LAS VEGAS – This past Friday, Nov. 4, at The Orleans Hotel & Casino, two fighters took big steps forward in their dreams of reaching the UFC with their victories at Superior Cage Combat 3.
In the main event of the night, John “The Natural” Alessio won his ninth fight in his last 10 with a close unanimous decision victory over former Pride star Luiz “Buscape” Firmino. Ex-IFL light heavyweight Bristol Marunde continued his tear at 185 pounds and claimed the SCC middleweight championship after winning by unanimous decision over former UFC fighter Jay Silva in a bout that earned both men Fight of the Night honors.
In other action, former MFC light heavyweight title contender Emanuel Newton submitted James McSweeney with five seconds left in the first round to earn his fifth win in a row. And former UFC lightweight Shane “Sugar” Nelson picked up his third consecutive win via TKO when opponent Lance Wipf could not continue due to a knee injury in the second round.
Full SCC 3 Results:John Alessio def. Luiz Firmino by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bristol Marunde def. Jay Silva by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Emanuel Newton def. James McSweeney by Submission (rear naked choke) at 4:25, R1
Steve Lopez vs. Dominique Robinson ends in Majority Draw
Porfirio Alves Jr. def. Alonzo Martinez by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Shane Nelson def. Lance Wipf by TKO (Dr. Stoppage) at 2:15, R2
Phil Dace def. Dave Terrel by Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Cameron Diffley def. Sidney Silva by Submission (arm bar) at 4:01, R1
Shawn Fitzsimmons def. Blas Avena by KO at 3:42 in R2
Shorty Weikel def. Kui Gonsalves by Submission (rear naked choke) at 2:30, R2