Alfie Owens intends to give an accurate representation of himself at Almighty Fighting Championship 33.
Owen made his amateur MMA debut last month at BMF 7 and was finished in the first-round. Now, properly prepared and added more skills to his arsenal, the amateur fighter is determined to right the wrong this Saturday in the Metrodome in Barnsley.
Before the fight, we had the chance to talk with Alfie Owens to see what headspace he was in. To attend Saturday night’s show, visit the promotion’s website to purchase tickets. To buy the pay-per-view, click here.
Alfie Owens on AFC 33 on 25. Nov
Alfie, last month, you made your official amateur debut. Talk me through the experience, how you felt making the walk for the first time, and ultimately, what went wrong.
Making my amateur debut was like nothing I’ve ever done before, every moment, from the walkout to getting in there and even losing. It was a good one because it showed me that even after the loss, I still wanted to be around this sport and improve and get back to it asap.
BMF 7, last time out, you dealt with the nerves and did the hardest thing in making the walk. How are you feeling nervous-wise this time around? Is it easier having got the first walk out of the way?
This time around, after what happened at BMF 7, I’ve had time to prepare myself, and I now know what the experience is about and just can’t wait to do it again at a weight class more suited to me.
How He Found MMA
I like to ask those I’ve never spoken with how they found MMA and why it’s a path they’ve decided to pursue.
I found mma when I was working as a barber. I had always liked the sport but never knew any places to go do it myself. Then, my coach Danny opened a gym local to me, so I thought I’d go and give it a try. I loved it from the first session, but I didn’t have my mind in the best place. I liked going for a drink and didn’t train consistently, but something over the last four 4/5 months has completely changed. I’ve not been out once and have been committing myself to the gym 5/6 times a week. I want to pursue MMA because it has changed my life. I’m a much better person for it, and I can’t see my life without it now.
Saturday, 25th November, in Barnsley, you face off with Aaron Wilmot. How do you think you match up with one another, and do you like your chances looking at his past fights?
Saturday, 25th November, I come up against Aaron, who I think is a good fighter. He’s a very experienced fighter, and from what I can see of his past fights, he’s game on a fight, so I just can’t wait for us both to put a show on for everyone at AFC 33.
You posted the hard work has already started. How much of a better version can we expect to see from you next week?
I expect that you can see a lot more of a composed fighter with better cage knowledge. We’ve tightened a few areas for this fight and can’t wait to put it to work.