Eric Howser pulled out from title defense against Mike Plazola, with a broken hand.
Undefeated Dyllon Muniz steps in to face Plazola, for the MCC Featherweight Title. Winner will then face Howser at a later date to unify the titles.
MCC 55 – Friday, September 19th at Hy Vee Hall in Des Moines, IA.
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MCC featherweight contender Mike Plazola says “I want to win this fight in dominating fashion”
The Waterloo featherweight, considered one of the top fighters in that weight class in the state of Iowa, found his way to the top MMA promotion in the state for the chance to win the gold!
Mike Plazola has dominating victories over Matt Rider & Chris Lane, 11-4 overall and took a few moments out of his day to answer a few questions about his upcoming fight. Plazola will face off against Featherweight Champion, Eric Howser, for the MCC title. This will be the MCC co-main event on Friday, September 19th, at Hy Vee Hall in Des Moines, IA.
MCC: What would you say your biggest strengths are?
Plazola: My experience & being a well rounded martial artist/fighter.
MCC: Where do you train? How long have you trained MMA?
Plazola: I train at the Roc Gym in Waterloo, IA. I have been training MMA for almost 10 years now
MCC: How do you see this fight going?
Plazola: I see this fight ending by stoppage early with my hand being raised.
MCC: What do you think about your opponent Eric Howser? Any weaknesses you see?
Plazola: I think my opponent Eric Howser is a very tough competitor and I have respect for anyone who steps into a cage. I have never met my opponent, so its nothing personal just business. I wouldn’t say he has any weaknesses I just feel I have the advantage anywhere the fight goes.
MCC: What are your ultimate goals in MMA?
Plazola: My goal as of now is to win this fight in dominating fashion and overall its too always perform to the best of my abilities and see where the sport takes me.
Performance Nutrition Plus and Kamodo Klub present, MCC 55: “Champions”, Friday, September 19 at Hy Vee Hall, downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets are available on-line at www.MidwestCageChampionship.com, at the Wells Fargo Arena box office, and all Dahl’s Food Store ticket outlets.
MCC 55’s Michael McBride is on the road to gold
For lightweight submission ace, Michael McBride, every fight in front of him is the most important. Every win is important when your sights are set on the bright lights that surround the world famous UFC Octagon. Any setback could cost you months of valuable hard work, training, and most important….time.
McBride is doing everything in his power to stay in the left column.
“The definite goal is to make it to the UFC. Some other of the bigger shows have shown interest, but my goal; my dream is to someday fight in the UFC.”
McBride’s next opportunity to take one more step towards his goal comes in the form of a lightweight title bout in a spot that was recently vacated by former champ, Johnny “Hollywood” Case when he received his call to the big show.
MCC 55’s Superman takes pride in the title: Family Man
If you ask the fifty-plus professional fight veteran who Victor Moreno really is don’t expect him to tell you anything about the bad ass fights people know him for. In fact, don’t expect him to tell you anything about the fight game.
“First and foremost, I’m a father,” said the emotional Moreno. “I can’t help but to get a little choked up when I talk about my kids. My kids…my family, that’s what I focus on. They mean the world to me and they are the driving force behind everything that I do.”
It’s hard not to get a little choked up just listening to Moreno talk about what’s so important to him.