Major Decisions Carter at CCFC 8

Shonie Carter. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

American Kickboxing Academy product Matt Major used superior striking to win a unanimous decision over experienced veteran Shonie Carter in the main event of Cage Combat Fighting Championships’ “Rumble in the Park” show Saturday night in Fresno, California.

The fight stayed on the feet throughout the course of the three-round affair as Carter was unable to score with repeated takedowns. Although Major inflicted very little damage to Carter other than a reported broken wrist, he outpointed the colorful former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member and earned a hard-fought nod on the judge’s scorecards.

The night’s co-main event saw rising local product Casey Olson pick up his third straight victory with a first-round submission of Aaron Miller. Rolando Velasco and Buddy Roberts also retained their respective CFFC bantamweight and heavyweight titles on the card as well.

Complete results courtesy of

Matt Major def. Shonie Carter - Unanimous Decision
Casey Olson def. Aaron Miller - Submission (Arm Triangle)
Rolando Velasco vs. David Espinosa - Draw
Buddy Roberts def. Rafael Real - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Ky Hollenbeck def. Bobby Cearly - Submission (Armbar)
Jesse Bowen def. Elvis Franco - Submission (Triangle)
Moses Lira def. Pete Sierra - KO (Punches)
Ted Van Roll def. Jose Diaz - Submission (Strikes)
Andy Miranda def. Francisco Loredo - KO (Punch)


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