Sokoudjou to Face Desilets on theScore Fighting Series


TORONTO, May 20th, 2011 – Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) today announces the top end of theScore Fighting Series card on June 10th is now complete with Martin “The Stress” Desilets agreeing to face Thierry Sokoudjou in a light heavyweight match-up. Desilets (11-3) is one of Canada’s top light heavyweights and has won four of his last five fights. He has been fighting professionally since 2005 and boasts a win over current UFC light heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski. Desilets loves to stand and trade with his opponents and is a true knockout artist with eight of his victories coming via KO or TKO.

Sokoudjou (11-8) is a UFC, Strikeforce and Pride veteran with notable wins over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona. Born and raised in Cameroon, he moved to the United States in 2001 to pursue a career in judo. He currently trains out of San Diego with MMA icon Dan Henderson and other members of Team Quest. Known for incredible athleticism and trademark dreadlocks, Sokoudjou is a crowd favourite both inside and outside out the cage. As an homage to the many Photoshopped images of him on the Internet, Sokoudjou frequently wears a mask inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1987 action move “Predator” during his walk-in.

Other confirmed match-ups include a battle between UFC veterans Joe “El Dirte” Doerksen and Luigi Fioravanti and a welterweight showdown between DREAM welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis and top Canadian prospect Jordan ‘Young Guns’ Mein. Top ranked Canadian fighters Antonio ‘Pato’ Carvalho and Adrian ‘The Bully’ Wooley are also scheduled on the card.

* Photo by Jason Bouwmeester|TKO Photography

11 Responses to “ Sokoudjou to Face Desilets on theScore Fighting Series ”

  1. Bobby Karimi says:

    Great fight!

    2 super aggressive guys, should be very exciting. Fight will be about 2-3 minutes of madness!

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  2. MW Hoack says:

    great opportunity for desilet, cant wait to watch this

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  3. Mike Davis says:

    Sokodjou will beat Stress by tko quick I think but great match up.

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  4. Bobby Karimi says:

    I got Desiletes

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  5. Robin Black says:

    I called Hollett vs desilets from ringside.

    Desilets is awesomely aggressive and a big ko guy.

    But Hollett really dominated him bigtime on the ground.

    If Sokoujou puts him on his back its game over.

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  6. harry balls says:

    I gotta go with Sokoudju. What pisses me off is that nobody is making Desilets-Bosse happen this summer in Montreal. The fans would love that fight. It makes a ton of sense for both guys and the promotions.

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  7. The Dude says:

    Desilets is way too wild in his striking to KO a veteran like Soko. I expect Soko to KO or TKO Desilets halfway through the first.

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  8. Jarvis says:

    Who is Hollet fighting then? I thought he was fighting Soko?

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  9. Cody Rempel says:

    Hollet had to pull out due to an injury… Desilets is his replacement!

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  10. Jarvis says:

    Thanks Cody! Should be good!

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  11. CM says:

    Anyone know if this going to be shown live on the Score or on tape delay?

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