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December 14, 2018

ZAC RICHARD RELISHES UNDERDOG ROLE IN UPCOMING FIGHT WITH FRED LEAR

[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

Bangor, Maine (December 10, 2018) – It has been a meteoric rise through the New England Fights enterprise for Zac Richard, who will celebrate one year since he started training in the sport by fighting for the featherweight title on February 1st.

Richard, a state champion high school wrestler with three first-round stoppages to his credit since he transitioned from the mat to mixed martial arts, will face former bantamweight champion Fred Lear for the vacant 145-pound strap at NEF 37: “Sub Zero.” The fight will be held at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

In a recent interview with Ryan Jarrell and Bryan Stackpole for the Between Rounds Radio podcast, Richard noted that MMA has given him balance and structure after a tumultuous time in his personal and family life. Richard's last fight, a 51-second stoppage of Chris Lachcik by rear naked choke, took place one day before the six-year anniversary of his sister Lacy's death from cancer.

MMA WEEKEND--Bellator 212 | UFC on Fox 31 | Invicta FC 33

Bellator 212

Bellator 212: Primus vs. Chandler 2


Friday 12.14.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Paramount Network

Brent Primus  vs.  Michael Chandler 155 lbs
Frank Mir  vs.  Javy Ayala 265 lbs
Alejandra Lara  vs.  Juliana Velasquez 125 lbs
Derek Campos  vs.  Sam Sicilia 145 lbs
AJ McKee Jr.  vs.  Daniel Crawford 145 lbs
Brandon Pieper  vs.  Chris Avila 155 lbs
Robson Gracie Jr.  vs.  Brysen Bolohao 170 lbs
Toby Misech  vs.  Edward Thommes 145 lbs
Ty-wan Claxton  vs.  Kaeo Meyer 150 lbs
Paul Lopes  vs.  Nick Badis 145 lbs

UFC on FOX 31

UFC on FOX 31: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2


Saturday 12.15.2018 at 08:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: FOX | Prelims: Fox Sports 1

Kevin Lee  vs.  Al Iaquinta 155 lbs
Edson Barboza  vs.  Daniel Hooker 155 lbs
Sergio Pettis  vs.  Rob Font 135 lbs
Charles Oliveira  vs.  Jim Miller 155 lbs
Dwight Grant  vs.  Zak Ottow 170 lbs
J. Clark  vs.  Andrea Lee 125 lbs
Drakkar Klose  vs.  Bobby Green 155 lbs
Joaquim Silva  vs.  Jared Gordon 155 lbs
Jack Hermansson  vs.  G. Meerschaert 185 lbs
Dan Ige  vs.  Jordan Griffin 145 lbs
Adam Milstead  vs.  Mike Rodriguez 205 lbs
Zak Cummings  vs.  Trevor Smith 185 lbs
Juan Adams  vs.  Chris De La Rocha 265 lbs

Invicta FC 33

Invicta FC 33: Frey vs. Grusander 2


Saturday 12.15.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Jinh Yu  vs.  Minna Grusander 105 lbs
Danielle Taylor  vs.  Montserrat Ruiz 115 lbs
Kay Hansen  vs.  Sharon Jacobson 115 lbs
Amber Brown  vs.  Alesha Zappitella 105 lbs
Jamie Moyle  vs.  Brianna Van Buren 115 lbs
Sarah Kleczka  vs.  B. Victoria Grizzelle 135 lbs
Ashley Medina  vs.  A. Nikolakakos 105 lbs
Chantel Coates  vs.  Ashlynn Kleinbeck 125 lbs

December 11, 2018

THE HEAVYWEIGHTS ARE READY TO THROW DOWN AT NEF 37 IN BANGOR



[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

Bangor, Maine (December 7, 2018) – New England Fights (NEF) will hold its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 37: Sub Zero," on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.  Earlier today, the promotion announced the addition of an amateur heavyweight bout to the card.  Bryce Bamford (2-0) is scheduled to take on Roger Ewer (1-0).

 It has been nearly three years since the last time Bryce Bamford stepped into the NEF cage.  The 43-year-old has stopped both of his previous opponents in the first round.  Bamford trains with First Class MMA based in Brunswick, Maine and is looking forward to returning to the cage to compete once again in front of his many friends and fans.  He is the training partner of former NEF Amateur Heavyweight Champion Nick Gulliver (4-1).

December 7, 2018

LEAR AND RICHARD TO VIE FOR FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AT NEF 37 IN BANGOR




[NEF Press Release]

Bangor, Maine (December 6, 2018) – New England Fights (NEF) will hold its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 37: Sub Zero," on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.  Earlier today, the promotion announced the addition of an amateur featherweight title fight to the card.  Fred Lear (6-2) is scheduled to meet Zac Richard (3-0) for the vacant 145-pound championship.

Fred Lear will look to replicate the success he had the last time he fought in Bangor.  In August 2017, Lear captured the amateur bantamweight strap with a second-round technical knockout of Walt Shea (3-1) at the Cross Insurance Center.

MMA WEEKEND--UFC 231

UFC 231

UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega


Saturday 12.08.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1

Max Holloway  vs.  Brian Ortega 145 lbs
J. Jędrzejczyk  vs.  V. Shevchenko 125 lbs
Alex Oliveira  vs.  Gunnar Nelson 170 lbs
Kyle Bochniak  vs.  Hakeem Dawodu 145 lbs
Thiago Santos  vs.  Jimi Manuwa 205 lbs
Cláudia Gadelha  vs.  Nina Ansaroff 115 lbs
Gilbert Burns  vs.  O. Aubin-Mercier 155 lbs
Jessica Eye  vs.  Katlyn Chookagian 125 lbs
Eryk Anders  vs.  Elias Theodorou 185 lbs
Brad Katona  vs.  Matthew Lopez 135 lbs
Chad Laprise  vs.  Dhiego Lima 170 lbs
Diego Ferreira  vs.  Kyle Nelson 155 lbs
Aleksandar Rakić  vs.  Devin Clark 205 lbs