Is Beltran a top 10 LHW or epic gatekeeper in the making?

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  1. Amf018200 Blue Belt

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    • Exciting fighter
    • Great dirty boxing
    • Can absorb unreal punishment
    • New found gas tank at 205?
    • Owns a top p4p chin
    • Outlasted the legendary Pat Barry leg kicks


    He was beaten by Te Huna recently, but still not finished. Many believe Tuna to be a next gen prospect in waiting.

    There seems to be lots of good match ups for the Mexicutioner, but when I think of the LHW picture, it's a little foggy where he stands.

    Where do you think he is at on the pecking order?
     
  2. MitMcl Black Belt

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    Lol at Beltran being top 10.
     
  3. melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    Def not a top 10 LHW, but I see him sticking around for a while. He is a solid brawler with a mega chin, I don't see any LHW's being able to finish him. Beltran Vs Vera next.
     
  4. LewLew White Belt

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    I would say that he's an excellent gatekeeper. If you lose to Beltran, fighting Jones is probably not your best option.
     
  5. BigGucciSosa Red Belt

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    teammates bro
     
  6. cambo78 Silver Belt

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    He will certainly be top 10.

    Bellators LHW division is kinda weak.
     
  7. Terror Zone Banned Banned

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    Gatekeeper is being generous.
     
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    :icon_lol:
     
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    How was his last fight, I know he won by UD, but was it an exciting war like it usually is?
     
  10. Joe Rogaine Black Belt

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    beltran is definitely a top ten lhw
     
  11. eiyuu Silver Belt

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    I'd rather watch Yurizan Beltran myself
     
  12. BigRyno Blue Belt

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    He is not even close to being a gatekeeper. He is a mediocre lhw that might hang on for a few more fights. I like the guy, nothing against him, he just isnt very talented. He does have a lot of heart though.
     
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    ooo hoooooooo!!!
     
  14. YourfatherII Banned Banned

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    I like Beltran as much as the next guy but he is in no way a top ten fighter in lhw weight class or any other for that matter. Him v Maldonado now that would be an amazing fight.
     
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    Awh :( bummer, that would be a nice scrap. Maybe give Beltran that new guy Cody Donovan.
     
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    I would actually be down for Joey Beltran vs. Thiago Silva next. But that may take to long seeing as how Thiago got suspended again.
     
  17. m0353 Purple Belt

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    I swear every time Beltran wins there's always a couple threads about how Beltran will be top 10 and will cause the top fighters trouble.
    I'm going to wait until he pieces an actual win streak against fighters not named Rolles Gracie and Hague.
    Beltran looks better now, I'll give him that, but he's not as good as some people are letting on IMO. I'd say give him Perosh (they were suppose to fight) or Cody Donovan
     
  18. The Clamburglar Burglin' is my game.

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    LOL @ Beltran being top 10.



    He is top 5 at least.
     
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    god sherdog is proof that no matter how mediocre a fighter is that if he can beat another mediocre fighter that someone will think he's an elite fighter.

    Sorry but I take it TS didn't see Beltran last fight before Pokrajac. You know the one where James Tehuna made him look like he wasn't a top 50 lhw?
     
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    Truth.
     

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