October 24, 2014
[NEF Press Release]
Lewiston, Maine (October 23, 2014) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, today announced the addition of an amateur bantamweight bout to the company's fifteenth mixed martial arts (MMA) event, "NEF XV." The bout will feature Carl Langston (3-4) taking on Fred Lear (1-0) of Young's MMA at a weight of 135-pounds. "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.
Carl Langston is a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo, a form of the martial arts he has practiced for over fourteen years. He has more than 150 fights in Taekwondo with only four losses. Langston has competed all over the United States and Canada, having won fourteen international tournaments. He placed second in the Junior Olympics at age nine. Langston began training in MMA just one year ago after joining Nate Charles' Balanced Ground MMA. He made his NEF debut a few weeks later at "NEF XI." Recently, Langston has been travelling to Massachusetts to work on his grappling skills in preparation for the fight with Lear. On November 15, Langston will look to score his first win ever in the NEF MMA cage.
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October 22, 2014
Lewiston, Maine (October 21, 2014) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, today announced the addition of a professional catchweight bout to the company's fifteenth mixed martial arts (MMA) event, "NEF XV." The bout will feature "The" Ryan Sanders (6-6) facing Florida's Mark DeFord (0-2) at a weight of 160-pounds. "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.
Sanders got off to a great start in 2014, scoring a victory over his former coach, and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran, Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis (22-11) in what was the biggest fight of Sanders' career to date. Three months later, Sanders would drop a decision to NEF Welterweight Champion Gil de Freitas (16-5). Last month, Sanders lost his second decision in a row to Ryan Quinn (10-4-1). Now, the product of Young's MMA in Bangor, Maine will look to finish the year the way he started it - with his hand raised in victory in the NEF cage. Sanders will have that opportunity when he meets DeFord on November 15 at "NEF XV."