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January 3, 2019



Bangor, Maine (December 11, 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 a professional welterweight fight to the card.  Ricky Dexter (1-0) is scheduled to face Ruben Redman (0-2) at a fight weight of 170-pounds.

 Ricky Dexter will return to the NEF cage after a two-year absence.  It was in February of 2017 that Dexter made his professional debut, knocking out Matt Denning (5-8) in the first round with a brutal body shot at "NEF 27."  It was the perfect exclamation mark to start his professional career after a stellar amateur run that saw Dexter amass a record of 5-2 and capture the NEF Amateur Welterweight Title.  He is currently a member of Young's MMA based in Bangor, and he looks forward to fighting for the first time in front of his home crowd.

 “I’m absolutely ecstatic to be  finally fighting on my home turf," said Dexter. "I’m getting pushed by some of the best fighters in New England every day. On top of that, I’ve got a MMA mastermind in my corner, Chris Young, who’s sharpening my technique and working out the kinks. Come February 1st, you will see a completely different and evolved fighter.”

 Ruben Redman will likewise return to the NEF cage after an extended absence.  Redman last competed in August 2016 in Bangor.  He will be looking for his first victory as a professional.  Redman's last win came in his amateur days when he scored a technical knockout in the first round against Heath Hanson (1-3) at "NEF 13" in June 2015.

 "I’m healthy and ready for a great fight—that's all I can say," stated Redman. "The rest will be determined when the cage door locks."

 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