FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lewiston, Maine (January 6, 2016) – New England Fights (NEF), America’s number-one regional fight promotion, will hold its next event, “NEF 21: THE IMMORTALS” on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine. The fight card is scheduled to feature both mixed-martial-arts (MMA) and professional boxing bouts. Earlier today, NEF announced the full fight card for the event which will be the fight promotion’s first of 2016.
A pair of professional boxing bouts will be featured on the main card of the evening. Joel “Baby Bull” Bishop (0-0-1) returns to action after more than a year’s absence to face MMA regular Crowsneck Boutin (0-0) in a light-heavyweight four-round bout. Northeast Junior Welterweight Champion Brandon “The Cannon” Berry (10-1) will attempt to make it three wins in a row when he steps in the ring to face undefeated Tollison Lewis (2-0) in a six-round, non-title, super-welterweight contest. Both Berry and Lewis are coming off wins in the boxing ring at “NEF XX” this past November.
The professional portion of the MMA card will be headlined by the long-awaited meeting between Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington (12-8) and Jon Lemke (5-3). Dubbed “The Battle for Bangor,” with both men living and training in the Bangor, Maine area, Boyington’s NEF MMA Professional Lightweight Title will be on the line. Number-one contender Lemke will be looking to capture the first championship of his MMA career.
A total of three title fights will headline the amateur MMA side of the card. Young’s MMA standout Josh Harvey (5-1) defends his lightweight title against Florida’s Andrew “Ling-Ling” Tamayo (8-1). Caleb Farrington (3-0) and Ricky Dexter (4-2) will decide the first-ever NEF MMA Amateur Welterweight Champion, while Henry Clark (3-1) and Johnny Crafts (3-0) meet to determine the inaugural amateur bantamweight titleholder.
In addition, Erin Lamonte (5-0) and Randi Beth Boyington (1-2) are scheduled to face off in a women’s MMA bout. It will be a rematch of a contest won by Lamonte at “NEF XX.” Boyington’s supporters in the audience felt that the referee stopped the bout prematurely as Boyington was about to break out of, or had already broken out of, Lamonte’s armbar submission. After much back and forth among their respective supporters on social media, the rematch is expected to settle the issue once and for all.
The full “NEF 21” fight card (subject to change):
148 Brandon Berry 10-1 (West Forks) vs Tollison Lewis 2-0 (CMBJJ)
175 Joel Bishop 0-0-1 vs Crowsneck Boutin 0-0 (Choi Institute)
155*TITLE Bruce Boyington (c)12-8 (Young’s/Boyington’s) vs Jon Lemke 5-3 (Irish)
185 Mike Hansen 3-2 (Berserkers MMA) vs Zach Elkins 0-1 (First Coast Full Contact)
155 Zenon Herrera 0-2 (Independent) vs CJ Ewer 0-0 (Young’s MMA)
145 Derek Shorey 3-3 (Shatterproof Combat Club) vs Josh Lange 3-2 (Bombsquad)
125 Brandon Warne 0-1 (Bombsquad) vs Norman Fox 0-0 (MMA Athletix)
170*TITLE Caleb Farrington 3-0 (Lawton’s/NEU) vs Ricky Dexter 4-2 (Team Irish)
155*TITLE Josh Harvey (c) 5-1 (Young’s MMA) vs Andrew Tamayo 8-1 (F2 Arena)
135*TITLE Henry Clark 3-1 (Choi Institute) vs John Crafts 3-0 (Team NEU)
265 Dave Smith 2-0 (Berserkers MMA) vs Brendon Battles 1-0 (Gracie Fitness)
265 Gravin Guillen 2-4 (Independent) vs Matt Glover 0-0 (Berserkers MMA)
210 Ryan Glover 2-1 (Berserkers MMA) vs Mike Williams 1-0 (CMBJJ)
230 Ras Hylton 0-0 (First Class MMA) vs Zak Bergeron 0-0 (CMBJJ)
170 Adam Nielsen 3-0 (Team Irish) vs Ruben Redman 1-4 (Team Mass Effect)
155 Ken Dunn 0-3 (Maine Kyokushin Karate) vs Frank Johanson 0-0 (CMBJJ)
155 Chad Murillo 0-0 (First Class MMA) vs Tony Agust 0-0 (Fortified Fitness)
145 Rafael Velado 2-0 (First Class MMA) vs Mike Peitersen 3-0 (Young’s MMA)
140 Erik Nelson 1-2 (CMBJJ) vs Julio Martinez 0-1 (Gracie Fitness)
135 David Thompson 1-1 (Shatterproof) vs Caleb Costello 2-4 (Team Irish)
135 Richmond Pierce Wiegman 0-1 (First Class) vs Clifford Redman 0-3 (Mass Effect)
125 Justin Witham 1-3 (Shatterproof) vs Jake Denham 0-0 (Team Lawton/NEU)
120 Erin LaMonte 5-0 (Gracie) vs Randi Beth Boyington 1-2 (Boyington’s/Young’s)
160 Caleb Swoveland 1-0 (Ruthless MMA & Boxing) vs Tom Burgess 0-0 (Beserkers)
155 Dustin Shorey 0-2 (Shatterproof) vs Juan Meneses 0-0 (First Class)
New England Fights’ next event, “NEF 21: THE IMMORTALS,” takes place Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine. Tickets for “NEF 21” start at just $25 and are on sale now at www.TheColisee.com or by calling the Colisée box office at 207.783.2009 x 525. For more information on the event and fight card updates, please visit the promotion’s website at www.NewEnglandFights.com. In addition, you can watch NEF videos at www.youtube.com/NEFMMA, follow them on Twitter @nefights and join the official Facebook group “New England Fights.”
About New England Fights
New England Fights (“NEF”) is a fight events promotions company. NEF’s mission is to create the highest quality events for Maine’s fighters and fans alike. NEF’s executive team has extensive experience in combat sports management, events production, media relations, marketing, legal and advertising.