Morgan Sickinger vs. Josh Kasee Set for Madtown Throwdown 28
Two completely differing styles are set to clash next month at Madtown Throwdown 28 when familiar featherweights Morgan Sickinger and Josh Kasee throw down.
Having both tasted a great deal of success over a three-year span between 2007 and 2010, "Captain" and the "Manic Maker" have struggled since the inaugural Combat USA tournament championship that took place nearly two years ago.
Combining for only two wins in their past nine bouts, the formerly number one ranked Wisconsin competitors both look to enter the matchup on August 11 with much to prove as Sickinger and Kasee hope to right their proverbial ships at the other's expense.
Outside of a kickboxing matchup against Gustavo Rodriguez at Fight Me MMA back in May, all has been quiet for Kasee as of late. Following a Combat USA bantamweight championship over Rocky Delorme and a brutal head kick knockout over Chris Befera in the organization's second go around, Kasee hit a roadblock after suffering a disqualification loss to Josh Sterry in April of 2011.
Since the defeat Kasee has been largely absent from the fight scene. Once a major player in Wisconsin's featherweight division, it will be interesting to see if the Oneida native can rebound and once again stake his claim as the state's elite 145-pound competitor.
Likewise, "Captain" Morgan Sickinger knows what it feels like to be at the top of Wisconsin's featherweight bracket. Following an impressive 8-1 mark to begin his career Sickinger has faltered as of late going just 1-5 (with one No Contest) since June of 2010.
Most recently, Sickinger suffered a second round submission defeat at the hands of Jon Washington at Big Bully MMA back in May. The loss was only the second time Sickinger has ever been submitted, the first coming against Nick Agallar back in March of 2011.
With much to prove Sickinger's wrestling-heavy skill set will be on full display against the Muay Thai prowess of Kasee come August 11. Styles make fights, and both fighters should be desperate to put on a show and get back into the win column at Madtown Throwdown 28.
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