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MCF expanding with local fighter set for pro debut

Midwest Championship Fighting is co-promoting an event in Indiana this summer
Updated: May. 29, 2021 at 10:46 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Midwest Championship Fighting has long been a staple of the fighting scene here in North Platte. Now, Russ Jones is preparing to take MCF out of state for the first time under his leadership. The last weekend of July, MCF will co-promote a show in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“We are trying to expand to grow our audience so that we can possibly grow bigger shows in North Platte. North Platte is always going to be where we came from and it’s always going to be where we come back to, at least twice a year,” said MCF President Russ Jones.

North Platte native and star of the St. Paddy’s Beat Down, Jayson Scott, will make his professional debut at the event. Scott was an elite wrestler during his time at North Platte High School, where he became a Class A State Finalist. Since then, Jayson has dominated the amateur ranks, becoming the top ranked Amateur Flyweight and Bantamweight in the Midwest.

“I’m feeling super good and ready. [It’s] been a long time coming, I think. I’m excited to show what we’ve been doing, show the process that we can do in North Platte, and show the people in Indiana what us Nebraska people can do,” said Scott of his impending debut.

North Platte will be well represented in Indiana as MCF and Jayson Scott prepare to go out of state together for the first time.

“MCF has been great for me obviously as my hometown promotion. Russ Jones has sponsored me since the beginning, he’s helped me out a lot. Moving on to Indiana where they’re co-promoting with MCF, it’s cool to have my pro debut be affiliated with MCF.”

While MCF’s roots are planted firmly in North Platte, Russ is excited for what his company’s expansion could mean for the future.

“North Platte is a fight town, our crowds are second to none. I’m interested to see what kind of crowds Fort Wayne has. MMA is growing, the UFC is growing, they’re the leaders of this pack and we’re just trying to follow and put on high quality shows,” concluded Jones.

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