, On June 14, he was scheduled to defend his XFC title against Scott Holtzman, however Newell turned down the fight stating that he only wants to fight ex-UFC fighters. On June 20, it was announced that Newell would fight Keon Caldwell at World Series of Fighting 4. He faced Alex Munoz on the July 24th edition of the series, and lost the fight by unanimous decision. The poster for UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Mousasi 2. Newell challenged Justin Gaethje for the WSOF Lightweight Championship at WSOF 11. , He next fought for the vacated XFC Lightweight title at XFC 21 against Bellator veteran Eric Reynolds. He faced Tom Marcellino and won the back-and-forth bout by unanimous decision. Mixedmartialarts LLC. ET / 7 p.m. PT Prelims on Fox Sports 1: 7 p.m. After the fight Newell announced his retirement from MMA.. UFC Fight Night 180 Bonuses: Body-Shot KO Nets Jessica Andrade $50,000 The potential opponents who turned down fights against him felt that it would be a lose-lose situation for them, as if they won, it would've been against a one-armed fighter; if they lost, it would've been against a fighter with one arm. , Newell stated that while growing up, he idolized former Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott, who has no right hand and was an inspiration for Newell to challenge himself. View complete Tapology profile, … , Initially, bantamweight bouts between Dustin Kimura vs. Ian Entwistle and Chris Beal vs. Mestre was a close friend and teammate of Newell's who joined Nick last year at the open tryouts for the XFC. On joining his high school wrestling team, he thought about quitting after his very first session because it was 'the hardest thing I had done in my life, but his mother did not allow him to, and instead he worked hard from then on. , Newell was born with congenital amputation of his left arm, which ends just below his elbow. World Series of Fighting 31 - Ivanov vs Copeland, Reality Fighting - Mohegan Sun Arena (CT), World Series of Fighting 24 - Fitch vs Okami, World Series of Fighting 20 - Branch vs Markes, Reality Fighting returns to Mohegan Sun Casino, Reality Fighting Mohegan Sun (2 Title Fights), WCMMA USA vs The World - Portugal, China & Russia, International Fight League: New Blood New Battles, International Fight League: 2007 World Grand-Prix Final, International Fight League: World Team Championship Finals. Follow MMAWeekly.com on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  He was supposed to have made his Shark Fights debut at Shark Fights 19, however an injury resulted in him being left off the card. William "Knightmare" Knight (9-1-0) is a Pro MMA Fighter out of Connecticut and the #1st ranked Pro Mens Light Heavyweight in US Northeast. They would watch The Ultimate Fighter, which was on the same channel right after WWE Raw, and Newell has said this is what inspired him to take up MMA.  However, the whole event was eventually cancelled due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. Nick Newell (born March 17, 1986 in Milford, Connecticut) is an American mixed martial artist, currently signed to Bellator MMA, competing in the lightweight division. He faced Joe Condon and won the back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision. For his second fight with the promotion, Newell faced Sabah Fadai at World Series of Fighting 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer on December 7, 2013.  However, Hackney was forced to withdraw from the bout and was replaced by Antonio Castillo Jr. Newell submitted Castillo Jr. in the first round with a rear naked choke. 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He had his first bout with XFC at XFC 15: Tribute.
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