FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lewiston, Maine (May 17, 2019) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Saturday, June 22 with its next mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 39: ALL-AMERICAN.” Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of a women’s amateur title fight to the card. Glory Watson (4-0) is scheduled to face Caree Hill (4-1) for the vacant NEF Women’s Amateur Flyweight Title. The bout will be presented by NEF in conjunction with Queen MMA Media.
Undefeated Glory Watson will look to continue her winning ways in the NEF cage and, in doing so, make history as the promotion’s first women’s 125-pound titleholder. In 2018, she was the runner up for “Rookie of the Year” as voted by NEF fans. Earlier this year, Watson submitted a very tough Rachael Lippert (4-3) at “NEF 37.” She followed up that performance with a unanimous decision victory this spring on a fight card in Massachusetts. Watson represents Young’s MMA based in Bangor, Maine.
“I am looking forward to stepping up and attempting to earn the 125 title,” said Watson. “Caree Hill is a good opponent, and will present a new set of challenges for me as a fighter. This fight, win or lose, will test my skill and my heart. My time in the amateur ranks may be limited, so I plan to work my way to the top.”
Caree Hill will make the 3,000 mile journey across country from Portland, Oregon to face Watson for the strap. After winning her first three amateur fights, Hill took some time off from the cage following her first loss in 2017. She returned late in 2018 with a unanimous decision victory in her most recent bout. Hill holds a win in the cage of national promotion Legacy FC. She represents Team Quest which was founded by MMA pioneers and UFC legends Randy Couture (19-11) and Dan Henderson (32-15). Hill is in good company with Team Quest. The West Coast-based team has produced many of the top names in the sport over the years, including Chael Sonnen (30-16), Nate Quarry (12-4), and the late Evan Tanner (32-8) just to name a few.
“I’m honored for the opportunity to fight for the flyweight championship for New England Fights,” remarked Hill when reached for comment. “I relish the challenge of fighting an undefeated fighter in her own backyard. I never back down from a challenge. This is guaranteed to be an exciting fight.”
The title fight between Watson and Hill joins two other championship contests already announced for the “NEF 39” card. Josh “Hook On” Harvey (6-0-1) is scheduled to defend the professional featherweight title against Jordan Downey (5-4), while Nate Boucher (4-3) will square off with Robert Presley (5-4) for the vacant amateur men’s flyweight belt. Also announced for the card, Jesse “The Viking” Erickson (9-7) faces Lewis Corapi (8-5) in a professional lightweight bout.
“NEF 39: ALL-AMERICAN,” will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine with a bell time of 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheColisee.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.