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July 9, 2015


[NEF Press Release]

 New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, will hold its nineteenth mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event, "NEF XIX," on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  Earlier today, the promotion announced the addition of a women's amateur fight to the card.  Angela Young (0-0) will make her debut against Rachel Reinheimer (1-0) at a fight weight of 130-pounds.

Angela is the wife of Chris Young, the founder, owner and head coach of Bangor, Maine-based gym Young's MMA.  She has spent the last several years being trained by her husband in combat sports.  Her debut fight is a moment Angela has prepared for for some time, and she is excited to finally step into the NEF cage.  On September 12, she will look to continue the tradition of success Young's MMA has come to be known for on NEF events.

"Chris, my husband, has been my coach from the very beginning, and I'm ecstatic to have the opportunity to test myself in the sport I've loved for so long," said Angela. "My opponent comes out of a great gym, but then again, so do I."

Rachel Reinheimer does, in fact, come from one of the longest active and most respected fight camps in New England - Sityodtong in Somerville, Massachusetts.  A graduate of Simmons College in Boston, a mother and employee of the United States Department of Labor, Reinheimer has trained with Sityodtong for the past six years, honing her skills in all areas of the martial arts.  This past spring, she made her MMA debut, decimating Hillary Cooledge (0-2) on her way to a unanimous decision victory.

"My first amateur fight was an incredible experience, and I owe everything to my Sityodtong family who pushes me every step of the way," said Reinheimer.  "I love this sport, and I am completely driven to keep evolving and getting better every day. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity to fight for NEF in September."

New England Fights' next event, "NEF XIX," takes place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  Tickets for "NEF XIX" start at just $25 and are on sale now at or by calling the Colisée 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.”