[NEF Press Release]
Bangor, Maine (August 6, 2016) – New England Fights (NEF) held its most recent event, "NEF Presents Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight," Friday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The event sold out moments before doors opened to the public. Over 1200 fans in attendance witnessed a wild night of eight professional bouts. The crowd included UFC President Dana White who was in attendance to film a future episode of his web series.
Fight of the night went to Aaron Lacey (2-0) and John Santos (3-4). The two featherweights battled back and forth for a grueling, and bloody, 15-minutes. Lacey was declared the winner by split decision on the judges' scorecards.
In a rematch from 2014, NEF MMA Professional Lightweight Champion Devin Powell (8-1) took on Jon Lemke (5-6) in a non-title catchweight contest. In a repeat of the first bout, Powell scored the win over Lemke with a first round submission.
Ryan Sanders (11-8) and Derrick Kennington (11-8) were the third fight of the evening to go the distance with Sanders picking up the victory via unanimous decision.
In the bantamweight main event, Brazilian prospect Ricardo Lucas Ramos (9-1) submitted Glendale, California's Alfred Khashakyan (7-3) in the second round.
The results from Bangor, Maine:
Ricardo Lucas Ramos def. Alfred Khashakyan via rear-naked choke, round 2
Ryan Sanders def. Derrick Kennington via unanimous decision
Devin Powell def. Jon Lemke via rear-naked choke submission, round 1
Aaron Lacey def. John Santos via split decision
David Mundell def. Jarod Lawton via unanimous decision
CJ Ewer def. Ruben Redman via KO, round 1
Derrick Brown def. Brendan Battles via TKO, round 2
Josh Harvey def. Zenon Herrera via TKO, round 1
New England Fights’ next event, “NEF 25: HEROES & VILLAINS,” takes place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine. Tickets start at just $25 and are on sale now at www.TheColisee.com or by calling the Colisée box office at 207.783.2009 x 525. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.
For more information on the event and fight card updates, please visit the promotion’s website at www.NewEnglandFights.com. In addition, you can watch NEF videos at www.youtube.com/NEFMMA, follow them on Twitter @nefights and join the official Facebook group “New England Fights.”