Nor Cal Combat's lightweight champion Jason "the Gentleman” Powell (4-0-0) captured a second championship title after coming out victorious over Sacramento's Salaiman Ahmadyar by unanimous decision in West Coast Fighting's lightweight championship match in Placerville at the beginning of the month.
Powell's victory over Ahmadyar was the first in his amateur MMA career that he did not win by a KO or TKO.
“I actually enjoyed that it went to a decision,” Powell said after the match. “It proved I could go all three rounds with a solid fighter and get the win.”
This was his fourth straight win—the first dating back to June of 2012, where he knocked out Gridley's Deniko Sisk in the first round at NCC IV. The 2011 Paradise High School graduate and former NSCIF Division I wrestling champion picked up the NorCal Combat lightweight championship at NCC 6 in April, just weeks after his 20th birthday, by landing a head kick to Cameron Wright after 50 seconds into the second round.
Powell, who signed with the management company MMA Gold after his victory over Ahmadyar, hopes to take his career professional someday.
Powell will return to action in mid-November for WCF 7, where the Paradise native will defend his 155-poind title. Until then, “The Gentleman” will continue to train with his StandAlone teammates.