FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Portland, Maine (October 7, 2022) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to Aura in Portland, Maine on Saturday, November 12, 2022, with its next mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event “NEF 50.” Earlier today the fight promotion announced the addition of a professional heavyweight bout to the card. “The Jamaican Shamrock” Ras “Rasquatch” Hylton (8-6) is scheduled to face Jordan Mitchell (10-16) in the evening’s co-main event.
Ras Hylton is coming off one of the biggest wins of his career over Cody Lightfoot (6-6) last summer at “NEF 48.” It took Hylton a mere 13 seconds to knockout Lightfoot in the first round. It was his second win in a row and also his second finish in a row. The fight with Mitchell will be Hylton’s first at Aura since he turned Charles Penn, Jr. (0-1) into a bloody mess at “NEF 38” in the spring of 2019. Hylton is a second-degree black belt in Shotokan karate and a two-fight veteran of the Bellator cage. He currently represents Dragon Fire Martial Arts and the Choi Institute both in Portland, and American Top Team of Tampa, Florida.
“Glad to welcome another challenger to Vacationland,” exclaimed Hylton. “Don’t worry, I see Jordan’s a dangerous opponent not to be taken lightly; there’s just no world where I let anyone beat me at home again. Learned that lesson! It’s been a long time coming, and my change has come. Thanks everyone!”
Jordan Mitchell is the number-one ranked heavyweight in the state of Indiana. He holds a rare 100% finish rate in his ten victories. Mitchell won his most recent MMA bout this summer with a knockout just twelve seconds into the first round. On top of MMA, Mitchell is an experienced bareknuckle boxer where he holds a 2-1 record with both wins coming by way of first-round knockout. Mitchell promises blood will be drawn in the fight with Hylton. He represents Team Pitbull.
“Everybody who knows me knows I’m a finisher,” said Mitchell. “I got a 100% finish rate. I always look for the finish. Ras is a good fighter, he’s been in the game for a minute and fought some good opponents. It should be a nice war and there will be blood!”
“NEF 50” is scheduled for Saturday, November 12 at Aura in Portland, Maine. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with first fight taking place at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now at TicketMaster.com.
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.