Lucas Carvalho is visualizing a stoppage victory this Saturday at Almighty Fighting Championship 33.
Almighty FC returns to the Metrdome in Barnsley this Saturday. Fans can expect an action-packed night of fights with amateurs and professionals making the walk. AFC 33 marks the promotion’s last show of the year, so expect them to finish in style.
Prior to fight night, we had the chance to catch-up the majority of the athletes on the card, including Lucas Carvalho.
Lucas Carvalho Talks AFC 33
Lucas, the debut is upon us. Tell me how you feel and manage all the emotions that come with training, preparing to fight and ultimately making the walk?
Like everything I compete in, I strategically prepare to be the best. I study my opponents and pick out exactly what their weaknesses and strengths are, but this is also his debut, so I don’t know much. All I can say is I’ve trained incredibly hard but also smart. I’ve put in work that I’m sure my opponent wasn’t putting in, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. At the end of the day, I don’t have much information on him, but I believe my grappling and BJJ are just at a level a lot of these guys won’t have seen before, and that’s thanks to my coach, Liam Cann.
Please tell us a bit about your background and what motivated you to start training in MMA.
Martial Arts has been the only constant in an ever-changing life for me. It’s the only thing that has stayed true to me when everything else felt like it was falling. I’ve been doing martial arts my whole life, and I’m glad I finally get to put it all together in the cage! I started training in MMA because that was always the plan after I specialised in some specific martial arts. I believe the skillset I built up over the years won’t fail me, and I’ll take it to the top eventually, although there is still a lot to learn.
What challenges have you faced during your preparation for this debut, and how have you overcome them? Have there been any doubts? And if so, how have you pushed through them?
I’ve faced challenges, injuries, etc, just as any athlete does and pushing through adversity is what makes a great fighter. I won’t mention what problems I had to face because I don’t want to give too much away, and/or I don’t want anyone to think it’s an excuse to the outcome of the fight. Being prepared and ready to fight is my job.
Without giving away too much, what can we expect from you?
Though you can expect a thundering performance and an electric style of fighting, I will give you one thing.
You meet James Albrook, who also makes his debut. Is it easier knowing your opponent’s going through all the same raw emotions you are for the first time, too?
I’ll be honest: I don’t really think or care about how he (my opponent) is feeling. He’s just the first step towards my goals; he is my first target, and that’s all I see. I see a target I need to clear to reach further into my plans. This is my first time competing in MMA, but do not get it twisted. My mind and soul are tuned in; there’s always a lot more to learn, but for this fight, I feel well-prepared. I’ve placed all the chess pieces in formation, and now it’s just time to let battle ensue.
Finally, leave us with an official prediction. How do you get it done at AFC 33?
The prediction is the fight won’t go past two rounds.