Courtesy of Phoenix Fighting Championship, regional mixed martial arts fans will get the chance to see one of their favorite fighters go at it once again, after a long awaited comeback. The news came out when a photo taken in Team Nogueira Dubai hit social media,
featuring Mounir Lazzez and his teammates in a ‘Fight Ready’ position captioned ‘Take A Wild Guess’,
and that’s what we are doing!
Mounir “The Sniper” Lazzez, who holds an undefeated mixed martial arts professional record of 5 wins, quickly rose up the ranks to become one of the most recognized, admired and entertaining fighters in the Middle East. The Tunisian has finished all of his fights via KO or TKO against some of the most dangerous opponents out there. His claim to fame came at Desert Force 10 with an explosive head kick KO over the Moroccan Anas Mounir Siraj (now his teammate) after a close and hard fought battle. He continued his winning streak, landing another head kick knockout at Desert Force 11 over the tough Egyptian Amr Wahman in the first round. With two straight violent finishes, Lazzaz could not be denied a fight for the Desert Force welterweight title. He faced the power of the Lebanese fighter, Mohammad Ghorabi, in one of the most anticipated fights for the Desert Force welterweight strap. After a back and forth fight, Lazzez handed Ghorabi his first TKO loss and became the Desert Force welterweight champion at Desert Force 16.
Unfortunately, since his last fight against Ghorabi in early 2015, we have not seen Lazzaz at all and started to question whether or not he will come back to fight in the sport. It seems like everything is about to change as Lazzaz posted a photo of himself wearing the Phoenix Fighting Championship shirt and mentioned that he’s going to be back on the 22nd of December.
This news is big for Lazzez, Phoenix Fighting Championship and the hardcore mixed martial fans in the Arab region who have been asking for this comeback for a while. After an almost 2 year hiatus from competition, will Lazzaz bring some new added skills and techniques to the cage? It will be interesting to see any kind of adjustments he has made to his fighting approach, and if he’s going to feel any type of ring rust against his still unnamed opponent.