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May 24, 2019

Business-like approach guides Boyington in title defense


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 24th, 2019) -- Bruce Boyington is all business. While traveling to sunny Redondo Beach, CA, would be a vacation for most, CES MMA's reigning featherweight world champion is there to sharpen his skills in preparation for his first title defense next Friday in Hartford, CT.

The Milford, ME native spent a week and a half training at Blackhouse MMA, home to UFC legends B.J. Penn, Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida, among others. On Friday, May 31st, 2019, he fights for the first time since capturing the then vacant CES MMA title when he faces challengerDan Dubuque (8-2, 2 KOs) in a five-round bout, headlining CES MMA 56 at the Connecticut Convention Center live on UFC Fight Pass.

Tickets for the event start at $35.00 and are available for purchase online at www.cesmma.com or www.ctconventions.com or by phone at 401-724-2253. All fights and fighters subject to change.

For Boyington (16-11, 7 KOs), there's a noticeable benefit to training with some of the sport's upper-echelon fighters. He first made the trip a year ago prior to his title bout against former UFC vet Sean Soriano, a fight in which he was a 4-to-1 underdog. Boyington pulled off the upset on AXS TV, submitting Soriano via rear-naked choke at CES 51.

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May 22, 2019

A NEW MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED AT NEF 39



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 Lewiston, Maine (May 22, 2019) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Saturday, June 22 with its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 39: ALL-AMERICAN."  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of an amateur title fight to the card.  Carlton Charles (3-2) will face Jordan Norman (2-1) for the vacant amateur middleweight belt.

 Prior to entering the MMA ranks, Carlton Charles made his mark on the football field.  He played for Windham High School in Windham, Maine and later led the team to a Class A title as an assistant coach.  Charles went on to play fullback for the University of Maine Black Bears.  He made his NEF debut in the summer of 2017 with a 23-second knockout win.  He would top that performance with a 12-second knockout victory in February 2018.  After an unsuccessful attempt at capturing the amateur welterweight title against Duncan Smith (5-3) last June, Charles returned to the cage one month ago in New Hampshire and picked up yet another first-round knockout win.

 "As always, I feel blessed and very grateful for the opportunity to fight for the belt," said Charles.  "I know Jordan has come a long way in this sport and is always training hard and improving. I will be looking to not be caught by one of those big meat hooks that he has for hands. He's a big powerful guy, and I'm going to be training hard as always to be able to go out and perform to my best ability. I know my coaches will have me ready for this one! have no doubt in my mind the fans will be in for a real treat with this one."

May 20, 2019

WOMEN'S MMA FLYWEIGHT TITLE IS UP FOR GRABS AT NEF 39


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 Lewiston, Maine (May 17, 2019) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Saturday, June 22 with its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 39: ALL-AMERICAN."  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of a women's amateur title fight to the card.  Glory Watson (4-0) is scheduled to face Caree Hill (4-1) for the vacant NEF Women's Amateur Flyweight Title.  The bout will be presented by NEF in conjunction with Queen MMA Media.

 Undefeated Glory Watson will look to continue her winning ways in the NEF cage and, in doing so, make history as the promotion's first women's 125-pound titleholder.  In 2018, she was the runner up for "Rookie of the Year" as voted by NEF fans.  Earlier this year, Watson submitted a very tough Rachael Lippert (4-3) at "NEF 37."  She followed up that performance with a unanimous decision victory this spring on a fight card in Massachusetts.  Watson represents Young's MMA based in Bangor, Maine.

May 17, 2019

MMA WEEKEND--UFC ON ESPN+ 10

UFC on ESPN+ 10

UFC on ESPN+ 10: Dos Anjos vs. Lee

Saturday 05.18.2019 at 05:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+

Rafael dos Anjos  vs.  Kevin Lee 170 lbs
A. Júnior  vs.  Ian Heinisch 185 lbs
Megan Anderson  vs.  Felicia Spencer 145 lbs
Vicente Luque  vs.  Derrick Krantz 170 lbs
Charles Oliveira  vs.  Nik Lentz 155 lbs
Austin Hubbard  vs.  Davi Ramos 155 lbs
Aspen Ladd  vs.  Sijara Eubanks 135 lbs
Des Green  vs.  Charles Jourdain 155 lbs
Michel Pereira  vs.  Danny Roberts 170 lbs
Mike Trizano  vs.  Grant Dawson 145 lbs
Patrick Cummins  vs.  Ed Herman 205 lbs
Trevin Giles  vs.  Zak Cummings 185 lbs
Julio Arce  vs.  Julian Erosa 145 lbs