theScore Fighting Series Announces Key Bouts for June 10th
TORONTO – Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) today announces that three key match-ups for theScore Fighting Series card on June 10th at The Hershey Centre have been made official. Oshawa’s Antonio Carvalho will take on UFC alumnus Doug Evans, Josh Hill will battle Roland Delorme in a tilt between two of Canada’s top bantamweights and Joe Doerksen will face Luigi Fioravanti in a clash of MMA veterans.
Fioravanti (22-8) fights out of Orlando, Florida with the highly regarded American Top Team. He has competed inside the UFC’s octagon eight times and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Fioravanti has won five of his last six fights but Joe “El Dirte” Doerksen believes he is ready for whatever Fioravanti brings.
“He’s tough and talented,” says Doerksen. ”I respect him as a fighter, but I’m looking to ruin his night.”
This will be Doerksen’s first time back in theScore Fighting Series since his win over Shawn Marchand at CFC 5 in Winnipeg on June 4th, 2010.
Fans can expect fireworks when Carvalho and Evans battle inside the cage. Carvalho is one of the featherweight division’s most dynamic strikers and his work is well known to fans of theScore Fighting Series, with his last win coming roughly a year ago against Juan Barrantes. Carvalho is widely regarded as one of the top 145 pound fighters in the world not currently under contract with a major organization, but Anchorage, Alaska’s Evans was more than willing to accept the challenge.
“I’m very excited to fight Antonio,” stated Evans. “He’s very well rounded and it’s going to be a battle.” Evans is known for bringing the action to his opponent. The UFC veteran recently competed in theScore Fighting Series against Tristan Johnson and gained considerable acclaim for his highly entertaining fight against Thierry Quenneville.
Two of Canada’s top bantamweight prospects, Hill and Delorme, will also face off in the cage. The undefeated Hill, who recently beat highly touted prospect Diego Wilson in a theScore Fighting Series event, is ready to take the next step to proving he is the top bantamweight in Canada. Delorme has a different idea. He has taken out top bantamweights Sean Quinn and Remi Morvan and is more than ready to square off against Hill.
In addition to these main card match-ups, two undercard bouts have been announced. One of Canada’s top Muay-Thai fighters, Woodbridge’s Alex Ricci will be taking on Adrenaline MMA’s Pete Brown in a lightweight bout expected to be a slugfest.
Also added to the card is a battle between two young undefeated prospects as Brampton’s Tyler Hardcastle faces Michael Reilly of Rockland, Ontario.