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September 30, 2015


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (September 29, 2015) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, will hold its next event, "NEF XX: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE" on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  The event will feature a first for Maine - mixed-martial-arts (MMA) bouts and professional boxing bouts on the same event with an MMA cage and a boxing ring set up side-by-side.  Earlier today, the promotion announced the addition of an amateur lightweight bout to the MMA portion of the fight card.  CJ Ewer (4-2) is scheduled to face Jason "Second Chance" Lachance (2-2) at a fight weight of 155-pounds.

CJ Ewer is a veteran of the United States Air Force security forces.  He is a product of Young's MMA in Bangor, Maine where he has honed his craft under coach Chris Young.  Ewer had one of the most explosive starts to a career in NEF history, winning his first three amateur bouts in a matter of just ten weeks.  Earlier this month at "NEF XIX," Ewer fought and defeated a very tough Ricky Dexter (3-2).  All of Ewer's fights to date have been in the welterweight and middleweight divisions.  The cut to 155-pounds will be a first for Ewer.

"After watching Lachance's videos, it's obvious he comes into the cage well prepared," noted Ewer of his opponent.  "He's only lost to Jarod Tyler and Dom Cofone, who are both hardcore fighters, and his win against Steve Bang shows that he has a lot of different skills and drive.  It'll be a great opportunity to show how I can compete at 155."

Jason Lachance is a member of MMA Athletix based in Bath, Maine.  He has faced stiff competition in the first several fights of his career, as Ewer noted, so Lachance is accustomed to standing across the cage from the cream of the crop.  He is coming off a first round submission victory over David Thompson (0-1) earlier this month at "NEF XIX."  Lachance will look to continue his winning ways when he meets Ewer at "NEF XX" on November 21.

"I'm excited for another opportunity to get in the cage," said Lachance.  "I expect an exciting fight no matter where it ends up.  Ewer is tough competition.  I am looking forward to this one."

New England Fights' next event, "NEF XX: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE," takes place on November 21, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  The event will mark the first time in Maine history a mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event and a professional boxing event have taken place together on the same show.  Tickets for "NEF XX" 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.”