Biography(references)Growing up, Newton had an interest in swimming, surfing, and lifeguarding. Newton's father had done some boxing and Muay Thai training, but died when Newton was 10 years old. Newton wrestled and played football, as a defensive end at North High School . His poor grades did not allow him to continue playing football, but he had improved enough by the start of the wrestling season to continue in that sport. After high school, he went to Cerritos College, but began training with former UFC fighter Paul Herrera, who has also trained former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz.
Awards & Accolades
Bellator Fighting Championships: Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship (One time; former). Two successful title defenses
Bellator Fighting Championships: Two successful title defenses
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