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Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012

Ryan Healy To Face John Alessio In The Score Fighting Series Event March 16 In Ontario, Canada

John Alessio. Photo courtesy of The Score

By FCF Staff

Canadian sports TV network The Score announced today that its The Score Fighting Series will return to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on March 16.  A lightweight matchup between “Diamond” Ryan Healy (19-9-1) and John Alessio (33-14) has been confirmed for the card.

Rich Clementi and fellow The Score Fighting Series veterans Josh Hill, Alex Ricci, Shane Campbell and Lyndon Whitlock have all been tapped for the card as well.  Opponents for all of them are awaiting approval by the Ontario Athletic Commission and will be announced shortly, according to The Score’s announcement.

Alessio is a Vancouver native and trains out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas.  Nicknamed “The Natural”, he has competed in the WEC, UFC and PRIDE with 10 of his 33 career victories coming by KO and 15 via submission.  He recently dropped to the lightweight division where he scored a win over Luiz Firmino in November.

Healy is a member of Team Quest where he trains with MMA legend and Olympic wrestling silver medalist Matt Lindland and UFC star Chael Sonnen.

posted by FCF Staff @ 3:15 pm
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