Phoenix president Chahe Yerevanian has officially announced that Izzeddine Al Derbani, will return again to UAE and will take on Raymart Quitana at Phoenix 6 in Abu Dhabi.
Back again to compete at Phoenix, Izzedine Al Derbani (7-1-0) is one of the fighters who have competed most under the Phoenix banner. His last fight at Phoenix 4 in Dubai was a rematch against Siyovush Gulmamadov. The fight was pretty close and but Al Derbani went that extra mile to get back on the winning streak, after earning his first loss at Phoenix 3, London. Having previously been awarded the victory by DQ due to an illegal kick that Siyovush delivered while Izzedine was a grounded opponent, Izzedine made the result more decisive in the rematch and was able to do enough to influence the judges and grab a unanimous decision victory. Coming from a strong Muay Thai background, Izzedine’s striking skills are pretty impressive. His grappling game is gradually evolving and we have the opportunity of seeing him mature as a Mixed Martial Arts fighters right in front our eyes at Phoenix.
Most notable win: against Hamza Kooheji, finishing him with a brutal flying knee back in Desert Force 21.
Raymart Quintana (4-1-0) is a new joiner at Phoenix. Having gained all of his MMA professional victories by either TKO or submission inside the first round, Quintana is the man to keep your eye on if you want to see a fight finish. Though we haven’t seen what he can do yet against high level opponents, Quintana will arrive at Phoenix 6 Abu Dhabi with a lot of hype surrounding him as he takes on Izzedine Al Derbani, a crowd favorite at Phoenix as well as for the Arab fans. He is a well-rounded fighter who is comfortable wherever the fight ends up.
Phoenix 6 Abu Dhabi will take place on the 5th of April. Stay tuned for the official full-fight card to be realsed soon.