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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
  • Gym/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.

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

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
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
#26 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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