DARE 2/11 POST FIGHT PRESS RELEASE
DARE Championship’s second event, DARE 2/11 was witnessed by a sold out crowd at the Club
Insomnia Bangkok and saw a number of local fighters shine.
Mixed martial artists from as far afield as Brazil, South Africa, Sweden, Poland, Korea and Malaysia
featured on the seven fight card but it was a 22 year old from Thailand who stole the show.
ONE SHIN – Shannon Cai is a university graduate who speaks three different languages fluently yet
has decided to dedicate himself to his fighting career. It is testament to how fast the sport is
growing in Thailand that MMA should appeal to such a talented young man and not only did he win
his professional debut but he was also involved in one of the absolutely best fights of the night at
DARE 2/11 with fellow Thai fighter DK – DK Panjabutra.
Both men were fighting professionally for the first time although ONE SHIN had a solid sounding 5-1
amateur record. DK Panjabutra is a former national Judo champion who has supposedly been in
more than his fair share of street fights.
The first round belonged to ONE SHIN who was able to land the more telling blows on the feet and
controlled the action once the fight went to the floor with a strategy which was surprisingly
methodical given how inexperienced he is.
DK looked visibly tired and ONE SHIN tried to capitalise by pulling guard and going for a guillotine
early in round two. It proved to be an error as he was unable to finish the fight and ended up
mounted and on the receiving end of some sharp elbows.
It appeared as if DK might be on his way to a stoppage win but ONE SHIN did an excellent job of
controlling his posture and preventing him from doing too much damage before working his way
out and springing to his feet.
The round ended with the younger man in the ascendancy landing a series of unanswered strikes
to his grounded opponent
ONE SHIN began round three with a broad smile on his face and the charismatic young fighter
clearly had the crowd on his side by this stage. He was able to control the action again and DK
showed an iron chin to absorb the incessant onslaught and ONE SHIN went all out to finish the
fight in the dying seconds, landing a brutal head kick which stunned the 33 year old brawler and
sealed an emphatic decision win.
ONE SHIN looked calm and composed throughout the three round contest but admitted
afterwards that he was far from relaxed before the fight,
“It was exciting, he is more than 10 years older than me and he is a Judo champion so it was a real
honour to fight him. I felt nervous beforehand, I was actually sick but I spoke to my coach and my
parents and they helped me a lot. I love mixed martial arts and I am proud to represent Thailand
and hope Thai people will learn to love this sport as much as I do,” he said.
The main event of the evening saw Bangkok based Malaysian SHOGUN – Adam Kayoom go up
against highly rated Korean KIM – Seok Mo Kim. Although he has only had two professional MMA
fights SHOGUN is an incredibly experienced and well rounded mixed martial artist who has won
world championships in Muay Thai and has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
SHOGUN showed the sort of stand up skills you would expect from a fighter who has fought in
both the famous Lumpinee and Ratchadamnern stadiums in Bangkok. He landed a few sharp leg
kicks but soon found himself on the receiving end of a big knee from the well rounded KIM.
It appeared that SHOGUN could be close to being stopped but the highly rated Malaysian was able
to regain his composure and followed a sharp elbow up with a straight left hand from the
southpaw stance which dropped KIM.
With such an impressive pedigree in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai it is difficult to pinpoint
a weakness in SHOGUN’s arsenal and having knocked his Korean opponent with down with a crisp
punch he wasted no time in taking his back and sinking in an inescapable rear naked choke.
SHOGUN – Adam Kayoom is the owner of the Q23 Martial Arts Academy in Bangkok and the
founder of the Thailand branch of the famous American Top Team and was relieved to claim a win
on front of so many of his students,
“I’d like to thank everyone not just for coming tonight but for helping me to prepare for this fight. He
was tough, Gregor Gracie couldn’t finish him but I was too relaxed at the start of the fight. I had an
injury from training and he hurt me but I fought through the pain, DARE Championship is a great
event and is really setting the standard for MMA here in Thailand,” he said.
In one of the most eagerly anticipated contests of the evening two Thai based foreign fighters put
their unbeaten records on the line. Swedish fighter SLAYER – Wiktor Svensson was representing
Tiger Muay Thai & MMA in Phuket while HAJA – Krysztof Hajtalowicz from Poland travelled down
from Golden Triangle International Martial Arts in Chiang Mai.
After a back and forth first round both men were visibly exhausted and the fight degenerated into
a gruelling war of attrition. In the end it was HAJA who prevailed landing a solid knee and then
relying on his last reserves of energy to sink in a second round rear naked choke submission.
