FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bangor, Maine (February 2, 2023) – 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.”  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of a professional lightweight bout to the card.  Anthony Vasta (1-3) will return to the NEF cage to take on Joshua “Boppie” Beauparlant (0-5) at a fight weight of 155 pounds.

Vasta will fight for the fourth time in 365 days with the promotion.  He made his pro debut in February 2022 at “NEF 46,” losing a unanimous decision to Nathaniel Grimard (2-2).  Vasta would return at “NEF 47” later in the year with an impressive D’arce Choke submission of Aaron Hughes (3-3).  His most recent appearance with the promotion was in September 2022 that saw him defeated by technical knockout by undefeated Jacob Deppmeyer (3-0).  Vasta represents Defensive Edge MMA based in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

“I’m super excited to be back with NEF, and put on a good performance for the sold out Bangor crowd,” said Vasta. “It will be a fun fight I’m looking forward to!”

Joshua Beauparlant is a longtime veteran of the New England MMA circuit.  His career dates back to 2010.  He had been inactive since 2013, recently returning on a fight card in Massachusetts and losing by submission.  Beauparlant represents Green Light MMA.

“I’m really happy I’m finally making my debut in the NEF cage up in Bangor on February 11th,” said Beauparlant.  “I can’t wait to get in there and show off my skills and hopefully get this win under my belt. I really don’t know much about my opponent, Anthony Vasta, but best of luck to him. I just hope he brings his A-game because I’m ready for a war and to get my first win.”

“NEF 51: Banger in Bangor” is scheduled for Saturday night, February 11, 2023, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.  Tickets are sold-out.  The only way to see the event is via pay-per-view live stream 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.