MMA on Tap will be going live at 7:30 PM ET with real-time results of tonight’s Score Fighting Series 7 event, which takes place in Hamilton, Ontario.
SFS 7 will be headlined by a welterweight showdown between Jordan Mein and Forrest Petz. Also featured will be a featherweight affair featuring Tristan Johnson and Will Romero. The card will air live on The Score in Canada and AXS TV in the States.
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Jordan Mein vs. Forrest Petz
Jesse Ronson vs. Ryan Healy
Will Romero vs. Tristan Johnson
Alex Ricci vs. Kevin Morin
Jason Saggo vs. Iraj Hadin
Ryan Dickson vs. Brandt Dewsbery
Elias Theodorou vs. Ali Mokdad
Rory McDonell vs. Desmond Green
Adam Assenza vs. Tommy Cote
Paul Jalbert vs. Oliver Vadnais
Round 1: Jalbert starts off with a front kick to the midsection. Vadnais answers with a right. Moments later Vadnais comes in with a quick combo and pins Jalbert against the cage. Both guys exchange a few knees in the clinch. After battling against the cage, Vadnais drops for a double but Jalbert stuffs the attempt. Both guys exchange a few short punches before Vadnais drops for a single. Again Jalbert stuffs the shot as he’s pinned against the cage. Vadnais creates separation and lands a few hard elbows before securing a solid double leg. On the canvas Vadnais lands a solid knee followed by a few punches. Jalbert makes his way back to his feet and attempts a takedown of his own. Vadnais reverses it and ends up in half guard. Vadnais attempts to pass but Jalbert brings him back to the full guard. Operating from the rubber guard, Jalbert keeps Vadnais locked up as the round comes to a close.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Vadnais
Round 2: Jalbert opens the second round with a few kicks while avoiding Vadnais’ punches. Vadnais continues to move forward with overhand rights that miss before he shoots in for a double. Jalbert does a solid job stuffing the takedown before landing a nice knee and putting Vadnais against the cage. Blood starting to leak from the nose of Vadnais. Both fighters keep tight for the next minute or so as they battle for position. Jalbert starts to push the action throwing a few knees and punches while in the clinch. Vadnais eventually reverses Jalbert and holds him on the cage as they continue to exchange short knees. Vadnais lands a nice short elbow followed by a right before the round ends.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Jalbert
Round 3: Jalbert opens the third round with a solid front kick. Vadnais answers with a two punch combo followed by an overhand right that lands. Vadnais then pushes Jalbert up against the cage as the two combatants exchange positions for the next minute. Vadnais lands a short elbow before Jalbert spins him and pins him on the cage. Vadnais drops down for a single but Jalbert stuffs it. Vadnais throws a short right elbow and punch. Jalbert then puts Vadnais against the cage and drops of a double but Vadnais stuffs it. They return to the clinch and Jalbert lands two solid knees to the head. Jalbert then trips Vadnais and puts him on the canvas. Immediately Vadnais throws his legs up for an armbar but Jalbert avoids it and lands a few punches. They return to the feet momentarily before Jalbert takes Vadnais’ back and secures a body triangle. A few short punches from Jalbert as he works for back position.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Jalbert and the fight 29-28 for Paul Jalbert.
Paul Jalbert def. Oliver Vadnais - Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Rory McDonell vs. Desmond Green
Round 1: The fight begins with a glove touch. McDonell starts early with a right. He follows that up with a left and right low kick. McDonell follows that up with a right low kick that catches Green low. The referee calls timeout as Green takes time to recover. After a short break the action resumes and McDonell comes forward twice with two punch combos ending with a kick but neither looking to land. McDonell pushing forward with punches as Green feels the distance. They clinch against the cage and exchange knees. Green working with double underhooks. Good knees to the body and thighs from Green. Green throws McDonell to the canvas but doesn’t follow him down. They return to the center of the cage as McDonell works his jab. Green answers with a few punches before McDonell comes forward with a combo. Green takes McDonell down and immediately McDonell rolls for an armbar. With the armbar applied, Green lifts McDonell and slams him to the canvas. Green pins McDonell against the cage and works from the full guard. McDonell rolls and throws an omaplata up but quickly switches to a gogoplata. Green tries to scramble to but it’s too late and he’s forced to tap.
