December 23, 2016
Lewiston, Maine (December 22, 2016) –New England Fights (NEF) returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on February 11, 2017 with its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 27: RESURGENCE." Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of an amateur light-heavyweight title bout to the card. Ryan Glover (3-1) will defend his belt against the challenge of undefeated Victor Irwin (2-0).
Glover won the title one year ago at "NEF 21" with a second-round submission of Mike Williams (2-1). He would take the rest of 2016 off from MMA competition to deal with family obligations. Glover was a state wrestling champion out of Mountain Valley High School (MVHS) in Rumford, Maine where he also won a state championship in football. He began training in MMA two years ago, joining Berserkers MMA in Rumford, a team heavy in MVHS alum.
"I'm happy to get back in the cage after a long layoff and defend my belt," said Glover. "I was busy taking care of my family, but now it's time to remind folks why I am NEF's best 205er."
"I am really excited to have been given a shot at the title," said Irwin. "Fighting Ryan will be a great challenge and opportunity for me to improve my skill set."
NEF's next event, "NEF 27: RESURGENCE" takes place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now 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.”