Marco Antonio Beltrán García|
May 18, 1986
Mexico City, Mexico
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)|
Flyweight (115–125 Ib) |
Bantamweight (125–135 Ib)
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Team||Valle Flow Striking|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
Mixed martial arts career
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
In the semi-finals, Beltrán was defeated by José Alberto Quiñonez via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Beltrán was expected to face former TUF: Latin America opponent Guido Cannetti on November 5, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale. However on October 29, Cannetti was pulled from the bout after USADA revealed a potential anti-doping violation from a sample taken October 15. Beltrán instead faced Joe Soto. He lost the fight via submission in the first round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||8 wins||6 losses|
|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|
- "Me siento michoacano: Marco Beltrán". Quadratín Michoacán. December 9, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
- Holland, Jesse (May 14, 2014). "The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): 'Latin America' cast revealed for 'Velasquez vs. Werdum'". MMA Mania. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
- Downes, Dan (October 7, 2014). "The Ultimate Fighter Latin America: Episode 7 recap". ufc.com. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- Hurskainen, Reo (2014-11-10). "UFC 180 Fight Card Finalized with TUF: Latin America Additions". combatpress.com. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- Marrocco, Steven (2014-11-15). "UFC 180 results: Marco Beltran outworks Marlon Vera in UFC's first fight in Mexico". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-15.
- Snupp, Dann (2015-11-28). "UFC Fight Night 79 results Results: Marco Beltran edges Ning Guangyou in snoozer". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- Brookhouse, Brent (2016-07-07). "UFC Fight Night 90 results: Marco Beltran upkicks lead to rear-naked choke of Reginaldo Vieira". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
- Segura, Danny (2016-09-14). "Marco Beltran vs. Guido Cannetti 2 added to TUF: Latin America 3 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
- Danny Segura (2016-10-29). "Guido Cannetti flagged by USADA, out of TUF: Latin America 3 Finale fight with Marco Beltran". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
- Shaun Al-Shatti (2016-11-01). "Joe Soto replaces Guido Cannetti, against Marco Beltran at UFC Fight Night 98". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-11-05). "UFC Fight Night 98 results: Joe Soto takes out Marco Beltran in 97 seconds with masterful heel hook". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
- Staff (2017-03-09). "Three fights added to UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
- Ben Fowlkes (2017-06-03). "UFC 212 results: Deiveson Alcantara TKOs Marco Beltran for successful UFC debut". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-03.
- "Marco Beltran enfrentará a Matt Schnell en UFC 216". www.telemundodeportes.com. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
- "UFC 216 results: Matt Schnell outworks Marco Beltran for decision and much-needed win". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-08. Retrieved 2017-10-08.