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September 3, 2015


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (September 1, 2015) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, is proud to announce the signing of Kevin ".50 Cal" Barrett (2-1) to a multi-fight developmental deal.  Barrett is scheduled to make his professional debut with NEF in November 2015 against an opponent to be named at a later date in the 125-pound flyweight division.  His signing comes just days after it was announced that fellow flyweight "Sleepy" Norman Fox (4-2) had also inked a developmental deal with the promotion.

Barrett is a perfect 2-0 in the NEF cage.  He won both of his bouts with the promotion via submission.  Barrett has been inactive from competition since November 2013.  He is a member of Young's MMA in Bangor, Maine, and Barrett is certain he can replicate the success his teammates have had in the professional ranks of NEF.

"I'm 100% confident in my fighting style," said Barrett.  "I have the best gym in New England backing me - there is no doubt I'm going to put on exciting fights for NEF. This is my time.  I will be the NEF flyweight champion."

"We're really looking forward to seeing the new additions to the professional flyweight division," stated NEF co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson.  "With the signing of Norman Fox last week, and now Kevin Barrett, we're expecting some explosive fights at 125-pounds.  These guys are finishers—they compete to win and they do it with style.  There are going to be some interesting matchups in the flyweight division inside the NEF cage in the months and years to come.”

"I'm very excited to be a part of the NEF family," exclaimed Barrett.  "It's been a dream of mine for the last ten years to become a professional athlete and make a name for myself in this sport that I love so much.  I can't wait to put these 125ers on blast.  Get ready because once I start, I'm not going to stop."

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.”