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March 13, 2017


Lewiston, Maine (March 10, 2017) - New England Fights (NEF) presents its next mixed-martial-arts event "NEF 28: INVINCIBLE" on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of a professional featherweight bout to the card.  Matt "Pretty Boy" Probin (0-0) will meet Rob "The Beast" Best (0-0) at a fight weight of 145-pounds.

Probin, a well known boxer, kickboxer and mixed-martial-artist, came to Maine and began training in the Pine Tree State in 2015.  A native of Blackpool, England, Probin had spent time training in North Carolina prior to arriving in Maine.   He put together a 6-2 record as an amateur MMA competitor and won a regional title in the Carolinas.  While he has not competed in MMA since moving to Maine, Probin has stayed active competing in other combat sports.  He is 2-2 as a professional boxer, and he has also spent time training Muay Thai in Thailand in recent years.  Probin even competed at the world famous Bangla Boxing Stadium - one of Thailand's premier Muay Thai venues.  He will make his professional MMA debut on April 29 as a member of Bangor, Maine's Young's MMA.

"I feel like this has been a long time coming," said Probin when reached for comment.  "I'm excited to make my debut for NEF and put on a show for my friends and fans in my adopted hometown. Don't blink!"

With more than two-dozen fights since 2011, Rob Best has been one of the Northeast's most continuously active MMA competitors in recent years.  As an amateur, Best captured a regional lightweight title in New York state.  He is a member of Mohawk Valley MMA based in the Utica area.  Like Probin, the bout on April 29 will be Best's professional MMA debut. "This moment has been 28 years in the making," said Best. "For most, this is a hobby, but for me--this is my destiny. I'm sorry that Matt has to be the first one in my way, but I will win at all costs."

New England Fights returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine with its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 28: INVINCIBLE," on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Tickets are on sale now at the Colisee box office 207-783-2009 x 525 and online at

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 the promotion on Twitter and Instagram @nefights, and join the official Facebook group "New England Fights."