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Welterweights To Collide At The Score MMA Fighting Series March 16

The Score Fighting Series has announced another main card match-up for its Friday March 16th event at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario.  In a welterweight (170 pounds) affair, UFC veteran Forrest “The Meat Cleaver” Petz (24-9) of Cleveland, Ohio will take on kickboxing champion Sergej Juskevic (11-6-2) of Toronto via Lithuania.

The 5-foot-9 Juskevic, who is riding a four-fight win streak, is known for his powerful kicks and fearsome body attacks.   He has been living in Toronto for the past few years and fights out of Grant Brothers Boxing and MMA.

In his last fight against Gideon Ray, Juskevic, who complements his kickboxing skills with several years of sambo training that he did in Latvia, served notice that he’s more than just dangerous on his feet by tapping the UFC veteran with a heel hook just 90 seconds into the first round.

The 36-year-old Petz (24-9), who also stands 5-foot-9, enters the match-up on a three fight win streak and represents a serious step-up in competition for the Lithuanian.  The Meat Cleaver competed seven times inside The Octagon and trains out of the Strong Style Fight Team in Cleveland.  Nearly 50 percent of his finishes have come via KO or TKO and he has notable career victories over Dan Hardy, Luigi Fioravanti and Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett.

In his last effort, Petz scored a monstrous TKO (punches) on Rudy Bears in the first round (2:55) of their matchup in Newkirk, Ok.

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Tickets for The Score Fighting Series start at $30 and are on sale now at the Copps Colesium box office and online atwww.ticketmaster.ca.

In the main event, UFC and PRIDE veteran and Xtreme Couture team member John “The Natural” Alessio (33-14) will square off with Strikeforce and WEC veteran and Team Quest member “Diamond” Ryan Healy (19-9-1).

Undefeated Stoney Creek sensation Josh Hill (7-0) will take on rising star Eric Wilson (5-1) from Saskatoon at bantamweight (135 pounds).

Unbeaten Jason Meisel (2-0) of Caledonia will battle Mike Sledzion (3-2) of Barrie at lightweight (155 pounds).  Lyndon Whitlock (5-2) of Hamilton will face Cory Houston (4-1) of Winnipeg at featherweight (145 pounds).  John Macphearson (1-1) of Hamilton will lock horns with Craig “War Dog” Hudson (1-1) of Brantford at heavyweight (max 265 pounds).

Additional fights will be announced soon.

For more information or for images of fighters please contact:

Mike Afromowitz
Witz End Communications, Inc.
917-566-8754
mikea@yourwitzend.com

James Bigg
theScore Media, Inc.
416-977-6787 x 2366
jbigg@scoremedia.com

About Score Media Inc.
Score Media is a media company committed to delivering interactive and authentic sports entertainment. Score Media’s primary asset, theScore Television Network (“theScore”), is a national specialty television service providing sports news, information, highlights and live event programming in more than 6.8 million homes across Canada. The Company’s digital media assets include theScore.com and the industry leading mobile sports applications ScoreMobile, ScoreMobile FC and SportsTap which reach over three million unique users per month. Growing from a team of 60 in 1997 to over 290 employees in 2012, Score Media is a revolutionizing interactive media company.

About The Score Fighting Series
The Score Fighting Series is a mixed martial arts promotion operated by Score Fighting Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Score Media Inc. The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with the focus on showcasing both established veterans and the sport’s best young athletes. The Series can currently be seen across Canada on theScore on Thursdays at 4pm ET and Saturdays at 1pm ET. Individual fights are also available in the MMA section on theScore.com.

Photo by Eric Gaudreault/Courtesy of The Score MMA

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