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  1. Yokkao 43-44 Full Fight Card Announced

    Yokkao 43-44 Full Fight Card Announced

    YOKKAO is heading to the UK once again in two weeks’ time for another double event at the University of Bolton Stadium. A stacked card of 21 bouts have been lined up for the 26 October show featuring UK’s top Muay Thai athletes as well as visitors from Spain and Thailand.

    Originally primed for main event action, Liam Harrison has pulled out due to a knee injury sustained in his last fight at YOKKAO 41 in Dublin. He has been advised by medical specialist to stay out of training for 2 weeks in this period leading to the event, prompting the decision. We wish Harrison a speedy recovery and look forward to his next fight on the YOKKAO stage.

    Scotland’s very own Craig Dickson is stepping up on short notice to take on Payet for the challenge. Dickson is the current UK number 2 in the welterweight division with over 100 fights to his name. He has fought in Thailand for many years again

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  2. Spencer vs D’Angelo co-headlines YOKKAO Fight Night Bologna

    Spencer vs D’Angelo co-headlines YOKKAO Fight Night Bologna

    Another headlining act has been confirmed for YOKKAO Fight Night Bologna that will place on 30 November. In the co-main event will be Spencer from the YOKKAO Fight Team, taking on Italian fighter, Alessio D’Angelo.

    The coming fight marks Spencer’s return to the ring since his memorable performance at Dublin’s YOKKAO 41 in July. The Scotsman had been out of training having just completed a recent 3-week seminar tour with Saenchai in the USA. Never one to shy away from challenges, Spencer has picked up the tempo back at the gym and will take on former WMC world champion, D’Angelo a in the coming coheadliner. 

    Making his YOKKAO debut at Bologna, D’Angelo comes with over 10 years of professional experience under both Muay Thai and K1 rules. The Italian fighter has competed on top promotions such as Max Muay Thai, Thai Fight and Glory Kickboxing. D’Angelo also counts himself among those

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  3. YOKKAO 43: Yodchai vs Dean James

    YOKKAO 43: Yodchai vs Dean James

    Just 4 more weeks to go for YOKKAO 43-44 which will take place on 26 October in Bolton. Another exciting bout has just been confirmed for the show and will pit YOKKAO Fight Team's Yodchai against Dean James in the co-main event. 

    Fresh off the YOKKAO Seminar tour in the USA, Yodchai is back training in full gear for the coming bout in Bolton. Since capturing the WBC Intercontinental title in January, the 24-year-old has been focusing on making his name at Lumpinee Stadium where he has headlined a number of events. He returns to the international scene on 26th where he will make his UK debut against  local veteran, Dean James.

    A Muay Thai world champion at three different weight divisions, James is a notable figure in the UK fight scene. The Wolverhampton native has recorded notable wins over highly decorated international fighters including Rungravee Sasiprapa at YOKKAO 8. Fighting o

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  4. YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour: A 13000-KM Road Trip

    YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour: A 13000-KM Road Trip

    After months of planning and preparations, our seminar team embarked on the most ambitious tour to date. Led by living legend, Saenchai, as well as Spencer, Yodchai and Kru Jack, the team travelled in a rented RV from the East to the West Coast of the USA. 

    A total of 20 seminars were held in 22 days and over 13,000 kilometers (more than 8000 miles) travelled across the country. The epic road trip kicked off in New York and covered cities including Chicago, Nashville, Miami, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles and Seattle. 

    The tour was met with great fanfare and the team arrived at each gym to the enthusiastic reception of the fans. Many seminars were also sold out across the country. Participants got to learn many of Saenchai’s signature moves first-hand and some also got the chance to spar with our fighters. The team also stayed back after each seminar for photo-taking and

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  5. YOKKAO 43: Brian Totty vs Jack Kennedy

    YOKKAO 43: Brian Totty vs Jack Kennedy

    With matchmaking heating up for our 26 October double-header in the UK, the first official bout for the YOKKAO 43 card has just been confirmed. It will feature two YOKKAO UK favorites, Brian Totty Jr and Jack Kennedy as they clash in a welterweight faceoff.

    Kennedy has proved himself as one of the UK’s best having fought many of the best fighters in the promotion including Singdam, Craig Coakley and Nathan Bendon. He has also faced many renowned and elite opponents on the international circuit such as Thanonchai Ratchanon and Changpuak Pongtong. Fighting out of Southport’s Imperial Muay Thai Academy, the English fighter will return to make his seventh appearance on our show. 

