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UFC Parts Ways With Light Heavyweight Joey Beltran

UFC Parts Ways With Light Heavyweight Joey Beltran

According to Joey Beltran, the fighter has been released from his UFC contract.

Beltran, who returned as a light heavyweight, was defeated by Fabio Maldonado recently. He is 14-9 with one no-contest in his MMA career.

“Thank you UFC, Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and Joe Silva for the opportunities you have given me,” Beltran posted on Twitter. “Time for a new chapter in my fight life.”

Beltran, nicknamed “The Mexicutioner,” was cut the first time after a 1-4 slide from 2010-12. He suffered losses to Lavar Johnson, Stipe Miocic, Pat Barry and Matt Mitrione around a win over Aaron Rosa.

After earning a victory outside the UFC, the promotion brought him back at 205 pounds. Beltran, though, lost to James Te Huna, had a no-contest vs. Igor Pokrajac and was topped by Maldonado.

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