LEWISTON, ME– Saturday night at NEF XIII Tim Sylvia 33-9 made his major announcement during the intermission in front of a packed house at the Lewiston Bank Colisee. Sylvia announced his return to the NEF cage and his second appearance for the promotion to fight New England’s #3 Ranked UFC Veteran Christian Morecraft 8-3 (Cape Cod Fighting Alliance).
Sylvia had gone to social media pleading for help from his fans to get a bid back into the UFC when they invade Maine on August 16 at the brand new Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, ME. A fight in September against Morecraft all but eliminates the possibility of Sylvia fighting for the UFC in August but still guarantee’s the former world champion another bout in his home state.
Morecraft was 1-3 in the UFC and 1-2 in his last three bouts but is undefeated outside the UFC at 8-0.
Also returning to the NEF cage will be the popular Ray “All Business” Wood 4-0 (Youngs MMA) after a one year lay-off due to an ACL tear. Wood is a highly touted featherweight from Maine and ranked in the top ten in New England.