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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MCC Middleweight Champ To Visit Fans At MCC 16 Prior To UFC Debut

Courtesy of Midwest Cage Championship:

Joe "The Doctor" Vedepo snatched the middleweight crown from Brian Green during MCC 14 in one of the most brutal fights in MCC history. A few short weeks later, Vedepo signed a multi-fight contract in the largest promotion in mixed martial arts, the UFC. "The Doctor" joins the list of MCC standouts who went on to compete in the UFC, including former Lightweight Champion Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens, as well as John "Hurricane" Halverson.

This great opportunity for Vedepo is a shining example why MCC is ranked one of the top regional promotions in the country. "Combining great talent with the visibility MCC provides creates the perfect combination to push fighters to the top level of our sport," provided fellow UFC vet John Halverson.

Vedepo will face American Top Team fighter Alessio "Legionarius" Sakara at UFC's Ultimate Fight Night on September 17. Former MCC fighter and Iowa native Josh "The Dentist" Neer headlines the card as he takes on Ulitmate Fighter Season Five winner Nate Diaz. The event will be broadcast live on Spike Network.

On his way to the UFC, Vedepo will make a stop in Des Moines to attend Midwest Cage Championship 16 "No Guts, No Glory" this Friday. MCC is completely proud to send one of our own to the top and we wish him congratulations and best of luck in the most important fight of his career.

You can join us to provide your well wishes at the Bucs Arena at 7201 Hickman in Urbandale this Friday at 7:30 PM. Tickets start at $25 and doors open at 6:30 PM.

The festivities begin with the official weigh-in event on Thursday at 7PM at the Twisted Parrot, located at 6500 Hickman Road. Be sure to join us for drink specials and surprise guest appearances.

Full details can be found at http://www.midwestcagechampionship.com