FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Portland, Maine (October 15, 2021) – New England Fights (NEF) returns with its next mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event, “NEF 45: Uprising,” on Friday, November 5, 2021, at Aura in Portland, Maine.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur strawweight bout to the fight card.  Matt Miles is scheduled to face Julian Menjivar at a fight weight of 115 pounds.

Matt Miles (1-0) won his amateur debut at “NEF 44” last August in New Hampshire via split decision over Juan Quinom (0-1) from Boston’s UFC Gym.  It was a back-and-forth battle that featured a lot of standup striking from both sides.  Miles is an independent fighter based out of Rumford, Maine.  In 2020 he won a state championship wrestling for Mountain Valley High School.  Miles is looking forward to his sophomore foray into the NEF cage.

“November 5th is to going to be a brawl,” stated Miles.  “My first fight was really awesome. It was a great experience. I have the support and motivation to be able to make it a banger of a night again. I can’t wait to get back in there!”

Julian Menjivar will make his amateur debut at “NEF 45.”  He is a product of Karasu Tengu Academy based in Nashua, New Hampshire where he trains under Walter Smith Cotito.  Cotito is a veteran of the NEF cage where he is a perfect 3-0 as a professional.  Menjivar will try to replicate his coach’s success when he makes his debut on November 5 for the promotion.

“I’m really excited to make my debut,” said Menjivar.  “I want to thank NEF for the opportunity and all my people for the big support. Matt Miles is just in my way while I reach for my goals!”

“NEF 45: Uprising” takes place on Friday, November 5, 2021, at Aura in Portland, Maine.  Doors open at 6 pm with first fight at 7 pm.  Tickets are on sale now at

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