Thursday, August 23, 2012


Will Romero

Will "Leon" Romero is known as a vicious muay thai striker and a much feared opponent in the Canadian featherweight MMA scene. He has compiled an impressive record of 9 wins and 3 losses and has finished 7 of his 9 opponents. He is looking to make it 10 wins come this Saturday August 25th at the Score Fighting Series 5 in Hamilton Ontario. Success has followed the fighter know was Leon as of late, but this wasn't always so.


Will began his MMA career with 6 straight victories and was able to win his first MMA title at Iroquois MMA Championships. He had everyone talking, and was delivering with impressive performances around the Ontario and Quebec areas. Everything seemed to be going to plan for the MMA newcomer as the victories piled up. The new kid on the block was becoming the big dog, but the story was far from over.


Alot of MMA constituents had written Will off after he had suffered three consecutive loses in the cage starting in 2010. This kind of adversity determines what kind of fighter an individual is. Are they the kind of fighter that folds under pressure and looks for a way out. Or does the hardship fuel there passion for the fight as there heart continues to beat to the sound of battle. Romeros fighting spirit is that of the latter, and was displayed in his next 3 bouts as he earned himself 3 hard fought victories. This brings us to the present when Romero returns to the battle ground of the cage at the Score Fighting Series 5.

On Saturday at Hamilton Palace Theater, Romero will be facing one of his toughest opponents to date in David "Tarzan" Douglas. Douglas is an big featherweight who packs a lot power in his attacks and is known as an ultra aggressive fighter. Tarzan has fought in the Strikeforce promotion four times splitting his bouts against top level competition. He is likely going to come out strong and look to use his size and power to bring the fight to Romero. Will is going to need to weather the early storm that is likely to brought by the fighter known as "Tarzan" and then use his precise striking skills to take it to Douglas. Let the battle begin.


Josh Hill

Josh Hill seems to be a win away from potentially changing his life. One more win could see the 135 pound mixed martial artist elevate his status from top Canadian prospect, to up and comer in one of the big shows of MMA. The 25 year old holds an undefeated record after eight bouts in the cage and doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. He has taken on all comers in the Canadian circuit over the past three years and has yet to face any serious adversity during his fights. This may change on Saturday August the 25th when he faces his toughest test yet, in the ultra aggressive John Fraser.


Hill is going to look dominate Fraser with his natural athleticism and dynamic wrestling skills. These two factors have seen Joshs hand raised since he began his career in 2003. Hills first few fights were in the now defunct Warrior One MMA promotion. All three of these fights for Warrior One were finishes and got Josh noticed as someone to look out for in the future. Joshs impressive performances were well received and he was offered a title fight for the Alberta based promotion Aggression MMA. After 5 rounds of dominance against the previously undefeated Diego Wilson, Hill was declared champion.


The Score Fighting Series was formed in 2011 and was looking for Canada s best prospects to do battle in its cage. Josh was an obvious choice and fought on there first card at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Hills opponent was then undefeated Darin Cooley, who was based out the infamous Cesar Gracie academy. Hill took the fight to Cooley and earned him the unanimous decision. This big win against an American opponent further solidified Josh as a future star.

With the bout against Fraser, Hill is going to face a different kind of fighter. Fraser is an aggressive forward moving fighter, who is not afraid to strike of grapple. He wont be intimated by Joshs reputation as a dominate wrestler. They have a common opponent in Eric Wilson, with Josh earning the decision while Fraser getting the finish. Although academic is does show the finishing ability of Fraser and marks him as a dangerous foe. The battle is set, the only thing left to do is fight. Come Saturday August 25th we are sure to see one.


Score Fighting Series

For the first time in Ontario MMA history, a Canadian promotion is live on national television. The Score fighting series is holding its first live to air event on saturday August 25th at the Hamilton Palace Theatre, in Hamilton Ontario. This is the fifth event that the score has put on but the first to air live on the Score channel. The events main card is live on the Score starting at 9pm while the undercard can be viewed live at starting at 6:30.


The main event pits undefeated bantamweight Josh Hill vs Sarnia's own the "Haggis Basher" John Fraser. Both of the these high paced athletes are on the verge of making it to the next level and the winner just may find himself on the big show after this event. Will Hill's athleticism and wrestling skills be enough to keep Fraser on his back and see the victory go to the young fighter out of stoney creek? Or will the unrelentless offensive attack of the Haggis Basher see an end to Hill's undefeated record. One thing for sure is, this is going to be one hell of a fight!


Both fighters in the co main event find themselves in a similar position as Hill and Fraser. A win here could see them elevated to greener pastures at a bigger event. 5-0 Alex Ricci has looked unstoppable in all of his bouts, and has finished all of his opponents by Ko/Tko. He has transitioned very well from successful Muay Thai career into a top prospect in the Canadian MMA scene. Standing in his way is Adrenaline Training Centers Jesses Ronson. The hard hitting veteran has a lot more experience than Ricci and is looking to be the next star to come out of London Ontario. Fireworks are going to be on display for this one.

Also on the card are top canadian prospect Will Romero, Jason Saggo, Tristan Johnson and Frank Marques. Kimurawear is proud to sponsor all of these athletes as well as the above mentioned Josh Hill and Alex Ricci. We wish all of these fighters the best of luck on the 25th.