Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/29/14
What does it take to earn another shot with the UFC? In Joey Beltran’s (Pictured) case, a bad ass nickname and a unanimous decision win over Anton Talamantes in C3 Fights. “The Mexicutioner” returns to the big leagues following a one-fight absence to tango with James Te Huna at “UFC on FUEL TV 4.” Beltran was released by the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion after getting put to sleep Lavar Johnson in January. The 30-year-old owns a 14-7 professional record, with 11 of his wins coming via some form of knockout. However, he only won half of his six Octagon scraps. Te Huna, or as Chael Sonnen likes to call him, “Tuna,” was originally slotted to face Brandon Vera in the July 11th event. However, Vera was promoted to headline UFC on FOX 4” opposite Mauricio “Shogun” Rua last week. Te Huna has won three of his four fights inside the Octagon and will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the shootout. His lone blemish in the big leagues came at the hands of skyrocketing superstar Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 127. FUEL TV will broadcast the featured bouts live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Beltran vs. Te Huna are expected to make it on the main card. HP Pavilion in San Jose, California hosts the bash. Here is the card’s updated roster:
Preliminary Card: Alex Caceres vs. Damacio Page Nick Penner and Tom DeBlass Rafael Natal vs. Andrew Craig Chris Cariaso vs. Josh Ferguson Rapahel Assuncao vs. Issei Tamura Main Card: James Te Huna vs. Joey Beltran Aaron Simpson vs. Kenny Robertson Anthony Njokuani vs. Rafael Dos Anjos T.J. Dillashaw vs. Vaughan Lee Karlos Vemola vs. Francis Carmont Chris Weidman vs. Mark Munoz
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