FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bangor, Maine (February 3, 2023) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine on February 11, 2023, with its next mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event “NEF 51: Banger in Bangor.”  Tickets to the event are sold-out, but a live PPV stream is available at  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of an amateur featherweight bout to the card.  Brandon “BAMF” Maillet-Fevens (3-3) is scheduled to face Johnny Milligan (0-0) at a fight weight of 145 pounds.

Maillet-Fevens will look to get back in the win column after losing his last two-in-a-row.  He had unsuccessfully challenged Nathaniel Grimard (now 2-2 as a pro) for the amateur featherweight title in the summer of 2021 at “NEF 44.”  That fight followed a three-fight win streak in 2019 just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown of combat sports.  Maillet-Fevens finished all three opponents with two wins by submission and one by technical knockout.  He currently represents Central Maine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (CMBJJ) based in Lewiston, Maine.

“Oh boy, here we go again,” exclaimed Maillet-Fevens.  “It’s been a long year with many struggles, but I’m grateful to once again be healthy, in-shape, and prepared to put on a show. I’m looking forward to getting back in that cage, man, that’s been my sole focus the whole time. I don’t know a lot about my opponent, but I’m gonna go out there ready to meet him right in the middle and figure shit out! Bangor, LFG!!!”

Johnny Milligan will make his amateur MMA debut in the fight with Maillet-Fevens.  He represents Wai Kru based in Allston, Massachusetts – a gym that has produced NEF veterans like Rodrigo Almeida (15-5) and Dan Keefe (7-3).

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 fighters and fans alike. NEF’s executive team has extensive experience in combat sports management, events production, media relations, marketing, legal and advertising.