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
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
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
Justin Gaethje has studied Nick Newell in advance of their lightweight title fight at WSOF 11, and he believes Newell isn’t ready to meet an opponent like him. Filed under: News, WSOF more
A look at the intriguing fight coming up this Saturday on NBC, as wrecking machine Justin Gaethje takes on one-armed submission artist Nick Newell in the main event of WSOF 11.
The World Series of Fighting's NBC debut has been plagued by pull-outs, but the main event, which has been constant throughout all the changes, holds the intrigue and makes this a must see event.
Justin Gaethje is the current (and inaugural) WSOF lightweight champion. 11-0 as a professional, with 9 knockouts more
Strip away the inspirational narratives and the championship storylines and take a look at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 11 headliners Justin Gaethje and Nick Newell. They're not so different. Each man boasts an impressive 11-0 record, and each has gone to a decision just once in his career. The WSOF lightweight champion, Gaethje, is three years younger (25) than Newell. Each man comes from a successful amateur wrestling background, and each has mastered the art of the first-round finish. So w more
Justin Gaethje puts away Nick Newell to maintain his hold on the World Series of Fighting lightweight crown in Daytona Beach, Fla. more
While Nick Newell has made a career out of defying expectations, ultimately this time Justin Gaethje just proved to be too much. Gaethje thoroughly battered the one-handed Newell in WSOF 11's main event, before finishing the job with a second-round TKO to defend his World Series of Fighting lightweight title in the promotion's much anticipated debut on NBC.
Gaethje (12-0) blasted the previously unbeaten Newell (11-1) with hard salvos of overhand rights from the opening bell and easily shucked of more