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NEF 44 Breakdown: Back in Black


Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"


Lewiston, Maine based promotion; New England Fights makes it's long awaited, post-pandemic return this weekend as it anchors down in the "Live Free or Die" State for the first time in the promotion's existence Saturday night when New England Fights 44 comes to us live from inside the Hampshire Dome in Milford, New Hampshire! And although illness caused for a few shake-ups on the card, Matt Peterson and Nick DiSalvo still have twenty bouts set for our viewing pleasure at NEF 44: Back in Black, including the return of some of the promotion's biggest stars. Included in that mix, the most noteworthy women's amateur in Maine MMA history; Young's MMA's Glory "The Fury" Watson (0-1) narrowly escaped having her NEF return go by the wayside when former opponent Rebecca Bryggman (0-1) pulled out due to illness on just 6 days notice. With that said NEF brass wasted little time in finding a healthy alternative in efforts to salvage the opportunity for their young star. Enter DW's Contender Series alum, Norfolk, Massachusetts' Hilarie Rose (5-3) who agreed to throw down with Glory in professional caged Kickboxing action. This will be the first taste of professional Kickboxing for both of these girls as they both are anxious for the opportunity to put on a show in New England Fights' return to action.