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MMA fighter Nick Newell becomes first one-armed champion in XFC history (video)

Dec 8, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

Nick Newell

Back in August, Off the Bench brought you the story of one-armed MMA fight Nick Newell who had taken the XFC (minor league to the UFC) by storm after going a perfect 8-0 against his two-armed opponents.

Last night, Newell fought in XFC 21: Night Of Champions II in Nashville, Tennessee against Eric Reynolds for the possibility to win the XFC lightweight championship.

At about the 1:22 mark of the below clip, Newell gets Reynolds in a rear-naked chokehold in the first round and is awarded the fight after Eric taps out:

Congrats to Nick, dreams do come true…..


Nick Newell becomes first one-armed MMA champion [Bob's Blitz]

  1. t16rich - Dec 8, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Awesome. Hard work, dedication and passion is what make dreams a reality.