Nick Newell vs. Alex Munoz official as Dana White’s Contender Series 14 featured bout

WSOF and LFA veteran Nick Newell officially has an opponent in his Dana White’s Contender Series debut.

UFC officials recently announced that Newell (14-1) will take on Alex Munoz (4-0) in a lightweight contest on the featured bout of Dana White’s Contender Series 14, which takes place July 24 at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas. The five-fight card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

Newell, 32, a congenital amputee whose left arm ends just below his elbow, returned to competition in March after two-and-a-half years away and defeated Sonny Luque via first-round submission at LFA 35 to move his record to 14-1. Prior to the time away, Newell had posted a 4-1 record under the WSOF banner, losing only to current top-ranked UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje.

Meanwhile, the undefeated Perez is a former Team Takedown fighter who has earned three of his four career wins via first-round stoppage, including a three-second knockout in December 2015. Perez now fights for the first time since November 2016.

Other bouts on the card include light heavyweights Chris Birchler (7-3) vs. Jim Crute (7-0), featherweights Mike Davis (5-0) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (6-1), heavyweights Josh Appelt (15-6) vs. Jeff Hughes (9-1) and featherweights Chase Hooper (4-0) vs. Canaan Kawaihae (4-0).

The Dana White’s Contender Series 14 lineup includes:

Nick Newell vs. Alex Munoz Chris Birchler vs. Jim Crute Mike Davis vs. Sodiq Yusuff Josh Appelt vs. Jeff Hughes Chase Hooper vs. Canaan Kawaihae

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