Emanuel Newton will defend his Bellator light heavyweight title this Friday night on Spike TV in the main event of Bellator 124. Newton will face Joey Beltran.
Newton (23-7-1) unified the titles when he earned a split decision over Attila Vegh this past March for his fifth straight win. The 30-year-old also holds a pair of victories over former Strikeforce champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal to his credit.
Beltran (15-10) has posted a 1-1 mark since signing with Bellator after a run in the UFC. He is 2-3 with one no-contest in his last six, but did finish Vladimir Matyushenko in April.
Set for the Compuware Arena in Michigan, the main card will also feature the finals in the 205-pound tournament between Liam McGeary and Kelly Anundson. Other scheduled Spike TV bouts include L.C. Davis vs. Zeilton Rodrigues and Ryan Couture vs. John Schulz.
Seven fights are planned for the prelims, which stream online. The complete fight card can be found below:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship
Emanuel Newton (c) vs. Joey Beltran
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final
Liam McGeary vs. Kelly Anundson
Bantamweight: Zeilton Rodrigues vs. L.C. Davis
Lightweight: Ryan Couture vs. John Schulz
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com/7 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Sabah Homasi vs. Ben Lagman
Flyweight: Cortez Phelia vs. Eric Ramirez
Middleweight: Ben Reiter vs. Shamir Garcia
Middleweight: Adrian Henderson vs. Leroy Johnson
Bantamweight: Mike Hernandez vs. Thomas Vasquez
Lightweight: Mike Hamida vs. Adrain Hadribeaj
Featherweight: Justin Jaynes vs. Reuben Baraiac