The Most Eagerly Anticipated Fight in the History of Thai MMA.
After months of anticipation the DARE Championships welterweight tournament quarter final between Krysztof ‘Haja’ Hajtalowicz and Arnaud ‘The Game’ Lepont is finally going down next month.
It was initially scheduled to take place at DARE 1/12 in January but, to the fury of The Game, Haja pulled out citing a rib injury. These are two of the best known fighters in Thailand, Haja, from Poland, is a BJJ expert with a perfect 3-0 record whereas The Game, from France, is currently 7-1 and riding a four fight win streak.
Both had tough fights in the opening round with The Game blasting through Malaysian Muay Thai specialist Jian Kai Chee in double quick time while Haja prevailed after a gruelling war of attrition against Wiktor Svensson from Sweden.
On March 17th the two will finally meet at DARE 2/12 and whereas before they were quite friendly, both being veterans of the MMA scene in Thailand, it has now become quite personal. The Game does not believe Haja was really injured and blames him for postponing the fight and depriving him of a valuable pay day in the process.
He has vowed to take out the frustration built up over the course of a training camp which has dragged on for almost five months on his opponent and is promising a second KO in quick succession when they finally do battle inside the DARE cage.
The Game will have to be careful though because Haja has some serious submission skills and tapped out a BJJ purple belt in his last outing. The French fighter packs real power in his punches and has promised fans he will be looking for another fast finish.
DARE Championships 2/12 is the fourth event put on by the promotion and will be taking place at Club Insomnia on March 17th. The first fight will get underway at 4pm local time and the entire event is being streamed on the internet at www.darelive.tv for just $9.99.
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