With WSOF 7 Win, Nick Newell’s in Title Shot Mix
By FCF Staff
Nick Newell added another impressive win to his growing resume last night at World Series of Fighting 7, as the lightweight needed just over one minute to tap out Sabah Fadai with a standing, guillotine choke. The victory followed Newell’s guillotine choke win over Keon Caldwell at WSOF 4 in August, and extended his overall record to 11-0.
Speaking after the bout, Newell noted that he could be the next man to challenge for the WSOF lightweight belt, after Justin Gaethje battles Lewis Gonzalez for it on January 18th.
“I think you know there’s a vacant belt out there,” said Newell, before referring to the upcoming title fight which will take place at WSOF 8. “We’ve got two guys fighting for it, and I think everybody knows who’s next.”
WSOF President Ray Sefo did acknowledge via Twitter last night that Newell could possibly face the winner of the WSOF 8 bout.
And as far as the quick win win? Which marked the tenth time in the 27 year-old’s career that he’s won a fight in the opening round.
“We just work on things. We don’t come with a huge, like, ‘If this happens,’ or, ‘If this happens.’ You know the famous quote: Everybody’s got a plan until they get hit in the face. We just work on things, and it becomes second nature. They become instinct, and then I go out there, and I do them.”
WSOF 7 was hosted by Vancouver, British Columbia’s PNE Agrodome.