BANGOR – It was a record Saturday night for New England Fights as it had its largest card in company history in Bangor.
Young’s MMA fighter Josh Harvey and Jay Ellis were the second professional fight on Saturday’s card. Both showed their athleticism early, it was Harvey who came out on top after submitting Ellis via triangle choke. Harvey moved to 5-0 on his career.
Ryan Sanders was all smiles before his bout with Armando Montoya. Sanders had been fighting at 155, his fight was at 170. Sanders made quick work of Montoya submitting him with a guillotine choke four minutes into the first round. Sanders improved to 17-9.
The main event saw two Bangor area fighters square off in Young’s MMA’s Aaron Lacey and Titan Athletic’s Jon Lemke. The latter stood no chance in this one, Lacey submitting Lemke with a rear naked choke. It was a big bounce back win for Lacey who had to adjust on the fly in order to earn the win.
“I didn’t really like the canvas in there so you know I didn’t want to move around and try and be too athletic. I felt like I was going to slip, the canvas was sweaty kinda gross from the night. I felt like I had to be in close kind put him on the fence and use the fence so I could really use my pressure to take him down and do what I did,” Lacey said.