WSOF 7 Results: Nick Newell Submits Sabah Fadai with Guillotine Choke in Round 1

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Steven RondinaFeatured ColumnistDecember 7, 2013

Nick Newell continues his amazing streak, notching yet another victory Saturday night at World Series of Fighting 7 in Vancouver.

The fight began with some relatively tentative stand-up from both fighters. From there, though, the action went to the cage and Newell quickly locked up a tight guillotine choke, forcing Sabah Fadai to tap at just 1:21 of Round 1.

Newell is a highly identifiable mixed martial artist due to his congenital amputation. The birth defect left him with his left arm missing just below the elbow. That disability, however, has not prevented him from being a force in MMA, racking up an impressive 11-0 record over his four-year career with 10 of those wins being stoppages.

After an ugly divorce from XFC, Newell was scooped up by WSOF and has finished both his fights in the promotion with a first-round submission.

While Newell has been absolutely fearsome thus far, his opponent rightly entered the cage as a major underdog. Fadai entered the cage with a 7-2 record with no noteworthy opponents to his name in a career spent bouncing between smaller Canadian promotions.

Following the fight, Newell minced no words over his wishes for his next fight, calling for a shot to become WSOF's first lightweight champion.

Newell is easily among WSOF's most popular, most exciting and best fighters, so a title shot makes perfect sense for both parties. The most logical opponent would be Justin Gaethje, who owns a 3-0 record with WSOF and a 10-0 record overall (not counting a 7-0 record in amateur bouts).

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