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