Marco Beltrán

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Marco Beltrán
BornMarco Antonio Beltrán García
(1986-05-18) May 18, 1986 (age 32)[1]
Mexico City, Mexico
Other namesPsycho
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Reach71 in (180 cm)
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofMexico City, Mexico
TeamValle Flow Striking
Years active2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission4
By decision2
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Marco Antonio Beltrán García[1] (born May 18, 1986) is a Mexican mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Early life[edit]

Beltrán was born in Mexico City. At age of 3, he moved to Morelia, Michoacán, where he lived until begin to compete for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. During the phase of middle school, he was a practitioner of boxing. Later on his life, Marco Beltrán began his mixed martial arts training at the Top Brother México in Morelia.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Beltrán became a professional mixed martial arts fighter in 2008. He won his MMA debut fight by submitting Christian Martínez on August 16, 2008.

After this victory, he entered in a five-fight winning streak which finished in 2012 when Beltrán was submitted by Israel Girón in the Xtreme Kombat 15 event.

On his following bout, Beltrán faced up Rodolfo Rubio. He lost the fight via first-round submission.

He lost his third fight in a row when Diego Huerto beat him by technical knockout in a World Best Gladiators event held in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. Following that fight, he tried out for The Ultimate Fighter in 2014.

The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America[edit]

In May 2014, it was revealed that Beltrán was a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, competing for Team Velasquez.[2]

In his first bout on the show, Beltrán defeated Guido Cannetti via majority decision.[3]

In the semi-finals, Beltrán was defeated by José Alberto Quiñonez via unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Beltrán made his official debut against fellow castmate Marlon Vera on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180.[4] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[5]

Beltrán next faced Ning Guangyou on November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 79. He won the fight via split decision.[6]

Beltrán faced Reginaldo Vieira on July 7, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90. He won the fight via submission in the second round.[7]

Beltrán was expected to face former TUF: Latin America opponent Guido Cannetti on November 5, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale.[8] However on October 29, Cannetti was pulled from the bout after USADA revealed a potential anti-doping violation from a sample taken October 15.[9] Beltrán instead faced Joe Soto.[10] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.[11]

Beltrán faced promotional newcomer Deiveson Alcântara in a flyweight bout on June 3, 2017 at UFC 212.[12] He lost the fight via TKO at the end of the second round.[13]

Beltran faced Matt Schnell on October 7, 2017 at UFC 216.[14] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[15]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–6 Matt Schnell Decision (unanimous) UFC 216 October 7, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–5 Deiveson Alcântara TKO (corner stoppage) UFC 212 June 3, 2017 2 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Flyweight debut.
Loss 8–4 Joe Soto Submission (heel hook) The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson November 5, 2016 1 1:37 Mexico City, Mexico Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 8–3 Reginaldo Vieira Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez July 7, 2016 2 3:04 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–3 Ning Guangyou Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal November 28, 2015 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 6–3 Marlon Vera Decision (unanimous) UFC 180 November 15, 2014 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico Bantamweight debut.
Loss 5–3 Diego Arturo Huerto TKO (head kick) WBG 1 March 29, 2014 2 N/A Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Mexico For the vacant WBG Lightweight Championship.
Loss 5–2 Rodolfo Rubio Perez Submission (heel hook) MFC 1 May 5, 2013 1 N/A Naucalpan, Mexico
Loss 5–1 Israel Giron Submission (armbar) Xtreme Kombat 15 July 21, 2012 2 4:57 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 5–0 Ivan Pineda Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Kombat 12 May 12, 2012 1 1:15 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 4–0 Erick Manzanero Submission (armbar) GEOC 4 November 29, 2009 1 3:19 León, Mexico
Win 3–0 Greg Guzman TKO (punches) Cage of Fire 14 November 15, 2008 1 4:22 Guadalajara, Mexico
Win 2–0 Josue Silva TKO (punches) GEOC 3 October 18, 2008 2 1:08 León, Mexico
Win 1–0 Christian Martinez Submission (armbar) GEOC 1 August 16, 2008 1 3:01 León, Mexico


  1. ^ a b c "Me siento michoacano: Marco Beltrán". Quadratín Michoacán. December 9, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Holland, Jesse (May 14, 2014). "The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): 'Latin America' cast revealed for 'Velasquez vs. Werdum'". MMA Mania. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  3. ^ Downes, Dan (October 7, 2014). "The Ultimate Fighter Latin America: Episode 7 recap". Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  4. ^ Hurskainen, Reo (2014-11-10). "UFC 180 Fight Card Finalized with TUF: Latin America Additions". Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  5. ^ Marrocco, Steven (2014-11-15). "UFC 180 results: Marco Beltran outworks Marlon Vera in UFC's first fight in Mexico". Retrieved 2014-11-15.
  6. ^ Snupp, Dann (2015-11-28). "UFC Fight Night 79 results Results: Marco Beltran edges Ning Guangyou in snoozer". Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  7. ^ Brookhouse, Brent (2016-07-07). "UFC Fight Night 90 results: Marco Beltran upkicks lead to rear-naked choke of Reginaldo Vieira". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  8. ^ Segura, Danny (2016-09-14). "Marco Beltran vs. Guido Cannetti 2 added to TUF: Latin America 3 Finale". Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  9. ^ Danny Segura (2016-10-29). "Guido Cannetti flagged by USADA, out of TUF: Latin America 3 Finale fight with Marco Beltran". Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  10. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2016-11-01). "Joe Soto replaces Guido Cannetti, against Marco Beltran at UFC Fight Night 98". Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  11. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-11-05). "UFC Fight Night 98 results: Joe Soto takes out Marco Beltran in 97 seconds with masterful heel hook". Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  12. ^ Staff (2017-03-09). "Three fights added to UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro". Retrieved 2017-03-09.
  13. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-06-03). "UFC 212 results: Deiveson Alcantara TKOs Marco Beltran for successful UFC debut". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  14. ^ "Marco Beltran enfrentará a Matt Schnell en UFC 216". Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  15. ^ "UFC 216 results: Matt Schnell outworks Marco Beltran for decision and much-needed win". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-08. Retrieved 2017-10-08.

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