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Poker Pros In Mixed Martial Arts Battle

Lex Veldhuis and Bertrand Grospellier Get In The Ring For Even-Money Prop Bet Brawl


Bertrand GrospellierTwo of poker’s best known proponents Lex “RasZi” Veldhuis and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier fight each other in a mixed martial arts contest tomorrow in Marbella, Spain.

The even-money prop bet was made between the pair in 2009 but a series of events including injury and the collapse of online poker in the U.S. have stalled the fight until now.

The fight will consist of five, three-minute rounds and rules include no elbows, no headbutts, three counts in one round is a loss, four counts in the match is a loss.

Frenchman ElkY has been in kickboxing training since 2009 while Dutchman Veldhuis has some boxing experience from when he was a teen. Veldhuis is three inches taller than his opponent.

Details of the size of the wager are unknown.