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Elias Theodorou “The Spartan”

This Saturday August 25th Elias Theodorou will face Simon Marini at The Score Fighting Series at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario. MMAxposed gives you a peek into Elias’s day getting ready for his fight. This fight will be broadcasted on and televised LIVE on The Score at 9pm!

MMAxposed Podcast Episode 7 with Hector Lombard, Jesse Ronson and Alex Ricci

Written by: Matt Marcone

With just two days to go before the Score Fighting Series’ fifth event in Ontario, we present episode seven of the MMAxposed podcast. We get a real heart to heart interview with Hector Lombard, who dropped a split decision to Tim Boetch in his UFC debut.

It was Lombard’s first loss in 25 fights and he opens up about the haters, his injury during training camp, and Dana White’s post-fight comments saying he should fight at welterweight. He also gives his thoughts on a new possible training destination, making it to the big show, and who he wants to fight next.

In what many are predicting could be fight of the night, Canadian striking sensations Jesse Ronson and Alex Ricci also join the podcast. They will be fighting each other at SFS5 in Hamilton on Saturday, August 25th and both sound desperate to get inside the octagon.

Ronson talks about his mentality going into his fight on July 28 knowing he couldn’t afford to get hurt, the intensity of his sparring sessions and the origins of his nickname. He also thinks a victory could possibly send him to the UFC’s stacked lightweight division.

Ricci talks about the fight with Ronson, competing on four of the five Score Fighting Series cards, and a UFC dream of his own.

Let us know what you think!

(8:00) Jesse Ronson

(18:45) Alex Ricci

(27:30) Hector Lombard

MMAxposed PODCAST with Phil Baroni, Eric Attard and Jason Saggo

This week’s podcast with Matt Marcone and Randi Lotsberg featuring:

Phil Baroni is getting ready for his fight against Rodrigo Ribeiro at ONE FC in the Philippines on August 31th, 2012. He tells us about a new reality series called Fight Factory TV, which is set to premier August 15, 2012 on Nuvo TV.

Also on the show are lightweights Eric Attard and Jason Saggo, who will be squaring off August 25th in Hamilton, Ontario at the Score Fighting Series 4.

Attard talks about the step up in competition, the “sketchy” Discipline MMA show in Belleville and his preparation for Saggo. Saggo talks about training with legends all over the world, his passions, and fight mentality.

Download MMAxposed podcast Episode 6 HERE 

The Score Fighting Series is back!!!

Written By Randi Lotsberg


Ontario MMA fans and fighters got some great news today! The Score Fighting Series is back at the Hamilton Place Theatre on Saturday, August 25th for its fifth event since the province legalized the sport. Action has been lacking on the local MMA scene in 2012, but every show the Score Fighting Series puts on just keeps getting better. They are doing an excellent job giving fans of the sport an opportunity to be able to watch great up and coming fighters in an intimate environment.

I have had the chance to speak with many fighters over the past few months and these guys are hungry, eager and ready to get into the cage. With such a long wait between fights for some of these guys, I am certain it’s going to make for an extra burst of highly intensified action. These men are ready for battle!!

The main event on the card will be a bantamweight showdown between John “Haggis Basher” Fraser and Josh “Gentlemen” Hill. This bout has been highly anticipated for some time now. Fraser, 34, is a Sarnia, Ontario native with a record of 10-3 and is riding a seven fight win streak. The 25-year-old Hill resides in Binbrook, Ontario and is currently 8-0. Both of these skilled athletes have a lot on the line in this one, with a win likely propelling either of these men to the next level in their professional MMA careers. With that being said it is a great opportunity to be able to see them live in action before they make it to the UFC.

Other amazing Canadian talent on the card includes: Tristan Johnson (7-2),  Will Romero (9-3), Lyndon Whitlock (7-2), Alex Ricci (5-0), Ryan Dickson (2-0), Jason Meisel (3-0), Jason Saggo (6-1), Elias Theodorou (4-0), Adam Assenza (1-1), Rory Mcdonell (5-6) and Robert Thomas (0-0). Their opponents are still to be decided.

