On April 5th, 2008 Mainstream Mixed Martial Arts 9, "New Era" will
feature a double main event with 2 Championship bouts in one night at
the Vets Coliseum, downtown Cedar Rapids. Joe Pearson will be
defending his Lightweight Championship against the undefeated Erik
Koch and Local fan favorite Tom Grubb will get his shot at the
Middleweight Championship when he faces Elite Performance's Brian
Monaghan, who has a reputation for feeding undefeated fighters their
first loss. Also Derrick Mehmen and Rashad Brooks will fight for #1
contendership status in the Light Heavyweight Division along with an
undercard of the area's top MMA talent. Tickets are available at or at See you at the show and
thank you for your support.

Card Subject to Change

Doors open at 5pm

First fight at 7pm

Lightweight Championship

  1. Erik Koch vs. Joe Pearson

Middleweight Championship

  1. Brian Monaghan vs. Tom Grubb


  1. Rashad Brooks vs. Derrick Mehmen

  2. Luke Gwaltney vs. Eric Wisley

  3. Marshal Blevins vs. Allen Hernandez

  4. Todd Monaghan vs. Rasak Al-Hassan

  5. Trung Tran vs. TBA

  6. Kyle Dietz vs. Dj Sykora

  7. Josh Wagner vs. Lonnie Scriven

  8. Scott Suhr vs. Randy Meade

  9. Lance Merideth vs. Shane Gayman

TTT for Iowa MMA



TTT for my bro snatching up that belt.

Has Derrick Mehmen improved dramatically in the last year? "

He was a walk on at Iowa and spent quite a bit of time with the Iowa squad so I would have to say yes. A nagging injury prevented him from competing unfortunately but he has been back and training like an animal.

Iowa MMA=good





Cool. I only asked because I saw him fight here in Davenport and it was not pretty. Maybe it was his first time, too. "

That had to be forever ago. Might have been before he was training. He fought someone at Mainstream a few shows about and just completely destroyed them. I commentated that fight.