Biddeford, ME (February 20, 2012) – On the heels of their wildly successful debut event in Lewiston, Maine, Mixed Martial Arts promotions company New England Fights! (“NEF!”) has announced that its follow up event FIGHT NIGHT II will be held at the Arena in Biddeford, Maine on Saturday, April 14th, 2012.
“I think we turned a lot of heads with FIGHT NIGHT I,” stated NEF! Promoter, Attorney, and Co-Owner Nick DiSalvo. “We put 3,142 people in the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on February 11. We shattered the previous attendance record for an MMA event in Maine by over 1,300. That’s a huge accomplishment for a debut event. To put that in context, the 1965 World Heavyweight Title rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, in the same building, had an attendance of 2,434. We put over 700 more people in the Colisee than that fight did. It just goes to show what we’ve been saying all along – that Maine loves its MMA.”
DiSalvo and his business partner – Matchmaker, Maine State Representative, and Co-Owner of NEF! – Matt Peterson, have planned another stellar card for Biddeford, once again showcasing the talents of Maine’s best MMA competitors. “The phones have been ringing off the hook from fighters and camps wanting to get on the FIGHT NIGHT II card,” said Peterson. “We have FIGHT NIGHT I alumni already scheduled to appear on the April 14 Biddeford event. Maine favorites like John Raio, Jesse Peterson, Ray Wood, Jamie Harrison, Jesse Erickson, and ‘The’ Ryan Sanders have all committed to appear on FIGHT NIGHT II, as well as NEF! newcomer Jarod Lawton.”
Tickets for the April 14 event in Biddeford will be on sale Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00 a.m. A link to a ticketing page will be provided at that time on NEF!’s website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. “Get your tickets early,” warns DiSalvo. “The Biddeford Arena seats only 1,600. We had already sold 1,600 tickets to FIGHT NIGHT I more than a month before the event. In the past week, we’ve received more than 500 calls and emails from fans wanting to order FIGHT NIGHT II tickets early. We are expecting a sell-out for April 14, and we’re expecting it to happen quickly. If you’re a fight fan and you want to see the best fighters Maine has to offer, be sure to get your tickets right away on Wednesday. Cage-side and Premium seats will be very, very limited and will be gone fast. We’re also expecting big crowds to come in from Massachusetts and New Hampshire as Biddeford, in Southern Maine, is a much shorter trip than Lewiston for out-of-staters.”
For more information and to stay up-to-date on the latest announcements regarding FIGHT NIGHT II visit www.newenglandfights.com.