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April 4, 2019



Portland, Maine (March 28, 2019) – New England Fights (NEF) will present its next mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event, "NEF 38: STORMBORN," on April 27, 2019 at Aura in Portland.  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of an amateur catchweight bout to the card.  Garry Carr (1-0) will return to the cage to take on Brian Cosco (3-7) at a fight weight of 158-pounds.

 Garry Carr made his debut in the NEF cage at "NEF 31" in the fall of 2017.  That night, he submitted David Hart in the first round to pick up the win.  In doing so, Carr became the oldest athlete ever to emerge victorious in the NEF cage at the age of 56.  He will look to break his own record on April 27 when, at the age of 57, he returns for his sophomore effort.  Carr is a member of Central Maine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (CMBJJ) based out of Lewiston, Maine.

 "Very proud to announce my return to the NEF cage on April 27th at Aura in Portland's Old Port district," said Carr. "It's been over a year since my MMA debut and I have great memories there. I will be fighting out of team Central Maine BJJ who have prepared me for this match. I'm looking to show the skills I have learned to the crowd and hope that they will cheer me on to victory. Let's fill the house and make it a night to remember."

 Brian Cosco may be a newcomer to the NEF cage, but he is a longtime veteran of the New England MMA scene.  The Revere, Massachusetts native has competed on the regional circuit since 2011 and has ten previous cage appearances to his credit.  He will look to get back on the winning track after a loss last summer on a fight card in New Hampshire.  Cosco currently represents Sityodtong and Brazil 021 of Somerville and Medford, Massachusetts respectively.

 "I’m excited to come up to Maine and fight for NEF," exclaimed Cosco. "I’m feeling good. I’m not injured going into a fight for the first time in a while. I plan on going in there and getting the finish. I want to win convincingly so the NEF fans will want to see me back in there. I’m going to give the fans their money’s worth. I can’t wait for that cage door to shut!"

 NEF's next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 38: STORMBORN," will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Aura in Portland, Maine with a bell time of 7 pm.  Tickets are on sale now at