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Joe Soto vs. Iuri Alcantara added to UFC Fight Night 125 in Belem

Two UFC bantamweight veterans will lock horns at UFC Fight Night 125 on Feb. 3 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belem, Brazil, as former title challenger Joe Soto attempts to knock off Brazilian veteran Iuri Alcantara, per a promotional announcement following an initial report by Combate.

Soto, 30, is coming off a disastrous loss to Brett Johns earlier this month when he was submitted via calf slicer in just 30 seconds. Before that, though, Soto had won three in a row, including two submissions. The UFC bantamweight class is growing by the month, but Soto should regain divisional momentum if he’s able to take out Alcantara.

Alcantara, 37, is struggling a little more than Soto these days. The six-year UFC vet has lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his career (both via submission) and has produced a lackluster record of 3-4 since the beginning of 2015. Age may becoming a factor for the former Jungle Fight champion, but he’ll have the chance to start 2018 off with a bang in his matchup with Soto.

UFC Fight Night 125 will be headlined by a middleweight bout pitting former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida against rising undefeated contender Eryk Anders.

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Bantamweights Brett Johns, Joe Soto to Clash at ‘TUF 26’ Finale on Dec. 1

Undefeated Brett Johns will attempt to keep his perfect mark intact when he squares off against Joe Soto at “The Ultimate Fighter 26” finale on Dec. 1.
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Joe Soto reflects on bloody cut at UFC Fight Night 106: It just felt like water all over my face

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL – Joe Soto talks to the media about his decision win over Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night 106, the headbutt that opened a cut on his head, wanting to fight for the title and much more.

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Joe Soto locks slick heel-hook submission on Marco Beltran

Taking a very short-notice fight in Mexico City’s high altitude wasn’t an issue for Joe Soto.

Soto, who took on Mexico’s Marco Beltran at UFC Fight Night 98, took less than two minutes to leave the Octagon with a win. The 29-year-old American fighter submitted Beltran with a slick heel hook at the 1:37 mark of round one.

Soto has now put together two wins in a row, snapping a three-fight losing streak that began with his UFC debut and title fight with T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 177. This win puts Soto’s professional record to 17-5.

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Joe Soto locks slick heel-hook submission on Marco Beltran

Taking a very short-notice fight in Mexico City’s high altitude wasn’t an issue for Joe Soto.

Soto, who took on Mexico’s Marco Beltran at UFC Fight Night 98, took less than two minutes to leave the Octagon with a win. The 29-year-old American fighter submitted Beltran with a slick heel hook at the 1:37 mark of round one.

Soto has now put together two wins in a row, snapping a three-fight losing streak that began with his UFC debut and title fight with T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 177. This win puts Soto’s professional record to 17-5.

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Joe Soto locks slick heel-hook submission on Marco Beltran

Taking a very short-notice fight in Mexico City’s high altitude wasn’t an issue for Joe Soto.

Soto, who took on Mexico’s Marco Beltran at UFC Fight Night 98, took less than two minutes to leave the Octagon with a win. The 29-year-old American fighter submitted Beltran with a slick heel hook at the 1:37 mark of round one.

Soto has now put together two wins in a row, snapping a three-fight losing streak that began with his UFC debut and title fight with T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 177. This win puts Soto’s professional record to 17-5.

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Joe Soto replaces Guido Cannetti against Marco Beltran at UFC Fight Night 98

One-time UFC title challenger Joe Soto has been tapped as a late replacement to fight Marco Beltran in a 140-pound catchweight contest at UFC Fight Night 98 following the removal of Guido Cannetti due to a potential USADA violation.

The UFC announced the match-up late Monday.

Soto (16-5) snapped a three-fight losing streak and earned his first career UFC victory in June when he picked up a third-round submission over Chris Beal at UFC Fight Night 89.

A former Bellator featherweight champion, Soto is most widely known for his last-second challenge against then-UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw in 2014, which Soto lost via fifth-round knockout.

Beltran (8-3), on the other hand, has won three consecutive fights since appearing on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America as a member of Team Velasquez. Since the show, he has defeated the likes of Marlon Vera, Ning Guangyou, and Reginaldo Vieira.

UFC Fight Night 98, aka The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale, takes place Nov. 5 at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos takes on streaking contender Tony Ferguson in the night’s main event.

An updated UFC Fight Night 98 fight card can be seen below.

  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson
  • Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles
  • Marcin Held vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Ricardo Lamas vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Rashid Magomedov
  • Erik Perez vs. Felipe Arantes
  • Marco Beltran vs. Joe Soto
  • Max Griffin vs. Erick Montano
  • Henry Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
  • Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson
  • Marco Polo Reyes vs. Jason Novelli
  • Chris Avila vs. Enrique Barzola

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Joe Soto replaces Guido Cannetti against Marco Beltran at UFC Fight Night 98

One-time UFC title challenger Joe Soto has been tapped as a late replacement to fight Marco Beltran in a 140-pound catchweight contest at UFC Fight Night 98 following the removal of Guido Cannetti due to a potential USADA violation.

The UFC announced the match-up late Monday.

Soto (16-5) snapped a three-fight losing streak and earned his first career UFC victory in June when he picked up a third-round submission over Chris Beal at UFC Fight Night 89.

A former Bellator featherweight champion, Soto is most widely known for his last-second challenge against then-UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw in 2014, which Soto lost via fifth-round knockout.

Beltran (8-3), on the other hand, has won three consecutive fights since appearing on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America as a member of Team Velasquez. Since the show, he has defeated the likes of Marlon Vera, Ning Guangyou, and Reginaldo Vieira.

UFC Fight Night 98, aka The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale, takes place Nov. 5 at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos takes on streaking contender Tony Ferguson in the night’s main event.

An updated UFC Fight Night 98 fight card can be seen below.

  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson
  • Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles
  • Marcin Held vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Ricardo Lamas vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Rashid Magomedov
  • Erik Perez vs. Felipe Arantes
  • Marco Beltran vs. Joe Soto
  • Max Griffin vs. Erick Montano
  • Henry Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
  • Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson
  • Marco Polo Reyes vs. Jason Novelli
  • Chris Avila vs. Enrique Barzola

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Watch: Adam Piccolotti scores gory finish over Mario Soto at Bellator 147

Adam Piccolotti maintained his undefeated record at Bellator 147, notching an impressive, bloody finish over Mario Soto.

After controlling the action in Round 1 on the mats and on the feet, Piccolotti cranked the aggression in Round 2, scoring a quick takedown and teeing off with brutal ground-and-pound. Some heavy shots opened a cut on Soto’s head, setting the scene for a gruesome finish.

If you’re squeamish, look away. Otherwise, enjoy Piccolotti’s handiwork for yourself:

With the finish, Piccolotti moves to 7-0.

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UFC 195 Update: Joe Soto Replaces Russell Doane, Meets Michinori Tanaka on Jan. 2

Only days after being revealed, a bantamweight bout between Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka has been removed from the UFC 195 fight card.
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