Nick Newell resigns with WSOF, to face Joe Condon in April

Former XFC champion Nick Newell

Former XFC champion Nick NewellFormer World Series of Fighting title challenger Nick Newell has resigned with the promotion. He will return to the cage against Joe Condon at WSOF 20, which takes place April 10 at the Mohegan Sun in Ledyard, Conn.

Newell began his career with 11-straight victories. That run earned him a title shot against WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. After early success, the champion dominated the bout and route to a second-round technical knockout victory. Newell made his WSOF debut in 2013 and scored victories in his other two bouts under the WSOF banner, a pair of submission over Keon Caldwell and Sabah Fadai.

In 2012, Newell defeated Bellator veteran Eric Reynolds to claim the XFC lightweight title. He left the promotion without defending the belt.

Condon’s last fight was his WSOF debut. He came in on short notice and defeated the favored Jonathan Nunez via third-round guillotine-choke submission. The victory pushed Condon’s career record to 12-7.

In the main event of WSOF 20, ADCC champion Vinny Magalhaes will take on UFC veteran Matt Hamill in a light heavyweight tournament bout.