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August 27, 2017


[NEF Press Release]

New England Fights (NEF) will make its long-awaited debut in Portland on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Aura with "NEF 31: The Old Port."  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of an amateur mixed-martial-arts bantamweight bout to the card.  Henry Clark (3-3) is scheduled to face Carl Langston (6-9) at a fight weight of 135-pounds.

Henry Clark is a member of the Choi Institute based in Portland.  Since his debut in the fall of 2014, Clark has been known for producing exciting moments in the NEF cage.  In a memorable bout with Langston's Young's MMA teammate, and current NEF MMA Amateur Bantamweight Champion, Fred Lear (6-2), Clark held onto a triangle choke while Lear viciously slammed him not once but twice.  He will look to break a two-fight losing streak with what Clark predicts to be a dominant performance against Langston in front of his hometown fans.

"Portland is my town," declared Clark. "On November 3rd, I'm showing up to prove that. I've got a great opponent in Carl who always shows up to fight, but I'm planning on keeping it a dominant, one-sided affair. Truly my only desire is that of violence, my only intention is victory. Both will be achieved."

Like Clark, Carl Langston calls Portland home.  With a background in Taekwondo, Langston has thrilled NEF fans on numerous occasions with his prolific striking abilities.  He knocked out Alex Johnson (2-3) with a series of violent kicks to the body in Langston's last NEF appearance.  Langston says this will be his last amateur fight before turning professional.

"This will be my last amateur fight and there isn't any better way to go out fighting for NEF's first card  in my hometown in Portland," stated Langston.  "I'm super pumped to be part of this card! As far as my opponent, he's a good guy and I have nothing bad to say about him, but come fight time, I'm going to walk through him. He won't make it out of the second round. He has nothing to offer me."

NEF's next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 31: The Old Port," will see the company debut in Portland, Maine at the brand new, state-of-the-art venue Aura.  The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 3, 2017.  Tickets are on sale now at