Articles about Benly Xamonty’

Jun 9, 2014

Benly Xamonty to Jordan Neer: “His biggest mistake would be underestimating me”

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Benly Xamonty to Jordan Neer: “His biggest mistake would be underestimating me” By Aaron Young Featherweight fighter Benly Xamonty heads into every fight with the same mentality: Going to war and having fun doing it. “ [I’ll be] looking for the finish when that knockout moment presents itself,” Xamonty said. With a 7-0 amateur record […]


May 28, 2014

MCC 54 Set for June 27 With 14 Fights

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MCC 54 Set for June 27 With 14 Fights The Midwest’s most popular promotion is set for their June 27 return to Hy Vee Hall, however, this show will feature fourteen fights instead of the usual twelve. MCC’s matchmaker, John Halverson explained, “We started the card with a couple key match ups and fighters were […]


Sep 12, 2012

MCC 43 main card falls into place, could be best of 2012

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MCC 43 main card falls into place, could be best of 2012 When you think about mixed martial arts, usually it’s the athletes that are up for discussion when it comes to upping performance or gaining competitive standings, but in reality, the promotion also bears the burden to perform. The tough element there is putting […]


Sep 6, 2012

MCC returns on October 12 to deliver “High Octane” to fight fans

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MCC returns on October 12 to deliver “High Octane” to fight fans The Midwest’s most popular mixed martial arts promotion has began putting together another star-studded fight card for their next event to be held Friday, October 12 at Hy Vee Hall, downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Headlining MCC’s 43rd event, five-time UFC veteran, Kevin “The […]


Jun 15, 2012

MCC 41 Weigh-In’s

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Jun 12, 2012

Luis Saldana’s Fight Week Video Blog

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Jun 11, 2012

Fight Week blog by Benly Xamonty

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Fight Week blog by Benly Xamonty The week leading up to a fight is a time I use for mental preparation and polishing up every aspect of my game. On June 11th, we start to focus more on mitts, pads and game planning. This past week was probably one of the toughest weeks throughout the […]


Jun 6, 2012

Ready to wear the belt again, Will Shutt prepares for war- possibly two!

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Ready to wear the belt again, Will Shutt prepares for war- possibly two! In less than two weeks, at MCC 41, the promotions first-ever featherweight champion, Will “The Real Deal” Shutt, will make another run at the title. This time, however, he’ll have to beat two men in the same night to do so. Shutt, […]


Jun 3, 2012

2 weeks out blog by Benly Xamonty

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The past few weeks have been very tough as we get closer and closer to fight day. This past weekend most people were enjoying the holiday and celebrating. I made my way home to Storm Lake, Iowa to visit family and close friends. When arriving home on the evening of May 25th, I spent the […]


May 31, 2012

Four Fighters in Tournament – Two of Them Fighting TWICE In The Same Night at MCC 41

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May 31, 2012

Luis Saldana – Vlog from 2 weeks out from MCC 41

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May 22, 2012

Luis Saldana video blog – 3 1/2 weeks to MCC 41 on June 16

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May 22, 2012

Benly Xamonty – 3 1/2 weeks to MCC 41 blog

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My thoughts going into this tournament are extremely positive. Since my debut at MCC I’ve grown leaps and bounds. The time I’ve had “off” has been devoted to training. The more I watched videos on my last fight, the more dissatisfied I became with my performance. Sure it ended in the first round but I […]


May 17, 2012

Debut Video Blog of Luis Saldana En Route to MCC 41 – June 16th

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May 17, 2012

Benly Xamonty – Debut Blog to 4 Man Tournament at MCC 41 – June 16th

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I will be competing for MCC 41 on June 16th in a four man tournament. My first opponent will be Will Shutt. The other match will be Luis Saldana vs Tom Ahrens, and the winners we be facing off on the same night, in the main event! Leading up to the event, I will be […]


May 7, 2012

MCC 41’s Four-Man Tourney Takes The Spotlight, Winner Takes Interim Crown

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MCC 41’s four-man tourney takes the spotlight, winner takes interim crown In what could quite possibly become the most exciting and stacked tournament in MCC’s history, the talents of four of the top up and comers have been tapped. Round one kicks off when undefeated prospect, Luis Saldana faces gritty veteran, Tom “To the Top” […]


May 3, 2012

MCC announces next date, continues to stack card

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MCC 41- June 16 MCC announces next date, continues to stack card The weather is not the only thing in Iowa that’s heating up! MCC officials are deep underway of putting together another blockbuster card for June 16 at Hy Vee Hall. MCC 41: Adrenaline will feature a four-man tournament in the featherweight division putting […]


Apr 14, 2012

MCC41: Adrenaline

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Mar 3, 2012

MCC 39 Post Fight Interviews

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Mar 3, 2012

Play by Play (RESULTS) MCC 39: Domination, March 2, 2012. Hy Vee Hall, Des Moines, Iowa

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Play by Play (RESULTS) – MCC 39: Domination, March 2, 2012. Hy Vee Hall, Des Moines, Iowa In a strange turn of events, co-main event fighter, Kevin “The Fire” Burns was forced to withdraw from a contest with Mason Temiquel when he became sick and eventually had to be taken to the hospital. Avoiding event […]



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