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Ali Omar: “I just want to see my opponent on the ground, unconscious.”

Looking to build off a submission victory in July, Ali Omar will be back in the cage at Southwest MMA Series XXIX, with visions of scoring a knockout of whoever he gets in there with.

Heard you had a recent change of opponent?
“I did. I don’t really care. From Jose Reyes to Mike Morgan.”

What have you found out about Mike Morgan?
“All I know is that they say he’s done a lot of Jiu Jitsu tournaments, no amateur MMA experience. Just going straight pro. So, just a big question mark. I’m ready to go out there, perform, take him out.”

At this level of the game that’s basically what opponents are, lots of question marks, right?
“Yeah, you don’t know til you step in the cage. Go out there, the mission’s the same. I’m just going to go out there, attack this guy, finish him.”

What’s your mission on September 28th?
“Knock him out.”

How do you do that?
“Whatever; uppercut, a knee, a kick to the face. Just whatever happens, happens.”

You feel like you’re striking is something you’re going to be able to put on display for us in this fight?
“Oh yeah, I’m excited to throw my hands and my kicks.”

What is it about striking you like?
“I just want to see my opponent on the ground, unconscious.”

Check out the full interview at the top of the page.

Southwest MMA Series, Ali Omar

Pro Card

  • Welterweight: Jalin Fuller 1-0 (Luttrell/Yee MMA, ABQ, NM) vs. Kemoy Anderson 0-0 (10th Planet El Paso, TX)
  • Lightweight: Ali “The Silent Assassin” Omar 1-1 (JW, ABQ, NM) vs. Michael Morgan
  • Flyweight: Jesse Tafoya 1-2 (JW, ABQ, NM) vs. Josiah Reyes 0-0 (Lutrell/Yee MMA, Santa Fe Fitness and Martial Arts)

Amateur Card:

  • Lightweight: Korey Windham 0-0 (Santa Fe Fitness, NM) vs. Baltazar Austin Loza 2-1 (Standfast Wrestling/MMA, Enid, OK)
  • Bantamweight: Andre Mitchell 2-5 (Independent, Rio Rancho, NM) vs. Derrick Pringle 2-0 (Jackson’s Four Corners)
  • Flyweight: Aaron Taylor 4-1 (Jackson’s Acoma, ABQ, NM) vs. Isiah Torres 7-2 (Steal City Fight Team, Pueblo, CO)
  • Featherweight: Rakim Thorpe 6-3 (JW, ABQ, NM) vs. Dakota Munro 5-6 (Gym King Dom BJJ/ Alpha Ape, Carlsbad, NM)
  • Featherweight: Val Guevara 0-0 (JW, ABQ NM) vs. Richard Jennings 4-2 (Desert Dynasty, Alamogordo, NM)
  • Welterweight: Caleb Gunter 1-0 (JW, ABQ, NM) vs. Daniel Kartushyn 2-1 (Lutrell/Yee MMA, ABQ, NM)
  • Heavyweight: Padro Ingram 1-0 (City Wolves, El Paso, TX) vs. Mario Moore 1-1 (Lutrell/Yee MMA)
  • Strawweight:  0-0 (Legacy, Las Cruces, NM) vs. David Hudson 1-1 (Desert Dynasty, Alamogordo, NM)

*Card subject to change