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December 6, 2016


[NEF Press Release

 Lewiston, Maine (December 5, 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 addition of a professional featherweight bout to the card.  Josh "Hook On" Harvey (2-0) will meet Richie Collingham (3-3) at a fight weight of 145-pounds.

Harvey is a former NEF MMA Amateur Lightweight Champion.  He turned pro in 2016 after a stellar amateur career that saw him amass a record of 5-1 while facing some of the best the region has to offer.  In his pro debut, Harvey submitted Matt Denning (3-4) in Lewiston last spring.  He would follow up that victory with a win over Zenon Herrera (0-5) in August.  Harvey is a member of Young's MMA in Bangor, Maine.

"I'm training for the fight I want, and this opponent is just one more step closer to where I am going," said Harvey of the upcoming bout with Collingham. "Wishing him a healthy training camp and that he shows up."

When Richie Collingham steps foot in the NEF cage on February 11 it will have been nearly a decade since his last fight.  Now training out of Lakes Region Vale Tudo in New Hampshire, Collingham has not actively competed since 2007.  He was very active on the California MMA circuit at that time and put together a string of submission victories.

"I'm very excited about stepping into the cage with a tough fighter like Josh Harvey and fighting for NEF and putting on a good show for everyone," said Collingham.  "I'm putting in hard work and February 11th can't come soon enough."

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.”

About New England Fights

New England Fights (“NEF”) is a fight events promotions company. NEF’s mission is to create the highest quality events for Maine’s fighters and fans alike. NEF’s executive team has extensive experience in combat sports management, events production, media relations, marketing, legal and advertising.