‘The Natural’ vs. ‘The Dentist’ on tap for August 20th in Las Vegas
Top MMA News has learned that John ‘The Natural’ Alessio (31-14-0) will headline Cage Combat 2 in Las Vegas on August 20th. Alessio will face gritty UFC veteran Josh ‘The Dentist’ Neer (29-10-1). Alessio is coming off of a loss to Siyar Bahadurzada during the United Glory tournament semi-finals in Belgium. Before that loss, Alessio racked up a seven fight win streak with stoppages over dangerous competitors Andrew Buckland, Luigi Fiorivanti, Chris Clements and War Machine. Josh Neer is 4-1 since his last stint in the UFC with his only recent loss coming at the hands of Eddie Alvarez. John has made it known that his goal is to again fight in the UFC, when reached for comment, he again made it clear;
“This is a great fight for me, Josh Neer has competed in the UFC several times and did well. He’s a good fighter and I’m looking forward to picking up this big win. I’m looking for that UFC shot and this is a good fight to help get me there.”
Both Neer and Alessio are regarded as tough UFC veterans and neither has taken an easy road in their busy fighting careers. Alessio is looking to once again catch the attention of the UFC brass while ‘The Dentist’ will most surely look to spoil that plan.