Fraser and Hill to Headline August 25th Hamilton Card Live on The Score


Josh Hill


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.“

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 More fights will be announced shortly, with SFS veterans Will Romero, Alex Ricci, Lyndon Whitlock and Tristan Johnson all scheduled to appear.

Tickets for The Score Fighting Series event start at $30 and are on sale from Monday, July 23rd at the Copps Coliseum box office and online at

27 Responses to “ Fraser and Hill to Headline August 25th Hamilton Card Live on The Score ”

  1. Rob says:

    Great match up!

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  2. Alex Caporicci says:

    Got some other great things in store for August. Very excited.

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  3. Robin Black says:

    Pumped that it’ll be LIVE on The Score!

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  4. Mike says:

    Hate to see any one of these guys lose but I’m giving a slight edge to the Haggis Basher. He’s a finisher but it will be tough to finish Josh Hill. I’m thinking Fraser by UD.

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  5. Bobby Karimi says:

    Fraser wins

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  6. Cody Rempel says:

    Live on The Score… it’s about time!!!

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  7. Idolmaker says:

    Man that sucks I was pulling for josh hill!!! Oh well congrats Fraser and gl in the future. Josh will be back before you know it!!!

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  8. smash says:

    Ok Guys, this just in. I Just got off the phone with Brendan Fyfe, and he neglected to say something very important about this fight.

    Hill vs Fraser is not just a regular fight, its going to be an MMA Ladder match!!! The ladder will be in the center of the octagon and a 3 fight deal with the UFC will be suspended directly above. First one to grab it wins.

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  9. Jeff Harrison says:

    That comment made me want to punch someone

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  10. Idolmaker says:

    I’m still thinking josh will win!!! So convincing eh bkb, I guess that’s why they actually go through with the fights! What’s pissed you of Harrison???

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  11. Jeff Harrison says:

    Ladder match humor

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  12. Marc-Andre Drolet says:

    There is nothing funny about a ladder match. That’s some serious stuff.

    I say Hill takes this easy.

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  13. smash says:

    I agree with Marc-Andre. Hill will dominate all aspects. Waaay better striker, better technical wrestler, better jits, better cardio, or maybe equal cardio.

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  14. Robin Black says:


    Great great match up.

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  15. Idolmaker says:

    Don’t tell me what to do!!!! I’ll underestimate anyone I want!!! Josh Hill by Split decision!!! Yes it will be that close!!!

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  16. Robin Black says:

    i like yer style :)

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  17. Idolmaker says:


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  18. Jeff Harrison says:

    Hill is all those things but Fraser is a crazy ginga ninja that is as strong as Scottish moonshine with the ballsack contents of William Wallace!

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  19. steve hill says:

    remember what happened to william wallace

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  20. Idolmaker says:

    Steve can’t you come on anonymously??? You’re gonna garner hate for josh along the lines of jimmos mom??? Of course we expect you to cheer for him.

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  21. Robin Black says:

    I have tons more respect for Steve for using his name!

    Go Steve Hill! :)

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  22. steve hill says:

    LOL thanks robin its the only one I have…see you ringside Aug 25…

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  23. Mort says:

    So stoked for this fight. Frasers got this one for sure. He’s like a friggin spider monkey you just can shake. He just keeps coming and coming. This guy is relentless. The whole card looks like its shaping up nicely already.

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  24. chuck says:

    great match up .dont know what to say i like both fighters . May the best man win .

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  25. blayd cooper says:

    tough match up for both!!!! great job on getting this fight together!!!

    the true winners are the fans!!! im getting front row tickets for this now before they sell out. where is the best place to get tickets robin?

    my pick Fraser by sub round 3

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  26. Jeff harrison says:

    Hill by disembowelment as haggis basher screams freeeeeeedom to the disgusted and empathetic audience at hamilton place.

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