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October 26, 2012

New England Fights! Adds Brandon Fleming vs. Dez Green to November 17 Card

[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (October 26, 2012) –New England Fights! (NEF) is pleased to announce the addition of a professional mixed martial arts bout to its card scheduled for November 17, 2012. That bout will feature Dez Green (5-0) of Team Bombsquad taking on Brandon Fleming (2-1) of South Shore Sportfighting at a catchweight of 150 pounds. The fight will take place at NEF's Fight Night V event at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.

"Dez Green was initially supposed to meet Jamie Harrison (4-1) on this card to crown the first-ever Maine State Lightweight Champion," stated NEF co-owner and promoter Nick DiSalvo. "Unfortunately, Jamie was injured in training, leaving Dez without an opponent. That's when Brandon Fleming's coach stepped in, requesting the fight with Dez. This is a great fight added to an already-solid fight card."

Fighting out of Ithaca, New York, Green is a protégé of Ryan Ciotoli, the same coach responsible for the meteoric rise of current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones (17-1). Similarly, Green has had a lightning-quick start to his fight career, a career which began just eleven months ago, going 8-0 since that time with three wins as an amateur and five wins as a professional.

"Dez is probably our most popular non-local fighter," said NEF co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson. "He's had two successful performances on NEF cards this year - once as an amateur and once as a pro. The NEF fans have really taken to him. We were so happy that Brandon Fleming stepped in to take this fight on short notice. Brandon is a Bellator veteran. He's coming off a decision loss to Rob Font (4-1), which was considered to be one of the most-heavily contested and exciting bouts this year in the northeast. This fight on November 17 could really steal the show!"

"I'm very excited and honored to be fighting Dez, but on November 17th I'm bringing it," said Fleming when reached for comment. "The fans will see a different Brandon Fleming. Dez Green, November 17th, let's do this!"

Fight Night V is slated for November 17 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, ME with a special start time of 5:00 PM. For more information on this event, visit You can watch NEF videos at, follow them on Twitter @nefights and join the official Facebook group “New England Fights.” Tickets for Fight Night V are on sale now or by calling The Colisee box office at 207.783.2009 x 525.

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