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NEF has posted their Main Card from last weekend’s fights. The busy month of June continues. And First Class Fitness (Topsham, ME) has their Grand Opening this coming weekend!
NEF Posts Main Card from NEF VII
Promoter Nick DiSalvo has posted the Main Card from NEF VII. Check out:

  • Marcus Davis (30-9) v Darrius Heyliger (5-2)
  • Travis “The Showstopper” Bartlett (8-4) v Tyler King (7-1) for the Maine State Heavyweight Championship
  • UFC veteran Henry Martinez (9-4) and Dez Green (9-1) for the Maine State Lightweight Championship
  • All Business Ray Wood (3-0) v Ahsan Abdullah (3-3)
  • Jarod Lawton (3-1) v Cody Anderson (1-2).

The video for the event was produced by Joe Leonard of Frontier Community Access Television and commentated by Peter Czymbor of NESportsTV. Check it out here:

The Busy Month of June Continues
CES and Reality Fighting kick off the month with events on the 7th and 8th.
The Combat Zone and Coliseum to the Cage bring it the next two weekends in a row. Then, AFO, Gladius V, and Gladius VI finish off the month on the 29th.
Combat Zone 44 comes back to Rockingham Park on Friday the 14th of June. The event is headlined by a Featherweight battle involving local favorite Calvin Kattar (13-2) and Gabriel Baino (5-0). Kattar has long been at the top of the 145 and 155 divisions, currently ranked second at 145. Team Link’s Baino is fighting for the first time in the region, and will look to add some spice top the rapidly evolving Featherweight division.
Though I am primarily focusing on the Pro side of things this week, there is one interesting fight on the (amateur) undercard. Local MMA promoters Dave Spero (NHFL) and Eric Tseronis (BONE) will face off in a battle of two local Welterweights. I suspect that these two know one another, and this fight will not disappoint!

First Class Grand Opening
John Raio and Brent Dillingham are having their grand opening to their new MMA school in Topsham, Maine. John tells me that this Sunday, June 2nd, they will be having their Grand Opening between 2:00 and 6:00 PM. All are welcome to attend.
First Class Fitness & MMA
637 River Rd
Topsham, ME