After successfully making his way down to 205 pounds the UFC has re-signed former heavyweight Joey Beltran and wasted little time in scheduling him for action, announcing “The Mexicutioner” will face James Te Huna on July 11 at UFC on Fuel 4. Beltran was released earlier this year after a loss to Lavar Johnson, his fourth in five fights, but earned a decision win in his light heavyweight debut on a regional show this past April.
The 14-7 Beltran is known for his fan-friendly approach to competition, opting to stand and bang rather than concern himself with grappling. Twelve of his triumphs have involved some form of stoppage including those against Rolles Gracie, Aaron Rosa, and Houston Alexander.
In Te Huna he will face a fellow striker with ten TKOs to his credit. The 30-year old Aussie holds an overall record of 14-5 and is on a two-fight winning streak inside the Octagon. He was originally scheduled to face Brandon Vera at the show before “The Truth” was moved into a match-up with Mauricio Rua a few weeks later.
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