Nick Newell Gets UFC Shot on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 07: Mixed martial artist Nick Newell arrives at the sixth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards at The Palazzo Las Vegas on February 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)

It looks like Nick Newell will finally get a shot with the UFC. Not so fast, he won’t be on the next PPV card, however, he will get a shot on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.

On Tuesday evening, the 32-year-old tweeted that he had met with UFC President Dana White. But that nothing was official yet.

Nick Newell gets a shot on Tuesday Night Contender Series

According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Newell will be offered a shot on a June episode of Contender Series.

Newell (14-1), a congenital amputee whose left arm ends just below his elbow, had a brief retirement. This came after beating Tom Marcellino at WSOF 24 in 2015. In March of this year, “Notorious” made the trek back inside the cage to fight at LFA 35 and beat Sonny Luque in the very first round.

The former XFC champ’s lone loss inside the cage came to UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje at WSOF 11 in 2014.

Check out an interview with Newell prior to his WSOF 7 victory over Sabah Fadai below.


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