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Midwest Cage Championship http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com Premiere Mixed Martial Arts based in Des Moines Iowa Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:17:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 MCC 64’s “Winner Circle” – by 2 MC’s Media http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/2017/04/mcc-64s-winner-circle-by-2-mcs-media/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:17:26 +0000 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/?p=6453

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July’s MCC 65 announcement coming soon http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/2017/04/julys-mcc-65-announcement-coming-soon/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:12:33 +0000 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/?p=6451

MCC 64 – July

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE to MCC 64 on Friday, April 14 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/2017/03/tickets-now-on-sale-to-mcc-64-on-friday-april-14/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:34:30 +0000 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/?p=6418

Tickets to MCC 64: BACCAM Vs. DEEDS – NOW ON SALE

Friday, April 14th – Des Moines, Iowa – Hy Vee Hall




Official Press Release: 

 

MCC 64 Announced for April 14th - ANTHONY BACCAM Vs DEMI DEEDS
Des Moines, IA - 03/06/17

The month of April will be a big one for the MCC fans. It was made official Monday afternoon; two of the best lightweights in the Midwest will battle for the MCC Lightweight Title.

On April. 14th, the MCC cage will arrive back at Hy Vee Hall in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 10th!

Three of the main card bouts were announced.

Headlining the event, Anthony Baccam will take on one of the most devastating strikers to ever come out of the Midwest fight scene, Demi Deeds. The winner of this bout will be the rightful holder of the MCC Lightweight Championship Title.

Anthony Baccam, 3-1 in MCC, holds wins in the MCC cage over Ryan Stock, Jon Milledge, and featherweight phenom, Luis Saldana. Baccam has proved to be one of the best fighters at featherweight and lightweight. Baccam is hoping to make enough of a statement to join fellow MCC veterans Johnny Case and Jeremy Stephens in the UFC.

Demi Deeds, who is 3-1 in his last four bouts, has not suffered a loss in over three years. That loss was dealt by UFC fighter and MCC owner, Johnny “Hollywood” Case. Deeds and Hollywood both tested each other’s chins and hearts, as both were dropped in that crowd pleasing affair. With  a majority of Deed’s wins coming in the first round, he has made it clear he is looking for the win at the sound of the bell. Having experience in some of the biggest stages such as Bellator, to testing the chins of big welterweights like UFC Vet Bobby Voelker, Deeds doesn’t feel pressure and looks for devastating wins, no matter the circumstances.

With Baccam and Deeds both coming off of TKO wins, and a combined total of 25 finishes, you are sure to see both contenders fighting for a finish.

In a featured bout, longtime veteran Matt Young, will take on the older brother of Johnny Hollywood, Allyn Case. Young is a 7x MCC Vet and has faced some of MCC’s biggest names, such as MCC Featherweight King Eric Howser, and former MCC Bantamweight Champion Laramie Shaffer. Young says he is focused and dedicated like never before to dominate Allyn Case and any others in his way, proving to be the best bantamweight in the MCC.

Allyn Case has only seen a total of four minutes inside the MCC cage, with his two wins coming early in the 1st round. Case holds MCC wins over Nathan Endres by kimura (MCC 61) and Joshua Thele by TKO (MCC 59). Johnny Hollywood himself claims his brother Allyn to be the better and more complete version of himself. Only time will tell if he has what it takes to join his brother on the biggest stage.

MCC 64 will also feature a battle of Old School vs New School. Light heavyweight and long-time veteran, Mike “Minivan” VanMeer, takes on Justen “The Cannon” Shannon. With over a decade in the fight game, Minivan possesses 10 wins by knockout and 15 wins by submission. The man stepping into the cage with Minivan, “The Cannon” has six wins by submission, with 5 of those submissions coming in the first round.

Other bouts to be announced soon. Including: Jeff Carstens, Gary Hedlund, Joshua Thele, Levi Thompson, Eddie Aguiluz, and Phil Lumley.

Tickets to MCC 64 are now on sale at MidwestCageChampionship.com, Hy Vee Tickets and Wells Fargo Arena Box Office

Stay tuned to MCC on facebook (facebook.com/MCC_Fights) for more fight card announcements.

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MCC 64 Announced for April 14th – BACCAM Vs CASTRO http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/2017/03/mcc-64-announced-for-april-14th-baccam-vs-deeds/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:33:49 +0000 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/?p=6403

Friday – April 14

MCC 64 Announced for April 14th – ANTHONY BACCAM Vs JEREMY CASTRO
Des Moines, IA – 03/06/17

The month of April will be a big one for the MCC fans. It was made official Monday afternoon; two of the best lightweights in the Midwest will battle for the MCC Lightweight Title.

