Tonight, three years after Nick Newell last stepped in a cage, the groundbreaking fighter returns.
Newell (13-1) is back to headline LFA 35 against Sonny Luque (8-6) at Arena Theater in Houston. The main card airs live on AXS TV, and there likely will be plenty of eyes on the main event.
Newell is a congenital amputee; his left arm ends below his elbow. But that never stopped him from being a high-level MMA competitor. In fact, after winning a lightweight title for XFC, he moved on to WSOF and challenged for a belt there. His only loss came to then-champ Justin Gaethje, who went on to the UFC and a coaching spot on “The Ultimate Fighter” – a show Newell once tried to get on, but was turned down for.
In the video above, hear from Newell about his comeback, as well as Luque, who has the task of welcoming the Connecticut native back to the cage.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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