New England Fights presents its next mixed-martial-arts event “NEF 55: Glory Days” on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of a professional catchweight bout to the card. Ed Davis (0-0) will meet James Lawson (0-1) at a fight weight of 165 pounds.
Ed Davis will make his professional debut in the fight with Lawson. Davis went 2-2 as an amateur with knockout wins over Joe Peters (2-4) and Patrick Mitchell (1-2) to his credit. His most recent amateur outing took place last month at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Davis took on Muhammad Ali’s grandson, Biaggio Ali Walsh (5-1), in a high-profile fight that was broadcast nationally on ESPN. He currently represents Titan Athletics based in Brewer, Maine.
“I am excited to be making my pro debut, at home and on Veterans Day,” said Davis. “I am super excited to be back in the cage and am ready for a war. I am going to move forward and push the pace and break this man’s will. Not one step will be taken backwards on November 11th, and I am coming for performance of the night! Everyone be sure to come out and watch the fights, it will be a night you will not want to miss!”
James Lawson recently made his professional debut at “NEF 53” last July after an amateur career that saw him compete in both MMA and kickboxing. He will return to the NEF cage on November 11 looking for the first win of his pro career. Lawson represents The Relentless Bunch MMA.
“I am thrilled to be making my return to NEF, where the competition is always top-notch,” said Lawson. “Fighting Ed Davis is a great challenge, and I am ready to showcase my skills and determination in the cage. I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to an exciting and memorable fight.”
“NEF 55: Glory Days” takes place on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. Doors are scheduled to open at 6 pm with first fight taking place at 7 pm. Tickets to “NEF 55” are available now at www.ticketmaster.com.