Updated Fight Card for the New England Fights Event “NEF 42: Symphony of Destruction,” on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. For latest updates visit our event page.
NEF announced the addition of a professional featherweight bout to the card. Carl Langston (0-4) will meet Jacob Deppmeyer (0-0) at a fight weight of 145-pounds.
Initially, Langston was scheduled to face Dom Jones (2-3). Jones, however, was forced to pull out of the bout due to a previous medical suspension issued after a loss last fall at “Bellator 232” in Connecticut.
“I’m really disappointed that Dominic pulled,” said Langston who competes out of Young’s MMA in Bangor, Maine. “This is the third time he has pulled out of a fight with me. He’s a pretender, but lucky for me NEF got me a new game opponent. I don’t know anything about my new opponent but that he fights out of the same gym as Dom. I like the fact that he’s game to step-up, but I have a ton of experience that will play a big factor in this fight, to say the least. The kid is jumping in deep, deep water for his first pro fight and I’m going to drown him come February 8th.”
As noted by Langston, Jacob Deppmeyer is indeed a teammate of Dom Jones at First Class MMA in Brunswick, Maine. Deppmeyer made his amateur debut in the NEF cage in February 2017. He holds a notable win over Glenn Kasabian (2-3) via first-round technical knockout at “NEF 28.” Deppmeyer also fought to a draw in a very competitive bout against Taylor Bartlett (2-2-1) at “NEF 35” in Bangor. Most recently, he dropped a hard-fought decision to Devin Corson (3-1) last September at “NEF 40.”
“I feel going pro will open a few more opportunities that I’m excited about exploring,” said Deppmeyer. “This is my debut, something I will remember the rest of my life, so I’m going to put on a show. I have my teammates and my coaches grinding right there beside me. With them, I’m going to accomplish something that was once just a thought!”