FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lewiston, Maine (February 7, 2016) – New England Fights (NEF), America’s number-one regional fight promotion, held its most recent event, “NEF 21: THE IMMORTALS” Saturday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine. The Colisée was a packed house for the promotion’s second hybrid mixed-martial-arts (MMA) and professional boxing event. Fight fans were treated to a marathon evening of nonstop action featuring 26 bouts in total.
In the MMA main event of the evening, in what can only be described as a “thriller,” Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington (13-8) defeated Jon Lemke (5-4) via split decision to retain the NEF MMA Professional Lightweight Title. Boyington and Lemke battled back-and-forth for five brutal rounds in what many in attendance were calling one of the best fights in NEF history.
In the boxing headliner, Northeast Junior Welterweight Champion Brandon “The Cannon” Berry (11-1) handed Tollison Lewis the first loss of his professional boxing career (2-1) with a second-round stoppage via technical knockout (TKO).
On the amateur MMA portion of the card, three inaugural champions were crowned. Ryan Glover (3-1) took home the light heavyweight title after defeating Mike Williams (1-1), while Johnny Crafts (4-0) captured the bantamweight strap and Ricky Dexter (5-2) won the welterweight championship.
NEF also announced that its next event would take place on April 23, 2016, once again at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston.
The results from Lewiston, Maine:
Brandon Berry def. Tollison Lewis via TKO, round 2
Evincii Dixon def. Antonio Chaves Fernandez via unanimous decision
Crowsneck Boutin fought Joel Bishop to a unanimous draw
Bruce Boyington def. Jon Lemke via split decision (Boyington retains lightweight title)
Josh Lange def. Derek Shorey via rear-naked choke, round 1
Zach Elkins def. Mike Hansen via guillotine, round 1
CJ Ewer def. Zenon Herrera via ankle lock submission, round 1
Alex Henry def. Andrew Tripp via KO, round 1
Brandon Warne def. Norman Fox via guillotine, round 1
Ryan Glover def. Mike Williams via armbar, round 2 (Glover wins light heavyweight title)
Ricky Dexter def. Caleb Farrington via TKO, round 1 (Dexter wins welterweight title)
Johnny Crafts def. Henry Clark via TKO, round 3 (Crafts wins bantamweight title)
Rafael Velado def. Mike Peitersen via split decision
Erin Lamonte def. Randi Beth Boyington via rear-naked choke, round 1
Erik Nelson def. Julio Martinez via unanimous decision
Matt Glover def. Gravin Guillen via TKO, round 1
Taylor Costantino def. Frank Johanson via TKO, round 1
Brendan Battles def. Dave Smith via TKO, round 1
Ras Hylton def. Zak Bergeron via TKO, round 1
Adam Nielsen def. Ruben Redman via TKO, round 1
Dustin Shorey def. Juan Meneses via TKO, round 1
Tom Burgess def. Caleb Swoveland via unanimous decision
Chad Murillo def. Tony Agust via split decision
Jake Denham def. Justin Witham via verbal submission, round 2
Richmond Pierce Wiegman def. Clifford Redman via TKO, round 2
Caleb Costello def. David Thompson via KO, round 1
New England Fights’ next event, “NEF 22: ALL ROADS LEAD HERE,” takes place Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine. Tickets for “NEF 22” 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.