Ayoub “The Tunisian Nightmare” Dahech 4-3-0 is a Tunisian amateur Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Flyweight Division. An amateur competitor since 2017. He has competed for Budo Fighting Championship, FCC, Victory Fights, WCFC, Contenders and Almighty Fighting Championship.
I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me again today Ayoub, and also to congratulate you on your upcoming inclusion on the Almighty Fighting Championship 25 card.
I hope training camp has gone well in the build-up to your highly anticipated return to the cage?
“Training has gone well! As usual, I always train hard to ensure I’m on top form when I step into that cage. No pain no gain! I’ve put in the hours and it will pay off come fight night.”
Last we spoke was after your dominant debut performance at AFC 23 back in February. What does it mean to you to once again take centre stage for Ray Thompson’s 25th card to date on May 28th?
“It means a lot to me to be competing for AFC again. Each fight has a different approach and mindset. The more I compete the stronger I become, mentally and physically whilst gaining experience along the way. This will be my debut in the division. I was steadily climbing up the bantamweight leaderboard with a 2 win streak, so flyweight better be ready for me as I’ll be a big problem in this weight class. I will be looking for the fight of the night or the finish of the night.”
With Almighty Fighting Championship 25 fast approaching and the tools for combat loaded into your arsenal, fans will no doubt be expecting fireworks when you take on Aspire MMA’s Luke Burns. What do you make of Luke ahead of your scheduled collision in the cage?
“I did manage to listen to Luke’s interview, hypocrisy at its finest right there. I’ll respond in actions on Saturday.”
Without giving too much away what steps have you been taking to make sure you walk out with your arm raised and another W on your record amateur journey?
“As I’ve said previously, it’s all about putting in the hard work. I’ve been pushing myself to the limit and brushing up on all my previous skills. Tune in on the night to see how I’ve upped my game.”
The stage is almost set, a night of pure unadulterated organised violence is set in stone. Many Phenomenal athletes will take centre stage to prove that the UK MMA scene is right up there with the best the business has to offer. Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?
“One of my fellow brothers “The Welsh Bandit” will also be competing. Harry has excelled so much in his game and I look forward to seeing him raise his hand with a dominant win. Us men at the gym, train relentlessly and we are set to make a dent in that leaderboard. HAMMA Wales will be the one to watch out for.”
I wish you all the best for Saturday Ayoub and I look forward to witnessing you out there.
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?
“I echo what I said in my last interview, I wish to give a huge thanks to all my supporters and everyone who has purchased tickets. Also a big thanks to the team at Paradox. The continued support doesn’t go a miss, I’m forever grateful.”