Bellator MMA has announced the headline fight for Bellator 124. Emanuel Newton (23-7-1 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) will put his title up for grabs and will be making his first title defense against Joey Beltran (15-10 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) in the main event of Bellator 124.
Emanuel Newton has three knockouts, eight submissions and twelve decision victories in his MMA career. He has won his last five fights, two of those coming by decision. In his previous fight, he beat Attila Vegh at Bellator MMA – Bellator 113 on Mar / 21 / 2014 to win the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship.
Joey Beltran has eleven knockouts, two submissions and two decision victories in his MMA career. He is 1-2-1 in his last four fights. He is coming off a win over Vladimir Matyushenko at Bellator 116 on Apr / 11 / 2014.
The other fight announced is is a light heavyweight tournament final between Kelly Anundson (9-2 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) and Liam McGeary (8-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA).
Bellator 124 goes down on Sept. 12 at Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Mich, Detroit. The main card will air on Spike TV with the prelims airing on Spike.com. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday The card will be the Bellator’s second of its 11th season. Expect more fights to be added soon, so stay tuned for that.