Fraser and Hill to Headline August 25th Hamilton Card Live on The Score
(SFS PRESS RELEASE)
TORONTO, July 18, 2012 – The Score Fighting Series returns to Hamilton, Ontario on August 25th with one of the most anticipated fights in Canadian MMA history headlining the card. Rising stars John “Haggis Basher” Fraser and Josh Hill, Canada’s top two bantamweights not currently competing in the UFC, will go head-to-head at Hamilton Place Theatre.
Fraser (10-3) is a native of Sarnia, Ontario and is on a seven fight win streak. Hill (8-0) hails from Stoney Creek, Ontario and has a perfect professional record of 8-0.
Hill is renowned for his incredible athleticism, solid striking and dominant wrestling. Fraser has developed a reputation for his relentless attacking style and for finishing fights, with nine of his wins coming via submission. The two share a mutual opponent in Eric Wilson, who Hill dominated en route to a unanimous decision victory at The Score Fighting Series in March of this year, while Fraser submitted Wilson in May 2011.
“Both John and Josh were on the first fight card we produced as part of The Score Fighting Series and both have perfect records inside our cage,” said The Score Fighting Series promoter Brendan Fyfe. “Stylistically I think they will bring out the best in each other. As a fan I couldn’t be more excited about this fight.”
This fight has been talked about in MMA circles for years, with the fighters themselves looking forward to it perhaps more than anyone.
Hill said: “I’m very excited to be back fighting for The Score Fighting Series in my hometown of Hamilton again, and I’m even more excited to be part of the main event against a top caliber fighter like John Fraser.“
Fraser added: “This is the fight that everyone been asking for a battle between two top ranked Canadians and I am pleased to give the fans what they want.”
For the first time ever, fights from the main card will be carried live on theScore Television Network, with every fight streamed live on theScore.com. More fights will be announced shortly, with SFS veterans Will Romero, Alex Ricci, Lyndon Whitlock and Tristan Johnson all scheduled to appear.