Nick Newell & Sonny Luque Headline LFA 35 | March 9th on AXS TV

Nick Newell Comes Out of Retirement and Returns to Fight on AXS TV!

In the main event “Notorious” Nick Newell (13-1) returns to AXS TV for the first time since winning the XFC Lightweight championship in December 2012, and he’ll face Laredo’s Sonny Luque (9-6). Newell’s only loss came to the UFC’s Justin Gaethje at WSOF 11 in 2014. Luque is a Black Belt in Taekwondo and the face of MMA in Laredo. Newell will be looking for a successful return to the MMA cage while Luque will be looking to serve him with his second loss, so watch for fireworks in this one.

The co-main event features two men who have fought for Heavyweight titles before on AXS TV as Jared Vanderaa (6-2) takes on Vernon Lewis (4-3). Both men have perfect finishing rates, so watch for this one to end with a bang!

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Full Broadcast Card:

  • 160lb Catchweight – Sonny Luque (9-6) vs. Nick Newell (13-1)
  • Heavyweight – Vernon Lewis (4-3) vs. Jared Vanderaa (6-2)
  • Welterweight – Thomas Webb (13-4) vs. Jason Langellier (6-1)
  • Featherweight – Rivaldo Junior (15-7-2) vs. Charles Cheeks III (12-6)
  • Bantamweight – Nathan trepagnier (4-3, 1 NC) vs. Adrian Yanez (6-2)
  • Strawweight – Cheyanne Vlismas (0-0) vs. Karla Hernandez (0-0)
  • Bantamweight – Casey Jones (3-1) vs. Leomana Martinez (2-1)

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