Lightweight sensation Nick Newell returns to the decagon on Dec. 7 for World Series of Fighting 7 at Vancouver's PNE Agrodome
Oct 19, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- LAS VEGAS (Oct. 17, 2013) - The eye-catching and
undefeated lightweight "Notorious" Nick Newell
(10-0) will participate in World Series of Fighting's first fight
card north of the American border. Newell meets 28-year-old
Canadian Sabah Fadai
(7-2) on the NBCSN-televised main card of "World Series of Fighting
7: Johnson vs. Kyle," which takes place Dec. 7 at PNE Agrodome in
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Tickets for the first World Series of Fighting Canada event start
at just $29 and go on sale tomorrow, Friday, October 18 at
Ticketleader.ca and charge-by-phone at (604) 757-0345.
Newell last fought at August's World Series of Fighting 4, where he
defeated Georgia's Keon
Caldwell in the first frame with a modified guillotine choke
that landed the young star a "Top Play" nod on ESPN's
"I'm so honored to be part of WSOF's first event in Canada," said
Newell. The opportunity to grow with this company on an
international level is amazing. I'm expecting Fadai to bring it,
and I can't wait to have my arm raised Dec. 7."
Meanwhile, Fadai is a member of Canada's Team Mamba, where he
trains under famed striker Kultar "Black Mamba" Gill. Fighting
professionally since 2007, Fadai has earned stoppage wins in all
seven of his professional victories, including four knockouts and
three submissions. Five of those finishes have come in the opening
Fadai fought most recently in October, where he needed just 84
seconds to tap out Cody Krahn with
a triangle choke.
The live, two-hour NBCSN telecast of the World Series of Fighting 7
main card begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. A full lineup of
preliminary bouts will also stream live on World Series of
Fighting's official website, WSOF.com, beginning at 6 p.m. ET/3
p.m. PT, and venue doors open at 2 p.m. PT local time.
Canadian broadcast plans will be announced shortly.
Previously announced bouts include the night's main event, which
sees hard-hitting light heavyweight Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (15-4)
take on knockout artist Mike "MAK" Kyle (20-10-1), as well as a
rescheduled middleweight tournament semifinal bout between Elvis
"The King" Mutapcic (13-2) and Jesse "JT Money" Taylor (26-9).
A fourth main-card matchup will be announced shortly.
Further details about World Series of Fighting Canada are available
About WSOF World Series of Fighting is a professional Mixed Martial
Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible,
action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing
the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the
globe. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow World
Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and World Series of
Fighting President Ray Sefo
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