Dear All,

Dare Fight Sports is proud to present the third Welterweight fight of the DARE 2/11 event, at Club Insomnia Bangkok on September 24th:

BODIN – Bodin Panjabutra VS THE PROFESSOR – Rodrigo Praxedes.

This fight features two highly experienced martial arts veterans competing in the Welterweight Division (70 – 77 kilos) of DARE Championship.

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.

The winner of the fight will proceed to the Quarter-Final level of DARE Championship and will be one step closer to becoming the first DARE Welterweight Champion.


A multiple-time Champion at prestigious BJJ competitions, Rodrigo Praxedes from Sao Paolo Brazil has competed and won the Pan Pacific Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Franca BJJ Cup Champion and BJJ Indoor Championships. He has also spent a year training and competing in Australia in the build up to his Pan Pacific Championship wins in both the weight-weight class and absolute divisions for the Gi and No Gi categories.

He is the head BJJ instructor at the Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore and will be making his cage MMA debut at DARE 2/11. For more information about the Juggernaut Fight Club visit:



Bodin Panjabutra, from the Panjabutra gym at Chiang Mai, has represented Thailand at both Jiu Jitsu and Judo and won numerous national and international championships. He started out as a Judoka and was a national champion and won a silver medal at the 2005 SEA Games.

He then took up Jiu Jitsu and was equally successful winning a gold medal at the 2009 Asian Martial Arts Games.

After years of competing amongst the region’s elite and traditional martial arts he will be making his professional MMA debut at DARE 2/11.

For more information about the Panjabutra Gym, please visit:


Here are the thoughts of veteran MMA journalist James Goyder,

“It’s great to see such decorated martial artists stepping inside the cage for the first time and it’s exciting to see elite Thai athletes turning to MMA.

BJJ fighters tend to make the transition to MMA more seamlessly than most and I expect Praxedes to be no exception. Panjabutra’s Judo skills are obviously exceptional but winning medals for traditional Jiu Jitsu is not the same as winning medals for BJJ and I expect Praxedes to have the edge on the ground.

It will be interesting to see who has the better stand up and that could prove to be the decisive factor in this fight,” he said.

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Anonymous said...

Why would DARE put a Thai against a BJJ Black Belt knowing he is going to lose via submission? Judo<BJJ when it comes to ground fighting in MMA. Not good have Thai people lose.

Anonymous said...

that is life, some win some lose. but at the end of the day, they'll cash in ^$$$$

Anonymous said...

because Thai guy "DARE" to challenge BJJ, He will need to learn something new. From my experience many people alway think that his martial art is the best, this is the prove after UFC #1

he might win from his standing skill, who knows

Anonymous said...

hope the thai guy take the fight standing