The bout is a repeat of their 2015 clash at ACB 27 (Absolute Championship Berkut) which Kichigin won by earning the judges’ decision.
Following the Phoenix 1 press conference, ArabsMMA reporter Zahi Ephrem had a chat with Suleiman. The Syrian fighter is adamant he will emerge victorious over his Russian opponent in front of the Arab crowd.
“I am very excited about this rematch. I will show Grigoriy that our first encounter was not right, since lots of factors affected my performance that night. Thus, I am here to prove that I am the better fighter.”
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