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  1. BREAKING: Manachai to fight for WMO Belt at Lumpinee Stadium

    BREAKING: Manachai to fight for WMO Belt at Lumpinee Stadium

    It’s back-to-back action for Manachai who made his return on YOKKAO Fight Night Bologna after a 2-month break. Following the sensational KO victory, he will be back in Italy for January’s YOKKAO 45-46 but there is one more fight to clear this month. 

    It will be no easy task as Manachai will take to the elite stage of the renowned Lumpinee Stadium on 17 December where he will compete for the WMO title. After a year of almost pristine record in 2018, 2019 proved to be a challenging period for Manachai who clocked inconsistent results. He is back once again and ready to prove himself against the best in the sport. 

    On the coming Tuesday, Manachai will compete against a tough fellow Thai fighter, Thrythep Lsm99 for the WMO belt. This is the first time the pair will meet in the ring. Matched at 142lbs and with the Muay Thai championship belt on the line, we expect both title contenders to go

  2. YOKKAO 46: Manachai vs Pasquale Amoroso

    YOKKAO 46: Manachai vs Pasquale Amoroso

    YOKKAO 45 - 46 is just six weeks away from a night of high-octane action at the PalaRuffini Arena in Turin, Italy. Another exciting bout has just been confirmed for the show and will pit comeback kid, Manachai against Italy’s Pasquale Amoroso. 

    After a smashing KO performance at the recent YOKKAO Fight Night in Bologna, Manachai is ready for his next fight appearance. He is a man on a mission following a 2-month hiatus and will look to make the climb up the elite circuit once again. This is set to be Manachai’s fifth fight in Italy where he will bring his hard-hitting style to entertain the local fans. 

    Taking on Manachai at YOKKAO 46 is Pasquale Amoroso. He is a WMO European champion and Italian champion who has competed on notable promotions in Thailand including the renowned Lumpinee stadium. Fighting out of Saviano’s (Naples) Vivenzio Muay Thai Gym, we expect Amoroso to go a

  3. YOKKAO 45: Singdam vs Christian Zahe

    YOKKAO 45: Singdam vs Christian Zahe

    The fight card is stacking up for YOKKAO 45-46 which is set to take place in Turin, Italy on 25 January 2020. Another sizzling bout has been confirmed for the co-headliner and features multi-time champion, Singdam who will take on Italian fighter, Christian Zahe. 

    Back by popular demand, Singdam will be making his third Italian fight appearance at YOKKAO 45 following a recent win in Bologna against Cristian Faustino. The Thai legend delivered one of the most memorable comebacks when he fought and won against french fighter Jeremy Payet on YOKKAO 35. With a record of 344 fights and 276 wins to his name, Singdam is on a winning streak since last October and will look to stretch it further when he faces Zahe in the ring.

    Zahe is a prominent and experienced competitor on the European circuit who has also fought

  4. YOKKAO 46: Faipha vs Cristian Faustino

    YOKKAO 46: Faipha vs Cristian Faustino

    The matchups are coming in one after another for YOKKAO 45-46, set to take place in Turin, Italy on 25 January 2020. Following the main event announcement, another potentially explosive bout has been confirmed. YOKKAO newcomer Faipha will take on Cristian Faustino, our Italian fighter from the YOKKAO Agency.

    Faipha is one of the newest additions at the YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok. He was a regular on the elite stadium scene in Thailand with a fight record that includes a victory against welterweight champion, Rafi Bohic at Lumpinee. Making his YOKKAO promotional debut, Faipha will be going all out to impress as he faces one of the toughest Italian fighters around. 

    With three main event performances on our shows to-date, Faustino has risen to become a regular on our promotion. The coming 25-January bout will be his fourth YOKKAO fight including his recent headlining appearance against Singdam in Bologna.

  5. Singdam & Manachai Double Victory at YOKKAO Fight Night

    Singdam & Manachai Double Victory at YOKKAO Fight Night

    The inaugural YOKKAO Fight Night was held last Saturday in Bologna, Italy to a great reception. A total of 19 bouts were on display including 14 Next Generation matches on the undercard. Fans were treated to an evening of back-to-back Muay Thai action in a card headlined by multi-time champion, Singdam who faced Italian fighter, Cristian Faustino.

