Luke Burns 4-1-0 is an English amateur Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Flyweight division, representing Aspire MMA. he has competed for Masda Fight Night, Almighty Fighting Championship and Preston based organisation UKFC.
I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Luke, and also to congratulate you on your recent fight announcement with UKFC. I hope training camp has been going well in the build-up to your anticipated return to the iconic Union Jack cage.
The UKFC has always held a special place for many fighters across their proverbial warrior’s path. How did it feel when receiving the call to be a late stand-in to showcase your skills for the UKFC amateur Flyweight Title. And for the third time in your amateur career with the organisation?
“I’m looking forward to fighting on UKFC for the 3rd time, especially because it’s for the title. It’ll be interesting, I can’t wait.”
The last we saw you in action was back in October 2021 at UKFC16. One of the highlights of the evening, battling it out throughout most of all three rounds but unfortunately, the night was not yours. What did you take from that war with Muhibullah Safi?
“In the Safi fight everything, preparation wise, I got wrong. That was a completely different fighter, that wasn’t me. But it will be the real me this weekend, I can’t wait. I’d like to get back in there with Safi, definitely wasn’t me that night, a completely different person. Got everything wrong weight cut, just everything wrong preparation wise. I’ve learned a lot, this camp has been completely different. Shawon’s a good fighter and I’m looking forward to having a scrap with him but I just feel like I’m going to be too powerful for him.”
March 12th you take your next step on your journey, taking on one of your biggest tests to date in Shawon Choudhury. While sharpening your tools during fight camp, have you had the opportunity to do some research on your opponent leading up to your scheduled meeting at the Riva Showbar?
“I was there live when Connor Walsh took him on, that’s why I think he’s durable but we’ll see on Saturday night.”
Without giving too much away what steps have you been taking to make sure you walk out with a hat trick on your record as well as the vacant Flyweight Championship with the Preston based organisation?
“Everything, I’ve been doing everything. There is no doubt in my mind. I’m walking away with that belt.”
Many Phenomenal athletes take centre stage on one of the biggest UK events to date. Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?
We are less than 24 hours away from one of the biggest nights in the UK when the highly built-up UKFC18 card rocks the very foundations of the Riva Showbar in Preston. didn’t manage to secure a ticket? No problem the event will be streamed live on Live MMA. Follow the link below, you definitely do not want to miss this.