Saturday, March 25th, English light heavyweight prospect Simeon Powell will be in action for PFL Europe, where he will be looking continue his winning ways against Mohamed Amine. He will be looking for another win, as Powell looks to make a run at the 2023 PFL Europe Championship. He represents Great Britain Top Team, a solid camp in MMA. Let’s take a closer look at this prospect as this week’s “Prospect Spotlight.”
Striking: Powell is a very gifted striker, possessing great kickboxing ability. He is a varied, technical striker with a lot of great techniques and the power to put guys down to boot. He has good boxing skills, as well as really good kicks. His low kicks are very powerful, which were the cause of the ending of his last fight where he TKO’d Joao Paulo Fagundes with leg kicks. He also has solid clinch striking and likes throwing knees and elbows. He’s KO’d Clinton Williams and Matthew Nicholson with knee strike variations, showing how diverse Powell’s arsenal is and how much stopping power he has.
Natural Gifts: Powell has natural gifts that he brings with him in the cage every time he fights. Powell has the benefit of size and length, holding a 6’5″ height with the frame that allows him big reach advantages in both his arms and legs. He’s also a great natural athlete with great quickness, explosiveness and agility. That allows him to pull of his more impressive techniques and land damage on his opponents.
Counter-Wrestling Questions: The one thing we really don’t know about Powell at this point is his ability to counter-wrestle against an opponent with a credentialed wrestler in the cage. He will get that opportunity the more he steps up in competition, but at this point, it remains a question mark until he’s tested.
Top-15 UFC Light Heavyweight: I am really high on Powell as a prospect, as I think he has a really bright future. I think it’s a good enough future that could have him be a top-15 light heavyweight in the world. He’s very gifted and his striking is to be reckoned with. He still has to step up in competition, but he is young and building himself up at this point. Give Powell a couple more years and I really think he’s going to be a guy that can be a top contender.