New England Fights

Ryan Sanders vs. Jon Lemke headlines New England Fights 26 on November 19

The next New England Fights (NEF) card will take place on November 19 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine and will be headlined by a lightweight bout as Ryan Sanders will meet Jon Lemke.

The fight booking was announced by NEF on Monday.

Sanders (11-8) is coming off a win against Derrick Kennington at NEF: Lookin’ For a Fight in August and is four of his five fights. Nine of his eleven wins have come by stoppage and eight of those wins have come by submission.

“I’m very happy to be fighting back in Lewiston,” said Sanders. “I’m thankful that Jon took this fight seeing how several top-ten lightweights turned it down. But that’s why I like Jon, he’s a fighter’s fighter and he never backs down from a tough fight. With that being said, I look forward to developing a game plan that’ll shut down his strengths and have my hand raised at the end of the night.”

Lemke (5-6) has dropped three in a row and is coming off a submission defeat in August against Devin Powell His last victory came in November of last year as he defeated Matt Denning by TKO at NEF 20.

“What a great opportunity I have been presented by New England Fights to fight Ryan Sanders,” said Lemke. “Ryan has been in, and done well, with the very best of New England. He is a well-rounded fighter and will challenge me in all areas. I very much look forward to this challenge and know that there will be fireworks for sure in this fight.”

Tickets for NEF 26: Supremacy are currently on sale and are available at or by calling the Colisee box office at 207.783.2009, extension 525.