Local Fighters Set To Main Event NEF 26 Card
Local fighters Jon Lemke and “The” Ryan Sanders will square off in the main event of the New England Fights card set for November 19th.
The fight will be contested at lightweight between two very well-known fighters to local mixed martial arts fans. Both Sanders and Lemke were teammates at Team Irish in Brewer, a gym owned and operated by Marcus Davis, before the former left to go and train with rival gym Young’s MMA.
Sanders (11-8) has won four of his past fights, including a decision victory over Derrick Kennington this past August in Bangor, ME on the “Looking for a Fight” card featuring Dana White in attendance. The August card was Sanders’ first back with the NEF since November 2014 as the Young’s MMA fighter had been fighting for the Toe 2 Toe and CES promotions for his prior five bouts.
Lemke (5-6) is looking to snap a three fight losing streak and also competed in the August NEF card. Lemke was submitted via choke in the first round after breaking Devin Powell’s nose earlier in the round. He was scheduled to fight Jesse Erickson in the main event of NEF 25 in September, but was pulled off the card due to injury.
The card was originally scheduled to feature a co-operative fight night with fighters from the CES promotion and the NEF, but scheduling conflicts ended the card set for November 4th. The “NEF 26: Supremacy” card will now take place on November 19th and is also set to include Derek “Shatterproof 2.0” Shorey (4-7), who won a fight with Pete Rogers Jr via submission at CES 38 in September going up against Josh Parker (4-8).
Tickets for the event are on sale now at TheColisee.com