By January 2011, Muay Thai Combat CEO and model, Stefania Picelli signs an exclusive contract for distribution joining up with the branding team to develop marketing strategies.
On February 2011, YOKKAO BOXING launched the YOKKAO Fight Team sponsoring and signing the best and greatest of Muay Thai Fighters from around the world such as Buakaw Por Pramuk (today Buakaw Banchamek), Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, Saenchai PK SaenchaiMuayThaiGym, Yoddecha Sityodtong, Ekapop Sor Klinmee, Tham Sityodtong, Dzhabar Askerov, Cedric Muller, Kem Sitsongpeenong, Jordan Watson and Liam Harrison.
Together with the new existing Fight Team, YOKKAO BOXING began partnering with the best Muay Thai Camps in Thailand. YOKKAO partnered up with Por Pramuk Muay Thai Camp in Chaoechanegsao, Sityodtong Muay Thai Camp in Pattaya and 13 Coins in Bangkok recognizing them as the first official YOKKAO Training Centers in order to promote and set a new standard to fans and the where to go for the best Muay Thai Gyms in Thailand.
THE YOKKAO THAI FLAG GLOVES
MUAY THAI COMBAT FAN EXPO 2011
THE FIRST YOKKAO TRAINING CENTER OUTSIDE THAILAND
THE FIRST YOKKAO SEMINAR
YOKKAO EXTREME SELECTIONS ITALY
MARKING THE MUAY THAI HISTORY
YOKKAO EXTREME was graced by the presence of the best fighters during that period: Buakaw Banchamek, Dzhabar Askerov, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, Fabio Pinca, Saenchai PKSaenchaiMuayThaiGym, Cedric Muller, Pajonsuk Por Pramuk, Giorgio Petrosyan, Armen Petrosyan and the Italian fighters who won the YOKKAO Extreme selections promotion held throughout 2011.
At the tender age of 26 years old, Stefania Picelli established YOKKAO and herself as the premiere promoters of Muay Thai and kickboxing events in the world with the success of YOKKAO EXTREME 2012
THE ORIGINATOR OF MUAY THAI CARBON SHORTS
70% of the best Muay Thai Fighters in the world fought at least once in the YOKKAO Carbon Shorts.
BUAKAW and YOKKAO in SURIN
On March 17, 2012, following the move to Surin, YOKKAO announced on Twitter that Buakaw would return to training under his new name “Buakaw Banchamek”.
MUAY THAI COMBAT CAMP
MUAY THAI COMBAT MANIA RICCIONE
Through Saturday the 14th of July, 2012, Muay Thai Combat promoted “Muay Thai Combat Mania Riccione” at San Martino Square in Riccione.
The event was streamed for free online on the Muay Thai Combat website, crashing the website due to the unexpectedly large number of viewers. The main event of Muay Thai Combat Mania Riccione was headlined by Eddie Martinez of Sitan Gym from USA, against the YOKKAO Fighter Imwiset Pornnarai from Thailand.
FIGHT OF THE YEAR 2012
YOKKAO EXTREME 2013: THE STREAMING RECORD
YOKKAO EXTREME 2013 lit up the stage with two-colored cubes on either side of the giant LED screen with the Yokkao Angels, dancers chosen to further invigorate the event. The outstanding fight card was headlined by Andy Souwer vs Dzhabar Askerov, Aikpracha Meenayothin vs Frank Giorgi, Muay Thai Living Legend Saenchai vs Diesellek Uddonmuang, Houcine Bennoui, Tham Sityodtong, Ekapoop Sor Klinmee and the best fighters from Italy.
MUAY THAI COMBAT MANIA YOKKAO 5
In one week, YOKKAO managed to salvage the whole event by moving it to Pattaya, and inviting fighters who were already contracted by YOKKAO from Reunion Island. The event, headlined with a matchup of a highest level between Muay Thai Living Legend Saenchai vs Singdam Kiatmoo9, saw a sold out crowd at the Pattaya World Boxing Stadium.
YOKKAO Affiliate TRAINING CENTERS