Phoenix 4 event in Dubai has a few new official fight-card additions.
The promotion announced today (11/1/2017) bantamweights Philippe Massoud (2-1 MMA) vs. Ali Al Qaisi (3-3 MMA) and lightweights Ahmed Labban (3-0 MMA) vs. Mehdi Ramezani (1-0 MMA).
Phoenix 4 Dubai takes place Dec. 22 at Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event will be headlined by a welterweight fight featuring Middle Eastern super star Mounir Lazzez vs. Christophe Van Dijck. The full lineup hasn’t been finalized.
Massoud, representing Lebanon and fighting out of “Knockout Academy” looks to add a third consecutive professional win to his record. A fight prior, he scored a victory against Abdel Fatah Toha (5-1) at EFC Evolution 4, submitting him in the first round. He will face Jordanian Ali Al Qaisi who recently fought at Kunlun Fight MMA 14 and suffered a decision loss to Yinna Bao, which sapped a three-fight winning streak. Earlier last year (2016) he scored three consecutive wins at Desert Force showcasing standup and ground skills.
Labban, meanwhile, walks into this MMA bout after 15 months since his latest cage appearance. Representing ‘London Shootfighter’, he brings a 3 MMA fight win streak with a reputation of unpredictable strikes that drop opponents. (Watch him fight at Phoenix 1 under Muaythai Rules). He now meets Team Nogueira Dubai’s Mehdi Ramezani, a 38-year-old Iranian fighter with over 20 years of active martial arts competition. An undefeated professional kickboxer (9 wins, 0 losses) and over 100 amateur fights, Ramezani brings into this fight a huge striking experience. He looks to add his second professional win in December.
The latest Phoenix 4 fight card now includes:
Mounir Lazzez vs. Christophe Van Dijck
Moise Rimbon vs. Pavel Doroftei
Mohammed Karaki vs. Alaa Mansour
Ibrahim El Sawi vs. Tarek Suleiman
Philippe Massoud vs. Ali Al Qaisi
Ahmed Labban vs. Mehdi Ramezani