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Midwest Championship Fighting looks to expand after successful St. Paddy’s Beatdown

MCF is seeking to put on what would become their first fight outside of Nebraska this summer.
Published: Apr. 18, 2021 at 11:06 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Even though we’re a month removed from the St. Paddy’s Beatdown, fighting fanatics are still buzzing about the performance our hometown athletes delivered. Midwest Championship Fighting presented the event that saw 1,300 people take to the D&N Events Center for a night of fights that had the fans jumping out of their seats.

“It was awesome, I think people needed it...The fights didn’t disappoint and the crowd didn’t disappoint,” said MCF’s Russ Jones.

MCF 20′s card was filled with North Platte fighters from top to bottom. Jordan Davis kicked off the festivities with a submission in the street fight and newly minted hometown hero Jayson Scott ended the night in similar fashion. Ted Nesslein and Taylor McKeeman also enjoyed victory laps in their hometown, something MCF is hoping to provide for more athletes.

“I now have the time to look at expanding MCF and showing our product to the rest of the Midwest and beyond, we’re going to put out a good product and stand behind it. Jayson Scott was our main event when we had a pro level fight right before it, so we boosted his platform obviously, and gave him his day in the town. I mean Jayson Scott was the kid of the day,” said Jones of the former North Platte Wrestler.

While expansion is on the docket for MCF, Russ Jones has no intention of forgetting about his fan base in North Platte. With an eye to the future, Jones already has plans for another event in town later this year.

“We’re going to have a show on October 16th and we’re also looking into another show out of State. I love the North Platte community, I mean, that’s all I can tell you. It’s an interesting place and a great place to live,” added Jones.

As Midwest Championship Fighting continues to grow, Russ is committed to being a positive presence for the sport.

“My end goal is to continue to put out a product that is good and treats everybody well. I like all the people that I’m involved with and I know we are impacting the world in a positive way,” concluded a smiling Jones.

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