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September 25, 2015


 [NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (September 23, 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.  Ricky Dexter (3-2) is scheduled to meet Steven Bang (3-3) at a fight weight of 155-pounds.

Dexter is a veteran of the United States Navy, and he currently represents Marcus Davis's Team Irish gym of Brewer, Maine where Dexter runs the fitness program known as "207 Athletes."  He has been a constant of the NEF cage this year, appearing in all four of the promotion's events in 2015.  After winning his first three NEF bouts, Dexter is looking to rebound from two consecutive losses.

"I am pumped to be able to compete and fight in my sixth consecutive show with NEF," said Dexter.  "Let's end this year with a Bang!"

Bang is a member of Central Maine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (CMBJJ) in Lewiston, Maine.  He has been a standout of the popular Bang wrestling and MMA clan along with brothers Sheldon Bang (2-2), Shawn Bang (1-1), Skylar Bang and their father Dr. Steve Bang (1-1).  Like Dexter, Bang is looking to get back on the winning track after dropping his last two in a row.

"I'm looking forward to this fight," said Bang.  "I was bummed out that I had to pull out last time.  Since then, Ricky has fought some tough guys making him a better fighter.  I'm excited to be able to fight him next and excited to be able to get back in the cage again."

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.”