Rory McDonell def. Desmond Green – Submission (Gogoplata)
Adam Assenza vs. Tommy Cote
Round 1: The fighters spend the first 30 seconds feeling each other out before Cote shoots in for a takedown. Assenza stuffs it and eats an uppercut but quickly responds with a flurry of decent punches. Assenza then puts Cote on the canvas and lands a few punches before taking Cote’s back. Cote scrambles and returns to top position. Assenza tries to wall talk but Cote puts him back on the canvas and lands a few punches. They exchange some shots on the ground before returning to the feet. Cote lands a single but on the way down Assenza reverses him and gets top position. Cote being active from the bottom trying to attack Assenza’s arm. Assenza passes during an armbar attempt and rains down a few shots. Assenza pins Cote against the cage and throws a few left elbows. Assenza continues to find a home for the right elbow as he lands 5-6. Assenza posturing up and throwing a few more elbows as Cote spins for an armbar again. Assenza avoids the submission and regains top control.
MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Assenza
Round 2: Assenza opens the second with a spinning backfist that grazes the head of Cote. Cote answers shortly after with a knee to the midsection. Good kick to the body from Cote. Assenza moves forward with a combo but Cote answers with two good punches followed by a knee. Assenza tries a spinning wheel kick but misses. Both fighters then stand in the pocket and throw a few punches before Assenza takes Cote to the canvas. Again Cote starts looking for the armbar. Smartly Assenza postures up and rains down a barrage of solid rights. Cote trying to scramble but Assenza doing a solid job keeping control and landing punches. Assenza moves to the half guard and lands a few hammerfists. Assenza goes for an arm triangle but gives it up and takes mount. Cote quickly reserves Assenza but moments later ends up on his back. Assenza throws a few more rights before the round ends.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Assenza
Round 3: Cote lands a nice body kick early and follows it with a combo that misses. Cote moving forward with a side kick. Good right hand from Cote. Both fighters exchange a few punches with Assenza coming out with the takedown. Immediately Cote grabs on to a kimura but is unsuccessful. They momentarily return to the feet and Assenza gets back position, takes Cote to the ground and locks on a body triangle. Working from Cote’s back, Assenza rains down a few punches before cranking on Cote’s neck. Cote escapes and returns to full guard. A few good shots from Cote on the bottom. Assenza trying to posture up but each time Cote locks him up neutralizing the threat of punches. Assenza stalling in top position as Cote fires off punches from his back. Assenza moves to half guard but continues to stall. After the 10 second marker sounds, both fighters throw a few shots before the round ends.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Assenza and the fight 30-27 for Adam Assenza.
Adam Assenza def. Tommy Cote - Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Elias Theodorou vs. Ali Mokdad
Round 1: Theodorou starts the action with an outside leg kick. Theodorou bouncing on his feet as Mokdad walks forward. Good outside leg kick from Theodorou. Theodorou moves in with a right hand and attempts a knee but misses. Mokdad initiates the clinch and both fighters land rights before separating. They clinch again and Mokdad pins Theodorou against the cage. Theodorou quickly reserves Mokdad and then shoots in and successfully lands a double. Theodorou trying to posture up but he’s unable as Mokdad locks up his guard. Theodorou lands a solid right elbow. Short punches from Theodorou as he postures up. Theodorou avoids the upkick and then quickly passes to side control. Mokdad tries to scramble but ends up with Theodorou on his back. With both hooks in, Theodorou softens Mokdad up with some punches. Mokdad gets to his feet and successfully shakes Theodorou off his back. They end the round throwing a few punches that don’t land.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Theodorou
Round 2: The second stanza starts with a respectful glove touch. Theodorou moves in with a jab. Theodorou then throws a nice leg kick followed by a high kick that misses. Theodorou again lands the right leg kick followed by a punch that comes up short. Mokdad fires off a right but Theodorou ducks under it and pushes Mokdad against the cage. They don’t stay on the cage long as Theodorou escapes Mokdad’s grip and returns to the center. Both guys miss a few shots and return to the clinch. After exchanging a few short shots they separate and return to the middle of the cage. Theodorou throws a left and then takes Mokdad to the canvas. From top position, Theodorou throws some shots to the body. Short punches from Theodorou. Mokdad answers with a couple of back fists. Theodorou continues to throw rights as he opens a small cut on Mokdad’s nose. Theodorou posturing up as he throws to the body and head. Theodorou continues trying to land while posturing up but Mokdad does a solid job covering up as the round comes to an end.
MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Theodorou
Round 3: Mokdad starts the round with a jab, Theodorou answers with a leg kick. Attempted high kick, followed by a front kick, low kick and then another high kick before Theodorou takes Mokdad to the floor. Theodorou working the body of Mokdad. Theodorou continues to try posturing up but Mokdad doing a solid job tying him up. Theodorou fires off a few good rights. Solid right elbow from Theodorou followed by a few punches that miss the mark. Mokdad scrambles and they momentarily get to the few before Theodorou shoots in and secures a power double. Three good rights from Theodorou followed by a few shots to the body. Mokdad tries jumping onto a guillotine but Theodorou slips his head free. Theodorou postures up and lands three decent rights. Theodorou steps out of Mokdad’s guard but before Mokdad can stand Theodorou jumps into Mokdad’s guard and throws a flurry of punches before the round ends.
MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Theodorou and the fight 30-27 for Elias Theodorou
Elias Theodorou def. Ali Mokdad - Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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Ryan Dickson vs. Brandt Dewsbery
Round 1: The fight begins with a glove touch. Dewsbery comes out with a two punch combo followed by a front kick. Dickson catches the kick and Dewsbery is able to fire off a few punches before being taken down. Dickson lands in side control and then moves to north south. Dewsbery scrambles but Dickson maintains top control and moves to mount. Dickson rains down some punches forcing Dewsbery to give up his back. Dickson continues to land punches as Dewsbery rolls back to mount and then half guard. Dickson quickly advances position and gets on Dewsbery’s back. They transition from back to mount as Dickson lands a few punches. Dewsbery gives up his back again and Dickson flattens him out and lands some punches. Dewsbery tries shaking Dickson off but to no avail. Dickson continues to dig for the choke and looks to have the arm under the neck as the round ends.
MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Dickson.
Round 2: Both fighters exchange jabs to open the second. Dickson follows that up with a right and Dewsbery responds with a knee that misses. They then clinch along the cage. Dewsbery lands a few knees before attempting a throw that backfires as he ends up on his back. Dewsbery throws his legs up for a sweep but Dickson quickly passes to the half guard. Moments later squeaks his leg up and ends up in mount. Dewsbery throws his legs up and scrambles gaining top control and then Dickson’s back. Dewsbery fires off a few shots to the head of Dickson before he’s then reserved and Dickson ends up on Dewsbery’s back with a body triangle. They continue to battle for position before Dickson slips his hand under the neck of Dewsbery and locks in the rear naked choke. Dewsbery tries to fight it off but it’s all over, Dewsbery is forced to tap.
Ryan Dickson def. Brandt Dewsbery – Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Jason Saggo vs. Iraj Hadin
Round 1: The fight begins with a glove touch. Saggo comes out with a front kick that misses. Both guys exchange low kicks and then Saggo fires off a high kick that misses. Hadin lands a left jab followed by a hook that misses. Hadin moves forward and pins Saggo against the cage. Hadin lands a nice knee to the body before Saggo spins Hadin and pins him on the cage. Saggo drops for a single and moments later puts Hadin on the canvas. Hadin tries scrambling and ends up with Saggo latched on his back. Saggo trying to work with only one hook in. Saggo sinks in both hooks before moving to the mount. Again Hadin gives up his back. Hadin does an excellent job shaking Saggo off and gaining top position. During the scramble Saggo grabs onto Hadin’s leg and reverses him ending up on Hadin’s back. Saggo locks on the body triangle and lands two punches before the round ends.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Saggo.
Round 2: Hadin comes out with a solid leg kick followed by a high kick that is blocked. Another nice leg kick from Hadin followed by a kick that is checked. They clinch and Hadin grabs ahold of a single but Saggo fights if off and attempts a single of his own. While defending, Hadin momentarily gives up his back. They scramble and again end up in the clinch along the cage. They separate and Saggo misses with a right. Hadin quickly answers with a combo as Saggo backs away. Hadin then lands a good two punch combo but Saggo then shoots and puts Hadin on the canvas and quickly takes his back. A cut forming under the right eye of Hadin. Saggo slips the arm under the neck of Hadin and he’s forced to tap out.
