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October 5, 2016


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (October 4, 2016) - New England Fights (NEF) presents its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 26: SUPREMACY," on Saturday, November 19 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.  Earlier today, NEF executives announced the addition of a professional featherweight bout to the fight card.  Josh Parker (4-8) will take on "Shatterproof 2.0" Derek Shorey (4-7) at a fight weight of 145-pounds.

Parker is the head of Ruthless MMA & Boxing based in Benton, Maine.  A regular in the NEF MMA cage during the early days of the promotion, Parker has spent the last several years competing in the boxing ring.  He battled Elias Leland to a draw last November in a boxing bout at "NEF XX."  Parker predicts a finish in his long-awaited return to cage competition.

"I want to thank NEF for the opportunity and Derek for taking the fight," said Parker. "I'm excited to get back in the cage.  I feel like I have a lot to prove.  I will show up this time and I will finish this fight - don't miss it!"

Derek Shorey, founder of the Shatterproof Combat Club at the Outlet in Dexter, Maine, is coming off a huge win in Rhode Island just over a week ago.  It was the spark Shorey had been looking for after dropping his last four in a row in the NEF cage.  Admittedly, Shorey is filled with both fear and excitement coming into the fight with Parker.

"This is a fight that has scared the crap out of me in the past," declared Shorey. "He's a big, strong 145er that has good movement and boxing. Standing and trading could end horribly for either of us. His strength may be enough to keep my slams in check and I'm not a jits expert, so he can probably power out of whatever I throw at him. It's a puzzle I'm both excited and terrified to tackle."

The opening bell on Saturday, November 19 is set for 7 p.m.  Tickets start at $25 and are available at or by calling the Colisee box office at 207.783.2009, extension 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.”