Whether it’s next week in Bahrain at the IMMAF world championship finals or not, there is no doubt that the 20-year-old female fighter Izzy Mitchell is one day going to be a world champion.
Fighting out of 12 Gauge MMA in Stockport, Greater Manchester under coach Matt Thorpe, Izzy already has all the attributes of a world champion. Her work ethic and discipline both in and out of the octagon are evident. Izzy picked up a Gold medal at the European Championships in Rome last June to cement herself in contention for future championship bouts around the globe.
Not only does Izzy fight people in the octagon, but she also studies nutritional science at MMU, coaches’ children in the discipline of mixed martial arts at 12 Gauge MMA and works behind the bar at her local cricket club.
Flying out to Bahrain with Team England at the IMMAF world championships which is being held between the 11th and 15th of November is another challenge she’s ready to face head-on and this will no doubt be her toughest test to date , and with it being her last outing as a junior the pressure is certainly on.
We caught up with Izzy to see how the preparation for this outing has gone so far. She’s says,
“Preparation has gone really good, the fight camp has been very similar to Rome, me and Matt sat down and figured out what needed to be done following that fight and worked on where I felt I needed improvements and now I feel good and ready to go. I’m less nervous for the worlds as I’m now familiar with the format of the competition and how it’s run which makes me feel more at ease and I’m just looking forward to getting in there and giving it my all!”
Good luck Izzy!