Score Fighting Series 7 Play-by-Play – Ronson, Mein Dominant

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Matt Marcone is in Hamilton, Ontario for the Score Fighting Series 7 event on November 23, 2012. If you are not in the Hamilton Place Theatre, you can watch all the MMA action on Top MMA News right HERE.

Top MMA News Awards:

  • Knockout of the Night: Jordan Mein
  • Submission of the Night: Rory McDonell
  • Fight of the Night: William Romero vs Tristan Johnson

Here is Matt’s play-by-play:

Jordan Mein vs. Forrest Petz
This one doesn’t last long. They trade for a few seconds until Mein lands a power punch. A scramble is followed by a serious of punches, knees and standing elbows that forces referee Yves Lavigne to step in just shy of the 90 second mark.
Jordan Mein defeats Forrest Petz by TKO (Strikes) in Round 1, 1:29

Jesse Ronson vs. Ryan Healy
R1 – Ronson lands the first four strikes before Healy clinches. Ronson lands a short elbow against the cage but Healy pulls his legs out for a takedown. Ronson gets up and starts pouring it on, landing just about everything he throws. He takes Healy down and almost takes his back before ending up on the bottom. They stand. Ronson lands a left high kick and left body kick before getting bull-rushed by Healy. Ronson lands an uppercut and head kick on the break, but Healy takes him down into side control. Ronson landed the best shots but Healy landed takedowns, 10-9 Ronson
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Ronson

R2 – The body snatcher is living up to his name. He lands several body shots that stagger Healy. Healy has very little left in the tank but he still manages another takedown. As Ronson gets up, it is even clearer that Healy’s legs are hurt. Ronson staggers him with a head kick then drops him with a flying knee! Somehow Healy survives and makes it back to his feet. The crowd chants, “finish him!” but Healy survives the second. 10-8 Ronson
Top MMA News scores the round 10-8 Ronson

R3 – Ronson staggers him with a right high kick and straight right hand to open the third. He is absolutely lighting Healy up. A thunderous body kick draws a huge reaction from the crowd. Healy shows huge drive and unwillingness to quit by scoring another takedown with three minutes to go. Ronson reverses to the chants of “UFC!” They stand. Ronson connects with three consecutive head kicks that no one in the building can believe Healy withstood. Another complete 10-8 domination by Ronson and an amazing display of heart by Healy.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-8 Ronson
Judges score the fight 30-26, 30-25 and 30-27 for Jesse Ronson
Jesse Ronson defeats Ryan Healy by Unanimous Decision

William Romero vs. Tristan Johnson
R1 – Johnson drops Romero 90 seconds into the fight but Romero recovers nicely. He appears to have regained his composure on the feet. Johnson is finding a home for that straight right hand. They trade strikes the majority of the round and the fight never threatens to hit the mat. Johnson landed the more significant strikes and combinations in the round, 10-9 Johnson.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Johnson

R2 – Romero lands a nice uppercut then eats a straight left hand. The pace is quick to start the second. Both guys land significant strikes as they stand right in front of each other. Romero is landing more leg kicks and combinations but Johnson is not far behind. Easily the best standup round of the night, 10-9 Romero.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Romero

R3 – The third round continues at the same pace as the second. Neither guy has slowed down at all. Johnson seems to have regained control of the fight, controlling the range and keeping Romero at a distance. Romero picks up the pace and lands some solid shots with 90 seconds to go, but Johnson scores the fight’s first takedown. Romero gets back to his feet where the bell sounds. Close fight and even closer round, 10-9 Johnson.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Johnson
Judges score it 29-28 Romero, 30-27 Johnson, and 30-27 for the winner by split decision Tristan Johnson

Alex Ricci vs. Kevin Morin
R1 – Morin comes out strong, powering through a Ricci leg kick and scoring the first two takedowns. Ricci eventually gets up, avoiding most damage with half a round to go. A brief exchange on the feet turns into another Morin takedown. Ricci is quick to his feet but still has his back pressed against the fence. Ricci lands a hard elbow on the break that opens up Morin’s right eye. Morin is a bloody mess at the end of the first but still takes it 10-9.
Top MMA News scores the Round 10-9 Morin

R2 – Ricci is letting his hands go to start the second round. He easily gets the better of several exchanges until Morin takes him down, eating a knee in the process. Ricci uses the cage to get back to his feet. They trade power shots against the cage as Ricci reopens Morin’s cut. Much closer round,
Top MMA News scores the Round 10-9 Ricci.