On April. 14th, the MCC cage will arrive back at Hy Vee Hall in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 10th!

Three of the main card bouts were announced.

Headlining the event, Anthony Baccam will take on longtime veteran, Jeremy Castro. The winner of this bout will be the rightful holder of the MCC Lightweight Championship Title.

Tickets to MCC 64 on sale  at MidwestCageChampionship.com 

Stay tuned to MCC on facebook (facebook.com/MCC_Fights) for more fight card announcements.

 

About Johnny Case

Owner of MCC as of 2016, “Johnny Hollywood” Case sports an impressive 22 wins in his professional MMA career, the only fighter out of Iowa to go 4-0 in his first four UFC bouts. Out of those 22 wins, 12 come by knockout, 6 by submission and 4 by decision. Case is a hot prospect in the Super Bowl of MMA (UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship). The future will only get bigger, better and brighter.

Case was born and will always call home, Jefferson, IA, and travels between Iowa and his training camp at Power MMA in Gilbert, AZ.

For more details and to keep up with Johnny directly, follow him on social media:
Facebook      fb.com/HollywoodCase
Instagram–    instagram.com/HollywoodCase
Twitter       twitter.com/HollywoodCase
Website:     JohnnyHollywoodCase.com


About MCC – Midwest Cage Championship

Midwest Cage Championship (MCC) is the leading MMA regional promotion in the Midwest since the debut in Feb 2006, based at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA, that features both professional and amateur fights.

MCC is widely respected for hard hitting action inside the cage, as well as having the most passionate fans in all of MMA. MCC features a combination of up and coming fighters, as well as veterans of the sport. Several MCC fighters have gone on compete in organizations such as UFC, Bellator and RFA among others.

MCC’s passionate fanbase and consistent quality of fights has earned the respect of fighters and fans alike.

For more details and up to the minute MCC news, follow us at:
Facebook      fb.com/MCC.Fights
Twitter       twitter.com/MCC_Fights
Instagram    instagram.com/MCC_Fights
Website:      MidwestCageChampionship.com

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THE EARLY LEAD: TAKING IN MCC AS A NEWBIE http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/2017/02/the-early-lead-taking-in-mcc-as-a-newbie/ Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:36:54 +0000 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/?p=6383

@HollywoodCase

THE EARLY LEAD: TAKING IN MCC AS A NEWBIE
by: BRANDON HURLEY via The Jefferson Herald

Des Moines, Iowa- The punches, of course, were bone-crushing, and the kicks and knee jabs, grueling, but what hit me hardest as I took in my first live, in-the-flesh MMA fights wasn’t the action inside the ring, but surrounding MCC 63, Jan. 27 in Des Moines.

Oh, yes, the adrenaline-pumping knockouts and submission holds were a thrill to take in a few feet from the ring, but I was taken aback by the generosity and dedication of everyone involved.

The life of an mixed martial artist is one of the most grueling across all sports and yet, the fighters still find it in them to handle – at least for the most part – their wins and losses with class. Clearly, there is often show-boating and fiery personalities, as even a few fighters, rightfully so, celebrated by climbing the cage Friday, but they still respect each other.

MMA athletes put their bodies through rigorous training regimes and want nothing more to win, but I didn’t see a single moment that would put the sport or any of its fighters in a bad light.

What I saw from Jefferson’s Johnny Caseowner of MCC – and Madrid Police Chief and Jefferson native, Rick Tasler, was nothing short of pure class.

Handling success and failure was something Tasler, the nose-to-the-grindstone-24-7 MCC promoter, preached to each and every one of the fighters in the pre-fight meeting.

For the most part, the guys – and girls – involved Friday were friends or at least friendly acquaintances. Obviously, Case understands what it takes to get to the highest level, which is why one could catch him in the bowels of Hy-Vee Hall and not ring side moments before the fights started. He – the rising UFC star who up until a few weeks ago was scheduled to fight in Houston’s Toyota Center – was taping the hands of an amateur fighter, not by a hired trainer.

Most of the fighters – if not all – embraced in brief hugs following their fights, whether they won or lost. Some even applauded their opponents after defeat.

Want to know how Case got his start in MMA? It was his uncle Tasler, who had a pretty great career of his own – 32 wins and no losses – 13 professionally – that took him under his wing and trained the young Jefferson-Scranton grad. He didn’t do it for fame or glory, he did it to keep his nephew out of trouble – a great career just so happened to blossom from it.

