In just 5 days, Randall ‘The Limb reaper’ Ray will step into the AFC cage and take on Jamie Abdallah for the AFC Light Heavyweight Title. Comprising a dangerous mix of power and sublime submission skills, the finish can come from almost anywhere the fight goes and generally in devastating fashion. It was Jamie who called Randall out a few months back, and come September 12 Randall will be doing everything he can to show Jamie that was a very bad decision!
Check out what Randall has to say prior to AFC 14:
On September 12 you will make your debut in Australia’s #1 MMA promotion – is it excitement or nerves right now?
Both but more excitement than anything!
For our fans who haven’t seen you fight before, give us an insight into your MMA background?
I’m a ground fighter and love my submissions, but I like to trade punches as well.
I’ve heard some pretty cool fight names in the past, but ’The Limb Reaper’ might just be the best – what’s the story behind this fight name?
I was thinking of fight names for ages and then “The Limb Reaper” just hit me. I thought it was a clever name and it seemed fitting as I’m mainly known as a submission fighter.
Pretty much all of your MMA victories have come by way of submission – clearly this is a strength of yours?
Yes definitely, but I do love to stand and trade at times. I enjoy the grind, dirty boxing and elbows.
Training out of Australian Top Team with some of Australia’s best fighters – what sort of a training camp are you putting together?
Just pure pain! Lots of strength and conditioning and grinding it out in sparring sessions with fresh team mates every minute/also known as shark tanking.
You’ll fight Jamie Abdallah for the AFC Light Heavyweight Championship at AFC 14 – your thoughts on your opponent?
He is a tough guy with heavy hands; I’m expecting the fight of my life.
Jamie clearly has huge KO power evident in his victory over Daniel Almedia – how do you plan to negate Jamie’s power game?
Faith, timing and execution!
On paper, this looks like a bit of a striker vs. grappler contest, but after watching some footage of your fights you pack a fair bit of power in your hands too?
Yeah it sure does. But I’m not underestimating his ground game just as he shouldn’t underestimate my stand up. This fight could end up anywhere.
Ultimately, where do you see yourself winning this fight?
I see me winning it everywhere in every scenario.
What would it mean for you to walk out of the Melbourne Pavilion with the AFC Light Heavyweight strap around your waist?
It would mean everything to me, AFC is the pinnacle of MMA in Australia and I want to be the top dog, not just to be champ but for more opportunities to make money doing what I love.
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