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"The Hardcore Kid"

25-8-1

Emanuel Newton

Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton

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  • Given Name: Emanuel Issac Newton
  • MMA Record: 25-8-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Hardcore Kid
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1984.02.01
  • Last Fight: February 27, 2015 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Reign MMA
  • 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.

Last updated 04.10.2014, 1:24 PM ET
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Emanuel Newton MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Liam McGeary
25-7-1 9-0-0

Bellator 134: Newton vs. McGeary
Main Event | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2015.02.27
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Todd Anderson
#17 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
Win | Submission | Choke
0:47 Round 5 of 5, 20:47 Total

Linton Vassell
24-7-1 15-3-0

Bellator 130: Newton vs. Vassell
Main Event | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2014.10.24
Odds: -325 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.1 lbs (92.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO
3:07 Round 3 of 5, 13:07 Total

Joey Beltran
23-7-1 15-10-0

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

2014.09.12
Odds: -700 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 203.6 lbs (92.4 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
#40 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
Win | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Attila Vegh
22-7-1 29-4-2

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 (92.1 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Muhammed Lawal
21-7-1 11-2-0

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 (92.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mikhail Zayats
20-7-1 21-6-0

Bellator 94
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 205 lbs

2013.03.28
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 204.4 lbs (92.7 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Win | KO/TKO
2:35 Round 1 of 3

Muhammed Lawal
19-7-1 9-1-0

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

2013.02.21
Odds: +700 (Huge Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs (92.9 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
#27 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
18-7-1 17-2-0

Bellator 85
Preliminary Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 205

2013.01.17
Odds: -305 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.4 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Attila Vegh
18-6-1 26-4-2

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

2012.07.20
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs (92.9 kgs) | Referee: Chris Adams
Win | Submission | Choke
0:49 Round 2 of 3, 5:49 Total

Roy Boughton
17-6-1 8-2-0

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

2012.06.22
Odds: -195 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.6 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Robert Riley
Win | Submission | Choke
4:25 Round 1 of 3

James McSweeney
16-6-1 6-8-0

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 (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ricky Shivers
15-6-1 10-5-1

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

2011.08.19
Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ilir Latifi
14-6-1 4-1-0

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

2011.07.15
Odds: -325 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.3 lbs (92.6 kgs) | Referee: Jay Stafin
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
13-6-1 10-3-0

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

2011.02.25
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.2 lbs (92.6 kgs) | Referee: Vern Gorman
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dwayne Lewis
12-6-1 10-5-0

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

2010.05.07
Odds: -338 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Vern Gorman
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryan Jimmo
12-5-1 11-1-0

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

2009.12.04
Odds: -318 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs)
Loss | Submission | Choke

Raphael Davis

California Regional

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

Trevor Prangley
12-3-1 19-5-0

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

2009.05.15
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs)
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
8-3-1 1-1-0

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

2007.05.19
Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
Win | Submission | Armlock

Marcos Rodriguez

Mexico Regional

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

Mexico Regional

2004.12.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Bryan Pardoe

California Regional

2004.09.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Andre Mussi

WEC

2004.08.20
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Tim McKenzie

California Regional

2004.04.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Brian Ebersole

Mexico Regional

2003.11.15

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