In 26 days Phoenix One kicks off a new era in martial arts entertainment. The show begins at the Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Zouk Mikael, Lebanon.
December 10th will host a star studded combined martial arts show that will grace the middle-east. Phoenix blends strictly a Muay Thai card featuring some legends of the sport, along with an MMA showcase. Both styles of combat will be running throughout the night, side-by-side and will feature some of the world’s best fighters.
Headlining the show is the Muay Thai battle of the century, Buakaw Banchamek vs Andrei Kulebin. To give this match-up some perspective, we are talking about one of the greatest fighters of all time. The immortal Buakaw fighting perhaps the greatest Muay Thai fighter outside Thailand at the moment, the Belarusian, 18-time World Champion.
This is a fight of epic proportions between two men whose paths would always inevitably cross. Yet to this day they still haven’t fought despite being dominant in their sport. Phoenix president Chahe Yerevanian has made this possible for the main event of Phoenix One.
With 228 recorded Muay Thai wins to his name, Buakaw is well and truly the man to beat. If anyone can beat him, and perhaps one day match his legacy, outside of Thailand, it may be Kulebin.
On the MMA card, the main event will feature two men with different skill sets as the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expert takes on the well-rounded cardio machine Nick “No Limit” Piedmont from Alliance MMA.
The Rio De Janiero native, Davi Ramos, is an absolute monster in the art of Brazilian JiuJitsu with 65 grappling contests to his name and he is a Black Belt under the prestigious Master Cesar “Casqhinha” Guimaraes.
Last year he won six grappling contests, submitting four along the way to capture the Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Championship, proving he is a man in his grappling prime. Then he made an effortless switch back to MMA this year after a two year retreat back to his grappling roots.
He faces a man on a mission in 27-year-old Nick Piedmont, who has been improving throughout his time at the famous Alliance MMA gym in California, and he’s been tipped to be a major player in the MMA world. Now is his time to shine in the main event of the inaugural Phoenix Fighting Championship in Beirut, Lebanon.
This stacked card also features veteran fighter Moise Rimbon. Fighting out of Phuket Top Team, Rimbon “Swamp” has one of the most impressive MMA resume’s in the world. He specializes in Muay Thai, and has used these skills to win eight of his last nine fights. He fights a man who is undefeated in the last four years, Bruno “Blindado” Silva, in an exciting Middleweight bout. Lebanese super star Mohamed Ghorabi is also on the MMA card where he faces Brazil’s Claudio Cezario. Also known regionally and on the card are Tarek Suleiman and IMMAF 2015 Bronze Medalist Joeshwa Mortada making his professional debut.
Lighting up the Phoenix one Muay Thai card is another battle between former world champions, Anvar Boynasarov and Morgan Adrar. Boynasarov Vs. Adrar will surely capture the world’s attention. It’s another fight that’s been a long time coming!
Mr. Chahe Yerevanian has managed to put it together in what promises to be an historic fight card on December 10th.
Check out the fight card below: