Phoenix Fighting Championship has made an announcement earlier this week on Buakaw’s opponent for Phoenix 1 which would soon observe the biggest fight in the history of martial arts in the Middle East. 18 time Muay Thai and kickboxing world champion Andrei Kulebin will face Muay Thai legend Buakaw in the newly established “Phoenix Fighting Championship” this December for the Phoenix belt in Beirut.
The deal was finalized as negotiations between Phoenix management and Kulebin’s management were concluded this week in Minsk, Belarus.
Andrei “Bullet” Kulebin is a Belarusian Muay Thai kickboxer. Dubbed as the “European king of Muay Thai”, Kulebin is considered as one of the top pound for pound Muay Thai fighters outside of Thailand. He was the first Muay Thai fighter in Belarus to be awarded the “Honored Master of Sport” by the president of Belarus. Kulebin has been involved almost his entire life in combat sports. Starting with Taekwondo at the tender age of 8, he switched to Muay Thai at 12 and debuted professionally at 15.
Although he performed in the amateur divisions for a while (121 fights with 115 wins and about 20 major titles), Kulebin has been active in 71 kickboxing matches, 57 of which were wins.
He has fought in several weight divisions around the world, and many of his major titles were won in Thailand.
All eyes around the world will turn to Beirut this December. Expect war!
Stay tuned as more on Phoenix 1 is revealed.
Andrei “Bullet” Kulebin Highlight Video: