Louis Power promises fans a thrilling three-round mauling at Almighty Fighting Championship 33.
Almighty FC returns to the Metrodome in Barnsley this Saturday. A venue that has provided some great moments for the promotion. Looking to attend the show, you can purchase tickets by visiting the promotion’s social media accounts. If unable to attend, fans can purchase the PPV by clicking here.
Ahead of Nov. 25, we caught up with a confidence Louis Power, and rightly so, after picking up his first amateur win earlier this year.
Louis Power Promises Three Round Mauling at AFC 33
Louis, in your third amateur outing earlier this year, you secured your first victory and finished your opponent. Talk to me; what did that mean to you, and is there a sense of pressure on your shoulders?
It meant a lot to me finally getting that first win. It felt long overdue. I think it took a lot of pressure off my shoulders because going into that third fight, I had a lot of nerves and anxiety about what the result might be, especially after my first two fights, but it showed me if I just trust in my own capabilities I can get the job done.
You dropped your first two, and something obviously clicked. What were you able to pinpoint what was going wrong in order for the result to fall in your favour?
I think what really helped my game was mixing in the grappling into my approach. Having Liam Cann as a head coach and using the skills he’s taught me, I feel gives me a massive edge on a lot of guys. I think as well I’ve shifted my focus away from worrying about what my opponents are capable of and focusing more on what my skill set is and how I can utilise that.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in your short amateur career?
After my second fight, I realised that MMA is a game of inches. I put a lot of hard work into training for that fight, and it was extremely close, but ultimately, the result hinged on a 10-second period at the end of the first round where my guard wasn’t perfect, and I got caught coming in, which led to me losing the round. After that, I realised that it’s a very high-stakes game we play.
Almighty FC 33, you square off with Liyaaqat Gul. How does one prepare for someone who’s making their debut?
Obviously, with debuting guys, it’s hard to try and prepare for a particular style. I’ve checked out his gym and seen what they do, but at the end of the day, I’m just focusing on what I’m going to bring to the cage on Saturday night. I think I’m fully prepared to deal with anything he’s got coming my way next weekend.
After getting that first finish under your belt earlier in the year, what can the fans expect from you this time around next Saturday? Is a second finish on the cards?
I’ll never hunt for the finish, but if one presents itself, I’ll take it. Other than that, I think fans can expect a 3 round mauling. I plan on taking him into deep waters early on and watching him drown. If the finish comes, it comes, and if not, then I’ll happily take a decision as long as my hand gets raised.