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December 30, 2019


Nate White


  Portland, Maine (December 20, 2019) – New England Fights (NEF) will hold its next mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event, "NEF 42: Symphony of Destruction," on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur catchweight bout to the card.  Nate “The Mule” White (4-0) will meet Brian Cosco (5-8) at a fight weight of 158 pounds.

 2019 could very well be termed the “Year of the Mule” in hindsight.  The MAGA-hat-wearing Nate White was a perfect 4-0 this past year, finishing all four of his opponents decisively.  White has become known for stepping in at the last minute to save fights.  In September, on just a few days’ notice, White took a fight with Ryan Savage (0-2).  Just hours before that fight, White was tased and pepper-sprayed as part of his National Guard training.  He would go on to defeat Savage that evening.  Last month, White was victorious over Austin Hamilton (0-1) at “NEF 41.”  During his post-fight interview, White famously uttered the phrase “(Jeffrey) Epstein didn’t kill himself” before walking away from the microphone.  White represents Central Maine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (CMBJJ) of Lewiston, Maine.  He is a nominee for “Rookie of the Year” in NEF for 2019.

Brian Cosco
 “Brian comes into this bout with a lot of fight maturity and with a lot of maturity period—the dude is literally more than double my age,” said White.  “He’s got the edge in experience, but I’ve got the good looks on my side in this one. The Mule Train doesn’t slow down for anyone—especially not for Brian Cosco. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but he’s going to find out what hardworking, unskilled labor feels like on February 8th. God Bless the USA, and God Bless our President to reelection in 2020, the Honorable Donald J. Trump.”

 Brian Cosco is a longtime veteran of the New England cage wars having begun his amateur career in 2011.  Like White, he is undefeated in the NEF cage.  Cosco defeated Garry Carr (2-1) by doctor stoppage last April at “NEF 38.”  He returned at “NEF 41” in November to submit Clifford Redman (0-11) in the first round.  Cosco’s Von Flue choke on Redman is a nominee for “Submission of the Year” in the NEF 2019 Year-End Awards.  He currently represents Redline Fight Sports based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“I’m excited to come back up to Maine and fight for NEF again where I’ll be fighting a hometown guy with an undefeated record—and that provides some extra motivation for me,” said Cosco.  “Nate’s young and has the potential to do big things in MMA, but timing is everything in the fight game and this is just a bad time to fight me. 2020 is going to be my year and it starts February 8th.”

New England Fights' next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 42: Symphony of Destruction," will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. Tickets are on sale now at