Tickets start at $30 and go on sale on Monday, July 23 at, Copps Coliseum box office and from local fighters on the card. The entire show will be streamed live on and for the first time ever, the main card fights will be carried live on The Score television network starting at 9 p.m. EST.

Adam ‘MAVERICK’ Assenza talks about his first pro win at SFS4

Photo by Randi Lotsberg
MMAxposed’s Dan Sammit catches up with Pro Fighter Adam’MAVERICK’ Assenza the day after his win against John Roche, with is his first win as a pro MMA career. Adam is currently (1-1) and trains at  Bama BJJ located in Burlington Ontario.

Predictions for SFS4

Predictions By: Randi Lotsberg

Predictions for SFS4

Craig Hudson (1-1)  VS.  John McPherson (0-1) – Craig Hudson TKO Round 2

John Roche (2-0)  VsS. Adam Assenza (0-1) – Adam Assenza by Decision

Erik Herbert (3-1) VS.  Elias Theodorou  (2-0) –Elias Theodorou Submission Round 3

Mike Sledzion (3-2) VS.  Jason Meisel (2-0)-Jason Meisel Submission (guillotine) Round 1

Corey Houston (4-1) VS. Lyndon Whitlock (6-2)-Lyndon Whitlock TKO Round 1

Derek Boyle (7-5) VS. Shane Campbell (5-1)-Shane Campbell TKO Round 3

Iraj Hadin (6-3) VS. Alex Ricci(4-0)-Iraj Hadin TKO Round 3

Forrest Petz(24-9) VS. Sergey Juskevic(11-6)-Sergey Juskevic Submission Round 3

Co-Main event:

Eric Wilson (5-1) VS. Josh Hill (7-0)- Josh Hill TKO Round 2

Main Event:

Ryan Healy (19-9) VS. John Alessio (33-14)- John Alessio Decision

Fight of the night:

Iraj Hadin VS. Alex Ricci


Score Fighting Series Weigh-Ins Results

Check out the pics and results from today’s weigh ins at The Score Fighting Series. These pics will also appear on 

Duncan, British Columbia’s John ‘The Natural’ Alessio (33-14) will continue his return push to the Ultimate Fighting Championship when he takes on tough Oregonian ‘Diamond’ Ryan Healy (19-9) in a lightweight main event.

The semi main-event features a match-up between a pair of top Canadian prospects.  Hamilton’s ‘Gentleman’ Josh Hill (7-0) and Saskatoon’s Eric Wilson (5-1) will compete to see who is the top bantamweight in the Score stable of fighters.

265 – Craig Hudson (260.0) vs. John MacPhearson (260.4)

155 – Adam Assenza (155.6) vs. John Roche (153.6)

185 – Elias Theodorou (185) vs. Erik Herbert (185.6)

155 – Jason Meisel (156.8) vs. Mike Sledzion (156) ”

170 – Ryan Dickson vs. Brandon Johnson Fight cancelled after Johnson did not pass MRI

145 – Lyndon Whitlock (145.4) vs. Cory Houston (145.2)

155 – Shane Campbell (155.4) vs. Derek Boyle (155.4)

155 – Alex Ricci (155.4) vs. Iraj Hadin (155.6)

170 – Forrest Petz (169) vs. Sergej Juskevic (168.8)

135 – Josh Hill (134.8) vs. Eric Wilson (134.8)

155 – John Alessio (155.6) vs. Ryan Healy (155)

Jason Meisel was given one hour to cut 0.8 pounds but was unable to do so.  He will forfeit 20% or his purse to Mike Sledzion.