R3 – Morin comes out throwing everything he has into his punches. He nearly completes a double leg takedown but Ricci defends nicely. Ricci presses him against the cage and lands a few vicious knees in the clinch. Ricci seems to be the fresher fighter with half a round to go. Morin is using all his weight to prevent Ricci from getting up. Ricci does get to his feet but cannot get off the cage. Ricci lands a massive flurry at the end of the round that could have earned him the fight. He finishes on the bottom with a triangle/armbar attempt. Another close round, 10-9 Ricci.
Top MMA News scores the Round 10-9 Ricci
Alex Ricci defeats Kevin Morin by Unanimous Decision (29-28 x 3)

Jason Saggo elbows Iraj Hadin at SFS 7

Jason Saggo elbows Iraj Hadin (photo: Jeremy Penn)

Jason Saggo vs. Iraj Hadin
R1 – Saggo takes the centre of the cage and looks eerily calm. He gets the first takedown two minutes into the fight and very methodically takes his back. Hadin shakes him off and ends up on top. Another scramble leads to Saggo taking his back again with 40 seconds left in the round. He lands some strikes but is unable to sink in a submission, Top MMA News scores the Round 10-9 Saggo.

R2 – Hadin lands a couple nice leg kicks and pushes Saggo to the fence. Saggo reverses and uses the single leg to regain position. Hadin lands some nice combinations on the feet, forcing Saggo to take it to the mat. He quickly passes to side control, then takes Hadin’s back. It took less than a minute for Saggo to lock in the rear-naked choke, finishing the fight on his birthday!
Jason Saggo submits Iraj Hadin by Rear Naked Choke in Round 2, 3:41.

Ryan Dickson subs Brandt Dewsbery with a rear naked choke at SFS 7

Ryan Dickson secures the RNC on Dewsbery (photo: Jeremy Penn)

Brandt Dewsbery vs Ryan Dickson
R1 – Dickson catches a body kick and uses it to take Dewsbery down. He works from the north-south position and winds up in side control. Dickson takes his back and flattens him out with three minutes left in the round. They transition a few times but Dickson remains in control on top. Dewsbery defends the rear-naked choke well but was still defending himself the entire round. Top MMA News score the round 10-9 Dickson.

R2 – Dewsbery comes out stronger in the second and presses Dickson against the fence. Somehow Dickson ends up with the first takedown, and passes to half guard. Dewsbury pulls off the best sweep of the night so far and takes Dickson’s back! A mad scramble results in Dickson taking Dewsbery’s back with the crowd going crazy. Dickson finishes the fight two minutes later with a rear-naked choke.
Ryan Dickson submits Brandt Dewsbery by Rear Naked Choke in Round 2, 4:39

Elias Theodorou vs. Ali Mokdad
R1 – Neither fighter lands much of anything 90 seconds into the round. Theodorou works a double leg takedown against the cage and drags Mokdad to the mat. He lands some short punches to the body and eventually passes to side control. He takes his back moments later but has a difficult time flattening him out. Mokdad gets back to his feet just seconds before the round ends.
Top MMA News scores it 10-9 Theodorou.

R2 – Round two is all about octagon control. Both fighters trade positions against the cage and connect with some inside blows. Theodorou gets a takedown midway through the round and goes right back to work from guard. The crowd calls for an elbow that the Mississauga native delivers! The round ends with Theodorou still in control and on top.
Top MMA News scores it 10-9 Theodorou.

R3 – Mokdad is tentative out of the gate considering he’s down two rounds. Theodorou works his way inside and easily takes him down. He lands some big shots from the top but nothing that will finish the fight. Mokdad wall-walks back to his feet but gets slammed right back down by Theodorou. Mokdad has trouble mounting any offense from the bottom, as Theodorou’s wrestling was the difference in this fight. 10-9 Theodorou.
Elias Theodorou defeats Ali Mokdad by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x 3)

Adam Assenza vs. Tommy Cote
R1 – Adam Assenza lands a big flurry seconds into the round and quickly takes his back. He nearly finishes with a rear-naked choke but Cote defends well. Cote gets back to his feet and lands a little offense of his own. A crazy scramble puts Assenza in half guard where he works with his left elbow from the top. He lands some hard punches at the end of the first from guard. 10-9 Assenza.

R2 – Cote’s right eye is nearly swollen shut to start the second but he comes out the aggressor. Somehow Assenza pushes straight through Cote’s combinations to secure a takedown. He lands a hard knee to the body in side control while pressing Cote against the cage. Assenza remains on top but has a nasty cut on his forehead. He passes Cote’s guard and nearly mounts but ends up on the bottom.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Assenza.

R3 – Both fighters come out tentative until a flurry 50 seconds into the round. Assenza takes him down twice and ends up on his back. He nearly sinks in the rear-naked choke but settles inside Cote’s guard. One minute remains with Cote still on the bottom. Assenza passes to half guard where round three comes to a close.
Top MMA News Scores the Round 10-9 Assenza.
Adam Assenza defeats Tommy Cote by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27 and 29-28)

Rory McDonell Arm Bar on Desmond Green

Rory McDonell Arm Bar on Desmond Green (photo: Jeremy Penn)

Rory McDonell vs. Desmond Green
R1 – McDonell catches Green with a low kick to the groin that silences the crowd. Green takes his time recovering, as he does not look comfortable. They start again with both fighters trading jabs. Green pushes McDonell to the cage and lands a couple solid knees. He throws him to the mat but McDonell quickly gets back to his feet. After a brief exchange Green takes him down again but gets caught in an armbar! He uses a Rampage Jackson style slam to break the lock and regain top position. McDonell attacks again and cleverly locks up a armbar/gogoplata for a beautiful submission win.
Rory McDonell submits Desmond Green by Shoulder Lock in Round 1, 4:41

Paul Jalbert vs. Oliver Vadnais
R1 – Big pop for Burlington’s Paul Jalbert to open the show. Vadnais presses him against the fence and gets the first takedown. Jalbert is quick to his feet but remains pressed against the cage. Good inside elbows by Vadnais, who continues to work for the takedown. Jalbert does a great job defending but cannot get off the fence. Vadnais lands three big elbows to the head and secures another takedown. Jalbert takes some damage on his way back to his feet. Vadnais quickly takes him down again and Jalbert utilizes rubber guard. Good start for Vadnais, 10-9.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Vadnais

R2 – Jalbert connects with two kicks to open the round. He is swinging for the fences. Vadnais closes the distance and takes him right back to the cage. He works for a single leg takedown but Jalbert reverses and bloodies Vadnais’ nose in the process. This time Jalbert has Vadnais trapped on the fence. Jalbert does an excellent job landing knees while making his opponent work. Vadnais finally reverses and lands some solid shots of his own. Most of the round was spent against the cage, very close to call.
Top MMA News scores the Round 10-9 Jalbert

R3 – Vadnais lands the first big blow with a nice left hook. Jalbert recovers and pushes him back to the cage. They trade positions a few times with little damage done by either fighter. Jalbert nearly gets a takedown but Vadnais’ balance is too strong. Jalbert finally gets his first takedown of the fight with a minute to go, lands some power strikes and takes his back! The fight ends there with a definitive 10-9 round for Jalbert.
Paul Jalbert defeats Oliver Vadnais by Unanimous Decision (29-28 x 2, 30-27)

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32 Responses to “ Score Fighting Series 7 Play-by-Play – Ronson, Mein Dominant ”

  1. Added a pic of Rory McDonell’s arm bar.

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  2. Jeff Harrison says:

    Happy for Tristan! Sick!

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  3. showtying says:

    life is crazy…the fights where good

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  4. Updated the PBP with the Top MMA News Awards for KOTN, SOTN, FOTN.

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  5. Steve Hill says:

    ronson looked great , healy is one tough SOB…tristin and romero …what a slugfest…bet both guys are sore this morning…..

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  6. gnp says:

    great night of fights…..Hamilton place had alot of empty seats tho!!!guess the Josh Hill fans stayed home….congrats to Jesse Ronson …Looked great

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  7. mark says:

    the UFC needs to sign Jordan Mein. ASAP! Jesus that kids a killer

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  8. Added Ryan Dickson and Jason Saggo pics.

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  9. booboo says:

    HEALY IS NOT GETTING THE RESPECT HE DESERVES FOR THIS FIGHT , GOT DOMINATED , BUT FOR THE HEART HE SHOWED I THINK A 25-30 RND WAS FUCKING DISRESPECTFUL ESPECIALLY AFTER THE HEART AND FIGHT HE SHOWED LAST NIGHT !

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  10. Robin Black says:

    @booboo

    Everyone saw the freakish inhuman display of heart Ryan put on display last night. It was mind-blowing and very inspiring.

    Anyone who witnessed that will consider Ryan Healy as a very special individual from this day forward.

    Whoa. Wow.

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  11. MKB says:

    How is it disrespectful to call a fight how you see it? Would have scored it 30-26 myself but 30-25 is reasonable.

    Also, that was the best reffing I have ever seen at an MMA event. Don’t think there was one standup or restart the whole night. Exactly as it should be.

