LEKE VS LUDAKRIS
DARE 2/2012 WELTERWEIGHT FIGHT
DARE is very proud to present another Welterweight fight (77 kilos/ 170lbs) of the DARE 2/2012 event between LEKE – Alexsandro Machado and LUDAKRIS – Kristoffer Persson, taking place at DARE 2/2012 on March 17th 2012.
LEKE – Alexsandro Machado VS LUDAKRIS – Kristoffer Persson.
LEKE is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion and a Black Belt who grew up fighting for his life in the slums of Rio De Janeiro but now fights because he wants to and because he is very good at it. LUDAKRIS is a Muay Thai fighter from Sweden who trains with the legendary Ole Laursen at Legacy Gym and should have a significant size advantage going into this fight but Leke, who is based in Singapore, knows no fear.
The winner of this fight will proceed to the Quarter final level of DARE Championship and a step closer of being in the group of the first DARE Champions and the receivers of the Million Dollar Grand Bonus.
ONE MILLION DOLLARS. IN A CAGE. GAME ON.
LUDAKRIS – Kristoffer is a Muay Thai fighter from Sweden who made his MMA debut in Pattaya last year, defeating a Filipino fighter under semi pro rules. He traveled to China to face one of the best fighters there last April and put in a good performance before being submitted in the second round. He also has plenty of BJJ experience and has been based in Boracay where he will have been training with Ole Laursen every day as the K-1 and Muay Thai veteran prepared for back to back MMA fights this year.
LUDAKRIS trains out of Legacy Gym in Boracay. For more information about Legacy Gym, please visit:
LEKE – Alexsandro had a hard upbringing and the Brazilian is as tough as they come. He only moved into MMA last year but already has a perfect 3-0 record with all his fights finishing early in the opening round. He is naturally a featherweight but has no problem taking on much bigger opponents, or even fighting twice in a night. Last time out he took on an opponent who was 20 kgs bigger than him and submitted him in under 30 seconds.
LEKE trains at and represents Impact MMA in Singapore. For more information about Impact, please visit:
Here are the thoughts of veteran MMA journalist James Goyder,
“Leke seems to have an old school vale tudo attitude to fighting, he will take on anyone, any time no matter how much bigger they are or how many times he has already fought that night. He is a BJJ black belt and if he can get this fight to the ground he is almost guaranteed to win, Ludakris needs to keep it standing and use his size and reach to punish the Brazilian in the stand up exchanges. I don’t see this fight making it out of the opening round.” He said.
DARE 2/2012 is the fourth event put on by the DARE promotion and takes place at Club Insomnia Bangkok on March 17th. The first fight will get underway at 4pm local time and the entire event is being streamed live on the internet at www.darelive.tv and at www.gfl.tv for just $9.99.
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