WSOF is going international with shows planned in New Zealand, Japan and in any city that’ll have them, but they start this worldwide expansion in the great white North of Canada with this Saturday’s WSOF 7. Injury and visa issues leave us with a depleted card, but for my money the issues have just cut through the chaff on the card, leaving us with hungry fighters looking to shine on the world stage.
Tag: Nick Newell
Another strong installment of WSOF made MMA fans Saturday night, and hopefully yours as well. There were some great new faces to the sport as well as familiar combatants from multiple generations, with the matchmaking to put everyone together and allow them to shine. Let’s look at how the night played out and what we learned from everyone’s performance.
Fledgling company World Series of Fighting is blooming into a true force in the MMA world, focusing on lighter weight talent acquisitions for for Saturday’s WSOF 4. Though not new to savvy MMA fans, guys like Tyson Griffin, Nick Newell, Brandon Hempleman and Jared Papazian should make some waves in their respective divisions as they make their promotional debuts. There’s plenty of action to cover, so let’s dig into this event.
In the main event of Last Night’s XFC 24: Collision Course, lightweight prospect Scott Holtzman remained undefeated and walked away with the XFC title around his waist.
Former XFC lightweight champion Nick Newell has a new cage to call home. The undefeated fighter said he had several offers on the table and today he picked a winner in the sweepstakes, World Series of Fighting.
Now that the XFC and Nick Newell have both said their sides of the story the promotion has returned its focus on finding the odd man out, Scott Holtzman, an opponent for next month’s XFC 24.
The inspirational story of MMA Fighter Nick Newell has taken an unfortunate and rather surprising turn. After defeating Eric Reynolds and winning the XFC lightweight title in December, Newell was paired up against Scott Holtzman after he defeated Jason Hicks at XFC 22. Newell was scheduled to make his first title defense next months at XFC 24 against Holtzman but the champion has refused the fight.
Xtreme Fighting Championships will return to Tampa Bay on June 14 for XFC 24 at the USF Sundome. The promotion has been touring the United States, outside of Florida since December of 2011, and will return to the city where it all began for an event that is headlined with the first title defense for current Lightweight Champion “Notorious” Nick Newell (9-0) and rising star Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman (4-0).