October 11, 2016
Lewiston, Maine (October 6, 2016) - New England Fights (NEF) presents its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 26: SUPREMACY," on Saturday, November 19 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. Earlier today, NEF executives announced the addition of an amateur bantamweight women's bout to the fight card. Jessica "The Black Widow" Borga (2-2) returns to Maine to take on Brianne Genschel (0-0) at a fight weight of 135-pounds.
Borga made her NEF cage debut last month against Rachael Joyce (2-0). She traveled more than 1500 miles from Lakeland, Florida for the fight. While Borga was on the losing end of a unanimous decision to Joyce, she realizes that the most important part of her amateur career is gaining experience through taking tough fights.
Brianne Genschel, while making her in-cage debut at "NEF 26," is a longtime practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in which she holds a black belt. She is a BJJ instructor at The Foundry in Farmington, Maine. Genschel also trains with, and will represent, First Class MMA based in Brunswick, Maine. Like her opponent, she promises an exciting fight for the fans on November 19.
"I'm really looking forward to stepping into the cage for my first fight with NEF, and especially against such an established opponent," said Genschel. "I can't wait to represent my teams- Foundry BJJ and First Class MMA. I have been training hard for this opportunity, and promise to put on a good show and leave it all in the cage!"
The opening bell on Saturday, November 19 is set for 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and are available at www.TheColisee.com or by calling the Colisee box office at 207.783.2009, extension 525.
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.”