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December 8, 2021

BREAKING--ZAC ‘ROCKY’ RICHARD RETURNS AT NEF 46 AGAINST FLORIDA’S OSORIO




[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

Portland, Maine (December 8, 2021) – New England Fights (NEF) returns with its next mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event, “NEF 46: Decade of Dominance,” on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Aura in Portland, Maine. The event will commemorate NEF’s ten-year anniversary. The leading regional promotion launched on February 11, 2012. Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of a professional catchweight bout to the fight card. Former NEF Amateur Lightweight Champion Zac Richard (1-0) is scheduled to take on Urias Osorio (0-0) at a fight weight of 140-pounds.

Zac Richard made his professional debut last month at “NEF 45: Uprising” when he stopped Carl Langston (0-6) in the first round. Richard made the move to the pro ranks after putting together a 6-3-1 amateur record. During his amateur run, Richard captured the NEF Amateur Lightweight Championship. In both his amateur and professional careers, Richard has only lost once inside the NEF cage. Prior to his success in MMA, fan-favorite ‘Rocky’ was a standout on the wrestling mat. Richard won a state title in 2015 as a senior wrestling for Massabesic High School in Waterboro, Maine. Richard represents Evolution Athletix based in Saco, Maine.

“I’m very excited to get back in the cage and be on NEF’s ten-year anniversary card against Urias Osorio,” Richard stated. “He’s a good boxer but I’m going to bring the pressure and smash him against the cage, on the ground. He’s going to wish it was a boxing match.”

Urias Osorio is new to mixed martial arts, but he’s no stranger to combat sports. The 21-year-old owns a perfect 3-0 record in professional boxing. He currently trains in Florida under the watchful eye of former NEF competitor Jamie Harrison (6-1) at RPA MMA.

“Zac Richard is not a fun night out for anyone,” NEF Matchmaker and co-owner Matt Peterson stated. “He’s wrestled his entire life and knows how to put that into practice in the cage to great effect. Osorio’s standup is very crisp and technical, but can he keep the fight on the feet against a guy that is so good at putting his opponents where he wants to? I’m confident that both athletes will come in prepared and ready to perform for all the NEF fans that will be in attendance and watching the pay-per-view from home on February 12th.”

“NEF 46: Decade of Dominance” takes place on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Aura in Portland, Maine.  The event will commemorate NEF’s ten-year anniversary. Doors open at 6 pm with first fight at 7 pm.  Tickets are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.com. 

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