Sokoudjou to Face Desilets on theScore Fighting Series

May 20, 2011
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) today announces the top end of theScore Fighting Series card on June 10th is now complete with Martin “The Stress” Desilets agreeing to face Thierry Sokoudjou in a light heavyweight match-up. Desilets (11-3) is one of Canada’s top light heavyweights and has won four of his last five fights. He has been fighting professionally since 2005 and boasts a win over current UFC light heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski. Desilets loves to stand and trade with his opponents and is a true knockout artist with eight of his victories coming via KO or TKO.

Sokoudjou (11-8) is a UFC, Strikeforce and Pride veteran with notable wins over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona. Born and raised in Cameroon, he moved to the United States in 2001 to pursue a career in judo. He currently trains out of San Diego with MMA icon Dan Henderson and other members of Team Quest. Known for incredible athleticism and trademark dreadlocks, Sokoudjou is a crowd favourite both inside and outside out the cage. As an homage to the many Photoshopped images of him on the Internet, Sokoudjou frequently wears a mask inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1987 action move "Predator" during his walk-in.

Other confirmed match-ups include a battle between UFC veterans Joe “El Dirte” Doerksen and Luigi Fioravanti and a welterweight showdown between DREAM welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis and top Canadian prospect Jordan 'Young Guns' Mein. Top ranked Canadian fighters Antonio 'Pato' Carvalho and Adrian 'The Bully' Wooley are also scheduled on the card.

For further details on the fighters and the event, visit www.scorefightingseries.com.

Tickets are now available at Ticketmaster.ca and at The Hershey Centre Box Office.

About Score Media Inc.

Score Media is a media company committed to delivering interactive and authentic sports entertainment. Created in 1997 in response to the growing desire for increased participation in the consumption of sports, the Company has now established itself as the home for hardcore sports fans. Score Media’s primary asset, theScore Television Network (“theScore”), is a national specialty television service providing sports news, information, highlights and live event programming in more than 6.8 million homes across Canada. The Company’s digital media assets include theScore.com, theScore iPad Edition and the mobile sports applications ScoreMobile and ScoreMobile FC which are available on BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. Score Media also operates theScore Satellite Radio which is available across North America on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Channel 98. Growing from a team of 60 in 1997 to over 270 employees in 2011, Score Media is a revolutionizing interactive media company.

About theScore Fighting Series

theScore Fighting Series is a mixed martial arts promotion operated by Score Fighting Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Score Media Inc. The series can be seen on theScore on Thursdays at 8 pm ET and Saturdays at 1 pm ET. Individual fights are also available under the MMA section on theScore.com.
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