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Saenchai & Hlali Headline Phoenix 2 Fight Card w/ Pakorn, Shevchenko

Founded in 2016, Phoenix Championship has had no shortage of big names fighting on their promotion. Their first show, Phoenix 1, pitted Buakaw Banchamek against Andrei Kulebin. That same card also featured frequent Muay Thai fighters Morgan Adrar from France and Jonathan Tuhu from Papua New Guinea. Their shows have both Muay Thai and MMA fights, so action is plenty for all those that come to watch.

Their Phoenix 2 show that’s taking place this Saturday on April 29 in Lebanon has even more names to please Muay Thai fans, including what many call the best P4P fighter Saenchai.

Saenchai PK Saenchaigym
Saenchai PK Saenchaigym

No introduction for Saenchai is needed as he is one of the greatest technical masters of the sport. He will be facing Aziz Hlali from France. Hlali, former European WPMF champion, has an exciting fighting style with explosiveness behind his strikes, and has already faced some of the top competition in his weight class, such as Fahmongkol Sor Jor Danrayong, Kongsak, and Manaowan Sitsongpeenong.

The show features one female bout between Antonina Shevchenko and Isa Keskikangas for a WMC Title and Phoenix Title. Shevchenko is the sister of Valentina Shevchenko, rising UFC star. Shevchenko has an impressive resume, including being the current Lion Fight lightweight champion and multiple time IFMA Champion. Keskikangas is also a multiple time IFMA champion.

Pakorn is another huge name that will be fighting on this card. Pakorn has fought the greatest, including fellow competitor Saenchai,  Nong-o, Sam-A, Pornsanae, Kongsak, and Petchboonchu, just to namea few! Pakorn boasts titles from Lumpinee, Rajadamnern, ThairathTV, Yokkao, and even won the Thailand title before. Returning to the second installment of Phoenix Championship, Morgan Adrar, is no stranger to fighting big name Thais. Adrar, too, has fought Saenchai, as well as fellow competitor Aziz Hlali and Jimmy Vienot.  This fight will be for the WMC World Champion belt.

Newly crowned WBC World Champion Steve Banks will be making his way onto the same stage. Banks will be facing Wendell Roche. Roche is the only person to date to beat Ginty Vrede.

FIGHT CARD:
Saenchai (TH) vs Aziz Hlali (FR) @ 63.5 kg
Mohamad Ghorabi (LB) vs David Willmott (UK) @ 76 kg
Kassem Daher (LB) vs Mohamad Salama (JO) @ 82 kg – WMC Continental Title
Armen Grigoryan (AR) vs Xie Wei (CH) @ 70 kg – WMC Inter-Continental Title
Antonina Shevchenko (PE) vs Isa Keskikangas (SE) @ 63.5 kg – WMC World + Phoenix Titles
Wendell Roche (NL) vs Steven Banks (US) @ 95+ kg
Jihad Mekdad (LB) vs Moise Ribon (FR) @ 95+ kg
Musipon Pakorn (TH) vs Morgan Adrar (FR) @ 67 kg – WMC World Title
Ziad Sinno (LB) vs Mohanad Hussein (JO) @ 79 kg
Ahmed Labban (LB) vs Ahmed Ibrahim (EG) @ 76 kg

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