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October 13, 2015


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (October 12, 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 a professional flyweight bout to the MMA portion of the fight card.  Kevin ".50 Cal" Barrett (0-0) will meet Jimmy Alexander (1-10) at a fight weight of 125-pounds.

The bout will be Barrett's professional debut in the MMA cage after going 2-1 as an amateur fighter.  Earlier this year, it was announced that Barrett had signed a multi-fight developmental deal with NEF.

"My mind is on one thing only," stated Barrett.  "To be the best martial artist I can be. That's it. Day in and day out that's all I'm focused on. I'm not searching for fame. I'm searching to find out who I am, and so far martial arts has been kind of this light that's guided me the last ten years to this very moment. I'll be ready."

Both of Barrett's wins as an amateur came in the NEF cage, and he hopes to continue that success in the professional ranks.  While he has been inactive from competition for the past two years, Barrett is confident that his coaches and teammates at Young's MMA in Bangor, Maine will have him ready for his matchup with Alexander on November 21.

"I love my coaches and my teammates. They believe in me, which in return makes me believe in myself. I train at the best gym in New England every day. I'm blessed. But I take this sport day by day. My goal right now is to be ready for the best Jimmy Alexander anyone has ever seen. After November I'll sit down with my coaches and go from there."

Barrett insists that, while Alexander might not have a winning record, he will not take the Floridian lightly at "NEF XX."  Alexander trains at F2 Arena under the guidance of Ryan Hodge (6-10).  Hodge and his team are recognized as dangerous opponents, and they often play the role of the "spoiler" when travelling to New England to compete.

"I love the fact I have a guy flying from another state to fight me," continued Barrett. "I'm in no way looking past Jimmy. I know he has a lot of experience, he's very explosive, he's always down to stand and trade. You’ve got to respect that. I don't have a prediction though. At the end of the day, all I can do is focus on what I'm doing, not what Jimmy is doing, and I'm sure he's thinking the same thing. Win or lose I know there's a lesson in this for me somewhere. I'm just trying to stay clear headed and open to whatever that might be."

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.”