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August 17, 2023



 Portland, Maine (August 17, 2023) – New England Fights and Boston Boxing Promotions present “NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.  A full pro boxing card will take place beginning at 5 pm immediately followed by a full MMA card.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur women’s MMA bantamweight bout to the card.  Amanda Ferreira (2-0) will take on Bryanna Power (0-0) at a fight weight of 135 pounds.

Undefeated Amanda Ferreira emerged onto the local fight scene in 2019 as a kickboxer.  She went 2-0 in kickboxing with both wins coming by way of decision.  Earlier this year, she made her MMA debut with a technical knockout victory over Lindsey Kelley (2-2).  She followed up that win with another this past spring by unanimous decision on a fight card in Nova Scotia.  Ferreira represents Gorilla Crew based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

“I’ve worked my ass off this camp and can’t wait to showcase the progression of my skillset,” noted Ferreira. “I’m hungry and ready to put on a show for the NEF fans.”

Bryanna Power will make her official amateur MMA debut at “NEF 54” in the fight with Ferreira.  Power is no newcomer to combat sports.  She holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Power trains at The Academy in Portland, Maine under legendary MMA pioneers Jay Jack and Amanda Buckner.

"I am excited to make my debut on September 2nd with NEF,” said Power.  “I have watched many of my teammates fight MMA and be an inspiration to myself. I have been training hard with help from my coach and fight team at The Academy. I'm looking forward to competing at the next level."

“NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” takes place on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.  A professional boxing card will be presented first by Boston Boxing Promotions immediately followed by an MMA card by New England Fights.  Doors are scheduled to open at 4 pm with first fight taking place at 5 pm.  Tickets to “NEF 54” are available now at