Alex Gil 5-6-0 is a Portuguese amateur Mixed Martial Artist. An amateur competitor since 2018, representing KnuckleheadsMMA. He has competed for Last Warriors Fighting Championship, IMMAF, Soko Fighting Championship and Preston based organisation UKFC.
I appreciate you taking the time to speak to me today Alex. And I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your recently announced inclusion on the UKFC18 card. I hope your training camp with Knuckleheads MMA is going well in the build-up to your next step on the amateur circuit on March 12th.
“First of all thanks for having me, and yes my Training camp is on point feeling good and ready to perform on March 12th at UKFC 18 card”
Last we saw you in action was back in November 2021 at Soko Fighting Championship 2, taking on Belgium’s Movsar Ibragimov. Despite an indomitable effort, the night was not yours, what did you take from that epic showdown with Movsar?
“Yes, Soko FC 2 wasn’t my night at all, I Don’t like to make excuses but I wasn’t feeling my best on the day of the fight. I don’t know if it was the jet lag or even the weight cut but I was feeling down. my mind was trying to push my body but I was feeling like my body wasn’t responding, I was feeling my legs, my shoulders and my arms heavy and pressure on my head. but anyway he caught me well on the jaw with a hook while I was kicking his leg and that was it, things happen, I will see him hopefully on next soko FC for a rematch and I will get my title back.”
At UKFC18 you take on Combat Performance Blackburn/Reps MMA’s Charlie Flanagan on the amateur card at the Imperial Banqueting Suite North in Preston. Your 3rd appearance for the UKFC to date, no doubt you will be looking to impress upon your return to the Union Jack cage. In regards to your opponent have you done anything in the way of research before you both go head to head?
“I started following Charlie after my second UKFC appearance. He was on the card and put on a great fight that night. I liked his way of fighting. And now we’re gonna go face to face. He has a great team behind him and good training partners guys like the Fry brothers, and many more but so do I. And I know we’re gonna put on a great performance. I’m ready and well prepared and I’m sure he will be too. excited to show the work I’ve been putting in and can’t wait.”
The great work at Knuckleheads MMA has brought many great warriors such as yourself to Preston over many UKFC events over the years. Without giving too much away what steps have you been taking to make sure you walk out with another Digit on your record in March?
“You’ll have to wait until March 12th to see my and my teammates’ performances.”
Over the course of your 11 fights on your amateur journey, fans have had the opportunity to witness you in action across five different organisations. Along the proverbial warriors path of your career, what one of these epic encounters stands out most for you?
“All my 11 fights had Their moments, the one that stands out for me has to be my fight against Remy Ferreira on the First Soko FC when I got my bantamweight title. I was feeling great, everything went perfect leading up to that fight.”
With match-ups being announced day by day, it is going to be a guaranteed all out fight fest for the fans in attendance at UKFC18. Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?
“I’m looking forward to watching Zach Fry. I Met him through the UKFC events and he’s just a great guy. And a very skilled fighter he’s coming off a loss against a former opponent I had at my First UKFC event Christian Tebbet, who has been showing great development through the years, a great guy and skilled fighter. I’m sure Zach will perform at the event.”
“More than most, I can’t wait to see all my teammates in Action. It’s great to have your team on the same Card as you and I’ve been watching these guys grow. seeing their progress and being an Inspiration for them and just to work with them and our coach it’s a blessing.”
Last but not least do you have a message for the fans that will be in attendance and anybody you’d like to give a shout out to?
“My message for the fans, I appreciate the support of everyone and I will be back on March 12th with the best version of me. and shout out to all my sponsors for supporting me on this journey.”