At World Series of Fighting 4, Nick Newell continued his unbeaten streak with a first-round submission win over Keon Caldwell to improve his record to 10-0. Newell gained notoriety for being a one-armed fighter — he was born without his left hand and much of his forearm — but he has proven time and time again that he is a legitimate fighter that no one should take lightly.
Out of his ten wins, Newell has seven submission victories.
Newell’s win against Caldwell came at 2:07 of the first round when he was able to sink in a very tight guillotine choke that forced Caldwell to quickly tap.
After his toughest bout to date, we can now completely look past the fact that Newell has just one arm. He is no longer someone to be exploited as simply an inspirational story. Instead, we can focus on the fact that he is one hell of a fighter and he plans on continuing to rise to the top of the sport.
Newell will now advance to the WSOF four-man tournament that will be used to crown the promotion’s first champion at 155-pounds.