picture of Midwest Championship Fighting (MCF) 14

Oct 22, 2017

Midwest Championship Fighting (MCF) makes its FloCombat debut with a stacked MCF 14 fight card Saturday, Oct. 21. With three title fights and several of Nebraska's hottest up-and-coming prospects, this event is primed to make a splash.


Highly touted prospect Ryan MacDonald refused to be denied in his return to the cage following family tragedy.

Three months ago Ryan MacDonald was facing the biggest step of his mixed martial arts career.

After winning the first seven showings inside the cage, the 24-year-old prospect was set to compete on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series and have a chance to earn the UFC contract he's been dreaming about since his journey began.

Yet, when the unexpected came to call in the form of the sudden loss of his older brother, MacDonald was forced to step away and join his family to mourn his brother's passing.

Fast forward three months and MacDonald stepped back into the cage at MCF 14: In Memoriam to fight for the brother who motivated him to do so many things at such a young age. MacDonald has fought well beyond his years inside the cage, and his performance on Saturday night was yet another example.

The undefeated talent kept his record flawless as he pounded out a game Chad Obermiller late in the third round of action. MacDonald took the fight to the ground where he controlled the action, until he unleashed a barrage that forced the veteran to tap to strikes.

The crowd erupted in celebration, but fell silent as MacDonald gave a tear-filled speech where he thanked the Nebraska fighting community for support through the hardships he and his family has faced. It was an impressive performance by the up-and-coming fighter, but an even bigger measure of character for a combatant destined for much bigger stages in the very near future.

Full Results:

Ryan MacDonald def. Chad Obermiller via TKO (strikes) Rd 3

Charlie DuBray def. Demian Papagni via submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1

Aaron Mitchell def. Rex Littell via KO (spinning back fist) Rd 2

Shawn Johnson def. Chip Avinger via KO (punch) Rd 1

Carlos Trinidad def.  Taylor McKeeman via KO (punch) Rd 1

Selina Montoya def. Mercedes Timmeran via split decision

Dale Shull def. Carlos Woodard via TKO (strikes) Rd 1

Kam Jordan def. Derrick Young via KO (punch) Rd 1

Blayne Richards def. Donald Tracy via TKO (elbows) Rd 1

Cody Kessler def. Abraham Ramos via TKO (strikes) Rd 2

Megan Winick def. Aubbri Olsen via unanimous decision

Isaiah Torres def. Helio Villegas via KO (kick) Rd 1