DARE gets official Thailand Government support


Some news out of Bankok today, as DARE releases news that the government in Thailand is no longer blacklisting MMA. Does this mean DARE will become legit and no longer the hidden, smoke-filled, dodgy knucklebrawls fans have grown to love? Does this mean DARE grew up and won’t be the self-styled rebels of MMA anymore? Well, as long as DARE is still in BKK, they should remain too legit to quit. Next up in the million dollar tournament: Ole versus Joe Ray in Roctober, the 12th, 2013.

Press release:


Dare Fight Sports (DFS) is pleased to announce that it has today received an official endorsement from the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) to go ahead with its events in the country.

DFS Founder Jussi Saloranta said: “We are delighted to have received official support from the Sport promotion arm of the Ministry of Tourism & Sports. This is the most remarkable development step for Mixed Martial Arts in Thailand since June 2011 when Dare Fight Sports, Thailand’s only Professional MMA organization launched its Million Dollar Tournament, DARE”.

Since it’s launch, Dare Fight Sports rapidly grew to become one of the leading MMA organizations in Asia, hosting four successful MMA events in Bangkok, Thailand the Original Fight Capital of the world.

DARE returns to Bangkok this October 12th with its next event “Rebels of MMA” in Club Insanity on Sukhumvit Soi 12 with seven heavily anticipated bouts, headlined by IRON FIST VS THE JOE RAY.