One Armed MMA Fighter Nick Newell Wins XFC Lightweight Championship (VIDEO)
Nick Newell is the new XFC lightweight champion.
The one armed combattant defeated Bellator veteran Eric Reynolds in the first round via rear naked choke. Newell has been charging through the regional ranks for some time, but this win will undoubtedly garner some serious headlines. Reynolds has previously fought both Eddie Alvarez and Jorge Masvidal, two highly ranked lightweights, and Newell finished Reynolds faster than either of those men.
Newell is now a perfect 9-0, and his coach says people still aren’t taking Newell seriously.
“I think at first people thought of him as a sideshow,” Libiszewski told MMAjunkie.com. “Now they’re going, ‘Well, he’s good, but I don’t think he’s that good.’ It’s one of those things where, the same reason he gets attention is the same reason why he doesn’t get respect.”
He’s certainly going to be getting a lot of respect after this finish. I’ll say this, Newell certainly has my attention. If you like to gamble it’s a good time to get some sports betting options online because this guy is knocking on the UFC’s door.
I’m putting the over/under on Newell’s Octagon debut at one year…