Greene County graduate Dylan Forkner, 23, who made the wrestling state tournament as a senior in 2014, grinds away himself. He’s studying criminal justice at Grand View University in Des Moines – but plans on making his pro debut after a few more fights. Forkner essentially lives in the gym when he’s not studying, even telling me after his win in the second round Friday that he’s known as the gym rat.

Yes, the UFC and many MMA circuits can be often filled with braggadocio and hot-headed personalities – which, I will admit, brings fans to the sport,  but the outstanding majority of fighters work harder than most athletes do.

Heck, the fans at the MCC level have to be given some props as well. I spent the better part of an hour drinking in the knowledge of a fan (who’s name escapes me now) from just outside of Jefferson that made the drive with his family – along with, by his estimation – 150 other Greene County fans to take in mixed martial arts. He could recite all of Case’s recent fights down to the finishing moves, and knew the tendencies of nearly all the fighters present on Friday. It was enlightening and a joy to listen to. Many other spectators were more than just casual fans as well.

Even a young kid, who couldn’t have been older than seven or eight, was shouting out constant encouragement – by name – to the fighters. It was adorable and awesome to hear.

So if you haven’t had a chance to truly dig into the sport of mixed martial arts, I strongly urge you to take in a fight and be alert of everything surrounding the showcase, you may be pleasantly surprised.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS MCC 64…. In Des Moines, IA, on Friday, April 14th at Hy Vee Hall. Tickets being released soon along with breaking news, on facebook at; MCC – Midwest Cage Championship (facebook.com/MCC_Fights).

By: Brandon Hurley of The Jefferson Herald

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MCC 63: Winter War Post Fight Interviews http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/2017/02/mcc-63-winter-war-post-fight-interviews/ Sat, 04 Feb 2017 19:23:44 +0000 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/?p=6376

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January 27, 2017 Results – MCC 63: Winter War at Hy-Vee Hall http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/2017/02/mcc-63-winter-war-january-27-2017/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:58:52 +0000 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/?p=6371

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MCC 64 – Friday, April 14 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/2017/01/mcc-64-announcement-coming-soon/ Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:51:02 +0000 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/?p=6359

Friday – April 14


MCC 64: BACCAM  Vs.  DEEDS
Friday – April 14th

Doors Open: 6:30pm    |     Fights Start: 7:30pm

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Light Heavyweight Division


JR Hicks
VS
Mike Gerhart

180lb Catchweight


Eddie Aguiluz
VS
Phil Lumley

Bantamweight Division


Josh Krsitenson
VS
Izzy Heredia

Welterweight Division


Aziz Sharkh
VS
Shadoe Sloyer

Lightweight Division


Brandon Pringle
VS
Riley Chapman

190 Catchweight


Ethan Downen
VS
Chris Fannon

Welterweight Division


Jessy Ebrecht
VS
Johnny Wentland

Lightweight Division


Blade Street
VS
Gilbert Gonzolez

Featherweight Division


Levi Thompson
VS
Josh Thele

Welterweight Division


Jeff Carstens
VS
Gary Hedlund

Light Heavyweight Division


Justen Shannon
VS
Mike VanMeer

Bantamweight Division


Earnest Walls
VS
Allyn Case

Lightweight Championship


Jeremy Castro
VS
Anthony Baccam

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MCC63: Winter War http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/2016/12/mcc63-winter-war/ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:40:06 +0000 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/?p=6292

MCC63: Winter War

Friday, January 27th @ HyVee Hall
Des Moines, Iowa

7:30pm All Ages

Full Fight Card Updated

Middleweight Division


Steven Jobe Hinders
VS
Jr. Ronnie Hicks

Bantamweight Division


Ethan Pfantz
VS
Earnest Walls

Female Division


Liz Goodman
VS
Hannah Hesseltine

160 Catchweight Division


Levi Foster
VS
Jessy Ebrecht

Welterweight Division


Aziz Sharkh
VS
Chris Mabee

140 Catchweight Division


Dylan Forkner
VS
Santana Acosta

Lightweight Division


Blade Street
VS
Joshua Wooten

Featherweight Division


Calvin Glover
VS
Levi Thompson

Bantamweight Division


Anthony Yost
VS
Nathan Endres

Middleweight Division


Justin Fuson
VS
Sean Frank

Lightweight Division


Ryan Stock
VS
Anthony Baccam

Welterweight Division


Tyler Vogel
VS
Victor Moreno

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MCC 62: The Return | Winners Circle http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/2016/10/mcc-62-the-return-winners-circle/ Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:02:07 +0000 http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com/?p=6258

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