New opponent for Mickle, new cage for MCC!Posted by Admin on Jun 9, 2009 in News, Press Releases • No comments
Erik “New Breed” Koch had been training hard as he was scheduled to take on MCC Featherweight Champion, Chris “Mad Dog” Mickle, however a call from the big show threw a curve ball to the plan! As we have witnessed several times in the past, top promotions such as the UFC have hand picked Midwest Cage Championship fighters. This time, the same promotion that showcased Featherweight Champion, Chris Mickle; the UFC’s sister promotion, WEC, has given Koch the nod. We, at Midwest Cage Championship, would like to congratulate Erik, and we wish him all the luck in the world in his quest to the world title.
When one door closes another opens, and in this case, the cage door is wide open for a new contender. Eric Marriott, a mixed martial artist who sports an impressive 10-1-1 professional record and a 18-3 amateur record, fighting as heavy as 205 pounds, will step in to take on Chris Mickle at MCC 21. Marriott, who is currently in negotiations with Strikeforce, with wins over WEC vet and season seven Ultimate Fighter alum, Joe Benoit, former MCC lightweight contender Michael Johnson, and former MCC Champion Ted Worthington, is excited for the opportunity and knows a win over Chris Mickle will propel him into the major leagues. Marriott quickly stated, “I’m tired of all my fights going to the ground. I want a guy who will stand and bang with me. Being a WEC vet and having all of his experience, I’m hoping Chris and I can stand and bang it out for the crowd!” Featherweight champion, Chris Mickle has been involved in some of the most epic battles inside the MCC cage, and this fight should be nothing less that highlight worthy.
In other exciting news, Midwest Cage Championship has just purchased a new,larger cage for MCC 21. “We’ve moved the show to a bigger, better arena. It was time to get a bigger, better cage as well.” commented MCC co-owner, John Halverson. “There is more room for showcasing sponsors, better camera angles for Mediacom, and more room for action inside the cage. The fighters are stoked, and we know the fans will be too.” added Halverson.
Check out www.MidwestCageChampionship.com for updates, and more up to the minute news, including the weekly blog of veteran mixed martial artist Ronnie “Warfrog” Britt as he prepares for his final battle inside the cage. At MCC 21 he will face Brazillian Jiu Jitsu ace, Marcus Mack. Tickets are available on-line, at the Iowa Events Center box office, www.MidwestCageChampionship.com, by phone 1-866-55-DAHLS, or 515-229-8566.
“If it ain’t MCC, it ain’t real!”