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April 29, 2014

NEF PRESS RELEASE: Q5 Labs Becomes NEF MMA’s Official Supplement Partner

[NEF Press Release]

Rumford, Maine (April 28, 2014) – New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA), the Northeast’s premier mixed martial arts promotion and Q5 Labs, a cutting-edge, Maine-based supplement and nutrition company, announced today a new relationship making Q5 Labs the “Official Supplement Partner” of NEF MMA.

On Saturday, May 10th, the partnership officially launches during NEF MMA’s “NEF XIII” at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine. Q5 Labs will be visible throughout the NEF MMA event experience and will offer products for sale at various consumer touch points in-arena.

In addition, Q5 Labs will be sponsoring the “Q5 Labs Stay Alpha Fight of the Night” that will be awarded to the best amateur or professional fight of the evening as determined by Q5 Labs executives. Both participants from the selected “Q5 Labs Fight of the Night” will receive special Q5 care packages worth hundreds of dollars that will include items personally selected by Q5 Labs Founder, Bill Thomas. Additionally, Q5 Labs announced that every winner of the evening at “NEF XIII” will receive Q5 Labs product to reward their victory.

"Q5 is proud to announce our partnership with NEF MMA, one of the premier combat sports promoters in the country,” stated Q5 Labs President, Bill Thomas. “Every day, in gyms across Maine and New England, dedicated athletes train tirelessly to improve and develop as mixed martial artists. It's an honor to be able to support them on May 10th as they showcase their skills in the historic Colisee, the same building where Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston."

“One of our goals here at NEF MMA is to partner with like-minded Maine businesses that are committed to producing products that improve the lives of athletes and fans alike,” stated NEF MMA co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson. “It began with our alliance with ORIGIN and continues today by announcing our partnership with Q5 Labs. By combining forces, we’re able to propel a comprehensive, superior combat sports experience beyond anything that fans can access anywhere else in New England or the Northeast.”

“It’s an honor to align with another Maine business with a proven track record of success in Q5 Labs,” stated NEF MMA co-owner and promoter Nick DiSalvo. “Maine combat sports athletes and fans are the best in the country and we’re proud to be their conduit to Q5 Labs, which produces the highest quality supplements available.”

“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.  In the main event of the evening, “The" Ryan Sanders (6-4) will rematch Maine State MMA Welterweight Champion Gil de Freitas (15-5) nearly two years after de Freitas defeated Sanders for the inaugural title.  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.”

To learn more about Q5 Labs please visit