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UFC free fight video: Stipe Miocic battles Joey Beltran in his Octagon debut

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Long before he was the UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic was an undefeated prospect from Ohio who was looking to make an impact in his Octagon debut.

With a 6-0 record and all of his fights ending by knockout or TKO, Miocic had a lot of eyeballs on him after joining the UFC roster but the promotion didn’t give him an easy opponent for his first test.

Miocic faced off with battle-hardened veteran Joey Beltran, who was already 18 fights into his career with five trips walking down the aisle in the UFC.

Take a look back in time with Miocic’s debut performance against Beltran in this free fight video from UFC 136 in 2011.