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November 26, 2014

COMBAT ZONE FIGHT VIDEO: Pete San-Antonio vs. Ricky Sylvester

COMBAT ZONE FIGHT VIDEO: David Brown vs. Jeff Beal

NEW BLOOD RISING TO THE TOP OF MAINE FIGHT SCENE AT NEF XVI

[NEF Press Release]

New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, presents its sixteenth mixed martial arts (MMA) event, “NEF XVI,” on February 7, 2015 in Lewiston, Maine.  The event is scheduled to originate from the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.  The amateur portion of the fight card will feature five athletes who represent the next generation of MMA in Maine.

Josh Harvey (2-1) made his cage debut last April on a card in New Hampshire.  Training out of Young's MMA in Bangor, Maine, Harvey's only previous appearance in the NEF MMA cage was this past September in a winning effort over Alex Johnson (1-1).  With a solid ground game to his credit, Harvey is expected to make quite a bit of noise in the fight promotion's stacked featherweight division in 2015, starting at "NEF XVI."

"It's an honor to be thought of as someone who will change the featherweight rankings," said Harvey.  "I'm really thankful to have the opportunity to show my skill set. Excited to entertain my friends and fight fans everywhere."

November 25, 2014

COMBAT ZONE FIGHT VIDEO: Tim Caron vs. Ibrahim Eid

COMBAT ZONE FIGHT VIDEO: Kristian Lombari vs. Sean Seaburg

RAY WOOD TO DEFEND FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST BELLATOR AND WEC VETERAN AT NEF XVI

[NEF Press Release]

 Lewiston, Maine (November 21, 2014) –New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, presents its sixteenth mixed martial arts (MMA) event, “NEF XVI,” on February 7, 2015 in Lewiston, Maine.  The event is scheduled to originate from the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.  Earlier today NEF announced the addition of a professional featherweight championship bout to the fight card.  Ray "All Business" Wood (5-0) will defend the NEF Featherweight Title against Anthony "Cheesesteak" Morrison (16-9).

Ray Wood won the NEF Featherweight Title in July 2013 in front of his hometown crowd on the Bangor Waterfront.  During that bout, Wood suffered a tear of his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), requiring surgery and a lengthy layoff from the sport of MMA.  He would make his triumphant return this past September at "NEF XIV," successfully defending his title against the tough challenge of Brazil's Gabriel Baino (6-2).  Wood looked dominant in the performance, as if he never missed a beat during his time off, winning via second-round technical knockout.  In the days that followed the fight, Wood was on the move, leaving the comfort zone of his Young's MMA teammates for the warmer climes of South Carolina.  He now trains at South Carolina Revolution MMA with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Bantamweight Title contender Sara McMann (8-1).  On February 7, he will return home and reunite with his teammates at Young's MMA to defend his title in Lewiston, Maine.

November 24, 2014

PROFESSIONAL LIGHTWEIGHT BATTLE ON TAP FOR NEF XVI

[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (November 20, 2014) –New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, presents its sixteenth mixed martial arts (MMA) event, “NEF XVI,” on February 7, 2015 in Lewiston, Maine.  The event is scheduled to originate from the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.  Earlier today NEF announced the addition of a professional lightweight bout to the fight card.  Jesse "The Viking" Erickson (3-4) will look to get back on the winning track after dropping two in a row when he faces John "Little" Healey (0-1).

Erickson, the former number-one contender to the NEF MMA Lightweight Title, is coming off back-to-back losses to reigning champion Bruce "Petty Boy" Boyington (9-7) at "NEF XIV" and "NEF XV" respectively.  Up until that time, Erickson had never lost two fights in a row.  The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) coach from Central Maine BJJ in Auburn, Maine is now put in the position where he needs a win to stay in the lightweight title picture.  Erickson has his sights set on Healey, and he claims to be hungry to climb back in the NEF MMA cage in the new year.

NEF FIGHT VIDEO: Jacob Cameron vs. John Gardner

PFC FIGHT VIDEO: Angelo Richardson vs. TJ Holt

November 21, 2014

COMBAT ZONE 51 11/21/2014 EVENT REVIEW

We stopped by the Rockingham Mall across from the venue and ate some grub before heading to the show.  We meandered our way into the cageside area and quickly took a spot.  There were many familiar faces around the venue.  They are all pumped for the last Combat Zone of the year.  John Vena was the host for the evening.  The judges are Mike Walls, Flano and Alan Lau.  The referees are Kevin MacDonald and John English.  There are 9 fights total and 4 of them are professional ones.  DJ Mark Oliveri is handling the sound for the evening.  The two ring girls are looking beautiful and major props to one of the girls filling in for the open spot just a few hours before the event! Fights are about to start so please follow along with us as we recap the evening.