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March 16, 2015


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (March 13, 2015) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine on April 11, 2015 with its seventeenth mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event.  Earlier today, the company announced the addition of an amateur flyweight bout to the fight card.  "Sleepy" Norman Fox (3-1) is scheduled to do battle with "Downtown" Dave Brown (1-2) at a fight weight of 125-pounds.

Fox is a product of Ryan Cowette's MMA Athletix gym in Bath, Maine.  He is also a devoted member of Cowette's Victory Church.  Fox made his debut with NEF MMA in August of 2013, dropping Dustin Veinott (3-3) in the first round of a bout in Biddeford, Maine.  He would go on to finish his next opponent, Mike Brown (2-3), not once but twice in the months that followed.  In the summer of 2014, Fox would suffer his first loss in the cage to Kris Moutinho (3-2) on a fight card in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He will look to get back on the winning track on April 11 when he meets Dave Brown in Lewiston.

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me," said Fox quoting Philippians 4:13, King James Version.

"Downtown" Dave Brown will also look to get back in the win column against Fox.  Brown lost by submission to Dustin Veinott last month at "NEF XVI."  His previous appearance for the fight promotion saw Brown defeat Doug Bailey (0-1) at "NEF XV" last fall.  Brown is a native of North Andover, Massachusetts.  An accomplished wrestler, Brown competed for Plymouth State University where he was a four-time All-New England winner and is currently a member of the Plymouth Fight Club.

"I love fighting in front of the NEF fans," said Brown.  "It's such a rush stepping out into that packed arena.  As for my opponent, I've watched him fight and I have a lot of respect for his abilities.  But on April 11, I'm going to come in and take him down... take him downtown!"

NEF's next MMA event, "NEF XVII," is scheduled to take place on April 11, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.  Bruce "Pretty Boy" Boyington (10-7) will defend the NEF MMA Lightweight Title against number-one contender Jamie Harrison (5-1).  In addition, Jarod "Last Minute" Lawton (4-1) meets Dennis Olson (12-7) in a welterweight contest.  Tickets for "NEF XVII" 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 videos at, follow them on Twitter @nefights and join the official Facebook group “New England Fights.”