FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bangor, Maine (September 3, 2019) – New England Fights (NEF) will hold its next mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 40: School of Hard Knocks,” this Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Collins Center for the Arts on the UMaine campus in Orono, Maine.  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced that the event weigh-in will originate from the Sea Dog Brewing Company this Friday, September 6 at 4 pm EDT.  The Sea Dog is located at 26 Front Street in Bangor.

Weigh-ins are free and open to the public.  Fans and press are encouraged to attend.  All of the competitors on this Saturday’s card will be present.  Fighters will be available for interviews and photo opportunities.  For those unable to attend, the weigh-ins will stream live on the “New England Fights” Facebook page.

The full “NEF 40” fight card (subject to change):


155 Dominic Jones vs. Josh Harvey

225 Ras Hylton vs. Chris Sarro

135 Fred Lear vs. Tommy Kenney


145*TITLE Jimmy Jackson vs. Tom Pagliarulo (c)

155 Jacob Deppmeyer vs. Devin Corson

155 Erik Tainter vs. Zac Richard

125 Caleb Austin vs. Cory Richards

130 Dillon Henry vs. Steve Desjardins

170 Jason Landry vs. Mike Bezanson

205 Ben Murtiff vs. Henry Jeffs

140 Cory Cochran vs. Jordan Young

145 Taylor Bartlett vs. Randall Hathorn

155 Ryan Savage vs. Nate White

115 Glory Watson vs. Lin MacMillan

155 Mike Murray vs. Jordan Crim

185 Justin Philbrook vs. Dylan Williams

155 Justin Kangas vs. Nathaniel Grimard

New England Fights’ next mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 40: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS,” will take place this Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine as the promotion debuts in Orono, Maine.  Doors will open at 6 pm and first fight will take to the cage at 7 pm.  Tickets are on sale now at

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.