T.J. O’Brien and Allen Hernandez will
duke it out during the main event of MCC
38 on Friday, Jan. 27 at Hy-Vee Hall.
Admission is $25-$50, the doors open at
6:30 p.m. and the fights start at 7:30
p.m. For more information, visit midwestcagechampionship.com.
Midwest Cage Championship brings
the pain to Hy-Vee Hall
Fight fans rejoice as the Midwest Cage Championship
(MCC) brings the pain to Hy-Vee Hall on Jan.
27 for a night filled with mixed martial arts
action during MCC 38 Hernandez vs. O’Brien.
“We’re excited for the upcoming event,” said
Ryan Haas, representative for Midwest Cage Championship.
“We have a great card with a lot of talented
fighters. It should be a great night.”
This will be MCC’s 38th event since its creation
“We had our first show in February 2006, and
we try to hold a new event about every six weeks,”
Haas said. “We knew we were in it for the long
haul, and we’ve continued to grow because we
had our eye on the big picture from the beginning.”
MCC has changed venues, but organizers believe
they’ve found a home at Hy-Vee Hall.
“We’ve been at all the marquee venues in the
area, but the staff at the Iowa Event Center
is the best,” Haas said. “We’re happy to be
working with them, and it’s the best possible
venue for us. We love being there.”
MCC 38 Hernandez vs. O’Brien will feature 12
bouts with fighters ranging from 125 pounds
to 205 pounds. The main event features T.J.
O’Brien and Allen Hernandez going head to head.
“This is going to be a great fight,” Hass said.
“O’Brien has competed in some recent UFC events,
and Hernandez is a very exciting fighter.”
Lower card fights will also provide plenty
of hard-hitting action featuring an array of
“We have a lot of fast-pace fighters, so it
should make for some exciting bouts,” Haas said.
“Some of the marquee names to look out for include
Luis Saldana, Nate Williams, Brian Green and
Chris Mickle. Joe Morris is also gaining a lot
of popularity, and his fight with Matt Rider
should be intense and action packed. Along with
the established fighters, we also have a lot
of up-and-comers as well.”
Although some people think of the sport of MMA
as barbaric, Haas is quick to point out it’s
one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
He says MCC works hard to present a family-friendly
event that will entertain spectators of all
“We offer inexpensive fun for the whole family
with an exciting event filled with talented
fighters and competitive fights,” he said. “Once
you experience an MCC event, you definitely
become a fan.”
MCC 38 Hernandez vs. O’Brien
Friday, Jan. 27 at Hy-Vee Hall
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., fights start at 7:30
Admission is $25-$50
Mike Graham vs. Chris Fannon
Justin Meador vs. Jeramiah Deever
Ryan Fitzgerald vs. Donte Harris
Roy Moore vs. Phil Hawes
Andrew Gartin vs. Donovan Carboney
Cody Sheehy vs. Dustin Updike
Matt Young vs. Orlando Peace
Matt Rider vs. Joe Morris
Dan McGlasson vs. Brian Green
Zakk Smith vs. Luis Saldana
Doug Jenkins vs. Chris Mickle
Jovon Myles vs. Nate Williams
Allen Hernandez vs. T.J. O’Brien