The Arab MMA scene is entering a new golden era as the birth of Chahe Yerevanian’s new promotion, Phoenix Fighting Championship, has been confirmed. Exciting rumors transpired as glorious reality as SAYFCO owner and MMA enthusiast Yerevanian made the move he’s been hinting at for some time, and his new promotion will involve both Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai bouts.
The organization “Phoenix Fighting Championship” was legally created on June 9th where Yerevanian and his Vice President Louai Kiblawi along with COO Serge Saad met with lawyers to hash out the technicalities.
The Lebanese entrepreneur was heavily involved in Arab Mixed Martial Arts last year and sponsored two of the best fighters at Shogun Gym, whilst also sponsoring the gym itself. His decision to create a brand new promotion will shake up the MMA world in the Middle East and likely lead to enhanced paychecks, facilities and entertainment as the domino effect will ripple through the region and its other fight promotions.
CEO of the new Phoenix Fighting Championship Yerevanian said:
“I will approach this new venture like I always have done with SAYFCO Holding, with absolute professionalism and integrity. Phoenix Fighting Championship aims to grow MMA and Muay Thai throughout our region and far beyond, giving fighters a new arena to showcase their talents to the world.”
The organizations’ headquarters will be at SAYFCO holding where Yerevanian will likely conduct proceedings with the help of his right hand man Kiblawi, who will be in charge of match-making and hinted at a multi-national opening show. Kiblawi said:
“You can expect an international showcase in our first show, involving Lebanese, Arabs, Europeans, Brazilians, Thai people, Americans – we’re assessing talent from all over! It’s going to involve both professional and amateur fights so get ready for one heck of a show to kick us off. And fighters around the world, I might be seeing you soon”.
“It’s an exciting time for Arab fighters, who will have more opportunities than ever before, not to mention improved paychecks and facilities. Options are suddenly going to open up all around.”
It has been confirmed that Yerevanian will be paying purses up to 10,000 USD per fight, which will be ground-breaking in the Middle East and set a new precedent. The knock on effect will be an increased number of international fighters, more incentive for fighters, more competition and a general boom in the industry.