MCC announces annual Thanksgiving Throw Down, two title fights
The Midwest’s most exciting promotion is in full swing, gearing up for its annual event, and in 2014 MCC aims to please! Announced earlier today, MCC 56: Thanksgiving Throw Down will feature light heavyweight champion, Rob “The Destroyer” Morrow in his first title defense when he meets Des Moines native, Rakim Cleveland. Meanwhile, featherweight kingpin, Eric Howser will face off against Jordan “Country Boy” Neer in the co-main event of the evening.
“Both of these fights have fireworks written all over them,” stated MCC’s matchmaker, John Halverson. “Rakim (Cleveland) punched his ticket when making quick work of Louis DeWerdt at MCC 54, and Morrow has been chomping at the bit to fight tough competition. He’s asking for the best guys so we are going to put someone in front of him that will push the pace. Then you have Howser and Jordan Neer; a fight that people have been wanting to see for a long time. I don’t think either of these guys are a fan of one another, and I have a feeling this fight may be personal. And that’s fine.”
With twelve action packed fights on the card, the annual event, which typically boasts the greatest attendance, I sure to be a not-miss show.
Halverson continued, “This is the one event where fighters actually call me to get booked on, so we are in the process of narrowing the card to showcase not only veteran fighters who’ve earned our respect, but also the up and coming fighters who people need to know about. It’s going to be a great show.”
Bail Bond Pro’s and Kamodo Klub present, MCC 56: “Thanksgiving Throwdown”, WEDNESDAY, November 26th 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.
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.