Jesse Ronson Wants to Cap Best Year of Career with a Win Over Ryan Healy at Score FS


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Jesse Ronson - Score FSCanadian lightweight Jesse “Body Snatcher” Ronson continues to make strides forward in his career the old fashioned way, by beating increasingly difficult opposition.

Such was the case in August, when he defeated fellow up-and-comer Alex Ricci by unanimous decision for the Score Fighting Series.

“The key to that fight was staying smart and keeping my balance,” said Ronson. “I had to stay straight up, stay alert and stay ahead of him, and I did, and I proved I was the better striker.

“I thought I could finish him, but he’s tough, came in great shape and we gave the fans what they wanted.”

The win was Ronson’s sixth in a row. A winning streak that began after Ronson made an overhaul following a loss to Mike Ricci in April of 2011.

“That fight with Mike, I was doing all the wrong things in camp,” said Ronson. “I was training to defend his strengths. I changed my coaches, the way I train and put on some size, and everything has been coming together.

“Everything has changed. It was a huge revamp and I can honestly say that I’m a 100-percent different fighter than who I was when I fought Mike.”

Ronson will continue to take steps up in competition as he returns to Score on Nov. 23 in Hamilton, Ontario versus Ryan Healy.

“I had a long talk with John Alessio about him, and John said he’s got a deceptively long reach, can take a punch and comes in war shape,” said Ronson of Healy. “There’s a difference between going three rounds and going three rounds in a war. That’s something I’ve been taking into consideration in training.

“He likes dirty boxing in the clinch and grinding it out, so I’ve been preparing well for that. I’ve been training my wrestling and jiu-jitsu heavily because that’s where I want to be. I want to be the first guy to submit Ryan.”

Ronson told MMAWeekly.com that he feels a win over Healy could help him transition to the next level and cap a run that has been the best of his career.

“2012 has probably been my most successful year as a fighter,” he said. “I fought some really tough guys and got a lot of exposure.

“This is the toughest fight to date and will definitely put a stamp on things and hopefully the bigger shows notice me. If not, then it just makes me much hungrier to get my name out there and get more high-profile fights.”

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