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"The Hardcore Kid"

23-7-1

Emanuel Newton

Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton

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  • Given Name: Emanuel Issac Newton
  • Professional MMA Record: 23-7-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Hardcore Kid
  • Current Streak: 5 Wins
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1984.02.01
  • Last Fight: March 21, 2014 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Reign Training Center
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 75.0" (191cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $28,000 USD
  • Born: Inglewood, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Long Beach, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Emanuel Newton has been fighting professionally since 2003 and has fought for King of the Cage, Maximum Fighting Championship and Shark Fights before signing with Bellator. He holds notable victories over former UFC fighters Rodney Wallace and James McSweeney. Newton would enter the 2012 Summer Series Light Heavyweight tournament where he would win his opening bout over Roy Boughton but lose in the semi finals by a Split Decision to Attila Vegh.

Newton would be seen fighting again in the Season 8 tournament where he would shock the world in the semi finals by dispatching Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal in the first round with a spinning back fist knockout.He would win his next fight in the tournament finals against Mikhail Zayats. He would then fight King Mo again for the interim title defeating him for a second time this time by Unanimous Decision and earning a rematch and title shot against Attila Vegh. This time he would be on the other side of a split decision and win the Bellator Light Heavyweight championship.

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Emanuel Newton MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Joey Beltran

Bellator 124: Newton vs. Beltran
Main Event | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2014.09.12
Win | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Attila Vegh
Ref: Rob Hinds

Bellator 113: Vegh vs. Newton 2
Main Event | Title Match | Light HW | 205 lbs

2014.03.21
Odds: -260 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Muhammed Lawal
Ref: Herb Dean

Bellator 106: Chandler vs. Alvarez 2
Co-Main Event | Interim Title | Light Heavyweight | 205

2013.11.02
Odds: +335 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 203.4 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mikhail Zayats
Ref: Jorge Ortiz

Bellator 94
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 205 lbs

2013.03.28
Odds: -120 Near Even | Weigh-In: 204.4 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:35 Round 1 of 3

Muhammed Lawal
Ref: Rob Hinds

Bellator 90
Co-Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 205 lbs

2013.02.21
Odds: +700 Huge Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs
#22 Biggest Upset of All Time
#9 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
Win | Submission | Choke
2:21 Round 2 of 3, 7:21 Total

Atanas Djambazov
Ref: John McCarthy

Bellator 85
Preliminary Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 205

2013.01.17
Odds: -305 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 205.4 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Attila Vegh
Ref: Chris Adams

Bellator 72: 2012 Summer Series 2
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 205 lbs

2012.07.20
Odds: -130 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 204.75 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
0:49 Round 2 of 3, 5:49 Total

Roy Boughton
Ref: Robert Riley

Bellator 71: 2012 Summer Series 1
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 205 lbs

2012.06.22
Odds: -195 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 204.6 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
4:25 Round 1 of 3

James McSweeney
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti

Superior Cage Combat 3: Alessio vs. Firmino
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.11.04
Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ricky Shivers
Ref: Josh Rosenthal

Shark Fights 18: Nelson vs Wetherspoon
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.08.19
Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ilir Latifi
Ref: Jay Stafin

Shark Fights 17: Horwick vs Rosholt 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.07.15
Odds: -325 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 204.25 lbs
Cancelled Bout Ryan Jimmo MFC 29 2011.04.08
Reason: Newton Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:34 Round 2 of 3, 9:34 Total

Rodney Wallace
Ref: Vern Gorman

MFC 28: Supremacy
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.02.25
Odds: -240 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 204.2 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dwayne Lewis
Ref: Vern Gorman

MFC 25: Vindication
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.05.07
Odds: -338 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryan Jimmo

MFC 23: Unstoppable
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.12.04
Odds: -318 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke

Raphael Davis

California Regional

2009.08.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Trevor Prangley

MFC 21: Hard Knocks
Main Event | Title Match | Light HW | 205 lbs

2009.05.15
Odds: +155 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Roger Hollett

Maximum Fighting Championship

2008.12.05
Win | Submission | Choke

David Heath

Maximum Fighting Championship

2008.09.26
Win | Submission | Choke

BJ Lacy

PureCombat

2008.08.15
Win | Submission | Choke
3:37 Round 1 of 3

Jeff Quinlan

IFL 13: Chicago
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.05.19
Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock

Marcos Rodriguez

COF 6

2007.04.14
Win | Decision

Arthur Cesar

Gladiator Challenge

2007.03.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Kyacey Uscola

Gladiator Challenge

2006.07.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Richard Montoya

King of the Cage

2006.04.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

John Lansing

King of the Cage

2006.01.21
Draw

Hector Ramirez

King of the Cage

2005.08.05
Win | Decision

Nate Ducharme

Gladiator Challenge

2005.04.09
Loss | Submission | Shoulder

Mike Van Arsdale

MMA Mexico

2004.12.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Bryan Pardoe

Venom

2004.09.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Andre Mussi

WEC

2004.08.20
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Tim McKenzie

ROTR

2004.04.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Brian Ebersole

CFM

2003.11.15

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