Jason Saggo def. Iraj Hadin – Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Round 1: Morin comes out with a quick combo that doesn’t see anything significant land. Morin quickly takes Ricci down. Ricci using an active guard as he throws his legs up for a triangle. Morin quickly escapes and drags Ricci back to the canvas as he tries to wall walk. Morin lands a few rights as Ricci continues to try to get back to his feet. Ricci finally gets up and lands a knee followed by a right. Morin moves forward with a jab followed by an uppercut that miss. Ricci eats a jab and the fires back with a leg kick. Morin moves forward with a combo and again digs in and secures a double. Immediately Ricci works to get back to his feet. Morin looking for a D’Arce. They return to the feet and exchange a few knees. Elbows from Morin. Good knees and elbows from Ricci as they battle in the clinch. Another solid elbow from Ricci as they separate. Morin lands a right as the round ends. Morin covered in blood after eating a few well placed elbows.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Morin
Round 2: Morin comes out aggressive throwing a few combos that see nothing significant land. Morin with a solid body shot as Ricci counters with a body kick. Both fighters stand in the pocket and exchange some good punches. They clinch and Ricci fires off a hard elbow. Leg kick from Ricci followed by a right. Morin shoots in for a takedown and eats a hard knee on the way in. Ricci scrambles and makes his way back to the feet. Ricci with a knee followed by five elbows. Ricci continues to fire elbows at the cut on Morin’s face. They continue to battle along the cage. They finally separate and move to the middle of the cage. Morin misses with a few punches. Ricci with a leg kick and Morin answers with a spinning backfist that is blocked. Ricci ends the round with a solid right-left combo.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Ricci
Round 3: Both fighters exchange jabs and kicks to start the third. Ricci lands a good right and then Morin attempts a takedown that is stuffed. They clinch along the cage and Morin begins working for the takedown. Ricci stuffs it and lands a few knees on a bend over Morin. Knees to the thigh from Ricci. They separate and exchange good rights. Ricci with a knee followed by a stiff jab. Ricci then shoots in and Morin stuffs it. Ricci continues to work for the takedown before separating and throwing a right. Morin then shoots for a takedown and gets Ricci on his knees against the cage. Morin continuing to try to finish the takedown but Ricci is able to get up and land a few knees. Elbows to the head from Ricci. Two good elbows from Ricci as they clinch. Morin answers with a few tight rights. Good short right from Ricci. Ricci teeing off with the right elbow as he continues to batter the eye of Morin. With ten seconds left Morin tries a takedown so Ricci immediately pulls to a triangle as the round ends.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Ricci and the fight 29-28 Alex Ricci.
Alex Ricci def. Kevin Morin - Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Will Romero vs. Tristan Johnson
Round 1: Romero comes out early with a combo that misses. Johnson answers with a right that’s blocked. Jab from Johnson. Jabs from Romero go high. Overhand right from Romero blocked, Johnson answers with a right that’s blocked. Both guys exchange jabs. Good right to the body from Romero as they begin to exchange some big rights. Johnson with a hard right that drops Romero. Romero recovers and they return to the feet. Another solid right from Johnson followed by a jab and a shot to the body. Great uppercut from Romero followed by a leg kick. Johnson with a straight right. Uppercut followed by a left blocked by Romero. Johnson moving forward by Romero covers up well. Good jab from Romero. Jabs from both guys. Uppercut from Romero followed by a straight right from Johnson. Both guys throwing quite a few straight punches but most being blocked. Left hand from Romero. Johnson answers with a solid two punch combo. The two exchange a few shots before Romero throws a spinning wheel kick that catches Johnson.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Johnson.
Round 2: Good uppercut from Romero to start the second. Johnson returns fire with a solid left. They continue to exchange some punches. Johnson with a great jab followed by a hook. Romero’s face showing some swelling. Johnson with a good right. Both guys firing off jabs. Romero catches Johnson with a good jab. As he moves forward Johnson sneaks in a right. Romero moves forward with an elbow that’s blocked. Good low kick from Romero. Romero with a good right. Johnson answers with a straight right hand. Great quick left from Johnson. Again both fighters firing off lots of shots that are being blocked. Good low kick from Romero. Jabs and crosses from both fighters. Good straight left from Romero. Lef kick from Romero followed by a straight right from Johnson. Right hand from Johnson. Johnson’s eye welling up. Good left from Romero. Good two punch combo from Romero. Leg kick from Romero.Solid body kick from Johnson. Another body kick from Johnson. Very close round.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Romero.
Round 3: They come out and exchange leg kicks. High kick from Johnson. Both fighters going punch for punch. Good straight followed by a left from Romero. Good jab from Johnson. Johnson land a right followed by a jab and a low kick. Romero continuing to find a home for the left. Both fighters exchange and then Johnson fires a head kick that’s blocked. Jabs from Romero. Rights from Johnson, lefts from Romero. Good left uppercut from Johnson followed by a right. Left followed by a leg kick from Johnson. Overhand right from Romero lands. Good jab from Johnson. One two from Johnson lands. Leg kick from Johnson. Great exchange by both guys. Left jab from Johnson. Johnson shoots in and secures a takedown but Romero quickly gets up. Jabs from Johnson, hooks from Romero. Good left from Romero. Body kick from Johnson. Both fighters miss some punches. Leg kick from Johnson. Round is over, very close fight.
MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Johnson and the fight 29-28 Tristan Johnson......
Tristan Johnson def. Will Romero - Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Jesse Ronson vs. Ryan Healy
Round 1: Ronson comes out with a straight left early. Ronson with a good left as Healy initiates the clinch. Ronson pushes off. Ronson with a right answers by Healy. Healy gets Ronson in the clinch and throws a few knees. Ronson with a left as Healy shoots in and secures a double. Ronson working to get back to his feet. They return to their feet. Good left uppercut from Ronson. Good straight left followed by a hook from Ronson. Healy tries to answer but eats a few more shots in the process. Healy tries to shoot in but Ronson stuffs the attempt and tries taking Healy’s back. Healy escapes the position and eventually gets Ronson down. They stand back up. Head kick followed by a liver kick from Ronson. Healy shoots in and Ronson immediately fends it off with a kimura attempt. They separate and Ronson lands a good uppercut followed by a head kick that’s blocked. Healy shoots in and takes Ronson down. Healy immediately gets to side position but can’t keep Ronson down. Another solid body kick from Ronson as the round ends.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 Ronson.
Round 2: Ronson starts the round with a leg kick. Ronson misses with a front kick. Healy lands a good right hand. Ronson sneaks in a good head kick. They clinch along the cage. Good right elbow followed by two hard rights and a left from Ronson. Solid right hand from Healy. Hard left uppercut from Ronson. Ronson throws a leg kick and as he does Healy takes him down. Ronson scrambles and gains top position. They stand back up. Healy fires off some shots that don’t look to land. Leg kick from Ronson. Uppercut from ROnson misses. Good body kick from Ronson. Healy takedown stuff followed by a right from Ronson. Good kick from Ronson followed by a right that staggers Healy. Healy hurt as Ronson takes him with numerous punches and a hard knee. Healy goes down but quickly gets back up and clinches with Ronson. Healy trying to take Ronson down but Ronson continues to stuff it with the kimura. Hard lefts from Ronson. Healy just trying to survive.
MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Ronson.
Round 3: Headkick early from Ronson wobbles Healy. Healy pushes through it and moves forward with some punches. Left from Healy misses. Healy moving forward with punches but nothing getting through as Ronson picks him apart. Hard kick to the ribs from Ronson. Left from Healy. Healy shoots in but Ronson stuffs it and lands a knee. Ronson throws a kick that Healy catches and puts Ronson on the canvas. Healy drops for a guillotine. Ronson is able to get out of danger. Ronson returns to his feet. Body punches from Ronson. Healy continues to push forward. Left jabs from Healy as Ronson misses with an uppercut. Push kick from Ronson. Knee from Healy. Ronson sneaks in a short left followed by a good leg kick. Knee from Healy. Both guys stand and exchange a few punches. Live kick from Ronson. Healy misses with two punches and then eats two consecutive head kicks. Both fighters spend the final ten seconds throwing bombs with both guys landing.
MMA on Tap scored the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Jesse Ronson.
Jesse Ronson def. Pat Healy - Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-27)
Jordan Mein vs. Forrest Petz
Round 1: Petz comes out pawing with his left. Both fighters miss with a few big punches. Petz winding up on the left. Good combo to the body from Mein followed by a knee and another body shot. Mein with an elbow followed by a flurry of lefts. Petz is rock and drops to the canvas. Mein swarms him and continues to attack. Petz momentarily gets back to his feet but it doesn’t last long as Mein unloads with punches and elbows putting Petz away early in the first.
Jordan Mein def. Forrest Petz - TKO (Punches)
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