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March 16, 2016


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (March 14, 2016) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, will hold its next event, "NEF 22: ALL ROADS LEAD HERE" on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  The fight card will feature a mix of mixed-martial-arts (MMA) and professional boxing bouts.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur lightweight bout to the MMA portion of the "NEF 22" fight card.  Jeremy Tyler (4-3) will take on Corey Trial (1-2) at a fight weight of 150-pounds.

On April 23rd, it will be 19-months since Jeremy Tyler's last appearance in the NEF MMA cage.  In September of 2014, Tyler, a member of Team Irish in Brewer, Maine, lost to Matt Denning (2-1) via second-round submission.  It was a fitting finish as all of Tyler's seven previous bouts, whether wins or losses, have ended with a submission.  Tyler's last victory came in February of 2014 with a second-round arm triangle choke submission of Corey Hinkley (2-4).  At "NEF 22," Tyler will look to pick up his first win in over two years.

"I’m happy to have the opportunity to get back into the NEF cage," said Tyler.  "I have put in a lot of time into improving my skill set.  I feel amazing going into this fight with Cory Trial.  On April 23rd, everyone is going to see that I’m back."

Like Tyler, Cory Trial's most recent win in the NEF cage was over Corey Hinkley.  It was a stunning first-round knockout (KO) that was a finalist in the voting for NEF's "KO of the Year" in 2015.  It was also the quickest victory ever in the NEF cage, clocking in at a mere seven-seconds.  Trial has not competed since a September 2015 loss to Rafael Velado (3-0) as he has been nursing several injuries.  Training out of Ruthless MMA & Boxing of Benton, Maine, Trial predicts another KO finish at "NEF 22."

"First, I want to thank NEF for giving me this opportunity and thank Jeremy for taking the fight," said Trial.  "I've been dealing with a couple injuries the last few months and it's given me time to reflect and get my game right and in this fight everybody will see that I'm back!  I was dealing with a couple of injuries leading up to my last fight, but I showed up 'cause I love to fight.  I'm healthy now, training with the best team around and you'll see the best Cory you've seen.  This fight won't go to the judges - I'll be coming for the knockout!  This is a fight you won't want to miss!"

New England Fights’ next event, “NEF 22: ALL ROADS LEAD HERE,” takes place Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  Tickets for “NEF 22” 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.”