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February 25, 2020


Brandon Maillet-Fevens

 Orono, Maine (February 25, 2020) – New England Fights (NEF) will present its next mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event at the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine’s flagship Orono campus.  The event, titled “NEF 43: Rampage,” will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020, with a bell-time of 7 pm EDT.  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of an amateur featherweight bout to the card.  Brandon “BAMF” Maillet-Fevens (3-1) will face Nathaniel Grimard (1-0) at a fight weight of 145 pounds.

 Brandon Maillet-Fevens made his amateur debut at “NEF 36” in November 2018, losing via submission in the first round.  Since that time, Maillet-Fevens has not looked back.  He went on a three-fight win-streak in 2019, finishing all three of his opponents in the process.  Most recently, Maillet-Fevens was successful over Tyler Knights (0-1) with a second-round submission at “NEF 41” last November.  He currently represents Central Maine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (CMBJJ) based in Lewiston, ME.

 “I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity to once again get back in the NEF cage,” said Maillet-Fevens.  “I think Nathaniel presents some challenges I haven't had to deal with yet, but we've been hard at work improving every aspect of my game and I'm going to be comfortable wherever the fight goes. I'm looking forward to putting on a good fight for the fans and showcasing what CMBJJ is all about!”

Nathan Grimard
Nathaniel Grimard impressed many with his first-round armbar submission of Justin Kangas (0-3) last September at “NEF 40” in what was Grimard’s cage debut.  That fight took place within the 155-pound lightweight division.  Grimard feels the ten-pound drop to featherweight will further benefit his comfort level in the cage.  He represents Nostos MMA of Somersworth, New Hampshire where he trains under UFC veteran and former NEF Professional Lightweight Champion Devin Powell (10-4).

 “I’m excited for this opportunity NEF has given me to fight a very game opponent in April,” said Grimard.  “I am stepping in the cage more comfortable and prepared this time at a weight class I belong. With both of us having finished our past opponents, I expect Brandon to bring it in April, and I think it’s going to be a great and exciting fight.”

 New England Fights' next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 43: Rampage," will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Collins Center for the Arts at UMaine Orono. Tickets will be on sale this week at