FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lewiston, Maine (September 10, 2016) – New England Fights (NEF) held its most-recent event, “NEF 25: HEROES & VILLAINS” Saturday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine. The event featured both mixed-martial-arts and professional boxing bouts.
On the boxing portion of the card, John Webster (9-7-1) defeated Zenon Herrera (0-3) via unanimous decision on the eve of Webster’s 48th birthday. Webster’s last boxing victory came back in 2004, also in Lewiston, prior to his taking off a decade from active competition.
Also in the boxing ring, Casey Kramlich (5-0-1) remained undefeated as he stopped John Ortolani (0-1) in the fourth round via technical knockout. Likewise, Brandon Montella (5-0) kept his pro record perfect with a second-round stoppage of Tollison Lewis (2-2).
Rachael Joyce (2-0) won a unanimous decision over Jessica Borga (2-2) in a highly-anticipated women’s amateur bout. Rafael Velado (4-0) captured the amateur lightweight title with a first-round submission of Jimmy Jackson (3-3). Caleb Hall (8-3) retained the amateur featherweight title, and in doing so handed bantamweight champion Johnny Crafts (4-1) the first loss of his career, in a very close split decision on the judges’ scorecards.
Aaron Lacey (3-0) kept his unbeaten streak alive with a first-round submission of Cory Trial (0-1) on the professional MMA portion of the card. Mike Hansen (5-4) handed Matt Andrikut (2-1) the first loss of his career in the co-main event, while Jesse Erickson (8-5) submitted Crowsneck Boutin (2-3) in the main event of the evening.
NEF also announced that it would co-promote its next event with Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES). The two largest fight promotions in New England will present a joint card titled “Supremacy” on November 4 in Lewiston at the Colisee.
The results from Lewiston, Maine:
Jesse Erickson def. Crowsneck Boutin via rear-naked choke, round 1
Mike Hansen def. Matt Andrikut via armbar, round 1
Taylor Trahan def. Matt Denning via armbar, round 1
Aaron Lacey def. Cory Trial via rear-naked choke, round 1
Walter Smith-Cotito def. Elias Leland via D’arce Choke, round 2
Caleb Hall (c) def. Johnny Crafts via split decision (145 Title)
Rafael Velado def. Jimmy Jackson via Kimura, round 1 (155 Title)
Frank Johanson def. Caleb Swoveland via armbar, round 1
Rachael Joyce def. Jessica Borga via unanimous decision
Walt Shea def. The Slenderman via unanimous decision
Casey Kramlich def. John Ortolani via TKO, round 4
Brandon Montella def. Tollison Lewis via TKO, round 2
John Webster def. Zenon Herrera via unanimous decision
NEF and CES present “SUPREMACY,” a night of mixed-martial-arts cagefights, on November 4, 2016 in Lewiston, Maine. Tickets start at $25 and are available at www.TheColisee.com or by calling the Colisee box office at 207.783.2009, extension 525.
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.