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January 8, 2018



Lewiston, Maine (January 3, 2018) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to Lewiston on Saturday, February 3, 2018 with the fight promotion's next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 32: Super Saturday."  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur lightweight bout to the card.  Stacy Lupo (0-1) will take on David Hart (0-2) at a fight weight of 155-pounds.

Stacy Lupo made his NEF cage debut in the summer of 2016, facing fellow forty-something athlete Dr. Steve Bang (1-1).  Lupo and Bang went deep into the third round in a grueling, back-and-forth battle before Bang was able to finish the fight by TKO.  Prior to stepping in the cage that night, Lupo, a former wrestler at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport, Maine, already had more than three decades worth of martial arts experience.  He holds black belts in both Taekwondo and Shotokan karate.  Lupo competed in amateur boxing and kickboxing in the 1980s and 1990s.  Currently, he is a member of The Outlet based in Dexter, Maine and also operates Lupo's Mid Maine Karate.

"I'm very unhappy with my first showing in the MMA ring," said Lupo. "I feel I let down my fans and my students. I'm hoping to redeem myself in this next match. I heard Mr. Hart wants a stand-up fight, and that's what I'm hoping for too. I'd like to showcase my skills, so I look forward to February 3rd."

Like his opponent, David Hart is also looking for his first victory in the MMA cage.  He made his debut last summer at "NEF 30" in Bangor in a losing effort against Zach Faulkner (1-0).  Hart took Faulkner into the second round before getting submitted.  He returned a few weeks later at "NEF 31" in Portland and lost again via submission against 56-year-old Gary Carr (1-0).  Now, Hart is looking forward to testing his striking skills against another striker in the form of Lupo.  Hart represents Kenney's MMA of Lisbon, Maine.

"I look forward to fighting in Lewiston," said Hart. "Lupo looks like a tough opponent and has good striking. I am up to the challenge and want to get my first win and the first win for Kenney’s MMA. It will be a great fight."

NEF's next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 32: Super Saturday," will see the company make its return to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.  The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  Tickets are on-sale now online at