Editor’s Note: Above interview with Ben Coyle was filmed when Coyle was slated to compete at CFFC 86. The day following the interview he was moved to the CFFC 87 card.
Following a very successful amateur career, 302 BJJ’s, Ben Coyle is ready for bigger and better opportunities. In just a few short days, October 30th, Coyle will be making the jump to make his professional debut. Taking place at the historic 2300 Arena in Philadelphia PA. Coyle will be making his debut against Bellator veteran and Serra/Longo prospect, Phumi Nkuta.
As an amateur, Coyle amassed a record of 6-1. He had an impressive finishing rate of 100% with 5 TKO/KO’s and 1 submission. It took Coyle a mere 6 months to capture the Stellar Fights bantamweight championship. The success only continued afterward as he received an opportunity to compete for Cowboy Fight Series. Two dominant wins later and Coyle captured the CFS flyweight championship, signed with SuckerPunch Entertainment and was anxiously awaiting his professional debut in December of 2019.
Waiting for his debut was a vastly different story. This bout has been a long time in the making, as the flyweights were originally slated earlier this year to face off in May. Coyle made no secret about how he feels Nkuta has “wasted his time” leading up to the fight stating, “It was scheduled for May, and then we had coronavirus hit. And that’s scrapped. Then it was scheduled again and Phumi apparently had to go help train with other fighters for Fight Island. It was this! It was that. It seemed like excuse after excuse.”.
Delving into the stylistic differences between the Nkuta and himself and breaking down the fight, the heavy-handed Coyle spoke enthusiastically confident about his chances in the matchup.
“I don’t think he’s going to fair very well,” he said. “I got a chip on my shoulder. I want to hand out an ass-whooping. I had time wasted. I had time put into this and he pulled out fairly close to the date. It rubbed me wrong, man. I’m looking to f*ck him up!” Emphatically continuing, “I’ve been chomping at the bit” and stating his intentions to ‘finish him’ come fight night.”
Tune in above as 302 BJJ’s Ben Coyle joins MyMMANews once again to talk about his professional debut taking place on October 30th at the 2300 Arena at CFFC 87, live and only on UFC Fight Pass.