Forrest Petz To Battle Sergej Juskevic In Welterweight Matchup At The Score Fighting Series March 16th
By FCF Staff
UFC veteran Forrest “The Meat Cleaver” Petz (24-9) of Cleveland, Oh. will return to action against kickboxing champion Sergej Juskevic (11-6-2) of Toronto via Lithuania in a featured welterweight (170 pounds) bout at The Score Fighting Series event in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on March 16, it was announced today by The Score Fighting Series officials.
The 5-foot-9 Juskevic, who is riding a four-fight win streak, is known for his powerful kicks and fearsome body attacks. He fights out of Grant Brothers Boxing and MMA in Toronto where he has been living for the past few years.
In his last fight against Gideon Ray, Juskevic, who complements his kickboxing skills with several years of sambo training that he did in Latvia, tapped the UFC veteran with a heel hook 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 Brazilian expert Rudy Bears in the first round (2:55) of their matchup in Newkirk, Ok.
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).
Updated The Score Fighting Series fight card:
Main Event: John Alessio vs. Ryan Healy
Forrest Petz vs. Sergej Juskevic
Josh Hill vs. Eric Wilson
Jason Meisel vs. Mike Sledzion
Lyndon Whitlock vs. Cory Houston
John Macphearson vs. Craig Hudson