TORONTO, February 14th, 2012 – The Score Fighting Series has announced another main card match-up for its Friday March 16th event at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario. In a welterweight (170 pounds) affair, UFC veteran Forrest “The Meat Cleaver” Petz (24-9) of Cleveland, Ohio will take on kickboxing champion Sergej Juskevic (11-6-2) of Toronto via Lithuania.
The 5-foot-9 Juskevic, who is riding a four-fight win streak, is known for his powerful kicks and fearsome body attacks. He has been living in Toronto for the past few years and fights out of Grant Brothers Boxing and MMA.
In his last fight against Gideon Ray, Juskevic, who complements his kickboxing skills with several years of sambo training that he did in Latvia, served notice that he’s more than just dangerous on his feet by tapping the UFC veteran with a heel hook just 90 seconds into the first round.
The 36-year-old Petz (24-9), who also stands 5-foot-9, enters the match-up on a three fight win streak and represents a serious step-up in competition for the Lithuanian. The Meat Cleaver competed seven times inside The Octagon and trains out of the Strong Style Fight Team in Cleveland. Nearly 50 percent of his finishes have come via KO or TKO and he has notable career victories over Dan Hardy, Luigi Fioravanti and Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett.
In his last effort, Petz scored a monstrous TKO (punches) on Rudy Bears in the first round (2:55) of their matchup in Newkirk, Ok.
Tickets for The Score Fighting Series start at $30 and are on sale now at the Copps Colesium box office and online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
In the main event, UFC and PRIDE veteran and Xtreme Couture team member John “The Natural” Alessio (33-14) will square off with Strikeforce and WEC veteran and Team Quest member “Diamond” Ryan Healy (19-9-1).
Undefeated Stoney Creek sensation Josh Hill (7-0) will take on rising star Eric Wilson (5-1) from Saskatoon at bantamweight (135 pounds).
Unbeaten Jason Meisel (2-0) of Caledonia will battle Mike Sledzion (3-2) of Barrie at lightweight (155 pounds). Lyndon Whitlock (5-2) of Hamilton will face Cory Houston (4-1) of Winnipeg at featherweight (145 pounds). John Macphearson (1-1) of Hamilton will lock horns with Craig “War Dog” Hudson (1-1) of Brantford at heavyweight (max 265 pounds).
Additional fights will be announced soon.