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January 7, 2019



Bangor, Maine (December 14, 2018) – New England Fights (NEF) will hold its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 37: Sub Zero," on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.  Earlier today, the promotion announced the addition of an amateur bantamweight fight to the card.  Nate Boucher (3-3) will take on Dillon Henry (0-0) at a fight weight of 135-pounds.

 Nate Boucher will step into the NEF cage to compete for the seventh time at "NEF 37."  He started his amateur career at a perfect 2-0 before challenging Justin Witham (4-4) for the NEF Amateur Flyweight Title.  Boucher would lose a very close split decision in that fight and then another split decision in his next fight against fellow Mountain Valley High School wrestling alum Ryan Burgess (3-2).  After rebounding from a three-fight skid with an impressive first-round submission of Jordan Young last month at "NEF 36," Boucher now has his sights set on capturing the flyweight title that has eluded him to date.  He trains with Central Maine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Lewiston, Maine.

 "I’m grateful to Dillon for stepping up and taking this bout," said Boucher. "I’m in a growth season in the sport. My skills and techniques are constantly expanding as I continue toward my goal of becoming the NEF flyweight champion in 2019—and I’m not stopping until I get there."

 Dillon Henry will make his MMA debut at "NEF 37."  Like Boucher, Henry comes from a wrestling background having competed for Windham High School in Windham, Maine.  Currently, he trains with First Class MMA of Brunswick, Maine.  Henry has every intention of playing the spoiler to Boucher's title aspirations in 2019.  He trains with Walt Shea (3-1) - the last fighter to hand Boucher a loss - and Henry feels this will give him the edge in the upcoming bout.

 “I hold Nate, his skills and the teams he trains with to a high regard," stated Henry, "but plain and simple - I’m bringing a diverse skillset to this fight, and I plan on walking away with that 'W.'”

 NEF's next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 37: SUB ZERO," will take place on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine with a bell time of 8 pm.  Tickets are on-sale now at