FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Auburn, Maine (May 6, 2022) – New England Fights (NEF) returns with its next mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event “NEF 47: The Battle of L/A” on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn, Maine. The main event of the evening will feature a much-anticipated catchweight grudge match between former teammates Jesse “The Viking” Erickson (10-8) and Matt “Ken Doll” Denning (5-12).

Earlier today, the fight promotion announced that local business owner Cam Luu would be putting up a $1,000 bonus for the winner of the fight. The bonus will be paid by Luu’s Wei-Li restaurant based in Auburn and will be in addition to the purses paid to the fighters by the promotion.

“I’m really looking forward to the fight between Jesse Erickson and Matt Denning,” said Luu when reached for comment. “My business is proud to be able to offer this bonus to the winner of the fight.”

“It’s so great to see a local business step up and support the fighters like this,” stated NEF co-owner and promoter Nick DiSalvo. “The bonus was Mr. Luu’s idea. He wanted to do something special for the fighters. It is a very generous gesture, and I’m sure it will be much appreciated by the winner of this contest.”

In addition to the bonus, Luu will be hosting a post-fight after-party immediately following the event at his Wei-Li restaurant located at 945 Center Street in Auburn.

“NEF 47: The Battle of L/A” takes place on May 14, 2022, at the Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn, Maine. Tickets for the event are on sale now at The event will be the promotion’s first in Lewiston-Auburn since June 2019. For those unable to make it to Auburn for the event, “NEF 47” will stream live at a price of $29.99 at

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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.