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March 20, 2014


[NEF Press Release]

 Lewiston, Maine (March 20, 2014) – New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA) today announced the full card for the fight promotion's  May 10, 2014 event.  The card is scheduled to take place at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine with a bell time of 7:00 PM EDT.  The event is currently set to feature six professional bouts along with a full slate of  amateur matchups.

The main event for the evening will feature reigning Maine State Bantamweight Champion Paul Gorman (10-8) of Portland, Maine defending his strap against the challenge of undefeated Kin "Kong" Moy (5-0) from Boston, Massachusetts.  Gorman is riding high after a successful title defense this past November over Tateki Matsuda (7-4) in a match that was voted "Fight of the Year" for 2013 by fans.  The co-main event of the evening will feature a rematch for the Maine State Welterweight Title when reigning champion Gil de Freitas (15-5) of Brazil defends against Brewer, Maine's "The" Ryan Sanders (6-4).  Last month, Sanders defeated the legendary Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis (22-11) to earn a rematch with de Freitas at NEF XIII.

On the amateur portion of the card, top-ranked regional middleweight Buck "Knuckles" Pineau (7-2) will make his return to the cage against nationally-ranked, and Florida champion, Zach Elkins (11-5).  Pineau suffered a knee injury last August during a bout in Biddeford, Maine that sidelined him for nine months.  The amateur card will also feature top-ranked featherweights "Dangerous" Dom "Hands of Stone" Cofone (4-3) and Aaron Lacey (3-0) squaring off.

The full fight card for NEF XIII (subject to change):


135*TITLE Paul Gorman (c) 10-8 (The Academy) vs Kin Moy 5-0 (Redline)
170*TITLE Gil de Freitas (c) 15-5 (Team Link) vs Ryan Sanders 6-4 (Young's MMA)
155 Jon Lemke 3-1 (Team Irish) vs Devin Powell 2-1 (The Shop)
155 Jesse Erickson 2-2 (CMBJJ) vs John Daniels 2-2 (Rock City MMA)
155 Ryan Cowette 2-2 (MMA Athletix) vs Tollison Lewis 0-1 (Balanced Ground MMA)
145 John Raio 2-4 (First Class MMA/Choi's) vs Amos Collins 1-4 (Serra BJJ Myrtle Beach)


275 Devon Newell 0-1 (Sipayik Boxing Club) vs Sean Evans 0-0 (Independent)
190 Mike Palmieri 0-0 (The Academy) vs Brandon Gibbs 1-1 (CMBJJ)
185 Buck Pineau 7-2 (Choi’s) vs Zach Elkins 11-5 (First Coast Full Contact/Team Riot)
165 Mike Robinson 1-2 (MMA Athletix) vs Chad Jordan 0-0 (The Academy)
155 Jarrod Tyler 1-1 (Team Irish) vs Jason LaChance 0-0 (MMA Athletix)
145 Dom Cofone 4-3 (Balanced Ground MMA) vs Aaron Lacey 3-0 (Young’s MMA)
145 Corey Hinkley 2-2 (CMBJJ) vs Drew Waltz 1-4 (Young’s MMA)
145 Fred Lear 1-0 (Young’s MMA) vs Phil Exner 0-0 (Wes Littlefield’s Hardcore Gym)
140 Carl Langston 1-3 (Balanced Ground MMA) vs Matt Denning 3-3 (CMBJJ)
135 Jason Carpenter 0-1 (Independent) vs Dustin Veinott 0-3 (CMBJJ)
135 Trevor Hebert 1-3 (First Class Fitness & MMA) vs Mike Crespo 0-0 (MMA Athletix)
130 Sheldon Bang 0-0 (CMBJJ) vs Mike Moore 0-0 (Sipayik Boxing Club)
125 Norman Fox 2-0 (MMA Athletix) vs Mike Brown 2-1 (North Shore Muay Thai Academy)
155 Jeremy Tyler 4-1 (Team Irish) vs TBD

“NEF XIII” is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine with a bell time of 7:00 pm.  Tickets for "NEF XIII" start at just $25 and are on sale now at or by calling The Colisee box office at 207.783.2009 x 525. For more information on the event and fight card updates, please visit the promotion’s website at  In addition, you can watch NEF MMA videos at, follow them on Twitter @nefights and join the official Facebook group “New England Fights.”