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August 13, 2015


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (August 13, 2015) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, will hold its nineteenth mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event, "NEF XIX: HOMECOMING," on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  Earlier today, the promotion announced the addition of a professional bantamweight bout to the fight card.  Jay Perrin (2-0) will return to the promotion to take on Zech Lange (2-1) at a fight weight of 135-pounds.

Jay Perrin is undefeated in two previous NEF appearances.  As an amateur, he defeated Nick Spencer (5-4) via unanimous decision in February 2013 on his way to becoming the top-ranked amateur bantamweight in New England.  Perrin returned to Maine this past spring as a professional and scored a second-round TKO victory over a very tough Elias Leland (2-1).  He is a member of John Fain's Team Triumph/Boston BJJ of Nashua, New Hampshire, a team with a reputation for crossing the border to deliver memorable moments in the NEF cage.

"I'm very excited to be returning to Maine to fight for NEF," said Perrin.  "They've always been good to me, and I can't wait to fight Zech Lange, he's a tough opponent for anyone and people sleep on him a little.  But, I believe I belong with the best in this division, so come fight night I intend to prove just that.  The fans in Maine are always so amazing, I can't wait to put on another great performance for them."

Based out of Ithaca, New York, Zech Lange is a member of Team Bombsquad, another out-of-town team known for bringing their best to the cages of Central Maine.  Lange had a stellar amateur career, amassing a 5-1 record.  As a professional, he holds wins over Thane Stimson (2-3) and veteran Dan Bonnell (11-10).  Lange has been inactive from MMA competition for the past three years.  He is eager to get back in the cage and move forward in his career.

"I'm thankful to NEF for giving me an opportunity to fight a worthy opponent in Perrin," said Lange.  "I look forward to the challenge, and have never been so excited to be back."

New England Fights' next event, "NEF XIX: HOMECOMING," 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.”