Alessio to Fight Spiritwolf, Neer Facing Avena at Aug. 20th SCC
By FCF Staff
Superior Cage Combat has confirmed two notable welterweight bouts for its upcoming August 20th event in Las Vegas, Nevada, as John Alessio will take on Waachim Spiritwolf and Josh Neer (pictured) will meet Blas Avena. The Orleans Arena will host the card.
Alessio (31-14) hasn’t fought since March, when he was stopped by Siyar Bahadurzada while competing for United Glory. The loss ended the Xtreme Couture fighter’s seven fight winning streak.
Spiritwolf (9-8-1) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Jorge Lopez at Tachi Palace Fights 9 in May. Prior to that, at Bellator FC 35 in March, Spiritwolf worked his way to a split decision win over Jaime Jara.
Neer (29-10-1) will head into SCC 2 having won back-to-back bouts over Jesse Finney and more recently Andre Kase. The UFC vet’s last defeat came at Bellator FC 17 last May, when he was choked out by the promotion’s lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez.
Avena (7-4) hasn’t competed since February, 2010, when he tapped out Kenny Marzola while competing under the MMA Xplosion banner. The WEC vet is 2-3 in his last five bouts.