The iconic Dubai World Trade Center, UAE, held the extraordinary “Phoenix 4 Dubai” on Dec 22nd, 2017. The event featured an exceptional display of 10 finishes out of 15 bouts. This major success, which sparkles in the eyes of the fans much like the lights of the cosmopolitan city, was broadcasted across numerous television networks and reached across the globe.
Phoenix Fighting Championship president, Mr. Chahe Yerevanian made sure to point out and announce which fighters and performances impressed him, crediting them publicly on his official Facebook page. Below were his picks for Fight Of The Night, KO Of The Night, and Submission Of The Night.
Fight Of The Night – Mounir Lazzez and Christophe Van Dijck gave the fans at the stadium and the viewers at home a high level Mixed Martial Arts clinic, showcasing both their grappling and striking skills. The fight switched back and forth on many occasions, and their performance made a huge statement on why they deserved to be the main event on that night. WATCH THE FIGHT HERE!
Knockout Of The Night – That was a scary finish from Mohammad Karaki! The former Desert Force middleweight and light-heavyweight champion made a successful Phoenix Fighting Championship debut, maintaining his perfect record with a highlight “Hellbow” from mount position that put his opponent to sleep. Not only that, Karaki followed it up with another elbow strike that opened up his opponent’s face… Just a nasty finish, which translates into beautiful Mixed Martial Arts. Mohammad Karaki, well deserved. WATCH IT HERE!
Submission of the Night – Fighting for the opportunity to become the first ever light-heavyweight title holder in Phoenix Fighting Championship, Moise Rimbon and Pavel Doroftei battled in one of the closest fights on the card, putting it all on the line with in single round. After a well fought sharp contest, Rimbon managed to grab a keylock and submit his opponent inside the 4th round, winning both the light-heavyweight strap and the Submission of the Night honors.