DARE 2/12: FINAL BOUT AND FULL CARD
DARE showcases everything from local upcoming Thai MMA talents facing each other, to SE Asia martial arts scene stalwarts proving who is top dog, to bringing in overseas hot shots to fight regional ones. The current card holds a little of all of these things. And then there's that whole "One million dollars in a cage" tournament tangent.
While seeming to be a small shrimp in a big pot of Thai curry soup, they pack a spicy wallop with brilliant marketing and excellent PR relations. This harmony of ingredients has made a small Bangkok-based promotion gain a cult-like live following and increasing interest from the international community. DARE 2/2012, the second event this year following an earlier one that served as a benefit for flood victim relief, features seven fights including the most recently announced fight which is detailed in the press release listed after the card.
Arnaud LePont versus Cris Haja, Welterweight Quarterfinals
Shannon Wiratchai versus Tondamrong Punjabutra, Lightweight Quaterfinals
Shoyidor Jurabekov versus Bruce Loh, Flyweight Opening round
Mark Striegl versus Marko Huusansaari, Lightweight Opening round
Saengchit Parkaiphet versus Will Chope, Featherweight Quarterfinals
Andre Marcolla versus Daniel Kerr, Middleweight Opening round
Alexsandro Machado versus Kristoffer Persson, Welterweight Opening round
Here is the press release for Machado versus Persson: