Oscar Hughes is a name we may be talking about in years to come.
Saturday, 25th November, in the Metrodome in Barnsley, Hughes will look to continue collecting victories and progressing through his amateur mixed martial arts career when he faces Lewis Mackenzie at Almighty Fighting Championship 33.
Speaking with Oscar Hughes prior to fight night next Saturday, he’s under the impression his opponent cant hang with him in any area of MMA. Hear his full thoughts below
Interview With Oscar Hughes
Oscar, it’s a few weeks until you’re back in the cage and square off with Lewis Mackenzie. Firstly, how are you feeling since your last bout? Where’s the headspace at?
I feel really good. I hadn’t fought for a while before that fight, so I felt rusty, and I wasn’t happy with that performance. I’m going to be coming into this fight focused and with fire to put this guy away.
In 2021, you lost your amateur debut, and since then, you’ve been on an incredible run. What changed? Is it a mixture of confidence and noticing your skillset improving?
I was always going to be a great fighter. I basically live at the gym, and I’m passionate about it. After my debut, I knew what I had to do to start dominating and putting away people.
For those who don’t know you, give them a brief background on you and your journey into MMA. Why MMA, and what is your earliest memory of the sport?
I used to compete in Point Karate, and then I got fed up with playing points and moved to MMA. I remember watching a UFC fight when I was 14, and after that, I just knew I wanted to do that. It took me until 18 to get into it, but when I did, I was just instantly addicted.
Oscar Hughes On AFC 33 Contest
You’ll face Lewis Mackenzie at Almighty FC 33. What do you know about him, if anything? And how do you feel you match up against one another?
I know he’s a pretty decent fighter. The problem is that I’m a great fighter, and I’m always getting better. I simply think I’m a better striker, grappler and wrestler than him, simple as.
Looking at Lewis’ game, he’s fairly experienced and has been active in other disciplines outside of MMA. When watching the tape, do you anticipate him bringing anything to the table you’ve not seen before?
Even if he does bring something new to the table, I’ll stop it. He can try anything he wants, but at the end of the day, I will win. I’ve trained with all kinds of people from many different gyms. I recently spent a month at PSF in America. There is no look he can give me that I can’t beat. He can switch stance or wrestle or pull guard. I don’t care because I’ve got plans to finish from any circumstance.
For those who will be watching you compete for the first time at AFC 33, what can they expect? Give them a teaser before you make the walk.
I say this with respect to Lewis, as he is a tough dude, but I’m going dominate this fight.
I’ll leave you with the last word. Do you have any last words for Lewis before you both exchange blows?
I just want to say thanks for taking the fight against me. I’ve had a few pull-outs earlier this year, so I respect him taking the match. That being said, I think it was a bad choice to choose me; I’m not leaving without a finish.