Proposed televised Lewiston MMA fight card canceled

Posted by: DickPhillips on Tue Oct 4th, 2016 4:44 am
Proposed televised Lewiston MMA fight card canceledLEWISTON, Maine — The Classic Entertainment & Sports and New England Fights mixed martial arts co-promotion scheduled for Nov. 4 in Lewiston has been canceled due to matchmaking issues, executives from both companies said Monday.With several fighters pulling out of the main portion of the card to be broadcast by AXS-TV, others turning down fights offered by matchmakers and with the 30-day deadline to submit the fight card to the Combat Sports Authority of Maine for approval looming Tuesday, the two companies called the event off.“We are disappointed that this event didn’t materialize as planned,” CES MMA chief operating officer Jimmy Burchfield Jr. said in a news release. “But we are optimistic that we can make it happen in 2017.” ... -canceled/