Neer, Avena Hit Welterweight Marks for SCC 2 Main Event
(pictured) and Blas Avena
hit their contracted marks at Friday's weigh-ins for Superior
Cage Combat 2
Neer tipped the scales at 170 pounds, as did Avena, ratifying their
welterweight main event. Going down Aug. 20 from the Orleans Arena
at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, SCC 2 will also
feature a lightweight duel pitting former UFC talent Justin
Buchholz (155) against Thiago
Another onetime UFC combatant, John Alessio
(170), had been scheduled to square off against durable Strikeforce
and Bellator veteran Waachiim
Spiritwolf at the event. However, Spiritwolf was forced to
withdraw from the contest due to injury. Fighting Alessio in his
stead will be four-year pro Shawn
An eight-year professional, Neer competed for the UFC a total of 10
time from 2003 to 2009. More recently, Neer has won five of his
last six fights, with his lone loss in that span coming to Bellator
lightweight king Eddie
Alvarez in May 2010. The Iowan's last in-cage appearance came
at Shark Fights 16 when he earned a first-round technical knockout
Juarez on June 25.
A six-time WEC veteran, Avena has never before seen a judges'
decision. The 28-year-old has yet to compete this year and has lost
two of his last three confrontations. Avena's most recent outing
snapped a two-fight losing skid, as he submitted Kenny
Marzola with a rear-naked choke in February 2010.
Avena (170) vs. Josh Neer
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Buchholz (155) vs. Thiago
Alessio (170) vs. Shawn
Gunderson (161) vs. James
Moreno (184) vs. Bristol
Mutapcic (185) vs. Cezar
Gormley (275) vs. Beau
Davis Jr. (169) vs. Mike Dizak
Bollea (155) vs. Jimmy Jones
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