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WSOF 24: Nick Newell grinds out Tom Marcellino, then retires on top in Connecticut

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The Connecticut native decided to tie a ribbon around a rather astonishing career in mixed martial arts (MMA) tonight.

After picking up his fourth victory inside a World Series of Fighting (WSOF) cage, Lightweight veteran Nick Newell (13-1) retired on top, taking a unanimous decision over Tom Marcellino (7-4).

Per our man @CopperHeartCT at #WSOF24, Nick Newell just announced his retirement in the cage after his win over Tom Marcellino.

— Matt Erickson (@MMAjunkieMatt) October 18, 2015

“Notorious,” a one-armed fighter known for his grit and toughness, personified just that tonight (Sat. Oct. 17, 2015) at WSOF 24, which took place at Foxwoods Resorts Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

What transpired over his 15-minute affair was a grinding effort by Newell. The 29-year-old brought the pressure and secured a takedown in round one before nearly finishing the fight with a guillotine choke in full mount.

Newell came out in round two with the same mindset and prepared to wear down “Tommy Gunnz” in the clinch before scoring with another takedown. This time the hometown favorite took the back of Marcellino, but was unable to get the hooks in.

When the final round came, Newell’s gas tank was on the empty side and ….View original article