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John Alessio Moves Closer to UFC Return With Win at The Score Fighting Series 4

Chris Suppa, The Score
Chris Suppa, The Score

Canada's The Score Fighting Series held its fourth event in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on Friday night, and it was highlighted by a former UFC veteran picking up what he hopes was his last win before getting another shot in the big leagues.

John Alessio (34-14) defeated Ryan Healy (19-10) via unanimous decision in the main event, earning his 10th win in 11 fights. After the fight, the 32-year-old Alessio told The Canadian Press that he hoped the win was what he needed to get back in the UFC.

"(Healy) had zero quit on him and is damn near impossible to finish," Alessio said. "I showed I can take a pounding and come back and pull of the win. I hope this is the one that can get me back to the big show."

The 14-year MMA veteran is 0-3 in the UFC, losing to Pat Miletich at UFC 26, Diego Sanchez at UFC 60 and Thiago Alves at Ortiz vs. Shamrock III in 2006.

In the co-main event, hometown favorite Josh Hill improved to 8-0 after defeating Eric Wilson via unanimous decision in bantamweight action, and after the win, he was showered with "UFC, UFC" chants by the partisan crowd.

Check out the full results below, followed by a highlight video of the evening, courtesy of

Main Card:
Lyndon Whitlock def. Corey Houston via KO (punch) – Round 1, 4:28
Shane Campbell def. Derek Boyle via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Alex Ricci def. Iraj Hadin via KO (punch) – Round 1, 3:16
Forrest Petz def. Sergey Juskevic via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:25
Josh Hill def. Eric Wilson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
John Alessio def. Ryan Healy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card:
Craig Hudson def. John McPherson via KO (punches) – Round 1, 1:57
Adam Assenza def. John Roche via TKO (verbal submission) – Round 1, 4:17
Elias Theodorou def. Erik Herbert via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jason Meisel def. Mike Sledzion via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

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