The holiday season generally is a quiet time within the state’s combat sports community, but there’s plenty of planning already under way for early 2018. Bangor’s Fred Lear, crowned New England Fights’ amateur bantamweight champion with a second-round victory over Walt Shea at the Cross Insurance… Read More
    Jayda Bailey’s mixed martial debut was long anticipated, but brief in duration. The Hermon High School senior from Levant, who had to wait under Maine law until her 18th birthday to enter the cage in the Pine Tree State, required just 93 seconds to emerge victorious… Read More
    Most regional mixed martial arts promotions have one specific home base, and New England Fights is no exception. NEF, owned by Rumford’s Matt Peterson and Massachusetts native Nick DiSalvo, has staged 24 of its first 30 MMA shows at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. It… Read More