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

BJPenn.com 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

BJPENN.com Radio Recap With Johnny Case And Emanuel Newton

In case you missed BJPENN.com 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...

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.