Christoffer Darre (1-0) won his much anticipated pro debut last Saturday at Mixed Martial Arts Championships (MMAC) 2 in Birmingham, England. “I’m really happy with the outcome and it was good for me to get the experience of almost 3 rounds with pro rules.” says Darrelito to MMAViking.com about the victory over Ant Phillips (5-10).
“I hit him with a lot of elbows all through the fight, but I hit him one time hard in the third round. I could see he really felt it and then I followed-up with punches until the ref stopped it.” recalls the 22 year old about the bout.
It was a good test for Darre against the 29 years old Phillips that turned pro back in 2008 and has 15 pro MMA bouts. The Sarpsborg Chi Kickboxing & MMA fighter that now trains out of Frontline Academy was able to stop the ground specialist known as the Submission Magician.
Frontline Academy head coach Mohsin Bahari is high on the potential of the fighter. “Darre is a hard working kid who develops all the time. His very technical and always works hard to improve his game.” His BJJ coach at Frontline Eduardo “Teta” Rios is in agreement. “Darre is a very talented athlete in every area of the game, extraordinary striker, very good balance and coordination.”
“I definitely need to go home and learn form the fight because there is a lot of things I could have done better. I want to keep the train rolling and fight before the summer.” says Darre.