FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bangor, Maine (November 14, 2022) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine on February 11, 2023, with its next mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event “NEF 51: Banger in Bangor.”  The fight promotion has announced an amateur title fight for the card.  Key Baltazar (2-0) is scheduled to face Nate Dorr (2-0) for the vacant NEF Amateur Bantamweight Title.

Key Baltazar remains undefeated after debuting as an amateur in 2022.  His first fight took place at “NEF 46” last February in Portland.  Baltazar submitted Quinn Poirier that evening in the second round.  He would return this past summer at “NEF 48” to take on Hannon Sanford.  After a hard-fought, three-round battle, Baltazar got the win by unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards.  He currently represents Nostos MMA based in Somersworth, New Hampshire.

“I like the energy Nate brings into the cage,” noted Baltazar.  “But that’s about it. I’m excited to show a different side of my style. The bantamweight belt will go home with me to Nostos.”

Like Baltazar, Nate Dorr also made his amateur MMA debut in 2022 and is currently undefeated with two wins.  His first fight was against Tyler Parent last spring at “NEF 47” in Auburn, Maine.  Dorr was able to pull out a unanimous decision victory in that bout.  He would return at “NEF 48” for his sophomore fight against Clifford Redman.  Dorr defeated the more experienced Redman via technical knockout in the first round.  He represents Acadia BJJ based in Ellsworth, Maine.

“The belt has always been in my sights,” said Dorr. “I’ve been training for that title shot this entire time and I feel ready. Didn’t expect a shot this early, but I have every intention of wearing that belt after the fight.”

“NEF 51: Banger in Bangor” is scheduled for Saturday night, February 11, 2023, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.  Tickets are available now at

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