The Phoenix featherweight division will hold a newly reigned champion on the 2nd of August! The event which is set to take place in Dubai will witness a title fight that will crown either Ali Al Qaisi or Chabane Chaibeddra as the king of the division, with the winner having to eventually defend his title against either Al Derbani or Seghir.
Ranked as the number 3 featherweight fighter in the Middle East, Izzedine Al Derbani (8-1-0) has been an active fighter in Phoenix ever since Phoenix 1. Having fought in both Muay Thai and MMA events in the promotion, Al Derbani has become a fan favorite, winning his last two straight at Phoenix 4 and Phoenix 6. Now, only one fight stands between him and his potential opportunity of grabbing a shot to become the Phoenix featherweight champion.
Though he has not yet had any fight under Phoenix Fighting Championship, Walid Seghir (5-2-0) has been in great form recently. Having fought internationally, Seghir is coming off a 2 fight winning streak with both his wins being 1st round submission finishes. Seghir has been added to deepen the featherweight division at Phoenix and there is no doubt that his achievements and credentials put him next in line for a featherweight title shot, on the condition that he overcomes the huge obstacle he will face in Izzedine Al Derbani.
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