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September 17, 2019

SMITH WILL DEFEND WELTERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST NORMAN IN PORTLAND

Duncan Smith
[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

 Portland, Maine (September 17, 2019) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to Aura in Portland, Maine on November 9, 2019 with its next mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 41: Collision Course.”  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur welterweight title fight to the card.  Duncan “The Highlander” Smith (5-3) is scheduled to defend the NEF Amateur Welterweight Championship against Jordan Norman (2-1).

 Duncan Smith has held the 170-pound title since June 2018 when he defeated Carlton Charles (3-2) by fourth-round submission at “NEF 34” in Portland for the then-vacant belt.  He is a perfect 3-0 in the NEF cage as an amateur.  In his most recent appearance with the promotion, Smith successfully defended his title against Jon Tefft (2-1) this past April at “NEF 38.”  He represents Evolution Athletix based in Saco, Maine.

September 16, 2019

SHEA TO CHALLENGE ARNOLD FOR BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE AT NEF 41


[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

 Portland, Maine (September 16, 2019) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to Aura in Portland, Maine on November 9, 2019 with its next mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 41: Collision Course.”  “Killa” Kam Arnold (5-1) is scheduled to defend the NEF Amateur Bantamweight Championship that evening against challenger Walt Shea (3-1) at a scratch weight of 135 pounds.

 This is not the first time Arnold and Shea were to meet for the belt.  Arnold was originally scheduled to defend the title against Shea in November 2018 at “NEF 36.”  Unfortunately, the bout was canceled when Shea was injured in training.

 Kam Arnold has held the championship for well over a year, having defeated Killian Murphy (1-2) via technical knockout at “NEF 34” in June 2018.  His most recent win in the NEF cage came in April of this year when Arnold knocked out Henry Clark (5-5) in just 21 seconds.  Arnold is a perfect 5-0 in the NEF cage, the only loss of his amateur MMA career coming on a card in Massachusetts earlier this summer.  He currently represents Recon Fitness based in Westbrook, Maine.

September 13, 2019

Breaking News: After Dropping Jaws at NEF 40; Chris “Golden Gloves” Sarro (1-0 Professional MMA) Inks “Dream Deal” with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.


Travis Lizotte




Ellsworth, Maine - Friday; September 13th, 2019; Cruiserweight Chris “Golden Gloves” Sarro (1-0, Acadia BJJ) has signed an exclusive three fight deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), a Philidelphia, PA based national promoter of Bare-Knuckle Boxing. Sarro gained the attention of BKFC over a year ago after capturing the title of Super-Heavyweight Northern New England Golden Gloves Champion and finishing his amateur boxing career with an impressive 7-1 record. Sarro says it has been a dream of his to fight nationally for BKFC for a long time now, even telling WesternMassMMA.com that the letters BKFC have been branded above his bedroom door since the promotion showed interest in him last summer. Sarro however had one last hurdle to jump before he could sign with the promotion, and that hurdle was demolished at New England Fights 40: School of Hard Knocks just last Saturday (September 7th) in Orono, Maine when Sarro took just over a minute to dispatch New England Cruiserweight veteran Ras Hylton (4-3) by vicious Knockout in his professional MMA debut. With an impressive showing in his professional MMA debut, Sarro’s phone has been ringing off the hook with offers from regional MMA promotions but Chris has been steadfast all along waiting for the call from David Feldman, President/ Owner of BKFC, so that he could put pen to paper and make year long dream become a reality. As of 4 pm Eastern time the contract has been signed and Sarro is now waiting on the promotion to match his first contest that could take place as soon as BKFC 9; November 22nd. 

September 12, 2019

MMA WEEKEND--UFC ON ESPN+ 16: Cowboy vs. Gaethje

UFC on ESPN+ 16

UFC on ESPN+ 16: Cowboy vs. Gaethje


Saturday 09.14.2019 at 05:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+

Donald Cerrone  vs.  Justin Gaethje 155 lbs
Glover Teixeira  vs.  Nikita Krylov 205 lbs
Todd Duffee  vs.  Jeff Hughes 265 lbs
Michel Pereira  vs.  Tristan Connelly 170 lbs
A. JĂșnior  vs.  Uriah Hall 185 lbs
Misha Cirkunov  vs.  Jimmy Crute 205 lbs
Augusto Sakai  vs.  Marcin Tybura 265 lbs
Cole Smith  vs.  Miles Johns 135 lbs
Brad Katona  vs.  Hunter Azure 135 lbs
Chas Skelly  vs.  Jordan Griffin 145 lbs
Louis Smolka  vs.  Ryan MacDonald 135 lbs
Kyle Prepolec  vs.  Austin Hubbard 155 lbs

September 9, 2019

CAGE TITANS: COMBAT NIGHT 2 RESULTS 9/7/2019


115lb AM MT – Alison Blackwell (Triforce) vs My Seppo (Citadel)

My Seppo defeats Alison Blackwell via tko stoppage in Round 2.

140lb AM MT – Jay Rivera (APEX) vs Jamie Santiago (Broadway)

Jay Rivera defeats Jamie Santiago via unanimous decision.

155lb AM MMA – Miguel Sevasin (Lakeville) Vs Tyler Bourque (Gate City)

Tyler Bourque defeats Miguel Savasin via rear naked choke in Round 1.

135lb AM MMA – Meg Rosado (Evolution Athletix) vs Rachel Reinheimer (Sityodtong)

Megan Rosado defeats Rachel Reinheimer tko strikes in Round 1.

September 7, 2019

New England Fights 40: School of the Hard Knocks Live Review

Josh Harvey v. Dominic Jones


Travis Lizotte




Orono, Maine - Saturday, September 7th, We are Live cage side at the Collins Center for the Arts and just minutes away from tonight's action. Follow this article throughout the night for live up to the minute results as they go down from NEF 40!

*Below is the full fight card and round by round fight results for NEF 40: “School of Hard Knocks”   


Justin Kangas (0-1, First Class MMA) v. Nathaniel Grimard (Debut, Nostos)
Amateur Bantamweight

Results:
Round 1: Kangas comes out behind combinations and backs Nate to the cage but Nate torns the action before they split but its not for long before Nate lands a takedown and works from open guard. Justin is doing a good job keeping Nate close but Nate finally postures and lands some ground and pound. Justin turns his back and get full mounted and Nate is looking to finish, Justin rolls directly into an armbar from Nate and Nate locks it in for the tap with just seconds to go in round 1! Lots of action in the first fight here from UMO!

Decision: Nate Grimard defeats Justin Kangas by Submission (Armbar) at 2:55 of the first round!