Joey
Beltran
14-9-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 14-9-0, 1NC
Summary: Heavy hands, conditioning, sets fast pace

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Mexicutioner
From: San Diego, CA USA
Fights Out Of: Carlsbad, CA USA
Age: 32
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1572
37% Successful
583
Types of Successful Strikes
0
583
61% Standing
32%
353
187
43
Striking Defense
50
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
27
19% Successful
5
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
4
1
Takedown Defense
72
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Fabio Maldonado Oct 9, 2013
87 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Split
Joey Beltran 57 1 0 0
Igor Pokrajac Dec 14, 2012
48 0 0 0 R3 Overturned
Joey Beltran 65 0 0 0
Loss
James Te Huna Jul 11, 2012
122 3 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joey Beltran 73 1 0 0
Loss
Joey Beltran Jan 28, 2012
22 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Lavar Johnson 65 0 0 0
Loss
Joey Beltran Oct 8, 2011
52 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Stipe Miocic 68 4 0 7
Win
Joey Beltran Jun 11, 2011
88 1 0 1 R3 KO/TKO
Aaron Rosa 73 0 0 0
Loss
Pat Barry Jan 22, 2011
46 0 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joey Beltran 55 0 0 0
Loss
Matt Mitrione Sep 25, 2010
76 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joey Beltran 52 1 0 3
Win
Joey Beltran May 8, 2010
97 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tim Hague 60 2 0 1
Win
Joey Beltran Feb 6, 2010
22 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Rolles Gracie 15 1 0 2
Loss
Yohan Banks
Strikeforce - Young Guns
Feb 10, 2007
-- -- -- -- R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joey Beltran -- -- -- --

Biography

TRAINING: I have kept it pretty simple this camp: hard sparring 2-3 days a week, lots of wrestling and BJJ in addition to running. So the morning session is a hard intense practice, and the evening session is focused on cleaning up technique.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I competed in wrestling in high school and loved/missed the competition.

What ranks and titles have you held? 2x 5150 Heavyweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? My mom. She is what gives me strength. She is stronger than any fighter I have ever met.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My very first MMA class was in 2006. Matt Stansell was teaching the class and I told him I wanted to fight in the UFC. I was fat, 300 pounds, with long shaggy hair. Matt was brutally honest with me and said there was a 98% chance that I would never fight in the UFC. I told him I don't care what I had to do that I was determined, so I asked him what I needed to do and he told me: Get in shape, lose 60 pounds get at least 10 wins under your belt. He said, “Everyone says they want to fight in the UFC but very few people have the discipline to do it.” Well here I am, four years later, 60 pounds lighter, no more shaggy hair, two weeks after my 10th win and I am fighting in the UFC. So what does it mean to me???? IT IS THE REWARD FOR MY FOCUS, HARD WORK AND DEDICATION. I CAN DO ANYTHING I SET MY MIND TO DO.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I attended Palomar Community College and studied communications at the University of Hawaii but never graduated.

What was your job before you started fighting? I did several jobs but never really fit in anywhere. I teach MMA now and I also do work as a DJ.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I won the 5150 Heavyweight title twice in Oklahoma. I have beat three UFC veterans, including Houston Alexander two weeks ago. All three wins were by KO/TKO.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura or Triangle

Favorite striking technique: Right cross or right uppercut

•    Last fight before UFC debut was a second round TKO win over Houston Alexander on January 16, 2010

•    1-2, 1 NC at light heavyweight

•    11 of 14 wins by TKO; one by submission via kimura

•    Pro since 2007

•    Two of nine losses have come to Tony Lopez (one by submission in 2007, one by five round decision in 2009)

•    Holds wins over UFC vets Alexander, Wes Combs, and Sherman Pendergarst, all by TKO

Career

Trained With

Dominick Cruz
Dominick Cruz
19-1-0
( W-L-D )
Brandon Vera
Brandon Vera
12-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Pat Barry
Pat Barry
8-7-0
( W-L-D )
Matt Mitrione
Matt Mitrione
8-3-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Rolles Gracie UFC® 109 RELENTLESS
Win
Rolles Gracie UFC® 109 RELENTLESS

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