VIDEO: Lightweight Zack Powell staying ready for potential DWCS call-up

Niagara Top Team product Zack Powell picked up his fourth straight victory on Saturday after defeating Yemi Oduwole by decision at SHP 56 last Saturday.

The former hockey player says a big advantage heading into the fight was having plenty of tape on his opponent ahead of the matchup.

“We found a lot of footage about my opponent who had seven fights,” Powell told The Scrap. “So we found every fight except one. And basically the game plan was to just bring the fight wherever I wanted to. Set up the strikes with a takedown, so like, hide the strikes with my takedowns, and then hide the takedowns with my strikes. So just mixing it up on that, and it worked very well.”

Powell (4-0) notched his second-straight victory this year and is slated to compete again in December. The Quebec native credits his victory to his recent move to Niagara Top Team earlier this year, which was help set up through his manager Matt Dodge.

“So what happened is that (Anthony) Romero was getting ready for Contender Series,” Powell explained. And Matt asked me if I was willing to go down there, give him some rounds, and help him out a little bit. I’ve been looking for a place to switch up camps for a while now not because it was bad back home. I just feel like there’s more the need to work on. As soon as I came here like there are so many good 155-pound fighters here.”

While Powell already has his next fights in the works, the Canadian is staying ready just in case someone falls out on the upcoming DWCS cards next month.

“Contender Series might be an option,” Powell said. “And like I told my manager, Matt, if I if someone gets injured at 155-pounds like we’re going to take it. Like my weight is going to be low so I’ll be ready to take it. So I’m staying ready for Contender Series but I’m also not avoiding other options either.”