Archive: emanuel newton

Sep 16, 2014 5:05 am

Emanuel Newton Says He Felt Joey Beltran’s ‘Soul Leave His Body’

Emanuel Newton defended his Bellator light heavyweight championship for the first time this past weekend against Joey Beltran. The bout saw Newton win via a highlight reel spinning backfist KO in the third round, much similar to the one used against King Mo last year. Prior to the KO, Newton was looking tired, and some...

Sep 12, 2014 4:44 pm

Emanuel Newton: “This is my title. This is my belt.” – Exclusive Radio talked with Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Emanuel Newton this past weekend and the topics were hot. Newton talked about his upcoming title defense against longtime MMA vet Joey Beltran, steroid use in MMA, and the Soctt Coker era of Bellator MMA and what he thinks it means for the company. Newton and Beltran...

Sep 8, 2014 8:46 pm Radio Recap With Johnny Case And Emanuel Newton

In case you missed Radio this past Sunday night, you can catch up on the interviews with Johnny Case, and Bellator MMA champion Emanuel Newton right here! First up on the show was Johnny Case, who was scheduled to make his UFC debut earlier this year at UFC Fight Night 44, but was unfortunately...

Mar 20, 2014 10:05 am

Bellator Champ Newton: ‘Bellator Will Surpass The UFC’

“I just see Bellator definitely surpassing UFC. It’s already happening. [The UFC] is not very personable with the fighters. They don’t really have the fans understanding what the fighters went through, understanding their camps. I think Bellator does that very well. They really follow the fighters, so it makes the fans fall in love more...

Nov 14, 2013 10:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Talks Newton Rematch, His Fighting Persona and Future

In part two of our interview, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal focuses on MMA. Host: Transitioning to MMA here: what do you think went wrong against Emanuel Newton a couple of weekends ago at Bellator 106? Lawal: Personally, I thought I won. I thought I won rounds one, four and five. He landed that neck kick...

Nov 1, 2013 11:38 am

Bellator PPV Cancellation Actually A Blessing In Disguise

Tito Ortiz’s neck injury, which precipitated the cancellation of Bellator’s Pay-Per-View plans has unwittingly become a blessing in disguise for Bellator. Bellator is currently a product that is devotedly followed by hardcore mixed martial arts fans, and casual fans who tune in if they have heard of a fighter on the card, or if they...

Oct 5, 2013 11:23 am

VIDEO: King Mo calls Newton’s spinning backfist ‘feminine’

In anticipation of their first ever pay-per-view event, the Bellator Fighting Championship has had their biggest star, Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal, recount his devastating knockout loss at the hands of his upcoming opponent, Emanuel Newton. The two light-heavyweight fighters are set on a collision course for Bellator 106 on November 2.