Lund looks to get back to the winners circle, back to the title run on August 3Posted by Admin on Jul 13, 2012 in Articles, Featured, News • No comments
Lund looks to get back to the winners circle, back to the title run on August 3
Former MCC light heavyweight champion, Jesse Lund knows what it takes to win fights. He’s been in the game since 2007, and after a rocky start, has amassed an impressive 10-3 professional record.
In 2009, with family-first morals, Lund briefly discussed hanging up the gloves. That was until his good friend and MCC interim champ, TJ “The Spider” O’Brien received the summons to fight in the UFC.
Lund recalls, “That really inspired me seeing TJ fight in the UFC. It made me miss training, the camaraderie, getting in the cage and going at it.
And like that, with the blessing of his wife and kids, Jesse Lund was right back at it.
Following a two fight win streak over “Mean” Dean Bradley and Blake Breitsprecher, he was paired up against UFC veteran, Tyrone “The Native Warrior” Roberts, for a shot at the title. Stopping Roberts in just 3:20, Lund proved that he would become a force to be reckoned with. He followed that win up with a highlight reel worthy TKO win over Eric Poling.
Lund was back on a roll.
At MCC 40 Lund was scheduled to meet promotional newcomer, Will “The Franchise” Dicke, to defend his championship strap. Dicke, a Duke Rufus-trained fighter from Wisconsin, was known for his knock out power, and with his sights set on a stand-up war, Lund headed to fight camp in preparation for the battle.
And a battle it was!
Back and forth action, testing skill and will both. What everyone figured would be a kickboxing match turned out to be quite the opposite. And it was on the ground that the bout was decided.
Lund was submitted just a little over the one minute mark of the fourth round.
“I hated watching my fight on television,” Lund stated. “I was off my game. I fought flat footed, I didn’t ’throw combinations like I should. I hesitated. My hat’s off to Dicke. He was the better fighter that night. But if I would have fought the way I trained to fight, I think it would have gone better for me.”
On August 3 Lund gets the opportunity to right the wrong. Facing knock out powerhouse, Todd Schmauss, Lund will need to have his A-game intact.
“I’m training at Henry’s Martial Arts and Des Moines Jiu Jitsu Academy. It’s been going great. I feel good. I’ll definitely be ready to put on a better performance and work my way back up to another title shot.”
This time, however, he plans to hold onto it a little longer.
“I took some time off and did commentary for Mediacom on MCC 41. It was fun, but after watching it I decided I hate hearing myself on TV. I look better fighting in the cage than talking outside of it!”
Complete Nutrition, Spartan Strength and Fourth Down Sports Bar present, MCC 42: Lund vs. Schmauss, Friday, August 3 at Hy Veen Hall, downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets are available on-line at www.MidwestCageChampionship.com, Wells Fargo Arena Box Office and at all Dahl’s Food Store ticket outlets.
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