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Fighter salaries: Superior Cage Combat 3

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) provided ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) with the fighter salaries for Superior Cage Combat 3 (SCC 3) which took place this past Friday night, Nov. 4, at the Orleans Arena inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The highest paid fighter on the card was the night’s main event winner, UFC and WEC veteran John “The Natural” Alessio (33-14), who took home $13,000 for his lightweight debut  and unanimous decision victory over Pride veteran Luiz “Buscape” Firmino (13-6).

Tying Reign MMA heavyweight Emanuel Newton (17-6-1) as the second highest paid fighter on the card was co-main event winner and new SCC Middleweight Champion Bristol Marunde (15-6), who took home $8,000 for his unanimous decision win over Reign MMA’s Jay Silva (7-5). Newton also earned $8,000 for his first round rear-naked choke submission win over TUF 10 veteran James McSweeney (6-9).

The full SCC 3 payroll is as follows:

John Alessio – $13,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Luiz Firmino – $2,000

Bristol Marunde  - $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Jay Silva – $4,000

Emanuel Newton – $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. James McSweeney – $4,000

Steve Lopez – $2,500 (no win bonus)
draws Dominique Robinson – $2,000 (no win bonus)

Porfirio Alves Jr. – $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Alonzo Martinez – $2,000

Shane Nelson – $7,000 (includes $3,500 win bonus)
def. Lance Wipf – $2,000

Phil Dace – $3,500 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Dave Terrel – $1,000

Cameron Diffley – $3,800 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Sidney Silva – $2,200

Shawn Fitzsimmons – $3,600 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Blas Avena – $2,400

Shorty Weikel – $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Kui Gonsalves – $1,000

Disclaimer: The salaries listed above do not reflect expenses fighters may have to pay out such as taxes, licensing fees, etc. The numbers also do not reflect extra money fighters may earn through sponsorships, fight night bonuses or otherwise.

For the full SCC 3 fight results go to: SCC 3 full results. Superior Cage Combat’s next card, SCC 4, will take place January 20, 2012, at the Orleans Arena. Fight fans can follow Superior Cage Combat on Twitter at @SuperiorCCombat.

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