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June 2, 2015


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (May 29, 2015) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, will hold its eighteenth mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event, "NEF XVIII: MADE IN AMERICA," on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.   Earlier today, the promotion announced the addition of a professional light-heavyweight bout to the fight card.  Mike "The Mustache" Hansen (2-1) is scheduled to meet Cody Anderson (1-2) at a fight weight of 205-pounds.

A native of Rumford, Maine, Hansen won a state championship in 2004 wrestling for Mountain Valley High School.  After graduation, Hansen began training in MMA and made a successful debut in 2005.  He would put his MMA career on hold to serve his country in the United States Army as a combat engineer.  Earlier this year, Hansen returned to the sport and founded Berserkers MMA in his hometown of Rumford.  His first fight in the cage in nearly a decade saw him triumph over Artie Mullen (0-11) this past February at "NEF XVI."

"I'm pumped to be have an opponent like Cody," said Hansen of the upcoming fight with Anderson.  "He is a real tough guy and this should be a great battle."

Cody Anderson is a member of Team Triumph/Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in Nashua, New Hampshire.  Formerly a top-ranked amateur, Anderson put together a perfect 5-0 record over the course of his amateur career.  He turned pro in the fall of 2012, winning his debut over Hector Sanchez (3-12).  Anderson's last appearance in NEF saw him submitted in the final moments of his bout with Jarod "Last Minute" Lawton (4-2) at "NEF VII" two years ago.  Anderson had been winning the bout to that point, turning in a "fight of the night" performance along with his opponent.

"I've been away too long," said Anderson.  "Even with no fight camp and only two weeks notice, I will put my hands on this guy and put him to sleep."

Tickets for "NEF XVIII: MADE IN AMERICA" 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.”