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UFC 136: Joey Beltran vs Stipe Miocic booked for Oct. 8 in Houston

Killer Mexicans vs. Croatian shorts ... where else but the UFC?

Joey Beltran is back and ready to Mexicute someone in Houston, so the promotion has obliged him with Stipe Miocic, heir to the checkered shorts, for UFC 136: "Edgar vs. Maynard 3" at the Toyota Center on Oct. 8, 2011.

While Miocic will be making his Octagon debut, it should be noted he already holds vicious knockout wins over Penn, Maynard and Barry on the regional MMA circuit.

William Penn, Gregory Maynard and Paul Barry, that is.

He also brings NCAA Division I national wrestling credentials as well as a perfect 6-0 record into the "Lone Star State," which could be the difference maker come fight night.

Beltran, who was a Strikeforce "Young Gun" way back in 2007, beat the stuffing out of Aaron Rosa to capture an impressive technical knockout victory at UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" back on June 11 in Vancouver.

The third-round win snapped a two-fight losing streak and improved "The Mexicutioner's" record to 13-5.

UFC 136 quickly went from barren and potentially boring to a stacked, must-see pay-per-view event. The card will be headlined by the third and final fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard with Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian occupying the co-main event slot.

If that's not enough for you, a veritable number one middleweight contender bout pitting a returning Chael Sonnen against "All American" Brian Stann is also going down in "Space City."

And to top it all off, the list of incredible match-ups recently booked for the card include Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago, Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens.

For all the latest news and notes -- and there are plenty -- for UFC 136 be sure to check out our event archive right here.

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