Nick Newell

Head Coach & Trainer

Nick Newell is a Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, with a record of 13 wins & 1 defeat. Nick is Connecticut's only ever Mixed Martial Arts World Champion & one of the most successful martial arts competitors to ever come out of CT.

Nick accomplished all these things despite being born with only one hand. Nick is no stranger to overcoming adversity & gives back by traveling the country to speak to children with similar challenges. Nick is currently signed with one of the largest fight leagues in the world: World Series Of Fighting. All of his fights air live on NBC or NBC Sports Network.

  • XFC Lightweight World Champion
  • WSOF #1 contender
  • NAFL 155lb Champion
  • Ten of his wins have been in the first round.
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • 2x ESPN Sportscenter Top Ten
  • #1 ranked lightweight fighter in the Northeast




2013 World MMA Awards: nominee for Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
2012 Northeast MMA Fighter of the Year
2012 MMA Uncensored on Spike TV: Fighter of the Year
2012 ULTMMA: Prospect of the Year
2012 HOV MMA: Breakout Fighter of The Year
2012 BAZZIE Awards: nominee for Knockout of the Year
2012 BAZZIE Awards: nominee for Fight of the Year
2011 B3 MMA Awards: Fighter of the Year
2011 Northeast MMA Awards: Submission of the Year
2011 Northeast MMA Awards: Greatest Moment of the Year
2011 Boston Herald Awards: Submission of the Year
2011 Proving Ground Winner
2011 Registered Fighter Awards: Fan Favorite Fighter
2010 The Boston Herald: Next Big Thing in Northeast MMA
Multiple Time North American Grappling Association Champion both Gi & No-Gi
King of the Mat Grappling Championship Absolute Division Champion
2010 Snow Brawl Grappling Superfight Winner
2004 All-State wrestler for Jonathan Law High School
2004 JLHS Most Value Wrestler
Connecticut State record holder for wins in a season (53)
Over 300 wrestling wins
2x Western New England University Wrestling Captain
2008 Joe Leto Award winner for excellence in College Wrestling