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August 28, 2015


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (August 27, 2015) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, is proud to announce the signing of "Sleepy" Norman Fox (4-2) to an NEF developmental deal.  The deal will see Fox make his professional debut with the promotion in the flyweight division in early 2016.

"I've had a pretty successful run as an amateur with NEF, but it's time to take things to the next level," said Fox.  "No one has seen what I'm fully capable of, but they will soon enough.  The flyweight division is mine."

A member of MMA Athletix in Bath, Maine, Fox debuted with NEF as an amateur in the summer of 2013.  He won his first four fights in NEF all via stoppage.  Fox is considered a rising star in a very thin, but burgeoning, regional flyweight division.

"We couldn't be happier to have Norman with us as a professional," said NEF co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson.  "Norman has developed as an amateur inside the NEF cage and is now ready to tackle the pro flyweight division. Norman is an exciting signing and we’re proud to have him as a part of the NEF roster. There's a good chance that 2016 will be the year of the Fox."

"I couldn't ask for a better promotion to kick off my pro career with than NEF," Fox said.

New England Fights' next event, "NEF XIX," takes place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.  Tickets for "NEF XIX" 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.”