The former Bellator light-Hw champion Emanuel Newton entered this fight with a record of 25-9-1 (52% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.15 light heavyweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive losses: against Liam McGeary (bout in which he lost the Bellator belt Newton vs McGeary) and Phil Davis (=Davis vs Newton).
His opponent, Linton Vassell, has a mma record of 15-5-0 (87% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.29 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year beating Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (=Vassell vs Sokoudjou) and losing with Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal (=Lawal vs Vassell). In their first bout Newton beat Vassell by submission (October 24, 2014
Newton vs Vassell I); this second fight is on the undercard of Ken Shamrock vs Royce Gracie 3 – Bellator 149. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 149: Shamrock vs Gracie
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Newton’s previous fight: Phil Davis vs Emanuel Newton
Vassell’s previous fight: Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal vs Linton Vassell
Vassell’s next fight: Linton Vassell vs Francis Carmont
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