On Friday, March 9, Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) held its 35th event at the Arena Theatre in Houston.
Over two years since his last fight, a former World Series of Fighting star (WSOF) and lightweight Nick Newell made his return to MMA against local fighter Sonny Luque.
Newell, a congenital amputee, scored an impressive victory over Sonny Luque via first-round a rear-naked choke submission in a 160-pound catchweight fight at Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) 35 on Friday in Houston.
After the victory, Newell reiterated his desire to fight in the UFC., who is now 14-1 and on a three-fight win streak.
“Life is a cold hard place. It will chew you up and spit you out,” Newell said. “But if you make it your bitch, you can do anything. You can either become a victim of circumstances or you can create your own. I’m out here, I’m creating my own circumstances.
“I’m one of the best fighters in the world and I belong in the UFC. That’s it. That’s final. I gave you 14 reasons why I belong in the UFC. I’m one of the best fighters in the world and I proved it 14 times.”
Check out the impressive win below: