On a weekend defined by back-to-back UFC fight nights, World Series of Fighting 11 quietly makes the bold leap to network TV, debuting this Saturday on NBC.
Headlined by the sure-to-be-exciting lightweight title fight between Justin Gaethje and Nick Newell, the promotion is putting its best foot forward for its biggest card to date. The main event isn't the only fight to look forward to, though, as it is backed up by not one, not two, but three likely top-contender bouts.
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Well, here’s a new one. WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje wants to lose to Nick Newell on Saturday. Sort of. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Videos, WSOF more
On Saturday afternoon at WSOF 11, undefeated Justin Gaethje looked to defend his lightweight title against the also undefeated Nick Newell.
The fight started off very competitive, with Newell throwing, and landing, combinations and even threatening with a submission at one point. As the round wore on, Gaethje began to land major power shots that slowed Newell down.
By the end of the first round, Newell was clearly exhausted, and the next round consisted of Gaethje stalking Newell around the cage more
Justin Gaethje successfully defended his Lightweight title at the expense of one-armed mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation, Nick Newell, in the main event of WSOF 11 at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., earlier this afternoon (Sat., July 5, 2014). Gaethje found a home for his overhand right and kept slinging it, cutting open Newell before finishing him for the first time ever in round two. For detailed punch-by-punch coverage, as well as complete WSOF 11 results from the NBC broadcast, click h more
Did you miss Saturday’s WSOF 11 event on NBC? Check out video highlights from the top fights, including the headliner between lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and challenger Nick Newell.Filed under: News, Videos, WSOF more
Nick Newell is a story within mixed martial arts that is being missed by the mainstream sports world. This Saturday at World Series of Fighting 11 two undefeated lightweights will enter the cage to compete for the WSOF lightweight title. Justin Gaethje will defend his title against Newell but that isn't what makes this story stand out among others in the sport. Newell is a congenital amputee that hasn't allowed his condition to stop his meteoric rise to this point.
Newell was born with a left ar more
WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje previews his NBC-televised title fight against Nick Newell on Saturday. more
Nick Newell knows it's coming, even before he hears it. Every interview, every fight week, there's always those same few questions. Speculation about what he can't do, whether one day some right high kick is going to swing upward and crack him where his left hand would've been. What then? All that momentum, lost. Almost two decades of hard work relegated into a false self-fulfilling prophecy, like the greatest among us have never stumbled, and one loss suddenly means he's hit the ceiling to his more
Watch the World Series of Fighting 11: Gaethje vs. Newell fights streaming live on MMAWeekly.com on Saturday, July 5, beginning with the prelims at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT and the main card at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT from Daytona Beach, Fla. more