Undefeated Nick Newell returned to the cage after his debut in the WSOF which also garnered him the BOOST Mobile Rattle the Cage award.
He faced WSOF newcomer Sabah Fadai who looked to derail the hype train of Newell.
Round 1: A cautious first round for Fadai led to Newell dictating the fight. Newell threw effective kicks and closed distance well. Newell Shot in for a takedown and grabbed a hold of a single-leg against the cage. Fadai worked back to his feet but didn’t get his leg back until Newell let it go and synched in a guillotine choke while Fadai defended against a potential second takedown. Newell locked it up tighter and tighter and slid it under the neck forcing the tap.
Official Result: Newell defeats Sabah Fadai via Submission (guillotine choke) at 1:21 of Round 1
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