Lightweight Nick Newell Returns To The Octagon On Dec. 7 For World Series Of Fighting 7 In Vancouver

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 “The Persian Warrior” 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 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 SportsCenter.

“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 round.

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,, 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.

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