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DARE 2/11 in Bangkok – 24 September 2011

DARE 2/11 is online for 24 September 2011
DARE 2/11 is online for 24 September 2011
DARE 2/11 is online for 24 September 2011
DARE 2/11 is online for 24 September 2011
DARE 2/11 is online for 24 September 2011

After the success of DARE 1/11, DARE 2/11 is online for 24 September 2011 – and it promises to be awesome!

This is Thailand’s first major MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) championship in Thailand and fighters in 8 weight classes will share a staggering Million Dollar cash bonus for their efforts.

Using the “Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts” followed by all major MMA promotions in America (UFC, Strikeforce, etc.), the DARE championship brings the best fighters in Thailand, the region, and the world to Club Insomnia in Bangkok for a world class event that ranks alongside any you might see in Las Vegas! 

Confirmed fighters include:

 LIGHTWEIGHT (66-70 KGS)

 ONE SHIN -Shannon Cai VS DK – DK Panjabutra

 This contest will be an all Thai affair between two mixed martial artists from very different fighting backgrounds. Panjabutra is a decorated, Black Belt Judoka with an extensive list of Judo titles and accomplishments. Shannon enters the cage from much less orthodox roots and learned to fight from a senior in his Baguazhang (ancient Chinese martial art) class who was a Vale Tudo champion in Thailand. He has an amateur MMA record of 5-1 and will be making his professional MMA debut at DARE 2/11.

BANTAMWEIGHT FIGHT (57-61 KGS)

 LEK -Robert Lek VS NUAY – Saengchot Parkaiphet

 It’s Thai vs Thai as two highly experienced Muay Thai fighters do battle in the DARE cage. Both have several hundred Muay Thai fights under their belt and a number of regional titles but will be stepping inside the cage for the very first time. They will be representing two of Thailand’s top MMA academies, Ole Laursen’s Legacy gym and the recently opened Phuket Top Team and both will have been working hard on their ground games in preparation for this contest. 

WELTERWEIGHT (70-77 KGS)

 BODIN – Bodin Panjabutra VS THE PROFESSOR – Rodrigo Praxedes

 THE PROFESSOR – Rodrigo Praxedes is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Black Belt from Juggernaut Fight Club Singapore, who has won multiple BJJ titles in South America, Asia and Australia. BODIN – Bodin Panjabutra is a Judo Black Belt from Panjabutra Gym at Chiang Mai who has represented Thailand in both Judo and Jiu Jitsu and is a national Judo champion who has won a gold medal in the Jiu Jitsu category at the 2009 Asian martial arts games. Both men are decorated competitors and legitimate national champions who will be stepping inside the cage for the first time, meaning that absolutely anything could happen.

SHOGUN – Adam Shahir Kayoom VS KIM – Seok Mo Kim

 This is going to be a very interesting fight where SHOGUN – Adam Kayoom, a well known martial artist and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt & instructor based in Bangkok, will be facing a high rated MMA talent from South Korea in front of his home audience.

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (77-85 KGS)

 XIMBICA – Rodrigo Ribeiro VS THE G.O.A.T – Wade Henderson

 XIMBICA – Rodrigo Ribeiro is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt from Evolve MMA (Evolve Fight Team) Singapore, who has a total of 15 professional MMA fights and a record of 8-7. THE G.O.A.T – Wade Henderson from Team Titan South Africa – fighting out of Tiger Muay Thai & MMA is a BJJ Brown Belt who has 32 professional MMA fights and a record of 21-11. With almost 50 professional MMA fights on their combined records, this fight will be the most “experience rich” MMA fight to ever take place in Thailand.

LIGHTWEIGHT (66-70 KGS)

 ONE SHIN – Shannon Cai VS DK – DK Panjabutra

 This contest will be an all Thai affair between two mixed martial artists from very different fighting backgrounds. Panjabutra is a decorated, Black Belt Judoka with an extensive list of Judo titles and accomplishments. Shannon enters the cage from much less orthodox roots and learned to fight from a senior in his Baguazhang (ancient Chinese martial art) class who was a Vale Tudo champion in Thailand. He has an amateur MMA record of 5-1 and will be making his professional MMA debut at  DARE 2/11. 

BANTAMWEIGHT FIGHT (57-61 KGS)

 LEK – Robert Lek VS NUAY – Saengchot Parkaiphet

 It’s Thai vs Thai as two highly experienced Muay Thai fighters do battle in the  DARE cage. Both have several hundred Muay Thai fights under their belt and a number of regional titles but will be stepping inside the cage for the very first time. They will be representing two of Thailand’s top MMA academies, Ole Laursen’s Legacy gym and the recently opened Phuket Top Team and both will have been working hard on their ground games in preparation for this contest.

WELTERWEIGHT (70-77 KGS)

 BODIN – Bodin Panjabutra VS THE PROFESSOR – Rodrigo Praxedes

 THE PROFESSOR – Rodrigo Praxedes is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Black Belt from Juggernaut Fight Club Singapore, who has won multiple BJJ titles in South America, Asia and Australia. BODIN – Bodin Panjabutra is a Judo Black Belt from Panjabutra Gym at Chiang Mai who has represented Thailand in both Judo and Jiu Jitsu and is a national Judo champion who has won a gold medal in the Jiu Jitsu category at the 2009 Asian martial arts games. Both men are decorated competitors and legitimate national champions who will be stepping inside the cage for the first time, meaning that absolutely anything could happen.

SHOGUN – Adam Shahir Kayoom VS KIM – Seok Mo Kim

 This is going to be a very interesting fight where SHOGUN – Adam Kayoom, a well known martial artist and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt & instructor based in Bangkok, will be facing a high rated MMA talent from South Korea in front of his home audience.

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (77-85 KGS)

 XIMBICA – Rodrigo Ribeiro is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt from Evolve MMA (Evolve Fight Team) Singapore, who has a total of 15 professional MMA fights and a record of 8-7. THE G.O.A.T – Wade Henderson from Team Titan South Africa – fighting out of Tiger Muay Thai & MMA is a BJJ Brown Belt who has 32 professional MMA fights and a record of 21-11. With almost 50 professional MMA fights on their combined records, this fight will be the most “experience rich” MMA fight to ever take place in Thailand.

Tickets are the same price as last time:

1,100 THB for Standard tickets, when purchased in advance and 1,500 THB when purchased from the door, 2,000 THB for the VIP Podium tickets when purchased in advance and 2,500 THB when purchased from the door.

Check out more video here.

Tickets can be booked from here: DareFightSports.com

Read this interview with the organizer Jussi Saloranta and our coverage of DARE 1/11

Doors open at 3pm and fights start at 4pm.