New England Fights is coming up on their 10th Anniversary on February 12th, 2022. Kicking off the new year with an exciting lineup of fights that will take place at their home base - Aura Nightclub in the heart of Portland's Old Port. NEF's 46th event will mark a historic time for the Maine based promotion, as they'll be celebrating 10 years of putting on events in the state of Maine. Without NEF's presence on the scene over the last decade, you'd be hard-pressed to find the number of gyms and successful MMA fighters coming out of the Pine Tree State. Major kudos to Matt Peterson and Nick DiSalvo for giving these fighters, gyms, and coaches a platform to show their skills.
In typical NEF fashion, they have already announced a number of confirmed bouts well ahead of their February 12th event in Portland. There is a good mix of professional and amateur fights on tap, as well as many popular fighters from the region ready to lock horns inside the NEF cage. Let’s look a little closer at the fight card.
Nathaniel Grimard (0-0) trains out of Nostos MMA out of Somersworth, New Hampshire under the tutledge of former UFC fighter, and local hero, Devin Powell. Grimard will be making his professional debut against another debuter in Anthony Vasta (0-0). Vasta trains out of Defensive Edge Martial Arts Academy in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and put together a 1-1 ammy record before making the decision to turn pro. Grimard had a storied amateur carrier, going 4-1 and capturing the NEF amateur featherweight belt before losing it at NEF 45 to a very tough Billy "The Kid" Wilson. Which one of these featherweights will come out with their first professional win on February 12th?