FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lewiston, Maine (June 18, 2016) – New England Fights (NEF) held the fight promotion’s latest event, “NEF 24: PROMISED LAND” on Saturday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine. The event featured a full slate of professional boxing, amateur mixed-martial-arts (MMA) and professional MMA bouts. Nearly 2,000 packed the hallowed halls where Muhammad Ali once defended the heavyweight championship of the world against Sonny Liston. A special video tribute was presented honoring Ali prior to the beginning of the event.
For the second time since April, Brandon Berry (11-2-1) and James Lester (11-9-1) went the distance. This time, unlike the last bout which was scored a draw, there was a winner. Lester is travelling back to his hometown of Detroit, Michigan the new Northeast Junior Welterweight Boxing Champion after winning a unanimous decision.
Alex Walker (1-1) and Nicole Burgess (0-1) kept alive the tradition of women’s fights stealing the show at NEF events. The two athletes battled back and forth in what can only be described as a “thriller” before a deafening crowd. Walker picked up the first win of her MMA career via an armbar submission in the third round.
Fans who missed the event, or who were at the Colisée and want to relive it, can watch the archived copy of the show by signing up for a FloPRO account at www.FloCombat.com.
The results from Lewiston, Maine:
James Lester def. Brandon Berry via unanimous decision
Russell Lamour def. Roberto Valenzuela via KO, round 1
Vinnie Carita def. Francisco Mireles via KO, round 2
Casey Kramlich def. Zenon Herrera via TKO, round 3
Steve Collins, Jr. def. Jose Humberto Corral via unanimous decision
Jesse Erickson def. Amos Collins via KO, round 1
Brandon Bushaw def. Matt Denning via Kimura, round 3
Dustin Veinott def. Ryan Burgess via triangle choke, round 2
Mike Bezanson def. Shawn Bang via KO, round 1
Derek Daley def. Johel Stephenson via TKO, round 1
Justin Witham def. Conner Murphy via rear-naked choke, round 3
Skyler Bang def. Eddie DeRoche via rear-naked choke, round 1
Steve Bang, Jr. def. Dom Cofone via guillotine, round 1
Alex Walker def. Nicole Burgess via armbar, round 3
Dr. Steve Bang def. Stacy Lupo via TKO, round 3
New England Fights’ next event, “NEF 25: HEROES & VILLAINS,” takes place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine. Tickets start at just $25 and are on sale now at www.TheColisee.com or by calling the Colisée box office at 207.783.2009 x 525. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.
For more information on the event and fight card updates, please visit the promotion’s website at www.NewEnglandFights.com. In addition, you can watch NEF videos at www.youtube.com/NEFMMA, follow them on Twitter @nefights and join the official Facebook group “New England Fights.”
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 Maine’s fighters and fans alike. NEF’s executive team has extensive experience in combat sports management, events production, media relations, marketing, legal and advertising.