Fighting against a promotional veteran in Tommy Marcellino, Powell felt he faced a bit more of an uphill challenge. Combine that with problems getting his whole team with him for the fight, and he’s just happy to have come out with a split-decision victory.
“I was going into a little bit of hostile territory there with it being (Marcellino’s) fourth fight, I think, in WSOF, and he had the crowd behind him,” Powell said to MMAWeekly.com.
“Everything kind of got screwed up getting ready for the fight itself, so I was a little distracted. It’s not really an excuse, I still got my hand raised at the end of the day, and for this next one I’ll be able to do a little bit more of the stuff I’d like to do in the fight.”
Powell was also not able to move up to the main card as he would have liked. Still, he got some much needed exposure and he’s thrilled to have gotten that.
“There were some fights that fell out, so I thought I’d get thrown on, but the main event went long, so I didn’t get the main card kind of appearance I was hoping for, but it was still really cool to get broadcast worldwide for one of the biggest leagues in the world,” he said.