Josh “Gentleman” Hill Continues His Seamless Transition From the Ice to the Cage

Written by: Dwight Wakabayashi
Photo by: Randi Lotsberg
Video Produced by: David Charles & Randi Lotsberg
There are beings on this earth who are blessed with natural looks and talent and Stoney Creek Ontario athlete Josh Hill is one of those beings. Like many kids growing up in the hockey hotbed of Southern Ontario, Hill started his athletic journey on the ice at the early age of two or three-years old. It was in the cold, damp rink and the tough, aggressive sport where he developed an incredible physical work ethic and a fierce will to win. Hill used his natural ability, physique and competitveness to land a walk on spot on his local Junior hockey club where he completed a three year junior career.
When his time on the ice was over in 2008, Hill dedicated himself full-time to his mixed martial arts training at Iron Tiger Muay Thai in Caledonia and Pura BJJ in Hamilton. Hill trianed and worked with many experienced mixed martial artists who were quickly floored by his power and natural ability. In late 2009 Hill proved just how much of a natural talent he is as he stepped into a fight on 2-weeks notice, with no amateur experience and made his pro MMA debut with W1 on The Score. hill scored a second round TKO victory and has not stopped since.
The 25-year old phenom is currently undefeated at 7-0 including his 2009 debut and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Federico Lopez under the  Global Warriors FC card in Hamilton in August of last year. Hill is a beast at 135-pounds and trains with larger, high level fighters on a regular basis. Hill is a powerful and explosive fighter who has the ability to dictate the fight to his liking and capitalize on any mistake his opponent makes.
Next up for the rising star is a fight with Eric Wilson on The Score Fighting Series on March 16th in Hamilton. Hill will be in very familiar territory at home in Hamilton and under the lights of The Score promotion as five of his seven fights have had major national exposure. Hill faces submission and leg lock wizard Eric Wilson of Saskatoon, who is coming off a tough submisson loss to top Canadian bantamweight John Fraser last May.
The Score Fighting Series (SFS) is returning to Hamilton, Ontario for another night of incredible MMA action on Friday, March 16th at the Hamilton Place Theatre.

Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now at the Copps Coliseum Box Office and at Tickets are also available from local fighters on the card and at the door.  Doors open at 6:30pm with the first fight at 7:30pm.

Ryan Dickson Humble, Grounded and Undefeated

Dwight Wakabayashi

Budding mixed martial artist Ryan Dickson is a young man with all the tools necessary to evolve and succeed in the sport of MMA. The Hamilton native is a skilled wrestling and jiu-jitsu competitor by his roots and competes in BJJ competitions all over the world. He is getting set to compete in the Abu Dhabi World Pro BJJ Championships later this month. “Abu Dhabi” is one of the most prestigious grappling competitions in the world and Dickson will be competing against the best of the best in BJJ.

The Jeff Joslin MMA student made his MMA debut in 2011 and went 2-0 in his first two fights. Dickson grabbed a first round, arm bar victory over Brett Biederman in a Global Warriors Fighting Championship event in August, followed by an absolute mauling of Josh Tavierne in The Score Fighting Series’ Meltdown in The Valley in December. He tapped Tavierne out via rear-naked choke in the second round.

Dickson is well aware of his prowess in submissions but he is extremely humble and grounded, two traits paramount for success in this sport. Dickson has the reputation of being a sponge in his training with teacher, local MMA pioneer and former UFC fighter Jeff Joslin.  His various training methods show he is the perfect student of the game who knows he needs to learn and train everything to get to where he wants to go.

“I train alot in BJJ but I also enjoy Boxing and Muay Thai which I try to train most days of the week. I also started my training in wrestling in high school and I train with Brock University Wrestling 2 times a week as well as at Joslin’s.” Dickson said. “I also spend a lot of time watching and studying pure boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai as well because a lot can be learned from all of them.

In his victory over Josh Tavierne last December, Dickson’s technical ground game dominated, frustrated and embarrassed his opponent, and it is clear he trains to do exactly that.

“I like to emulate the technical fighters in MMA. Edson Barbosa, Benson Henderson, Rousimar Palhares and my coach Jeff Joslin as well.”

Dickson’s next MMA fight is in his hometown of Hamilton on March 16th for The Score Fighting Series where he will take on Team OAMA fighter Chris St. Jean.

“He’s experienced and well rounded and I’m looking forward to the fight.” Dickson’s goals for this year are clearly set.

“At the end of 2012, I want to still be undefeated and still have all my wins by submission or knockout. I don’t really care who I fight I just want to keep active, doing a fight every month or two months.”

The MMA future is bright for Ryan Dickson.