A lightweight fight between Ahmed Labban from Lebanon and Amin Ayoub from France has been officially schedule for the upcoming Phoenix event in Dubai taking place this summer.
Having recently bounced back to the winning column, scoring a submission victory via guillotine choke in round 3 over Ahmed Saeb, “The Shadow” Ahmed Labban (5-1-0) is now considering going back down to the lightweight division. Though his lightweight debut at Phoenix was previously unsuccessful, losing a unanimous decision at Phoenix 4, Labban make another run for it in the lightweight division. This time however, Labban knows what he needs to do differently in order to avoid the fatigue of the weight cut which negatively influenced his performance at Phoenix 4.
After a successful Phoenix debut at Phoenix 6, grabbing a 2nd round submission victory over Yousef Wehbe, Amin Ayoub (9-4-0) has already made a statement in the lightweight division of the promotion. Having fought in multiple international organizations, Ayoub has an always developing mixed martial arts skillset and has shown to be a jack of all trades inside the cage. It will be intriguing to see him lock up against Labban who is primarily a striking specialist that is also showing to make improvements in his grappling game.
Phoenix Dubai will take place this summer. Both the date and the full fight card will be released soon.
Phoenix 9 in Dubai will take place on the 2nd of August. Fight card so far features:
Ali Al Qaisi vs. Chabane Chaibeddra
Anas Siraj Mounir vs. Majdeddine Ayadi
Ezzedine Al Derbani vs. Walid Seghir
Ahmed Labban vs Amin Ayoub
Cheick Kone vs. Abdel Rahman Driai