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  12. I had Ronson winning 3-25. 10-9 first round and 10-8 the next two. He won the second two round with complete dominance and lots of damage as shown by all the times he had staggered Healy.

    Being able to take a lot of shots without dropping does not matter in the scores, it only allows you to keep fighting and earn you the respect of fans. Offense alone scores you points. I thought Healy had almost no offense in the last two rounds.

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  13. booboo says:

    I DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I SAW HEALY ON RONSONS BACK ALL 3 ROUNDS , NOT DOMINATE IN ANY WAY BUT ENOUGH TO NOT GIVE EM 8 IN 2 RNDS AND EVERYONE WAS ON THIER FEET THINKING THIS MIGHT BE FIGHT OF THE NIGHT. ROMERO AND TRISTAN S FIGHT WAS FANTASTIC BUT MY FOTN WAS RONSON AND HEALY . THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER THOUGHT A FIGHT WITH A 25 – TO 30 ROUND DESERVED IT. HEALY WAS PISSED WHEN THE SCORES WERE READ I HAD IT 27 TO 30 CAUSE THAT FUCKING GUY NEVER GAVE UP AND FOUGHT HIS HEART OUT EVERY SECOND , FAN FOR SURE

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  14. booboo says:

    @ ROBIN BLACK – GOOD JOB ON THE MIC LAST NIGHT !

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  15. Robin Black says:

    Thanks BooBoo, I really appreciate that.

    I get so much joy from doing it.

    Its important for me to get it right for the viewers and, especially, the fighters.

    I’m really really glad people seem to like it.

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  16. booboo says:

    WHEN YOUR WORKING WITH THE BEST SIR , YOU ARE ONLY GONNA GET BETTER AND YOUR PRETTY FUCKING GOOD NOW !

    OPINION- ANYONE ELSE THINK THE RONSON-HEALY FIGHT WAS FOTN ?( NO DISRESPECT TO JOHNSON AND ROMERO ), THAT FIGHT WAS FUCKING EPECK

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  17. BDC says:

    Ya robin great job. You were better than the voice imho (not that its a contest) i didnt like him saying he throws a 2,3 meaning the jab left hook??? Jab left hook to who ? But you robin spot on spot fuckin on.

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  18. gnp says:

    Johnson and romero was a fuckin war, but that said !!! it was very one dimensional fight….ronson and healy was all over the place….I dont no if the scoring was inaccurate , but for the heart healy showed , the rounds in my opinion should have been 30-27…But Ronson was at the top of his game Friday night.

    so @ Booboo I see can see your argument , and agree with you to a point, if it wasnt so one sided It would have been fight of the night…both fights were exciting to watch

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  19. Woodrow says:

    Personally johnson/romero i think was fotn due to being very even and competitive.

    Ronson/healy was awesome as well but more one sided in ronsons favour.

    Both great fights tho!!!

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  20. booboo says:

    IN ALL FANTASTIC FIGHT CARD AS ALWAYS. THE BEST PROMOTION CANADA BY FAR`, AND IT SEEMS THEY DO HAVE THEIR SHIT TOGETHER . WE DONT SEE ALEX ON HERE EVER WITH THE SCORE SCRAMBLING TO FIND FIGHTERS AT THE LAST MINUTE . TRUE FIGHTERS AND GREAT SHOWS, FANTASTIC COMMENTATING AND THE BEST FOR YOUR MONEY THEN ANY CANADIAN SHOW PERIOD AND 1 HELL OF A FUCKING ROSTER. WERE ELSE CAN YOU FIND 6 OR 7 FIGHTS ON A CARD ANYWERE WERE THE COMPETION IS SO FUCKING EVEN AND IT MAKES FOR ENTERTAINING MATCH UPS. RICCI VS SAGGO NEXT PLEASE AND IF RONSON GETS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM ZUFFA , I WOULD LOVE HIS FIRST FIGHT AGAINST DARON THE DETROIT SUPERSTAR!

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  21. booboo says:

    @ROBIN BLACK- HAVE FUN NEXT WEEKEND YOU DESERVE IT . REGARDLESS OF THE OUT COME EITHER WAY , YOU ARE A TRUE MMA INSPRATION TO ALOT OF US . HAVE A GREAT FIGHT AND MABE PULL A W OUT OF THIS , THAT WOULD BE A FUCKING BONUS AFTER ALL YOU DO FOR CANADIAN MMA. THANK YOU SIR AND FUCK THE CRITICS AND KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK!!!

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  22. tyler davis says:

    Top to bottom what an insane fight card.

