Nick Newell has signed a one-fight deal with Bellator, promotion officials confirmed. Newell will make his promotional debut on Aug. 24 in Bridgeport, CT, against Corey Browning.
Newell who has made news over the years more because of the fact that he is a congenital amputee fighter rather than the fact that he is a fighter that has amassed a 15-2 professional record, with 12 of his wins coming in the 1st round via submission or TKO.
Newell who appeared on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series one year ago today, where he didn’t get the win was never deterred in his quest for joining one of the big shows now gets his wish. Newell is coming off a 1st round submission win at CES 56 against Antonio Castillo Jr.
Nick has signed a one-fight deal and will get to step into the Bellator cage in his home state of Connecticut where he will most certainly have the hometown crowd in his corner.
The former XFC Lightweight Champion will now have an opportunity to shine on the big stage and show the world who doesn’t already know what many of us have known forever, Nick Newell belongs in the big leagues.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.