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January 15, 2016


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (January 14, 2016) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, will hold its next event, "NEF 21: THE IMMORTALS" on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  The fight card is scheduled to feature both mixed-martial-arts (MMA) and professional boxing bouts.  Earlier today, the promotion announced the addition of a professional welterweight MMA bout to the fight card.  Andrew Tripp (1-0) has signed to face Alex Henry (0-0) at a fight weight of 170-pounds.

Prior to competing in MMA, Andrew Tripp won two state championships wrestling for Massabesic High School in Waterboro, Maine.  Currently a member of Team Irish, Tripp will appear in the NEF MMA cage for the first time since May 2013 when he fought at "NEF VII."  He is credited with winning the first fight in the promotion's history over Tollison Lewis at "NEF I."  After putting together a stellar amateur record of 9-1, and holding the northeast region's top amateur welterweight ranking, Tripp made his successful professional debut last fall.  On February 6, he will be looking for his fifth win in a row.

"I am very excited," said Tripp.  "I've missed all the NEF fans and I've brought them a newer, better-rounded Tripp to watch in that cage.  Alex Henry has never faced an opponent as game as me.  I love the kid's style - no dance, just fight - but he's going to have to deal with me in that cage on February 6th, and I am going to make sure he won't be up for the task.  I'll be surprised if we get through the first round."

Alex Henry has yet to taste defeat in the MMA cage.  He has amassed a perfect record of 6-0 since beginning his amateur career in 2013.  Henry will make his professional debut at "NEF 21."  He is a member of New York State's Team Bombsquad, a camp that has produced past NEF MMA headliners like Darrius Heyliger (4-3) and former NEF MMA Professional Lightweight Champion and Titan Fighting Championship Featherweight Champion Des "Predator" Green (15-5).  Henry has won all three of his most recent bouts via first-round stoppage.

"Andrew and Alex have a combined 16-1 overall record between their amateur and professional careers," stated NEF co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson.  "One of these two power punchers will be leaving the Colisee with their first professional loss on February 6th. This is a pick 'em fight and a dream addition to an already stellar card."

New England Fights' next event, "NEF 21: THE IMMORTALS," takes place Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  Tickets for "NEF 21" 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.”