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Jul 26, 2013

Paul Hunhoff’s take on MCC 49 rematch vs. Matt Rider

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Paul Hunhoff’s take on MCC 49 rematch vs. Matt Rider by Aaron Young Paul Hunhoff was surprised when he learned of a possible rematch fight could take place, yet alone happening at the next MCC show. The South Dakota native will be going head-to-head with Matt Rider at MCC 49. Hunhoff finished Rider early in […]


Jul 17, 2013

Eager to get back on the winning track, Matt Rider takes on Paul Hunhoff at MCC 49

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Eager to get back on the winning track, Matt Rider takes on Paul Hunhoff at MCC 49 by Aaron Young Mentally tough. Patient. Aggressive. Those are the three characteristics Matt Rider believes he must have when he fights Paul Hunhoff in a rematch bout at MCC 49. This is the first time in Rider’s career […]


May 27, 2013

One-on-One with MCC 48’s Matt Rider

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One-on-One with MCC 48’s Matt Rider by Aaron Young A face familiar to the Midwest Cage Championship family will be making yet another appearance inside the cage June 14 at MCC 48: McBride vs. Jenkins. We are talking about Matt Rider. He will be going head-to-head against Paul Hunhoff in a match that was recently […]


Feb 23, 2013

MCC 46: Case vs Deeds Fight Night ReCap

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MCC 46: Case vs Deeds Fight Night ReCap In what had been anticipated as the greatest lightweight title fight since, now-UFC superstar, Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens fought Chris Mickle back in November 2006, tonight, number one contender, Demi “The Human Destroyer” Deeds stepped inside the cage to challenge Johnny “Hollywood” Case for his title. And […]


Feb 21, 2013

MCC 46 Weigh-In’s

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Feb 17, 2013

Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens coming back for MCC 46, talks Main & Co-Main Event

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Feb 14, 2013

Michael McBride leading up to his fight at MCC 46 against Matt Rider

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Feb 7, 2013

CAST YOUR VOTE – Who will win the MCC 46 Co-Main Event – RIDER or McBRIDE?

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Feb 7, 2013

Matt Rider in depth about his fight at MCC 46 against Michael McBride

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Jan 31, 2013

Rider vs. McBride added to MCC 46 – Co-Main Event

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  Rider vs. McBride added to MCC 46 – Co-Main Event And the solid match ups keep on coming! Earlier today MCC officials announced that returning veterans, Matt Rider (7-3) will face off against Michael McBride (2-0) on February 22. Rider, who was expected to compete as a welterweight at MCC 45 before falling victim […]


Dec 28, 2012

Matt Rider vs. Gary Hedlund added to MCC 45

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Matt Rider vs. Gary Hedlund added to MCC 45 In what’s sure to be an exciting battle in MCC’s welterweight division, returning veterans, Matt Rider and Gary Hedlund will square off in the first bout of the evening’s main card. Rider, who has fought in both, the 155 lb and 170 lb divisions, opted to […]


Dec 20, 2012

Will “The Franchise” Dicke defends his belt at MCC 45 against Todd Schmauss, Jan. 25

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Will “The Franchise” Dicke defends his belt at MCC 45 against Todd Schmauss, Jan. 25 On January 25 the MCC light heavyweight title is on the line as current champion, Will “The Franchise” Dicke faces off against Todd Schmauss. At MCC 40 Dicke submitted then-reigning champ and crowd favorite, Jesse Lund in an exciting battle. […]


Jun 17, 2012

MCC 41 Post Fight Interviews

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Jun 15, 2012

MCC 41 Weigh-In’s

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Jun 8, 2012

Motivated by opponents words, Carboney ready to teach a lesson at MCC 41

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Motivated by opponents words, Carboney ready to teach a lesson at MCC 41 Often times brutal jabs are thrown long before the weigh ins, the walk to the cage, or the referee’s command to “fight” ever happen. For some, the war begins in the weeks or days leading up to their bout; a war of […]


Jun 6, 2012

MCC 41’s Matt Rider: “I’m going to beat his ASS”

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MCC 41’s Matt Rider: “I’m going to beat his ASS” Matt Rider has long been known as a fighter who finishes fights. Whether it’s by way of TKO, submission or ground and pound, Rider has never been one to let his fight go to the judges. Sometimes though, an over-zealous game plan can backfire on […]


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 […]


Jan 31, 2012

MCC 38 Main Card Re Cap- Williams retains title, O’Brien bests Hernandez in five round war

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Matt Young vs. Orlando Peace With sparks flying at the weigh in and face off, the tone had already been set for the battle of featherweights. With both fighters coming off losses, this bout was pivotal in the uber-talented 145 lb weight class. Young, known for his ability to scrap both on the feet and […]


Jan 26, 2012

MCC 38 Weigh-In’s

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Jan 23, 2012

It’s Fight Week!

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It’s Fight Week! That right, fight fans. Winter has officially set in and Mother Nature has officially reminded you that you still live in Iowa! Not to worry though. This Friday brings a heat wave to Hy Vee Hall as Midwest Cage Championship 38: Hernandez vs. O’Brien is sure to set the cage on fire! The […]



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