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  23. Woodrow says:

    Booboo- pls dnt wish for that fight :(

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  24. booboo says:

    WHY NOT , 2 INCREDIBLE STRIKERS WHO WOULD DEFINATLY BE EXCITING FOR US AS FANS TO SEE. YOU DONT LIKE THAT FIGHT ? 2 TRUE FIGHTERS WHO WILL LEAV E IT ALL ON THE LINE.

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  25. Alex Caporicci says:

    Thanks everyone for the kind words. It was a real fun show and while it had it struggles, I think it worked out real well.

    When you have a team of people working together who are intelligent, motivated and genuinely enjoy working together, then you can feel it in the end product. I believe the way we work together rubs off to the fighters and I think it makes them want to give an even better performance.

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  26. tyler davis says:

    Johnson vs Romero fight of the year what a crazy brawl. Healy = one tough Irishman. Ronson crisp accurate striking, And Jordan Mein is the next evolution of mma fighter. What an insane performance. Great card to watch as a fan

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  27. I'll Say It says:

    Jordan Mein vs Rory MacDonald would be a crazy fight and probably 1 of the most exciting fights ever

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  28. Robin Black says:

    Mein vs MacDonald would be a rematch from their teens. Crazy.

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  29. wuzjustsayin says:

    Unfortunately MacDonald vs. Mein is just about as unlikely as MacDonald vs. GSP.

    After MacDonald finishes Penn his focus will be on breaking into the top ten and climbing up to the top five.

    What will be interesting is what will happen when he reaches the top of the division and what GSP will do at that time.

    I don’t see Mein catching up to MacDonald anytime soon although I do believe he is mentally and physically ready to compete at MacDonald’s level.

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  30. Jerobe says:

    Whats the deal with Mein? Does this kid train at top camps like ATT or Tristar for his fight camps or does he do it all in Lethbridge? Mein is a beast! He’s been shitrolling everyone, minus the Woodley fight where he got dry humped (and did more damage that T-Wood from his back I might add). Jordan Mein should be in the UFC fighting up the ranks. I would love to see Jordan start out by shitrolling some TUF loosers who are on the UFC roster as a start. Keep up the great work Mein!

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  31. wanna be match maker says:

    Mein should be picked up by Zuffa early 2013 a rematch vs MacDonald would be epic down the line both have grown into men since then

    Here’s hoping Ronson gets his xmas present a fight vs Cruickshank would make the most sense. I think Jesse brings an exciting style & marketability for the UFC.

    Johnson deserves to really be promoted by the Score on their next card, maybe a main card slot vs Tyler Toner. He could be their next UFC gradutate. Makes more sense then another hometown rematch vs someone like Whitlock.

    Romero is a main stay. A highly anticipated bad blood fight with Gross may be too soon. Maybe fly someone in that raises his stock. He deserves it after a Leon heart display like that.

    Ricci passed his test but didn’t impress, I thought he’d catch his opponent for a KO win. He needs another fight like this one before he’s ready for Saggo. Maybe a wrestler like Moon. A match vs Campbell is a dream fight. Btw when’s Holst coming to the Score @155?

    Saggo might be another UFC graduate down the line. Maybe he’s ready for a test like Healy. With that style match up he’d have to take his back.

    Hadin vs Meisel…enough said! maybe Karkula if he gets picked up.

    Dickson is stepping it up! Hope the Score gives him another tough test at the next event.

    They should use Dewsberry again that kid is a challenge for most.

    Theodorou vs whoever, not the most exciting fighter but he keeps winning so can’t hate.

    Assenza also didn’t impress I thought he’d get the TKO. Solomon would be a perfect scrap for the next event.

    McDonell WOW! The Score needs to keep promoting this guy what a wizard with a hell of a unique skill set. I think that’s the first time I’ve seen a monoplata in MMA. That guy’s record does not reflect his high level skill or talent. I absolutely can’t wait to see him on the next Score card vs whoever. I wanna see him puts some wins together. That Green was a Div 1 wrestler with a ton of potential, that was no easy win!

    Vadnais or Jalbert didn’t stand out at all, either or would be a good opponent for Paquette at the next event.

    My 25 cents
    Caporicci is still the best so I’ll keep my day job.

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  32. Soupy says:

    Don’t get mad at me but i would love to see the following fights…and please in no way am i picking on Mr. Campbell because from what i hear he is a great guy but at the same time he is the 155 & 170 champion and needs to move up to fight the top fighters in their weight classes etc..

    Ronson vs Campbell
    Ricci vs Campbell
    Saggo vs Campbell
    Alessio vs Campbell

    Who at 170 would be a great fight for him?

    All would be great title fights..

    THe Score or AFC please make one of the these fight happen…

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