    Facing Kennedy at Bolton will be Scottish fighter, Brian Totty who is back since his last winning appearance on YOKKAO 30. The Everyday Athlete Gym fighter from Glasgow recently captured a European title and

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  6. Singdam vs Faustino to Headline YOKKAO Fight Night Bologna

    Singdam vs Faustino to Headline YOKKAO Fight Night Bologna

    A new event series is set to launch on 30 November in Bologna, Italy. YOKKAO Fight Night will showcase top Muay Thai athletes and the inaugural show will be headlined by the newly-crowned WBC Diamond champion, Singdam who takes on Italian rising star, Cristian Faustino.

    Faustino is arguably the most prominent Italian fighter on our promotions at the moment, having taken on headline roles in his last three YOKKAO outings. He went the distance against living legend, Saenchai at YOKKAO 36 earlier this year and put on an acclaimed performance when he faced UK legend, Liam Harrison at the recent YOKKAO 41 in Dublin. Faustino will leave no stone unturned in his quest to the top as he takes on another Muay Thai legend.

    Fresh off his monumental victory in Dublin, Singdam is ready to step back into the ring for yet another challenge in his illustrious career. The multi-time world champion

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  7. Renton to host YOKKAO Kids Seminar on 20 September

    Renton to host YOKKAO Kids Seminar on 20 September

    After two weeks on the road, the YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour is wrapping up with a final week on the West Coast. The team will visit gyms in California and Washington before returning to Bangkok.

    The epic road trip that kicked off in New York will conclude at Renton (suburb of Seattle) for the final stop on the tour. On Friday 20th September, Saenchai and the rest of the team will visit Renton Martial Arts Center (405 S 3rd St, Renton, WA 98057) where they will conduct a special YOKKAO Kids Seminar. This will be the only kids seminar on the tour and marks the first kids seminar to be conducted by the living legend.

    The inaugural YOKKAO Kids Seminar was held in Riccione, Italy and conducted by UK legend, Liam Harrison earlier this year. The event series set a precedent by being the first Muay Thai seminars to be hosted by world champions for kids. 

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  8. YOKKAO 44 Main Event: Liam Harrison vs Jeremy Payet

    YOKKAO 44 Main Event: Liam Harrison vs Jeremy Payet

    With about a month away from YOKKAO 43-44 taking place on 26 October, the much-anticipated main event has just been confirmed. Fan-favorite and UK legend, Liam Harrison will take on French KO specialist, Jeremy Payet in a headlining faceoff at the University of Bolton stadium.

    The man who hardly needs any introduction, Harrison is an integral part of YOKKAO shows since his promotional debut in 2014. He has built a reputation around the world for bringing wars to the ring in all his fights. Harrison is set to make his 10th appearance for the promotion at YOKKAO 44 where he will take on another hard-hitting fighter - Jeremy Payet. 

    Payet returns to the YOKKAO stage after a solid performance against Singdam at YOKKAO 35 in Italy. Nicknamed “Mister KO” for his high knockout rates, the French Muay Thai and kickboxing champion has also fought against the likes of Jack Kennedy and Chri

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  9. YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour Kicks Off in New York

    YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour Kicks Off in New York

    After 20 hours of flight travel, the YOKKAO Seminar team officially arrived at New York’s JFK international airport on 29 August. Over the course of the next 3 weeks, the team will travel in an RV as they visit 20 gyms across the US in cities including New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and many others. 

    Each seminar, headlined by Saenchai, offers participants to learn the many signature techniques from the Muay Thai living legend first-hand. There will also be opportunities to spar with Saenchai and the seminar team members like Spencer and Yodchai. 

    After a brief tour of the city, the tour kicked off on 30 August in New York at the Striking 101 to a full house crowd. The team will next head to New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania over the long weekend. 

    We received an overwhelming response from fans and gyms in the country since the seminar tour was firs

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  10. YOKKAO 44: Joe Craven vs Alex McGregor

    YOKKAO 44: Joe Craven vs Alex McGregor

    Another potentially explosive matchup has just been confirmed for YOKKAO 44 that is set to take place in Bolton. UK middleweight number one, Joe Craven will take on young Scottish talent, Alex MacGregor in a 72-kg faceoff.

    Fighting out of the renowned Bad Company Gym, Craven needs little introduction for the UK fight fans. He has achieved an unbeaten record in all his four appearances on the YOKKAO promotions to date. After his victory against Chris Shaw in March, Craven will return to the Bolton stage to face his towering opponent.

    McGregor made UK fans sit up and take notice when he made his promotional debut at YOKKAO 37. The 23-year-old fighter went into the fight as the underdog against hot-favorite, Niall Brown. McGregor put on a stunning performance to take home the win via decision and earned his ticket for his return to the YOKKAO ring this October. 

    Craven

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