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Nick Newell Defends XFC Championship In June

Last month, Scott Holtzman earned an Xtreme Fighting Championship (XFC) lightweight title shot and gets a chance at the holder of the gold Nick Newell.

Holtzman went undefeated in his amateur career with four wins, stopping all of them. Since turning pro, he has fought only for XFC and has four wins. He finished all but the last one. He took a decision over Jason Hicks a month ago.

Newell has gained attention as being labeled the one armed fighter due to not having a left hand and most of his left forearm from an amputation at birth. Newell is also undefeated with nine wins, finishing eight in the opening round. Almost all of those have come via submission.

They meet June 14 at XFC 24 in Tampa, FL from the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The main card airs on AXS TV.