TORONTO, May 4th, 2011 – Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) today announces that theScore Fighting Series will be holding Mississauga’s first mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Friday, June 10th, 2011. The card will take place at The Hershey Centre, home of the OHL’s St. Michael’s Majors and the 2011 Memorial Cup.
This will be an opportunity for fans to see established MMA veterans along with some of Canada’s top up and coming fighters. Fighters scheduled to appear include UFC® veterans Joe Doerksen and Thierry Sokoudjou as well as rising Canadian stars Jordan Mein, Antonio Carvalho and Adrian Wooley.
Joe Doerksen hails from Winnipeg and with 61 professional fights owns the distinction of being Canada’s most experienced fighter. Doerksen’s record of 46-15 includes stints in many of the world’s top MMA organizations including the UFC, WEC, IFL, Sengoku and Deep.
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou Nkamhoua is a Cameroonian mixed martial artist and judoka who came to prominence in Japan’s PRIDE Fighting Championships. Known for his incredible athleticism and trademark dreadlocks, Sokoudjou has a record of 11-8 and holds notable wins over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona.
Jordan Mein fights out of Lethbridge, Alberta and is trained by his father Lee. Only 21 years of age, Mein (21-7) is on a four fight win streak that includes a decision win over former UFC fighter Josh Burkman and a TKO finish of seasoned veteran Joe Riggs.
Antonio Carvalho lives in Oshawa and trains out of Bruckmann Martial Arts. Carvalho (12-4) has won his last two fights and is a five time veteran of Japan’s Shooto organization. He is one of only four men in the world to have defeated Japanese MMA star Hatsu Hioki.
Toronto’s Adrian “The Bully” Wooley (7-1) is one of Canada’s top ranked bantamweight fighters. An accomplished wrestler, Wooley’s last two outings have been dominating victories seen on theScore Fighting Series.
Other local fighters on the card include Jorge Britto (Toronto), Josh Hill (Stoney Creek), Will Romero (Brampton), Tyler Hardcastle (Brampton), Denis Puric (Hamilton) and Alex Ricci (Woodbridge). Opponents for all of the fighters are awaiting approval by the Ontario Athletics Commission and will be announced shortly. For more information on the fighters and the event, visit www.scorefightingseries.com.
Tickets start at $40 and will be available as of Monday, May 9th at Ticketmaster.ca and at The Hershey Centre Box Office.
Offical Press Release From theScore
This events right in our backyard so all the MMA fans in the GTA get out to the event!!