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December 7, 2016


[NEF Press Release]

 Lewiston, Maine (December 6, 2016) –New England Fights (NEF) returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on February 11, 2017 with its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 27: RESURGENCE."  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the first amateur fight confirmed for the card.  Henry Clark (3-2) is scheduled to face Alex Clark (3-2) at a catchweight of 140-pounds.

Henry Clark fights out of the Choi Institute in Portland, Maine.  With wins over the likes of Sheldon Bang (2-2) and Fred Lear (4-2), Henry earned a shot at the NEF Amateur Bantamweight Title earlier this year.  The finish of the bout was mired in controversy as Henry contended that the referee stoppage resulting in a technical knockout victory for Johnny Crafts (4-1) was actually the result of an illegal eye poke suffered by Clark.

"I'm coming into to this fight with an iron will and a desire for violence," declared Henry Clark.  "After my last loss, I can guarantee it will not go that way for me again. I'm the best 135-pounder in Maine, and I'm here to prove that. After I take what I want from Alex, there's only one place for me to go and that's a championship fight. I look forward to facing the challenges Alex will bring."

Alex Clark is a member of Young's MMA based in Bangor, Maine.  He recently returned to the NEF cage after an extended leave of nearly three years from active competition.  At "NEF 26" last month, Alex  lost a hard-fought battle against Florida's Shawn Lunghi (2-0).  He will be looking to bounce back from that loss at "NEF 27," and he promises an exciting contest for fight fans.

"I'm super excited about this fight," said Alex Clark.  "Henry is a tough guy with absolutely no quit in him. He's not afraid to stand and exchange and has good BJJ to back it up. This is an awesome matchup between a couple of strong willed warriors, but I think my strength and athleticism is going to be the difference. Styles make fights and there's no doubt that this one will be a crowd pleaser."

NEF's next event, "NEF 27: RESURGENCE" takes place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7 p.m.  Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now 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.”