One-armed MMA fighter stays unbeaten

MMA fighter Nick Newell improved to 10-0 with a first-round win over Keon Caldwell Saturday in...

MMA fighter Nick Newell improved to 10-0 with a first-round win over Keon Caldwell Saturday in California. (Facebook photo)

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If any doubters remain, mixed martial artist Nick Newell must be starting to win them over.

The one-armed fighter improved to 10-0 with a first-round win over Keon Caldwell Saturday in the World Series of Fighting event in Ontario, Calif. Newell forced Caldwell to tap just over three minutes into the fight after slapping on a guillotine choke.

Newell, who fights in the lightweight (155-pounds) division, has kept his record perfect despite missing half his left arm. The 27-year-old from Springfield, Mass., was born without a left hand and forearm — his arm stops just past the elbow due to congenital amputations — but it hasn’t stopped him from becoming a MMA sensation.

Most of Newell’s bouts have come in Xtreme Fighting Championships but he signed a multi-fight deal with WSOF in late May.

Only one of Newell’s wins have come as a result of a decision and seven were with submissions. Nine of his 10 fights have been stopped in the first round.

Winning is nothing new to Newell, though. He was an accomplished high school and collegiate wrestler, amassing more than 300 wins in total.


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