against Vladimir Matyushenko at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The burly brawler understands that this is likely his opponent’s final professional fight, but that doesn’t mean…

April 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 116 light heavyweight Vladimir Matyushenko as he prepares for his main card bout next Friday night (April 11, 2014) against Joey Beltran at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The long-time mixed martial arts veteran has competed in 34 bouts over the course of his 17-year…

November 17th, 2013
Miguel

This past Friday night (Nov. 15, 2013), Bellator 108 came to us from the Revel in Atlantic City. The main event featured Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, and as expected, he took out late fill-in Joey Beltran. Rampage scored a stunning knockout in the last second of round one. While the outcome was predictable, Bellator’s plans for…

November 15th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 108 is in the books, as a new Heavyweight Champion and featherweight number one contender were crowned. The event also featured the heavily anticipated debut of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Overall, the underdogs had no chance as all five favorites pulled through in very entertaining and dominant fashion. Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 108 based…

November 15th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Joey Beltran can describe firsthand the extreme highs and lows that take place in the world of mixed martial arts. Coming off a PED-related suspension which overturned a fight he’d won against Igor Pokrajac, Beltran returned to UFC just over one month ago against durable Brazilian striker Fabio Maldonado on his opponent’s home turf. Beltran…

November 15th, 2013
Gabe Killian

The Bellator 108 main card is live tonight (Nov. 15, 2013), and the fights on the card are made available for wagering at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. Here are my thoughts on the featured bouts: Light heavyweight bout: Joey Beltran (+200) vs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (-220) Fight Prediction: As long as Jackson is in decent shape, he…

November 15th, 2013
Jason Nawara

Tonight (Nov. 15, 2013) on Spike TV, the lingering ghost of what was to be Bellator’s first PPV continues to haunt the hallowed halls of Bjorn Rebney’s fight promotion built atop an Indian reservation, scarily close to a a burial ground. The way things have gone for Bellator over the last year, you would think…

November 14th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 108 light heavyweight Joey Beltran as he prepares for his main event bout on Friday night (Nov. 15, 2013) against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The durable light heavyweight understands this is the biggest fight of his career, but just because…

November 12th, 2013
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today opened the complete betting lines for the Bellator 108 card at 5Dimes Sportsbook, and here they are below. ———————– BELLATOR 108: RAMPAGE VS. BELTRAN November 15, 2013 – Ovation Hall at Revel Atlantic City, New Jersey ——————– MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) Joey Beltran +335 Quinton Jackson -505 Alexander…

October 31st, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator yesterday announced that the headliner for the Nov. 15 Bellator 108 show will be a three-round bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and the newly-signed Joey Beltran, who was cut from the UFC a few weeks ago following a decision loss to Fabio Maldonado at UFC Fight Night 29. The…

October 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC light heavyweight slugger and fan favorite Joey Beltran yesterday revealed on his Twitter account that he has been released from the organization. Here’s what Beltran wrote: “@mexicutioner760: Thank you to @ufc @danawhite @lorenzofertitta & #JoeSilva for the opportunities you have given me. Time for a new chapter in my fight life.” Beltran (14-9, 1…

October 9th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 29 Date: October 9, 2013 Arena: Jose Correa Arena City: Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil Light Heavyweight bout: Joey Beltran (+160) vs Fabio Maldonado (-185) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 29 features a light heavyweight brawl between two of the toughest guys in the division, when Alliance MMA’s Joey…

October 8th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 29 light heavyweight Joey Beltran as he prepares for his main card bout tomorrow night (Oct. 9, 2013) against Fabio Maldonado at the Ginásio José Corrêa in Barueri, Brazil. The brazen brawler isn’t expecting a technical masterpiece against opponent Fabio Maldonado, a durable slugger who loves…

October 4th, 2013
Adam Martin.

One of the fights I’m most looking forward to at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 29 event is a light heavyweight matchup between hard-headed and heavy-handed brawlers Fabio Maldonado and Joey Beltran, a bout that very well could be one of the most exciting slugfests we see inside the Octagon all year. The current betting…

August 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White revealed to reporters in Boston ahead of UFC Fight Night 26 that he has made a fight offer to retired welterweight contender Nick Diaz: a middleweight matchup against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. So far, reaction to this possible fight booking has been mixed on social media with a…

December 13th, 2012
Adam Martin.

UFC on FX 6 takes place Friday night live from the Gold Coast, Australia, and not only is there an awesome main card, there’s also a solid preliminary card as well. Following is a betting preview of the six preliminary matches. In the main event of the prelims, Top 3 UFC featherweight Chad Mendes takes on Yaotzin Meza in…