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The Mexicutioner returns to face James Te Huna at UFC on Fuel TV 4 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor

Joey Beltran (14-7 MMA, 3-4 UFC) will make his return to the octagon this July at UFC on Fuel TV 4, this time as a light heavyweight.

He will be taking on James Te Huna (14-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC), who was originally slated to fight Brandon Vera on the UFC on FUEL TV 4 card. However, Vera was pulled from the fight in favor of headling UFC on Fox 4, against Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua.

Beltran was released from the UFC following his loss to Lavar Johnson back in January of this year. After opening his UFC career with 2 wins over Rolles Gracie Jr. and Tim Hague, the Mexicutioner went 1-4 in his past 5 bouts with the organization.

Following his release, Joey made the decision to drop down to the light heavyweight division. He fought Anton Talamante in his light heavyweight debut this April, and won that fight via decision.

Te Huna is riding a two-fight win streak that includes victories over Aaron Rosa and Ricardo Romero. James has gone 8-1 in his past nine fights, with his lone loss coming at the hands of rising star Alexander Gustafsson.

UFC on FUEL TV 4 takes place July 11th, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The event is headlined by a key middleweight match-up between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman.

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8 Comments to The Mexicutioner returns to face James Te Huna at UFC on Fuel TV 4 | UFC News

  1. James says:

    Glad to see Joey Beltran back in the ufc!

  2. Ben says:

    James te huna is going to kill him. I think its disrespectful to give tehuna joey. Wow. He deserves a better oppenant.

  3. Alves says:

    Calling upset, get’em Joey!

  4. crazyhorse420 says:

    Joey got this

  5. Lol says:

    I like joeys heart but he doesnt stand a chance vs a improved and vicious tehuna. Tehuna will win by a vicious 1st round tko. Tehuna will be light heavyweight champ in a year

  6. Xaninho says:

    Don’t be surprised if The Mexicutioner is going to win this one. Glad he’s back, this weightclass suits him better he was a small heavyweight.

  7. allmightysandman says:

    The only thing the mexicutioner will be able to do is tire te huna out by getting smashed in the face…Joey’s going to get cut again.

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