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MCC 57’S Nate Endres hopes to turn dreams into reality on January 23
Nate Endres

Nate Endres

MCC 57’S Nate Endres hopes to turn dreams into reality on January 23

For the past two years bantamweight title contender Nate Endres has been working hard to not only evolve as a mixed martial artist, but also to keep his fighting record unblemished in the process.

In a few short weeks Endres will have the opportunity to test his skills against Chuck Cook when the two meet at MCC 57. But this time the stakes are much higher than in any previous fight.

If Endres is successful, not only does he stay unbeaten, he will walk away with MCC gold around his waist.

Most of all, for Endres, it’s his chance to turn a dream into reality.

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Cody Sheehy injured; Chuck Cooks replaces for title bout with Endres
Cook  vs Endres

Cook vs Endres

Cody Sheehy injured; Chuck Cooks replaces for title bout with Endres

The injury bug has struck again! This time knocking bantamweight title contender, Cody Sheehy out of his January 23 scheduled bout with Nate Endres.

Fortunately, Sheehy’s team mate and fellow up and comer, Chuck Cook agreed to take the bout in place of his injured training partner.
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MCC 57’s Jeramiah Deever: new opponent, same statement to be made
Johnny Case, Deever, Michael McBride

Johnny Case, Deever, Michael McBride

MCC 57’s Jeramiah Deever: new opponent, same statement to be made

Exciting mixed martial artist, Jeramiah Deever, who was last seen inside the MCC cage, in early 2014, quickly dispatched long-time MMA journeyman Sean Huffman. He made a bold statement in under two minutes. In what appeared to be a monumental task, given that Deever had only a small handful of fights against an opponent who has faced a who’s who of mixed martial arts notables such as UFC Vets Kevin Burns, Rob Kimmons, Tom Speer and Jake Ellenberger, Deever wasted little time in submitting his experienced foe.

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MCC 57’s Miguel “El Rey” Rios would like to reintroduce himself on January 23
Miguel Rios

Miguel Rios

MCC 57’s Miguel “El Rey” Rios would like to reintroduce himself on January 23

At MCC 57, fight fans not only get treated to a light heavyweight showdown between two undefeated prospects in the main event, but that night also marks the return of fan favorite Miguel “El Rey” Rios.

Having faced MCC veterans such as current UFC fighter Lance Benoist, former MCC title challenger’s Ben Crowder and Doug Jenkins, and the always tough Carlos Newborn, Rios now looks to set himself apart from the competition and make a run for the title himself.

After a two year hiatus away from MCC, Rios wants to make a big statement when he steps back inside the cage against undefeated Brazilian Marcelo Nunes.

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MCC 57’s Cody Sheehy is Striving for Gold
Cody Sheehy

Cody Sheehy

MCC 57’s Cody Sheehy is Striving for Gold

On January 23 at MCC 57, the first ever amateur bantamweight champion will be crowned when undefeated up and comer Nate Endres and submission fighter Cody Sheehy collide in an affair scheduled for five rounds

These two men have placed themselves in this position by proving to MCC matchmakers and fans alike that both of them not only have the talent to be called a champion, but also the heart of a champion.

Cody Sheehy has made a name for himself in the MCC cage with his blue collar-esque approach to the fight game. With a record of 6-3, and all six wins coming by way of submission, Sheehy is looking to establish not only a dominant position in the division, but also in his hopeful reign as its champion.
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MCC 57’s Kristen Sessi talks peace, love and MMA
Kristen Sessi

Kristen Sessi

MCC 57’s Kristen Sessi talks peace, love and MMA

Ahead of his headlining bout January 23rd opposite Todd Schmauss; MCC took a more personal look into the man known as the “Nigerian Nightmare” Kristen Sessi. Here’s what he had to say.

MCC: Hello Kristen. Welcome to MCC. Let’s start by taking some time to get to know you. Tell us a little about yourself.

KS: Pretty simple, my name is Kristen O. Sessi. I live in Springfield, IL and I love to fight.

MCC: Fighting professionally is certainly not an easy career path. What brought you into MM, and what is the driving force behind your success in and out of the cage?

KS: I love the sport. It’s given me a lot of peace in life. (more…)

MCC 57’s Marcelo Nunes prepares to welcome Miguel Rios back to the cage
Marcelo Nunes

Marcelo Nunes

MCC 57’s Marcelo Nunes prepares to welcome Miguel Rios back to the cage

No stranger to competition, MCC 57’s Marcelo Nunes has already made a name for himself on the BJJ circuit earning himself a black belt under highly regarded practitioner Robert Drysdale as well as and unblemished record of 4-0 in MMA competition. Today we take a look into Marcelo’s life and preparation for his upcoming bout opposite Miguel “El Rey” Rios.

MCC: Well Marcelo, a quick Google search shows that you are quite the experienced martial artist; a champion muay Thai fighter as well as a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Robert Drysdale. (more…)

The Return of Todd Schmauss
Todd Schmauss

Todd Schmauss

The Return of Todd Schmauss

On January 23rd Todd Schmauss will meet Kristen “The Nigerian Nightmare” Sessi in a bout that may determine the next challenger for current Light Heavyweight Champion Rob Morrow’s belt.
We caught up with MCC 57 headliner, Todd Schmauss as he in training camp in hopes to start 2015 on a high note with a win on January 23rd.

MCC: It’s been awhile since we’ve seen you in action; what have you been up to?

TS: I’ve been training hard, staying focused, and just letting fights come to me. I also have a training facility opening up soon.

MCC: Sounds like you’ve been busy. So you mentioned starting your own gym. What inspired this?

TS: We live in a hotbed of wrestling and I know there’re many others like myself who are coming out of high school and college and looking to continue their competitive ways. MMA happens to be a great outlet to do just that; whether you want to chase a world title or simply stay on top of your game and get those demanding workouts in. I’m looking to continue chasing my dream while helping others to do the same. (more…)

MCC announces January 23 event, Rios and Schmauss return
MCC 57 - 01/23/15

MCC 57 – 01/23/15


MCC announces January 23 event, Rios and Schmauss return

With less than one week removed from one of the most memorable events to date, the Midwest’s most popular promotion has announced a return to Hy Vee Hall on January 23 for MCC 57. In addition, two of the most polarizing fighters to step foot in its cage; Todd Schmauss and Miguel “El Rey” Rios Jr, will make their long-awaited returns.

MCC’s matchmaker, John Halverson commented, “It’s going to tough to compete with the action and excitement from MCC 56, but if anyone can do it, the fighters on January’s card can do it. This is already shaping up to be another blockbuster show.”

Undefeated light heavyweight prospect, Todd Schmauss will face off against Moroccan native, Otmane Benjilany, while Miguel Rios will square up with Strikeforce veteran, Justin DeMoney

“The talent on our roster is incredible. This is truly what makes a show,” Halverson continued. “People come to MCC to watch great fights. That’s what we focus on. That’s what we intend to deliver.”

Damion Shehan, Jeremiah Deever, and Jordan Young, a fast-rising middleweight who scored a quick win at MCC 56, are all scheduled to compete on the January 23 fight card, while two amateur title bouts have been scheduled.

Additional fight announcements will be made in the upcoming days.

Tickets are available on-line at www.MidwestCageChampionship.com, at the Wells Fargo Arena box office, and all Dahl’s Food Store ticket outlets.

For more information on MCC 57 check out the web site. Follow MCC on Twitter (@MCC_Fights) and like them on Facebook for up to the minute interviews and information.


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