Poll: Who Will Win the Fights This Weekend?


There are a ton of Power Fights this weekend in Canada? Let’s here your opinion on who will win them. Don’t know what a Power Fight is? Check it out HERE: http://topmmanews.com/2012/02/22/power-fights-2/.

John Alessio (33-14) vs. Ryan Healy (19-9-1)
Score Fighting Series 3 – Hamilton – March 16
Alessio will return to his home soil as a combatant for the first time in two years when he steps into the cage to meet Healy. Prior to his TKO loss to Siyar Bahadurzada in March of last year, Alessio was riding a seven fight win streak with hopes of UFC domination in the Welterweight division.  One year later, Alessio has dropped to Lightweight, polished off his two more opponents and now hopes for an Octagon shot at his new found weight class and a win over tough veteran Healy could cement that dream. Healy, a member of Team Quest, is also on a two fight roll and has won 7 of his last 10. Both men only share one common opponent in Luis Firmino, while Healy dropped a decision, Alessio was able to get the nod in his three round tussle with the wily Brazilian. Both men posses similar skill sets as both are stellar top position wrestlers and both fight well in the clinch, probably since both come from Randy Couture influenced fight teams. Alessio has not been this fired up for a fight in a long time and he promises to not leave this fight in the hands of the judges. No matter how this tilt plays out, the fans in the Hamilton area will witness an all out war when these veteran step into the cage. If you haven’t picked up a pair of tickets to the Score Fighting Series, you’re silly!

Who will win between John Alessio and Ryan Healy ?

  • John Alessio (33-14) (85%, 57 Votes)
  • Ryan Healy (19-9-1) (15%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

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Josh Hill (7-0) vs. Eric Wilson (5-1)
Score Fighting Series 3 – Hamilton – March 16
Nothing wets the whistle of an MMA fan more then a bout with ranking implications and when Hill meets Wilson, MMA fans all over Canada will be salivating. Hill, Canada’s 6th ranked Bantamweight, has won all 7 of his professional fights and looks to make the leap to the big show and a win over Wilson could be his final hurdle. Wilson, Canada’s 9th ranked Bantamweight, was last seen in a valiant albeit losing effort when John Fraser submitted him in his bid for the inaugural Wreck MMA 135 lbs title. Both men have experience against world class opponents, both are juggernauts on the canvas, and both are known for exciting fights. Conditioning may very well be the key to victory in this affair with Hill known to go 15 minutes easy and Wilson being suspect when entering the 3rd round. Its hard to pick the winner here, but if this bout enters the eleven minute mark, Hill will probably walk away the victor but in the first 10 minutes Wilson could easily spoil the night for the hometown favourite.

Who will win between Josh Hill and Eric Wilson ?

  • Josh Hill (7-0) (83%, 59 Votes)
  • Eric Wilson (5-1) (17%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 71

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Mike Ricci (6-2) vs. Tony Hervey  (12-11)
Ringside 13 – Montreal – March 17
Mike Ricci, a solid all-around fighter, from Zahabi MMA will look to rebound from his Ringside title loss to Daron Cruickshank, who later went on to The Ultimate Fighter.  Should Ricci have a problem with Freedom Fight champion Tony Hervey?  We all know MMA Math does not work, but Hervey lost to Jesse Ronson in his last bout and Ricci tore through Ronson last year.   Surely, that is an indication that Ricci will win this one, or will he?

Who will win between Mike Ricci and Tony Hervey ?

  • Mike Ricci (6-2) (87%, 53 Votes)
  • Tony Hervey (12-11) (13%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 61

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Misha Cirkunov (5-1) vs. Aaron Johnson (9-5)
KO Kings – Atlanta – March 17
Canada’s 8th ranked Light-Heavyweight takes his first MMA trip south of the border for the biggest test of his career. Cirkunov, a product of Tap Star in Toronto, has polished off some of the better Canadian Light-Heavyweight prospects in his last two outings, with decisions over both Ion Cherdivara and Ali Mokdad. Johnson, a Georgia native and member of the Defkon1 fight team, is currently riding a two fight win streak and hoping home field advantage will secure him a win over the Canadian prospect. With 19 fights under his belt and all of his 10 wins coming between the bells, Johnson is Cirkunov’s toughest test to date. Given that 8 of Johnson’s 10 wins have come via submission and the fact that Cirkunov has won every major submission wrestling title under the sun in Canada, one should expect a few exchanges of holds, locks and chokes in this tussle. Also, consider Johnson has submitted 8 mediocre MMA fighters while Cirkunov has twisted and torqued many of the world’s top submission grapplers. That being said, expect Cirkunov to receive the winner’s purse in this one.

Who will win between Misha Cirkunov and Aaron Johnson ?

