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May 29, 2018


Dave Brown

Portland, Maine (May 24, 2018) – Last week New England Fights (NEF) released the official card for its upcoming return to Aura in Portland, Maine.  The mixed-martial-arts event, entitled "NEF 34: Home of the Brave," is scheduled to take place on Saturday night, June 16, 2018 with a bell-time of 7:00 pm EDT.  NEF matchmakers, however, were still hard at work on adding fights to the card, and earlier today they announced the addition of an amateur bantamweight bout to the event.  Henry Clark (3-4) will face Dave Brown (1-3) at a fight weight of 135-pounds.

 The lead-up to "NEF 34" has been somewhat of a wild ride for Henry Clark.  He was originally scheduled to face Florida's Krishna Scott (0-1) on the card.  Just prior to the announcement of the full fight card, Scott's camp informed NEF that he was pulling out of the fight.  Clark remained in training camp at the Choi Institute in Portland in the hope that NEF matchmakers would find him a replacement opponent.  When Dave Brown stepped up to the plate, Clark was quick to accept the opportunity to fight in front of his hometown fans and friends once more.

Henry Clark
 "I'm so grateful that Dave Brown stepped up," said Clark. "It takes a lot of guts to take a short notice fight. I would have fought anyone on a week's notice if it meant fighting in Portland. It's great motivation for me to finish up my camp knowing who I'm fighting. I'm coming to showcase and steal the show."

 A native of North Andover, Massachusetts, Dave Brown is a three-fight veteran of the NEF cage.  Prior to his time competing in MMA, Brown wrestled for Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.  He will return to NEF after a three-year absence following his loss to Norman Fox in the spring of 2015.  Brown, "'Downtown' Dave Brown" as he is known to his fans and friends, is looking forward to his return to action.

 "I've seen Henry Clark in action and I have a lot of respect for his abilities," said Brown when reached for comment.  "But come June 16, I'm gonna take him down... all the way downtown!"

 NEF's next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 34: Home of the Brave," will take place at Aura in Portland, Maine on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  Tickets are on-sale now online at