Ahmed Labban has an opponent for his Muay Thai showdown at the Phoenix 2: “Saenchai vs. Aziz” event on April 29. The promotion has confirmed on their official facebook page that Ahmed “The Meteor” Ibrahim will face Ahmed “The Shadow” Labban.
Mostly known for defeating US fighter Ray Elbe in his professional MMA debut at Gladiators FC 1, Ahmed Ibrahim is one of Egypt’s best talents. After a rich amateur career fighting for Cage Warriors promotions, Ibrahim went on to face some of the biggest names on the regional scene including Ray Elbe, JJ Ambrose, and Jarrah Al Selawi.
In Muay Thai, Ibrahim holds the Arab Muay Thai championship title, ISKA title, and has participated in various Muay Thai and Kung Fu Sanda fights in China, Canada, and Malaysia bringing back home honorable medals.
His opponent, Lebanese-born fighter Ahmed Labban has cemented his place as a striker with an original style in the MMA scene. With 3 Kickboxing world championships under his belt, Labban brings to the Phoenix ring a world class set of striking skills combined by a entertaining “catch me if you can” style.
Phoenix 2 features the legendary, Saenchai who will take on smashing machine Azize Hlali, female standouts Antonina Shevchenko and Isa Tidblad Keskikangas, in addition to many other world and regional champions including Steve Banks from USA and Dutch K1 veteran Wendell Roche.
The event takes place Saturday, April 29 at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Zouk, Lebanon. The first Phoenix event was aired on LBCI TV channel, but the broadcast partner for Phoenix 2 has not been officially confirmed.