Superior Cage Combat 3 was another exciting night that featured some incredible fights. For fans of stand up brawls, Shawn Fitzsimmons K.O. victory over WEC Veteran Blas Avena was a slugfest that kept fans on their feet the entire match. For submission fans Cameron Diffley’s incredible transition into an arm bar against the very ground-savvy Sidney Silva earned him a much deserved “Submission of the Night” bonus. There was a grudge rematch between Phil Dace and Dave Terrel from SCC1, which ended in Dace securing a unanimous decision. Also an in the main event was an incredibly even match between John Alessio and Luiz Firmino that went the distance in which Alessio was able to earn a decision victory.
SCC3 featured the first SCC Middleweight Championship fight between Bristol Marunde and Jay Silva. During the weigh-ins both fighters made very bold predictions on how they would quickly end the fight but in the cage the fight went an incredible 5 rounds of pure heart and determination. Both fighters were executing their game plans with incredible results. Marunde’s superior grappling earned him big takedowns and dominant positions on the ground with several near submissions. Silva’s powerful striking was a constant threat with several of them damaging Marunde, especially in the third round where he was cut wide open above his left eye.
That cut was exactly what shows the importance of well-trained Cutmen. It was a Championship Fight for the first ever SCC Middleweight Belt and if the cut couldn’t be stopped the Ringside Physicians would have every reason to call an end to the fight. The cut was deep enough that it took my entire cotton swab to fill it and I used several things my mentor Jacob “Stitch” Duran taught me in order to stop the bleeding. I kept the wound dry for two more action packed rounds despite Silva’s attempts to open up the cut with strikes. Bristol came away with the unanimous decision victory becoming the first SCC Middleweight Champion.
I received several compliments on my work that night which really made my night. Thank you to everyone who took the time to tell me they liked the wraps or that they appreciated the work I did for them in the cage. Those moments mean the world to me. For me some of the things I enjoy the most are small details like getting a fighter to laugh and ease up a little as I wrap their hands or just letting them know that I can take care of the cut in between rounds and that they don’t need to worry about it, those are some of the moments I remember.
Thank you to everyone at SCC for letting me be a part of such a great show, you guys are awesome!