Undefeated Josh Hill (7-0) and rising star Eric Wilson (5-1) have been added to The Score Fighting Series event on Friday, Mar. 16, at the Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario.
Additionally, a lightweight (155 pounds) matchup between unbeaten Jason Meisel (2-0) and Mike Sledzion (3-2); a featherweight (145 pounds) battle between Lyndon Whitlock (5-2) and Cory Houston (4-1); and a heavyweight clash between John Macphearson (1-1) and Craig “War Dog” Hudson (1-1), have all been confirmed for the event lineup.
The 25-year-old Hill is part of a growing, new breed of MMA fighters who begin their careers without a concentration in any single combat discipline, but rather with a multitude of weapons in all areas of the hybrid fighting sport. Training primarily out of Iron Tiger Muay Thai, Pura BJJ and Bruckmann Martial Arts, Hill showcased a prolific striking arsenal at the start of his career, but has recently relied more heavily on his wrestling skills to secure wins.
Taking the fight to the mat, however, will be a dangerous strategy against Wilson who possesses a dangerous ground game, including brutal leg locks capable of finishing fights in abrupt fashion. Also 25 years of age, Wilson trains out of Outlaw MMA and holds a victory over current UFC fighter Roland Delorme.
Wilson suffered his first professional loss last May against another top bantamweight in John “The Haggis Basher” Fraser.
“Eric is a very tough opponent and is coming off his first loss so I’m sure he will come out hungry, looking to get back in the win column and hand me my first loss in the cage,” says Hill. “I’m excited to fight at home in Hamilton for the second time and I’m ready for a war with Wilson.”