FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lewiston, Maine (June 23, 2019) – New England Fights (NEF) returned to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Saturday night with its most recent mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 39: ALL-AMERICAN.” It was the promotion’s first appearance in Lewiston since February 2018.
In the main event of the evening, Dylan Lockard (6-1) became the new NEF Professional Lightweight Champion by defeating Lewiston-Auburn native Jesse Erickson (9-8). Lockard rocked Erickson with a right hand followed by a series of elbows to get the technical knockout in the first round.
Dom Jones (2-1) picked up the second win of his professional career with a victory over Keegan Hornstra (4-11). Jones forced Hornstra to tap out to a rear naked choke just under a minute into the first round.
On the amateur portion of the card, Glory Watson (5-0) remained undefeated and captured both the NEF MMA Amateur Women’s and Queen MMA Fighting Championships Flyweight Titles. After a grueling, back-and-forth contest, Watson pulled out the split decision on the judges’ scorecards over Oregon’s Caree Hill (4-2).
Nate Boucher (5-3) made quick work of Ohio’s Robert Presley (5-5). Boucher took Presley down in the first round and forced Presley to tap to a rear naked choke at the 1:46 mark. It was the third straight win for Boucher and also his third straight first-round submission.
Garry Carr (2-1) broke his own record as the oldest athlete ever to win a fight in the NEF cage when he downed Clifford Redman (0-10) via technical knockout with just one second left in the first round. Carr will turn 58 next month.
Jason Landry (2-0) scored a vicious knockout in his win over Dan Seigars (0-1). Landry, who burst onto the NEF circuit with an upset victory over Justin Boraczek (4-3) in Landry’s cage debut this past April, needed just seven seconds to floor Seigars and leave him bloodied on the canvas.
Jon Assam (1-1) pulled out a split decision win over Justin Philbrook (0-2) in what was considered “fight of the night” by many in attendance. The amateur catchweight battle went back and forth for three thrilling rounds and had the entire crowd on the edge of its collective seat.
In a tender moment that put a brief halt to the carnage, reigning NEF Amateur Bantamweight Champion “Killa” Kam Arnold (5-0) married his longtime partner Ciara Rosario in the cage. The ceremony was officiated by Kam’s father, Rich Arnold.
NEF also announced its next mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 40: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS.” The event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 with a bell-time of 7:00 PM and will see NEF make its debut in Orono, Maine at the Collins Center for the Arts located on the University of Maine campus. Ras “Rasquatch” Hylton (4-2) and Zac “Rocky” Richard (3-2-1) both entered the cage to announce their participation in the “NEF 40” event. Hylton noted that he would be competing for the NEF Professional Cruiserweight Title that evening against a yet-to-be-named opponent after the championship was recently left vacant by the signing of previous champion Yorgan De Castro (5-0) to the UFC.
Tickets to “NEF 40” will be on sale later this week at www.collinscenterforthearts.com. Fans should check NEF’s social media outlets for an announcement of an exact on-sale time.
The full results from Lewiston, Maine:
Dylan Lockard def. Jesse Erickson via TKO, round 1
Dominic Jones def. Keegan Hornstra via rear-naked choke, round 1
Nate Boucher def. Robert Presley via rear-naked choke, round 1
Glory Watson def. Caree Hill via split decision
Garry Carr def. Clifford Redman via TKO, round 1
Megan Rosado def. Sarai Knapp via TKO, round 1
Jordan Crim def. Joe Howard via TKO, round 1
Jimmy Jackson def. Brandon Sewall via rear naked choke, round 1
Jason Landry def. Dan Seigars via KO, round 1
Nate White def. Justin Kangas via TKO, round 2
Mike Murray def. Dylan Williams via rear naked choke, round 1
Jon Assam def. Justin Philbrook via split decision
David Hart def. Brandon Russell via guillotine, round 1
Greg Ishihara def. Henry Jeffs via TKO, round 1
Brandon Maillet-Fevens def. Cody Kilton via TKO, round 1
New England Fights’ next mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 40: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS,” will take place Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine as the promotion debuts in Orono, Maine. Tickets will be on sale this coming week at www.collinscenterforthearts.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.