On Friday September 12, 2014 Bellator MMA heads to the Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township, MI for Bellator 124.

The main event of the evening features a battle for the light heavyweight title as hard hitting Joey Beltran looks to take the title from champion Emanuel Newton. The night’s co-main event features Kelly Anundson and Liam McGeary battling it out in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.

With two solid light heavyweight show downs sure to entertain Bellator 124 on Spike will be one that fight fans simply can’t miss.

Ryan Couture

When your dad is one of the greatest fighters in the history of MMA expectations can be pretty high and many would say that Ryan Couture has not stacked up to his father Randy. While that is true for the most part Couture is still a fighter fans should be keeping an eye on. He was very successful with Strikeforce going 6-1 before going over to the UFC where he went 0-2. Now Couture is looking to make his own name under the Bellator banner; heading into his organizational debut with back to back submission victories.

L.C. Davis

L.C. Davis is a tough veteran fighter who still has a lot of tread left on his tires. Since making the move down to bantamweight Davis is 5-1 with four wins coming by way of stoppage. Davis has competed against some of the best fighters in the world and he has done well. He looks like a new fighter at 135 and if he keeps winning he can challenge for the Bellator bantamweight title.

Light Heavyweight Tournament Final

Liam McGeary and Kelly Anundson are two of the best light heavyweight fighters casual fans have never heard of. Anundson is coming in riding a six-fight win streak with five of his wins coming by way of stoppage. McGeary on the other hand is undefeated in his MMA career with all of his wins coming by way of finish. In fact, McGeary has won his last five bouts in the first round. With a potential title shot on the line both of these fighters are going to be looking to impress.

Light Heavyweight Championship

Joey Beltran is as tough as they come but I still have no idea why he is fighting for the Bellator light heavyweight title. Granted Beltran looked good in his submission win over Vladimir Matyushenko at Bellator 116 but in his last 11 fights he is 3-7 with 1 No Contest. There is no question he is going be game and ready but he doesn’t deserve the spotlight.

Emanuel Newton on the other hand is one of the best fighters in the world no one is talking about. The

Bellator light heavyweight champion has won five straight fights and he will be looking to defend his now undisputed title for the first time.

Newton has been in the fight game for over a decade now and he just keeps getting better with age. In his first seven years as a pro Newton was 12-6-1, good but not a world beater by any means; but since 2010 though he is 11-1 with his lone loss coming at the hands of former Bellator champion Attila Vegh. Newton is as good as they come and he is hungry to prove that he is one of the best in the world.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.