  • Misha Cirkunov (5-1) (71%, 39 Votes)
  • Aaron Johnson (9-5) (29%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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Lyndon Whitlock (5-2) vs. Cory Houston (4-1)
Score Fighting Series 3 – Hamilton – March 16
Lyndon Whitlock, a former member of the feared Iron Tiger Muay Thai, will be looking to bounce back from his previous loss to Tristan Johnson. Houston, a WAMMA product, burst onto the national scene with his aforementioned win over Denis Puric, now five months later, he’ll look to build on that success with another win over an Iron Tiger Muay Thai member and bump his name into thenational top 10.  Both men are good grapplers. Whitlock enjoys a top position wrestling base and Houston, a solid boxer, is comfortable off his back with an offensive guard game. The winner here has a chance to crack the top 10 ranking. Sadly, the loser may fall off the national radar and look to rebuild before getting another big time fight.

Who will win between Lyndon Whitlock and Cory Houston ?

  • Cory Houston (4-1) (62%, 37 Votes)
  • Lyndon Whitlock (5-2) (38%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

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Shane Campbell (3-1) vs. Derek Boyle (7-5)
Score Fighting Series 3 – Hamilton – March 16
Two strong strikers will take to the cage when Boyle meets Campbell at SFS 3.  Two-time world Muay Thai champion Shane “Shaolin” Campbell is one of the best strikers in Canada and who can forget PFA’s Derek Boyle’s Flying Knee finish of Alex Popov in 2011?  It strikes me that this will be a stand up war in Hamilton!

Who will win between Shane Campbell and Derek Boyle ?

  • Shane Campbell (3-1) (64%, 37 Votes)
  • Derek Boyle (7-5) (36%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 58

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Alex Ricci (4-0) vs. Iraj Hadin (6-3)
Score Fighting Series 3 – Hamilton – March 16
This is one of the most intriguing matchups on an already stacked card. Ricci, an M-1Thai Boxing System’s product and Muay Thai monster, burst onto the scene in late 2010 and has remained undefeated even though he’s stepped up in competition time and time again. Hadin, an Adrenaline Training Center product, makes his triumphant MMA return after a year on the shelf while recovering from a knee injury. With less then 10 fights under his belt, Hadin has already faced two UFC fighters, John Makdessi and Sean Pierson, and has secured wins over top Canadians like Derek Gauthier, Samuel Guillet and Steven Rogers. Ricci has been touted as one of Canada’s fastest rising prospects and prior to his injury, Hadin was quietly climbing the national rankings himself. Now in Hamilton Place Theatre, fans will get to see who is the real deal and who needs to go back to the drawing board. A vicious pin point striker versus a tenacious wrestler with power fists, who will reach the top 10 first?

Who will win between Alex Ricci and Iraj Hadin ?

  • Alex Ricci (4-0) (55%, 88 Votes)
  • Iraj Hadin (6-3) (45%, 73 Votes)

Total Voters: 161

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11 Responses to “ Poll: Who Will Win the Fights This Weekend? ”

  1. Jeff Harrison says:

    If Campbell and Alex Ricci both win for the love of Thai Boxing PLEEEASE ALEX MATCH THEM UP!! It would answer a question that has been asked since for the past 5 years in the Muay Thai community:-)

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  2. Jeff Harrison says:

    That would most likely be fight of the year 2012 for striking fans world wide:)

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  3. Bobby Karimi says:

    I really enjoy this feature, well done

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  4. mike kent says:

    Josh Hill,Alex Ricci,Shane Campbell,John Alessio, this is a sick card, every fight has FOTN potential. Also excited to see how misha will perform after what some people called a lackluster performance against MOKDAD . i think mokdad doesnt get enough credit and can make people look bad so excited to see if he comes away with a nice finish.

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  5. bigfight@hotmail.com says:

    Apparently Alex Ricci has been offered Campbell many times but won’t accept the fight! This is a real step up for Alex in Iraj Hadin because Iraj is a beast and a real apponent unlike Alex’s others. With that said Alex is being brought up as he should n the Hadin fight will say where he really is n if he is ready for a guy like Campbell. If Alex can even beat Hadin, he belongs in the top 10 and needs to accept the bigger fights like VS Shane Campbell!
    Agreed that this fight would be massive!

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  6. Alex Ricci vs Iraj Hadin cannot get any tighter. Tough fight to pick.

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  7. hawkes says:

    I think iraj is probably too big and well rounded. I think he will pull it off. Love Ricci though. He’s a great fighter!

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  8. mcr8ton says:

    don’t forget about boyle, the guy is really well rounded and spends the majority of his time at greg jackson’s camp. i think he he gets the w over campbell

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  9. hawkes says:

    Huge fan of Campbells MT… but i agree that boyle will probably get on top and either rnc or tko him.

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  10. Iraj seems to be the litmus test for UFC. If you can beat Iraj, you are good enough to make the big show just like Pierson, Makdessi, and Delorenzi was before injury struck.

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  11. Junior says:

    I can’t believe Misha Cirkunov lost by sub in the 1st. Big changes are needed for him if he wants to realize his potential

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