MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Jordan Mein passed the toughest test of his career, winning a unanimous decision over DREAM welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis in the main event of theScore Fighting Series card at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga Saturday.
Mein went toe-to-toe with the dangerous kickboxer in a fight that almost played out like a video game. The two exchanged head kicks, spinning heel kicks, spinning back fists and Zaromskis even channeled his inner Harold Howard pulled out a front-flip kick.
The Lethbridge, Alta. native pushed the pace throughout the fight, utilizing his reach advantage and surprising Zaromskis with his speed.
Mein admitted after the fight that he injured his foot in the first round, but kept the pressure on to take the fight on all three scorecards.
Winnipeg's Joe Doerksen won a close unanimous decision over Luigi Fioravanti.
Doerksen surprised many by opting to stand and trade with Fioravanti for much of the fight. The striking exchanges were competitive and Doerksen pushed the pace, but Fioravanti appeared to land the bigger shots.
Doerksen secured takedowns in the first and third round, but was unable to do much with them.
After 15 minutes of fighting the judges awarded the bout to Doerksen.
A noticeably more patient Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou won a unanimous decision over Team Cesar Gracie's Roy Boughton.
Sokoudjou looked good through the first two rounds, displaying crisp striking and simply out-working Boughton in the stand-up exchanges. Boughton fought hard for a takedown, but the paid the price for clinching with a judoka, going airborne off two explosive throws from Sokoudjou.
Boughton found some success in the third round, taking a visibly gassed Sokoudjou down on a single-leg and securing his back. However, Sokoudjou worked back to his feet and snagged the judges' nod.
Jordan Mein def. Marius Zaromskis via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Joe Doerksen def. Luigi Fioravanti via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Roy Boughton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Antonio Carvalho def. Douglas Evans via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nick Mamalis def. Adrian Wooley via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Josh Hill def. Darin Cooley via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Kurt Southern def. Jorge Britto via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 39-28)
Tristan Johnson def. William Romero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Ricci def. Mike Sledzion via second-round KO (punch)
Mike Reilly def. Tyler Hardcastle via second-round KO (slam)