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Professional Mixed Martial Artist; Devin Powell

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"


Article originally ran in 247InkMagazine see original article here.

Maine native and Professional Mixed Martial Artist Devin Powell wears his story on his skin as he competes amongst the best MMA fighters in the world.



South Berwick, Maine’s Devin Powell (10-4) has been a staple on the New England MMA scene across his ten year career in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The former New England Fights Lightweight Champion and veteran of four fights at the sports pinnacle with the UFC, (1-3, 1 win by Knockout) is just as well known for his accolades outside of the cage as he is for accomplishments inside of it. Powell and his wife Carol Linn Powell took over the reigns at their Somersworth, New Hampshire gym; Nostos MMA and Conditioning Facility six years ago this June. Since their takeover the Powells have established one of the premier MMA training facilities on the New Hampshire seacoast and have gone to many lengths to bring the martial arts into many lives; especially the lives of local youths. The kids programs at Nostos MMA account for a major part of their curriculum, and though Devin has accomplished more than most could ever dream of inside the cage, perhaps Devin’s greatest accomplishment is being called “Coach.”


Powell signed with Bellator MMA in 2019 after 11 months away from competition to heal some nagging injuries. Devin notched his 10th professional victory at Bellator 232 in October with a mind numbing mounted guillotine finish of New York’s Marcus “The Blueprint” Surin (6-2) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Anyone who has followed Powell’s career has likely noticed that along with collecting wins inside the cage, Devin has acquired quite the collection of ink along the way. With his sponsor Dan Kelley, owner and founder of Skull & Snake Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery in North Berwick, Maine, behind the machine on his recent pieces, Powell wears some of the most eclectic artwork in all of New England MMA. Steve Domenico from The Room Podcast and NewEnglandMMA.org caught up with Powell to see what he is doing to help his gym survive the Covid-19 crisis, what we can expect from his career moving forward, and the stories behind that gnarly ink.