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October 28, 2014
Lewiston, Maine (October 28, 2014) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, today announced the full fight card for its next mixed martial arts (MMA) event, "NEF XV." The card is currently set to feature a total of six professional and eleven amateur contests. "NEF XV" is scheduled to originate from the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine on November 15, 2014 with a bell time of 7:00 pm.
In the main event of the evening, Bruce "Pretty Boy" Boyington (8-7) will defend the NEF MMA Lightweight Title against Jesse "The Viking" Erickson (3-3). Boyington and Erickson met for the title at "NEF XIV" last month with Boyington taking the victory and the championship. Some fans in attendance felt the second-round technical knockout stoppage by the referee was early, prompting NEF executives to sign the rematch.
Boyington's teammate at Young's MMA in Bangor, "The" Ryan Sanders (6-6) will look to get back on the winning track when he meets Florida's Mark DeFord (0-2) in a catchweight bout at 160-pounds. Sanders has lost his two most recent fights after defeating MMA legend Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis (22-10) in the biggest fight of Sanders' career last February.
When I first saw this fight live it seemed that Ricky held onto the arm a little too long but after rewatching the fight a few times it doesn't seem as bad as when I saw it live. This was a real fun fight to watch.