Joel Powell, 35, Passes Away


Joel PowellJoel Powell, one of Canada’s toughest Welterweight fighters, passed away suddenly early in the morning of December 30.   He was 35 years old.

Long time coach and friend, Dave Mair, announced the passing on Facebook.

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our brother and Discipline MMA Captain Joel Powell.  Joel answered the final bell this morning after a valiant fight the past few days.

Joel will be remembered as a great competitor and an even better person.  His two greatest qualities were that he would fight anyone he was asked to and that he would help anyone he was asked to.

He will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

Top MMA News had the pleasure of interviewing Powell on occasion and he was as nice a person out of the cage as he was fierce inside it.  Fans will remember him as a tremendous, fearless athlete.

Powell finished his career at 10-5 and fought many of the toughest fighters around including Joe Doerksen, Ryan Ford, Brandt Dewsbery, Mike Hill, and many more.  Powell was 3-0 in 2015 and most recently defeated Adam Smith in September.

Top MMA News would like to pass on our condolences to Joel’s friends and family.



7 Responses to “ Joel Powell, 35, Passes Away ”

  1. Andy Cotterill says:

    RIP to a true gentleman.

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  2. harry balls says:

    fuck. my best to his family and those who trained with him. does anyone know what happened?

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  3. Ryan Durkin says:

    Very sad. He left his mark on Canadian MMA and he is appreciated such by a fan as my self.

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  4. stephan lamarche says:

    RIP Joel and condolences to his family

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  5. Blackout says:

    R.I.P. my friend. We will all miss you and never forget what you and what you’ve done for MMA here in Canada.


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  6. Jay says:

    Was very sad to hear of this over Christmas break – Joel was a warrior. RIP.

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  7. Mini says:

    Joel is one of my best friends and also my coach, sparring partner and my mentor he will be missed but never forgotten definitely the kindest person he would help anyone who needed it no matter what that help was. I will never forget you and everything you taught me. Soon everyone will know what happened. Love you bro mini

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