Just when you thought UFC 136 couldn’t get any bigger, two heavyweight sluggers have been added to the card. Joey Beltran, fresh off an exciting three round battle at UFC 131, welcomes the undefeated Stipe Miocic to the octagon in Houston.
The fight was confirmed earlier today by UFC officials.
For the second straight time “The Mexicuationer” will play the role off the welcome wagon for the company, having fought UFC newcomer Aaron Rosa this past June. The fight was an all out throw down from the opening bell, but in the end, Beltran out-lasted Rosa and finished him with strikes early in the third round. With a 3-2 UFC record, Beltran, thanks to his aggressive style, has never failed to bring the excitement to the arena and always shows up to trade leather with his opponents.
A former gold gloves champion and NCAA Division 1 wrestler, Miocic is used to competing against the best. In six professional fights, the Cleveland native has finished all his opponents inside of the first two rounds. He had his first pro fight in February 2010.
UFC 136 is scheduled for October 136 and is headlined by two title fights. In the main event, Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard will complete their trilogy with the UFC lightweight strap on the line. In the co-main event, UFC featherweight king Jose Aldo takes on his toughest challenge to date, former lightweight title contender Kenny Florian.