It was also a good night for NUAY – Saengchot Parkaiphet from Legacy Gym in Ubon Ratchathani,
a veteran of over 200 Muay Thai fights, who showed off some impressive ground fighting skills to
finish fellow Thai LEK – Robert Lek from Phuket Top Team with a first round armbar attempt.
DARE and Mixed martial arts in Thailand are growing rapidly in popularity and DARE Championship
is the only professional promotion in the country. The third event is scheduled to take place in
Bangkok in December.
FULL RESULTS OF DARE 2/11:
NUAY – Saengchot Parkaiphet (Legacy Gym, Thailand) vs LEK Robert Lek (Phuket Top Team,
NUAY by submission (armbar) round one, 1:30
BODIN – Bodin Panjabutra (Panjabutra Gym, Thailand) vs PROFESSOR – Rodrigo Parexedes
(Juggernaut Fight Club, Singapore)
PROFESSOR by submission (rear naked choke) round one, 1:00
SLAYER – Wiktor Svensson (Tiger Muay Thai & MMA) vs HAJA – Krysztof Hajtalowicz (GTIMA, Chiang
HAJA by submission (rear naked choke) round two, 3:35
SILVA – Alex Silva (Evolve MMA, Singapore) vs WHITE SHARK – Suchat Lukamkuha (Team Yod Lam,
SILVA by submission (rear naked choke) round one, 2:12
DK – DK Panjabutra (Panjabutra Gym, Chiang Mai) vs ONE SHIN – Shannon Wiratchai (Burnshell,
ONE SHIN by unanimous decision.
XIMBICA – Rodrigo Ribeiro (Evolve MMA, Singapore) vs THE G.O.A.T – Wade Henderson (Team Titan,
XIMBICA by submission (armbar) round one, 2:35
SHOGUN – Adam Kayoom (Q23/ Tiger Muat Thai & MMA, Phuket) vs KIM- Seok Mo Kim (Team Force,
SHOGUN wins by submission (rear naked choke) round one, 3:35
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Event Partners and Sponsors of the DARE 2/11 event:
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Mixed Martial Arts Association of Thailand
DARE FIGHT SPORTS – GENERAL INFORMATION
DARE Championship is the first Professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Championships in Thailand where the fights are fought inside of an Octagon shaped MMA cage.
Dare Fight Sports is an organization with International Management and Advisory Team, with years of
experience in promotions, event organizing and marketing.
This team is lead by the President of DARE, Mr. Rathti Thitidonpipat.
The ownership of the promotion is 100% Thai.
WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT
We at the Management of DARE have been following the development of Mixed Martial Arts in Thailand for
more than four years and have now decided to enter this market, with our promotion, DARE.
As an MMA promoter, we at Dare Fight Sports are looking to achieve the following:
1. To generally develop Mixed Martial Arts into a mainstream sport in the Kingdom of Thailand with a large
scale spectator and fan base.
2. Set up standards and governing systems for the sport in Thailand, that protects and provides more safety
for all fighters in all the official Mixed Martial Arts events.
3. Support the growth of a new generation of Thai fighters, who are not only champions in their national sport,
Muay Thai, but also Internationally recognized champions in one of the most challenging sports in the world,
the Mixed Martial Arts.
Even if MMA in its foundation, is not a team sport, a lot of team work is needed to achieve these goals.
This including all the great teams, gyms, camps, fighters, organizations and dedicated individuals in the
country, whom we are asking to join together in this mission of building the sport in to an International level,
here in Thailand.
We also wish to highlight, that we as a promoter of MMA, do not compete with the highly popular sport of
Muay Thai, as we most definitely see Muay Thai as one of the founding elements of Mixed Martial Arts, globally.
A few would argue to the statement, that Muay Thai is one of the most effective stand up fighting styles in
This in mind, we believe that a lot of tourists and practitioners of Martial Arts in general, wish to travel to
Thailand and to learn Muay Thai in an authentic environment from true masters of this sport.
While doing so, also a great number of tourists wish to improve their skills in MMA and at the areas that it
This is why, by developing the skills of Thai MMA practitioners and trainers in Thailand, it is possible to
develop the sport of Muay Thai, Internationally.
Therefore, we also wish to present our highest respect for Muay Thai as a sport as well as for all the great
pioneers of Mixed Martial Arts, in various areas of Thailand, from Phuket, Ubon Ratchathani, Hua Hin,
Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Bangkok.
This including all the great establishments and individuals, who for so many years have believed into the
possibilities of this sport and have given their heart and soul for it.
We share your passion and from our behalf, wish to be part of creating a new chapter of combat sports in
Thailand through a respectful MMA Championship.
We thank you for your support for us in this great task and welcome you all to DARE.
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