MCC 50: Thanksgiving Throwdown
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Date(s) - November 27, 2013
6:30 pm

Hy-Vee Hall at Iowa Events Center, Des Moines,

$25, $35, $40 & $50

Typically referred to as the year’s biggest mixed martial arts event in the state, the Midwest’s most popular promotion, Midwest Cage Championship will certainly not disappoint fight fans! The card has been set & amongst the crop of exciting fighters, the promotion announces a title fight in the vacant welterweight division as well as the return of two-time UFC veteran T.J. “The Spider” O’Brien as he takes on the tough & always exciting South Dakota native, Doug Jenkins in the co-main event. The main event at MCC 50 will feature a battle in the welterweight division between Ben Crowder & Mark Stoddard. Crowder, a hard hitting mixed martial artist who has been ripping through the competition for the past year, including wins over Andy “The Bully” Stock & former middleweight champion, Mike “Mini Van” Van Meer, earned his title shot with the welterweight belt currently vacant since being retired by Andy “Danger Zone” Branson. Crowder, who is enjoying the longest winning streak of his career will face off against King of the Cage veteran & fellow slugger, Mark Stoddard; a fighter known for putting his opponents away in devastating fashion & only going the distance in 3 of his 14 fights. MCC 50 will also include the return crowd favorite, Ronnie “Warfrog” Britt, Eric Howser, Mike “Mini Van” Van Meer, Ryan “Fitz” Fitzgerald, Kala Sheehan, Mary Rouse & an east side grudge match between Tony “Lil Crusher” Crowder & Johnny “Pride of the East Side” LaPrei. The full fight card can be seen at The official after fight party will kick off immediately following at Kamodo Klub, 214 3rd Street. Tickets available at, at 515-564-8000 & at Dahl’s ticket outlets.


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