Nick Newell Returns to MMA with a First Round Neck Crank Submission Victory on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING ALLIANCE 35

After two years off from MMA, Nick Newell (14-1) didn't waste any time submitting Sonny Luque (10-7) with a neck crank 2:10 into the first round of the main event on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING ALLIANCE 35. A video clip of the finish is available to watch and share here.

 

Earlier in the night, Adrian Yanez (7-2) also scored an highlight-reel finish, knocking out Natan Trepagnier (4-4, 1 NC) with seconds left in the first round.

LFA 35 Results:

  • Main Event - Catchweight Fight (163 Pounds) - Nick Newell (14-1) submitted Sonny Luque (10-7) with a neck crank at 2:10 in round one.
  • Co-Main Event - Heavyweight Fight - Vernon Lewis (5-3) defeated Jared Vandera (6-3) in a back-and-forth battle by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Welterweight Fight - Jason Langellier (7-1) quickly submitted Thomas Webb (13-5) with a d'arce choke 1:10 in round one.
  • Featherweight Fight - Charles Cheeks III (13-6) defeated  Rivaldo Junior (15-8-2) by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Bantamweight Fight - Adrian Yanez (7-2) knocked out Nathan Trepagnier (4-4, 1 NC) at 4:56 in round one.
  • Strawweight Fight - Cheyane Vlismas (1-0) finished Karla Hernandez (0-1) with elbows to win by TKO at 4:22 in round three.
  • Bantamweight Fight - Leomana Martinez (3-1) knocked out Casey Jones (3-2) at 2:25 in round one.