HAMILTON - Jordan (Young Gun) Mein put on a flawless performance against a UFC veteran to win the main event at The Score Fighting Series 7.
Mein, from Lethbridge, Alta., and on loan from Strikeforce, stopped Forrest (The Meat Cleaver) Petz in under 90 seconds Friday.
Using an arsenal of well-placed punches, knees, and standing elbows, Mein unleashed an onslaught on Petz before referee Yves Lavigne stopped the fight that ended Petz's four fight winning streak.
"I had to respect (Petz's) power, that's why I was sticking and moving. Once I landed a couple elbows, I felt I was hurting him and I kept attacking," said Mein.
With the win, Mein may return to Strikeforce for that promotion's final event, but he may also be UFC bound.
In the co-main event, Jesse (The Body Snatcher) Ronson of London, Ont., won a convincing unanimous decision against American Ryan (Diamond) Healy. Ronson showcased his superior striking to dominate Healy over three rounds to the point where won judge scored the fight 30-25.
"All I want for Christmas is that UFC contract," said Ronson as the crowd chanted UFC. It was Ronson's seventh straight victory.
Nothing changed in a rematch between Tristan Johnson and William Romero — Johnson won the decision again and the two put on another fight of the night performance. The two went back in forth in a fight that never went to the ground and, ultimately, Johnson's striking work rate was higher than Romero's, which won him the split decision.
"Every time I come here, I come to fight. I just won a crazy fight and I feel great," said the Jordantown, N.S., native.
After losing the first fight of his career, Alex Ricci of Woodbridge, Ont., returned to the win column with a decision victory over Kevin Morin of Victoriaville, Que. Morin won the first round by taking Ricci down, but Ricci eventually took over the fight with his accurate strikes to get the judges' nod.
Toronto's Jason Saggo defeated Iraj Hadin of London with a methodical performance that saw Saggo take Hadin down to the mat and submit him via rear naked choke in the second round.
Ryan Dickson improved his record to 6-0 when he handed Brandt Dewsbery, from Lethbridge, his second career loss. The Hamilton fighter submitted Dewsbery with a rear naked choke in the second round.
Elias Theodorou of Mississauga, Ont., kept his record perfect with a workmanlike win over Ali Mokdad of Windsor, Ont. Theodorou maintained positional dominance throughout the fight to win the decision.
In earlier action, Adam Assenza of Burlington, Ont., won a unanimous decision over Victoriaville's Tommy Cote. Rory McDonell of Oakville, Ont., caught American Desmond Green with a brilliant arm bar in the first round that was the submission of the night. In the opening bout, Paul Jalbert won his MMA debut with decision victory over Toronto's Oliver Vadnais.