The Score Fighting Series put the finishing touches on their next show today, adding two more lightweight preliminary fights to the card to round out the November 23rd show.
The Score's seventh show is set for Friday, November 23rd, from the Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario. The venue in Hamilton has become the home base for SFS, and the month-end show will feature some very exciting match ups.
Strikeforce welterweight, and popular Canadian fighter, Jordan Mein, has been granted a temporary leave to take on former UFC veteran and current SFS stalwart Forrest Petz.
Mein is one of the most highly regarded prospects out of Canada right now. He is no stranger to the promotion as he headlined their inaugural show in June of last year. Petz is coming off one of the best fights the SFS has ever had with his win in a war over Sergej Juskevic in April.
The rest of the main card is stacked with match ups featuring local talent in relevant fights that will surely have the theatre ready and rowdy at the end of this month.
Dominant featherweight Josh Hill, looking to stay undefeated in his young career, will be on the card facing American Top Team fighter Rafael Rebello. Hill is a phenomenal athlete with speed and smarts. and he will be put to the test against the submission artist Rebello.
He dominated one of Canada's best featherweights, John Fraser, in his last outing in August.
Jesse "The Body Snatcher" Ronson will also look to continue his current run when he takes a big step up to face veteran Ryan Healy. Ronson is on a six fight win streak with each performance looking more impressive than the last. His striking is among the very best outside the UFC, but his all-around game will be challenged by the tough veteran Healy.
Healy defeated former UFC fighter Paul Kelly via unanimous decision at Super Fight League 2 in April.
Those three fights alone are worth the price of admission, yet the excitement does not stop there. Young prospect Alex Ricci will look to bounce back from his first loss when he faces Kevin Moran. Local beast Ryan Dickson will kick off the main card against Brandt Dewsbury.
Two lightweight fights were added to the preliminary card: Jason Saggo versus Iraj Hadin and Adam Assenza vs. Tommy Cote.
The preliminary card includes: (All Fights Subject to Change)
· Jason Saggo vs Iraj Hadin (added Nov 6th)
· Elias Theodorou vs Ali Mokdad
· Adam Assenza vs Tommy Cote (added Nov 6th)
· Paul Jalbert vs Zach George
· Ahmad Kakar vs Tommy McAvoy
Dwight Wakabayashi is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report MMA and guest blogger for Sportsnet.ca.