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Jul 14, 2015

Former champ Mark Stoddard replaces Silva, meets Moreno in title bout

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Former champ Mark Stoddard replaces Silva, meets Moreno in title bout Scheduling conflicts have knocked Romario da Silva out of his anticipated bout with MCC’s welterweight champion Victor Moreno, but a worthy adversary was quick to answer the call. With Mark Stoddard (11-7) stepping up to the plate, the headlining bout is essentially a champion […]


Mar 31, 2014

MCC 53 Pre-Fight – Eric Thavonekham

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Mar 27, 2014

Pre-Fight – Eric Howser, Tony Crowder, Damion Shehan

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Mar 12, 2014

Full Force ahead, MCC returns April 11

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Full Force ahead, MCC returns April 11 Fresh on the heels of another action packed event, the Midwest’s most popular promotion will make a quick return to Hy Vee Hall on Friday, April 11 for MCC 53: Full Force. In the main event of the evening, a five round title bout for the vacant light-heavyweight […]


Feb 12, 2014

Flyweight’s amped to take main event status at MCC 52: “Hostile Territory”

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Flyweight’s amped to take main event status at MCC 52: “Hostile Territory” It’s been two years and two months since a flyweight championship bout has taken place inside the cage at MCC. And for perennial contender, Tony “Lil Crusher” Crowder, that’s all he’s been able to think about. “I haven’t stopped thinking about the belt […]


Feb 3, 2014

MCC 52: “Hostile Territory” set for March 7

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MCC 52: “Hostile Territory” set for March 7 The Midwest’s most popular promotion announced their return to Hy Vee Hall and along with releasing the date; the card has been stacked for a night of guaranteed fireworks inside the cage. March 7 will mark the official crowing of the flyweight champ as top contender’s Tony […]


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 18, 2013

MCC 50’s flyweight contender Anthony “Lil Crusher” Crowder, “This fight has been a long time coming!”

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MCC 50’s flyweight contender Anthony “Lil Crusher” Crowder, “This fight has been a long time coming!” The social media blew up with comments and cheers the moment it was announced that Tony Crowder (5-7)would face off against Johnny LaPrei for the number one contender spot at MCC 50: “Thanksgiving Throw Down”. “We’ve had bad blood […]


Nov 14, 2013

MCC 50’s LaPrei and Crowder agree that although their bout is not for a title, sometimes pride is just as important

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MCC 50’s LaPrei and Crowder agree that although their bout is not for a title, sometimes pride is just as important Championship belts make for a great conversation piece when they’re hanging above your fireplace mantle or featured in your Facebook profile picture. Then again, when you’re amidst a several year-long feud, bragging rights will […]


Nov 12, 2013

49 events in the book, 588 bouts, MCC 50: “Thanksgiving Throwdown” just around the corner

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49 events in the book, 588 bouts, MCC 50: “Thanksgiving Throwdown” just around the corner In February 2006 Midwest Cage Championship launched its first promotion. Almost eight years later, the Midwest’s most popular promotion is still going strong. Credited as “one of the top up and coming MMA events”, MCC has helped several fighters skyrocket […]


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 […]


Jun 6, 2011

Tough talk, tougher guys; Crowder vs. Young has potential for greatness

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Tough talk, tougher guys; Crowder vs. Young has potential for greatness When it comes to combat sports, whether it be boxing or mixed martial arts, fighters often draw their motivation from a couple different sources. Some are fueled by the deep seeded desire for the oldest form of competition; mano y mano. Others just want […]


Mar 7, 2011

MCC 32 Post Fight Interviews

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Mar 7, 2011

Glenn Defends Title, Williams Grinds His Way to the Championship

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Glenn Defends Title, Williams Grinds His Way to the Championship Some fighters simply have that one hurdle they cannot make it over; a sort of kryptonite to their super powers. For Josh Henry, it’s Rick Glenn. At MCC 32: “Bad Blood”, the current Featherweight Champion, Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn, once again, bested Josh “Bam Bam” […]


Mar 5, 2011

MCC 32: Bad Blood- Weigh-In’s

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Feb 27, 2011

MCC 32: “Bad Blood” Main Card Fight Breakdown

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MCC 32: “Bad Blood” Main Card Fight Breakdown This Saturday night, MCC returns to Hy Vee Hall as Nutrishop presents, MCC 32: “Bad Blood”. The night features a rematch with two of the Midwest’s top featherweight prospects; former champ, Josh “Bam Bam” Henry and current title holder, Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn as well as a […]


Feb 18, 2011

Tony Crowder- Talks About Competing in Four Man Tournament at MCC 32

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Feb 16, 2011

MCC Adds Flyweight Division, Four Men Set to Fight for Title

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MCC Adds Flyweight Division, Four Men Set to Fight for Title At MCC 32: “Bad Blood”, the Midwest’s most popular mixed martial arts promotion will add yet another champion to their already impressive roster. This time, the newly added flyweight division will host a one night, four man tournament to crown the victor. The four […]


Jan 26, 2011

MCC Sets March Date, Adds Flyweight Tournament

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MCC Sets March Date, Adds Flyweight Tournament The Midwest’s most popular mixed martial arts promotion returns to Hy Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines on March 5 for MCC 32: “Bad Blood”. The card boasts a night chock full of talent ranging from young up and comers to big show veterans. From top to bottom, […]


Oct 10, 2009

MCC Trials III, Stars on the Rise

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MCC Trials III October 10, 2009 Midwest Cage Championship held it’s third amateur MMA event to seek out the next big name in the fight game, and several fighters showed up to earn their shot for a spot on the MCC roster.  MCC co-owner, Ryan Hass noted, “When we were putting the event together we […]



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