Indian MMA: Nelson Paes suffers defeat at Phoenix 6

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Indian MMA star Nelson Paes suffered a defeat in his outing at Phoenix 6 last week. The Goa-based Paes, who came into the Phoenix 6 card as a last minute replacement for Ahmed Faress, went up against Chabane Chaibeddra at the event.

Nelson Paes suffered a defeat at Phoenix 6 (PC: Brave Combat Federation)

After a tough fought first round, Chabane managed to get a TKO stoppage in the second round and secured the win.

With the win, Chabane improved his professional record to 11-4. He is also on a four-fight undefeated streak at the moment.

As for Nelson, this is his second straight defeat as he had suffered a shocking defeat against Fazal Rabi at the Yoddha Fighting Championship event which was held last year.

However, Nelson had picked up the fight on short notice and also had to cut down 10 KGs in 12 days to compete. As mentioned earlier, it was former Brave Combat Federation fighter Ahmed Faress that was scheduled to fight Chabane.

Other fights and results

Elsewhere, in the main event of the fight night, Mohammed Karaki defeated Salaheddine Dekhissi via a first-round submission. Karaki force Dekhissi to tap via an armbar and kept his undefeated streak intact. Karaki is now 9-0 in his career and as a result of his victory, he was crowned the Middleweight champion as well.

The co-main event of the night featured a welterweight contest between Hayder Hassan and Pavel Kusch. The fight went the distance much to the surprise of many fans and in the end, it was Hassan that came out on top.

Elsewhere, Osama Al Seidy secured a second-round submission victory over Sami Antar when Abdullah Kahtani managed to get the better of Abdullah Musallim via a unanimous decision. The promotion also faced some hiccups as a couple of fights had to be cancelled due to various reasons.


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