The Score Fighting Series continued to establish itself as one of the premiere fight leagues in Canada, hitting the Hershey Centre last night for Mississauga’s first sanctioned pro-MMA event. The 10 fight card featured a good mix of established Canadian fighters, prospects, and international names.
Jordan Mein (pictured on right) came through with a unanimous decision win against Dream welterweight champ Marius Zaromskis, continuing to state a good case for a crack at the UFC. (Dana White was probably busy prepping tonight’s UFC 131 in Vancouver but hopefully he’s been paying Mein the attention he deserves.)
Octagon vets Joe Doerksen and Luigi Fioravanti slugged it out, somewhat slowly, with Doerksen racking the W. Fellow former UFC fighter Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou also did enough to earn a unanimous decision against Roy Boughton, unleashing some killer leg kicks in round one, though conditioning still seems to be an Achilles heel for the African Assassin.
Some of the best matches went down early in the night with a KO slam from Mike Reilly and a wicked overhand-right KO from Alex Ricci. The fight of the night was a spirited (and bloody) bout between Bellator vet Nick Mamalis and Toronto’s Adrian Wooley, which ended with a controversial split decision for the out-of-towner. Full results below:
Mike Reilly def. Tyler Hardcastle via KO (slam), round two
Alex Ricci def. Mike Sledzion via KO (punch), round two
Tristan Johnson def. William Romero via unanimous decision
Kurt Southern def. Jorge Britto via unanimous decision
Josh Hill def. Darin Cooley via unanimous decision
Nick Mamalis def. Adrian Wooley via split decision
Antonio Carvalho def. Douglas Evans via unanimous decision
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Roy Boughton via unanimous decision
Joe Doerksen def. Luigi Fioravanti via unanimous decision
Jordan Mein def. Marius Zaromskis via unanimous decision
Thanks to the Score for bringing their product to our neck of the woods. Here’s to more big MMA cards in Mississauga in the near future.
Pic source: The Score Fighting Series