Articles about TJ O’Brien’

Apr 7, 2015

MCC targets June 19th return, adds superstar line up and worldwide title sponsor!

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MCC targets June 19th return, adds superstar line up and worldwide title sponsor! Following one of the most explosive events in the company’s nine-year history; MCC 58: Moreno vs. Futrell , the Midwest’s most exciting mixed martial arts promotion will try to outdo itself this Summer, returning to Hy Vee Hall with a blockbuster event […]


Mar 31, 2015

Current and former MCC champs to brawl for featherweight belt

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Current and former MCC champs to brawl for featherweight belt By Aaron Young We’re a little under three months until MCC 59, but the buzz revolving around June’s fight night is at an all-time high. You can thank the co-main event fighters in seasoned veteran T.J. O’Brien (21-7) and featherweight champion Eric Howser (8-2) for […]


Nov 29, 2013

MCC 50 Recap: Stoddard takes welterweight belt, Tony Crowder, Eric Howser earn title shots

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MCC 50 Recap: Stoddard takes welterweight belt, Tony Crowder, Eric Howser earn title shots MCC’s eighth annual Thanksgiving Throw Down has successfully come and gone, and now that the dust has settled we can take a look back at the results. Several MCC newcomer’s stepped in and proved their worth, and some of the mainstay […]


Nov 14, 2013

MCC 50’s T.J. O’Brien starts his climb back up the ladder to the UFC

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MCC 50’s T.J. O’Brien starts his climb back up the ladder to the UFC T.J. O’Brien (18-7 MMA) knows what it’s like to make it to the big show. In fact, he’s one of those lucky fighters who’s made it onto The Ultimate Fighter reality show, and even in losing, was still invited to compete […]


Oct 22, 2013

Midwest Cage Championship announces annual Thanksgiving Throw Down, welterweight title fight

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Midwest Cage Championship announces annual Thanksgiving Throw Down, welterweight title fight Typically referred to as the year’s biggest mixed martial arts event in the state of Iowa, the Midwest’s most popular promotion will certainly not disappoint fight fans this year, as the card has already taken shape, and amongst the crop of exciting fighters, the […]


Oct 20, 2012

MCC 44 Pre-Fight – Timmy Gorman & Michael McBride

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Apr 17, 2012

MCC 40: Lund vs Dicke – Main Card Re-Cap

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Main Card Re-Cap Chad Vandermark vs. Gary Hedlund Making his professional debut, hard-hitting Chad Vandermark stepped in the cage to face Gary Hedlund- who was making his second appearance in MCC following an impressive three round fight with veteran, Ronnie Britt. Most of the affair was spent in the clinch pressed against the cage. Despite […]


Apr 14, 2012

MCC 40: Lund vs Dicke – Post Fight Interviews

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Apr 12, 2012

MCC 40: LUND vs DICKE – Weigh-In’s

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Mar 30, 2012

Green/Kruger scratches from MCC 40, replaced by O’Brien vs. Morris

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Green/Kruger scratches from MCC 40, replaced by O’Brien vs. Morris The highly anticipated rematch between former champ, Brian “BG” Green and the last man in seven outings to defeat him inside the cage, Calley Kruger, has been put on hold. As most of the world knows by now, Green was knocked out by internet-sensation turned […]


Mar 3, 2012

MCC40: Lund vs Dicke

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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 28, 2012

MCC Post Fight Interviews

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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 […]


Jan 6, 2012

TJ O’Brien – MCC 38 Pre Fight

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Jan 5, 2012

Fighter Focus: MCC 38’s Allen Hernandez is content with taking the slow road to the big show!

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Fighter Focus: MCC 38’s Allen Hernandez is content with taking the slow road to the big show! MCC: Allen- welcome back to MCC. In your first performance you put on a dominating performance against one of the top contenders in the division, Alex Harper. How do you feel about that performance and what did you […]


Jan 4, 2012

Fighter Focus: Catching up with T.J. “The Spider” O’Brien

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Fighter Focus: Catching up with T.J. “The Spider” O’Brien MCC: You’ve had quite an experience over the last couple years; getting a shot at the big time on the UFC’s reality series “The Ultimate Fighter”, then getting called back to face Paul Kelly and Cole Miller. What was that experience like for you and what […]


Dec 13, 2011

MCC kicks off 2012 with blockbuster event, big-show talent returns

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MCC kicks off 2012 with blockbuster event, big-show talent returns The Midwest’s most popular promotion blasts into the new year off by stacking the first card of 2012 with two former champs turned big-show alumni as well as the return of MCC’s first ever flyweight title holder, plus a bevy of up and coming talent. […]


Oct 26, 2010

UFC Just Inherited Another Spider

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UFC Just Inherited Another Spider Following in the footsteps of former MCC Lightweight Champions, Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens and Joe “The Southside Strangler” Brammer, most recent champ, TJ “The Spider” O’Brien just received the summons to the superbowl of mixed martial arts; the UFC. Defeating Josh “Bam Bam” Henry just days ago at MCC 29: […]



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