Nick Newell is hours from the biggest fight of his career as he debuts for the World Series of Fighting (WSOF). It didn’t come without a little controversy as Newell was the XFC lightweight champion when he refused to defend the belt. He joined the WSOF shortly after.
“I just thought there was more for my career in World Series of Fighting,” said Newell on Darce Side Radio. “World Series of Fighting has a deeper division and more talent and more eyes on it. Don’t be surprised if you see a quick finish. I can’t wait to put on a show.”
Besides sporting a 9-0 record, Newell has gained attention for competing with his left arm amputated below the elbow. The lightweight has finished eight of those wins in round one.
He takes on Keon Caldwell, who has a similar resume. He’s 9-1 and finished nearly every fight in the opening round.
They can be spotted on the main card of WSOF 4 later today, August 10. It’s from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA and FightLine will have the results.