Vegas showtime! Cage fighter Powell set for IMMAF World Championships in Sin City

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Las Vegas is a city famed for putting on some of the biggest, glitziest shows on earth - and Boston mixed martial artist Jamie Powell is hoping to be the next star in the making to see his name up in lights.

The 22-year-old is all set to represent Great Britain at the IMMAF World Championships, one of cage fighting’s top amateur events, which begins on Monday.

But as well as being desperate to fight his way beyond hopefuls from 23 other countries, flyweight Powell is also hopeful that he can impress some of the sport’s biggest promoters.

The event will run alongside the UFC fan expo in Sin City.

UFC - or the Ultimate Fighting Championship, to give it its full title - is the pinnacle for all MMA competitors, the promotion they all aspire to fight for.

“The World Championships are being held at the same time as the UFC fan expo,” Powell told The Standard.

“It’s all integrated, so we’ll be meeting the top UFC fighters and hopefully training with them and picking up a few tips.

“And the fans will all be there to watch as well.

“It would be nice if I could fight well and, who knows, maybe get my name known by the right people.”

Powell currently fights out of Wisbech’s Avaddon MMA club, but he began his fighting experiences at Boston Amateur Boxing Club as a junior, where he still makes the most of the Field Street gymn’s training facilities.