New England Fights crowned two new champions and Bangor fighters picked up wins in the Rumble in Bangor at the Cross Insurance Center on Saturday.

CJ Ewer took home the middleweight title belt with a first round finish over Mike Hansen in the main take home the vacant title for the promotion.  Ewer’s brother Roger also picked up an amateur win in his debut with a second round stoppage as well.

In the other pro fight for the evening, Ryan Sanders won his fifth straight victory with a first round triangle choke versus Jay Ellis, after the former took down Sanders early on in the bout.  Aaron Lacey was set to fight for the first time since November, but his opponent was ruled ineligible to fight after being suspended by another athletic commission for being knocked out last weekend in a boxing match.

Young’s MMA product Fred Lear picked up a victory in the amateur bantamweight ranks to claim the title over Walt Shea of First Class MMA.  Lear dominated the first round of the action and then started off the second with a front kick before finishing Shea early on in the contest.  His teammate Angela Young lost a first round stoppage to Jessica Borga in her final fight of her career.

Other fights included former UMaine Black Bear Carlton Charles scoring an upset win versus unbeaten Josh Jones and Bangor’s Zack Faulkner winning in his MMA debut.

The NEF promotion announced that the event was the second consecutive sell-out in Bangor at the Cross Center.  They also announced their next event on November 3rd in Portland, headlined by Paul Gorman and James Blair.

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