THE interviews were done, the press conferences concluded, the face-offs finished, and the weigh-ins completed. The only thing left was to fight. And Phoenix Championship Muay Thai and MMA stars put on a show for the sold-out crowd at the Nohad Nawfal Arena in Beirut as they delivered a back-and-forth, all-action clash to the fans.
The promotion’s historic debut in Lebanon was an unprecedented sports experience in the Middle East and a complete success, anchored by world class Muay Thai legend, Buakaw Banchamek, delivering an unforgettable spectacle. Phoenix ONE took place Saturday December 10, 2016 and was broadcasted live on LBC (Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation). The international line-up saw fighters from the United States, Brazil, Lebanon, France, Ukraine, Belgium, Syria, Russia, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, and Guinea. Headlining the event was Muay Thai legend Buakaw Banchamek who outclassed Andrei Kulebin to claim the Muay Thai championship belt. In the MMA headliner, Davi Ramos similarly outperformed Nick Piedmont to win the MMA championship.
Full results include:
Muay Thai Card
- Sombat Banchamek VS Andrei Kulebin, Sombat Banchamek via Unanimous Decision
- Morgan Adrar VS Anvar Boynazarov, Morgan Adrar via Unanimous Decision
- Ahmad Ondash VS Jalal El Daaja, Ahmad Ondash via Unanimous Decision
- Mahmoud Radwan VS Akram Hassan, Mahmoud Radwan via Split Decision
- Kassem El Khatib VS Ibrahim El Sawi, Kassem El Khatib via Unanimous Decision
- Ezzedine Al Derbane VS Jonathan Tuhu, Ezzedine Al Derbane via Unanimous Decision
- Davi Ramos VS Nick Piedmont, Davi Ramos via Unanimous Decision
- George Hickman VS Matt Sayles, George Hickman via Split Decision
- Mohammad Ghorabi VS Claudio Cezario, Claudio Cezario via Split Decision
- Moise Rimbon VS Bruno Silva, Moise Rimbon via Submission (Kimura), Round 2
- Pavel Kusch VS Christophe Van Dijck, Pavel Kusch via KO, Round 1
- Tarek Suleiman VS Grigoriy Kichigin, Grigoriy Kichigin via Submission (arm triangle), Round 1