The bout is historic in that it will not only determine the first NEF women's champion, but the fight will represent the first female MMA title matchup ever held on Maine soil.
"Our women's division has grown so much in the past couple of years," said NEF co-owner and promoter Nick DiSalvo. "It was time to add a title picture to the mix. This is the first of what we hope to be many female title fights between superior athletes in the NEF cage."
Jessica Borga, a Florida resident, will be making her third appearance in the NEF cage in less than a year. She dropped a hard-fought decision to Rachael Joyce (3-0) last September at "NEF 25." Borga returned to Maine a few weeks later to win a decision over Brianne Genschel (0-1), delivering an impressive, dominant performance against the black belt. Borga trains out of Champions MMA in Lakeland, Florida and is currently on a three-fight win streak. She is the holder of two regional titles won in her home state, and she is looking to add a third belt to her collection on April 29.
"I'm so honored and excited to be back in the NEF cage not only to fight for such a great promotion, but to fight for their first-ever women's title against a great opponent," said Borga. "I can't wait to put on a show for everyone, and I promise I won't disappoint!"
"If I haven't already done so, this fight will solidify that I am the best in the Northeast, and I'll be coming for the rest," Kenneson declared. "She's all for show. She's about to feel what I'm capable of and she's not going to like it."
New England Fights returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine with its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 28: INVINCIBLE," on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at the Colisee box office 207-783-2009 x 525 and online at www.TheColisee.com.
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 the promotion on Twitter and Instagram @nefights, and join the official Facebook group "New England Fights."