Canadian bantamweight Josh Hill moves closer to the UFC with win at SFS 4
Another opponent up and another opponent down as the narrative remained the same for Josh Hill (8-0) on the undercard of Score Fighting Series 4. A 25 year old bantamweight prospect Hill stepped into the co-main event slot of SFS 4 at the Hamilton Place Theatre in Ontario, Canada. Hill was matched up with Saskatoon's Eric Wilson (5-2).
For Hill it was his fourth fight in a row to go the distance and for 15 minutes a frustrated Wilson could not mount any consistent offense. Hill, a four star prospect at 135 pounds, mixed in enough stand-up and wrestling to keep Wilson off balance for most of rounds one and two. In the final frame Hill put an exclamation point on the fight when he mounted Wilson and pounded away with punches in the final moments of round three.
Hill's rise as a prospect began in March of 2011 at Aggression MMA 6 in Edmonton. In a five round decision Hill handed fellow prospect Diego Wilson (5-1) the first loss of his career. Out of the respected gym Iron Tiger Muay Thai, Hill has the skill set to compete either in Bellator or the UFC in his next bout.
A signature win over a veteran of the sport good add depth to Hill's resume but as a bantamweight prospect is not always a requirement before being called to the big leagues. Due to his striking skills and underrated wrestling Hill is pegged as the number seven unsigned bantamweight in MMA per the latest ULTMMA.com prospect top 20 rankings.
Score Fighting Series 4 results
John Alessio def. Ryan Healy by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Josh Hill def. Eric Wilson by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Forrest Petz def. Sergey Juskevic by TKO (S) 3:25 R2
Alex Ricci def. Iraj Hadin by KO 3:16 R1
Shane Campbell def. Derek Boyle by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Lyndon Whitlock def. Corey Houston by KO 4:28 R1
Jason Meisel def. Mike Sledzion by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Elias Theodorou def. Erik Herbert by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Adam Assenza def. John Roche by TKO (Strikes) 4:17 R1
Craig Hudson def. John McPherson by KO 0:57 R1