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December 15, 2023


[NEF Press Release]

 Portland, Maine (December 13, 2023) – New England Fights will present its next mixed-martial-arts event “NEF 56: Satori” on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Aura in Portland.  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of a professional middleweight bout to the card.  David Burke (0-0) will take on Jeff Reynolds (1-1) at a fight weight of 185 pounds.

The contest will feature the pro debut for David Burke who put together a record of 3-2 while competing as an amateur.  Burke made his amateur debut with NEF in the spring of 2022, knocking out David McCarty (1-4) in a mere 19 seconds.  Most recently, he challenged for the NEF Amateur Welterweight Championship at “NEF 54” last September against Devin Corson (5-1).  Burke represents Nostos MMA based in Somersworth, New Hampshire where he trains under UFC veteran and former NEF Professional Lightweight Champion Devin Powell (10-5).

“I couldn’t be more excited for my first professional fight,” said Burke. “I respect Jeff for taking the fight, but as always I’ll head into the cage with a job to do: get the finish. For me, it’s kill or be killed once I step in that cage. And more than anything, I’m just excited to get into a fist fight. I was meant to fight and it feels great doing what I am meant to be doing.”

Jeff Reynolds will step into the NEF cage for the third time in his MMA career at “NEF 56.”  Reynolds first appeared with the promotion as an amateur at “NEF 46” where he submitted David McCarty in the first round.  He would return to the promotion as a pro last September at “NEF 54,” defeating Mike Murray (0-1) by technical knockout in the first round.  Reynolds represents Karasu Tengu Academy based in Nashua, New Hampshire.

“It feels good to be back fighting for NEF once again,” said Reynolds. “NEF always puts on great shows and I love to be a part of it. I have a tough opponent in front of me that I will make sure I’m well prepared for. A fight like this one is what makes this sport so fun to watch.”

Doors will open at 6 pm with first fight taking place at 7 pm on February 3 at Aura in Portland, Maine for “NEF 56: Satori.”  Tickets are on sale now at