    Singdam and Faustino went toe-to-toe in a five-round thriller that had the audience at the edge of their seats. The Thai legend put on a clinic against his opponent, outscoring with big kicks and punctuating with a few elbows. Despite a cut in round three and taking the eventual loss, Faustino put up yet another outstanding performance to the respect of his opponent and the home crowd. 

    In another highly-anticipated bout on the card, Manachai returned to the ring in his comeback fight against local fighter, Alessio D’Angelo in the co-headliner. This was an important fight for Manachai who had to

  6. YOKKAO Fight Night Bologna Weigh-in Results

    YOKKAO Fight Night Bologna Weigh-in Results

    It’s one more day to go as YOKKAO Fight Night goes live in Bologna, Italy. This will mark the first in a new event series showcasing top Muay Thai athletes with the inaugural show headlined by Singdam and YOKKAO Agency fighter, Cristian Faustino. 

    The competitors arrived for the official weigh-in today and have all successfully made weight for their respective fights. It has been a challenging weight cut for Manachai who is set to make his return to the ring after a 3-month break. He had almost 10kg to lose in the past month in order to return to his former fighting weight. After intensive training and careful supervision from our team, he came in at 65.8kg for the 66kg bout. 

    YOKKAO Fight Night Bologna will kick off at 9:00pm Rome time and will be broadcasted on LIVE on Facebook and YouTube to fans around the world at the following times:

    30 November
    Rome - 9

  7. YOKKAO Kids Return to Turin on 25 January 2020

    YOKKAO Kids Return to Turin on 25 January 2020

    Italian fight fans are in for a treat as it’s set to be a full day of Muay Thai action on 25 January 2020 in Turin. With a stacked card of elite match-ups already lined up for YOKKAO 45-46, the 5000-seat PalaRuffini Arena will also now host the YOKKAO Kids showcase on the same day. 

    The YOKKAO Kids initiative was introduced to give young and upcoming fighters a platform to showcase their talent. Our aim is to discover and groom the new generation of fighters by providing wider exposure and offering them a potential career in professional Muay Thai.

    Last year’s YOKKAO Kids fest in Turin was a major success that saw over 100 juniors competing at the packed arena. The talent search program will return to the PalaRuffini for a second year in a row where it will host a full day of matches for young fighters from Italy and around the region.

    The junior competitors will

  8. YOKKAO 45: Yodchai vs Alessandro Sara

    YOKKAO 45: Yodchai vs Alessandro Sara

    Matchmaking is heating up and the first fight for YOKKAO 45 has just been confirmed. Making their way to the PalaRuffini arena on 25 January 2020 are two young, technical fighters: Yodchai from the YOKKAO Fight Team will take on Italy's Alessandro Sara in a lightweight face-off. 

    The coming bout will be a rematch between the two who last fought at the renowned Lumpinee stadium earlier this August. Sara took the win that night by points after a 5-round battle, a result he will be looking to replicate in Turin. The young Italian fighter trains out of Petchrungruang Gym in Pattaya and is a regular on the stadium circuit in Thailand. Returning to Italy on 25 January and making his second appearance for our promotion, he will have the home crowd behind him at YOKKAO 45 when he clashes again with Yodchai.

    After a sensational elbow KO victory at our October show in the UK, Yodchai is

  9. First Fight Announced: Saenchai vs Cangelosi 2 in Turin!

    First Fight Announced: Saenchai vs Cangelosi 2 in Turin!

    It’s exactly 2 more months to YOKKAO 45-46 which is set to take place in Turin, Italy on 25 January 2020. Our flagship event series will make its way back to the PalaRuffini Arena with an evening of top Muay Thai action installed. The first bout for the double event has been confirmed and will feature the headlining act starring Saenchai vs Shan Cangelosi from Italy.

    The main event will mark the second meeting between the pair. Saenchai and Cangelosi first crossed paths in the ring at the PalaRuffini Arena back in 2017. The Italian fighter went the distance for three hard rounds against the Thai living legend with the latter bagging an away-win via unanimous decision.

    Fighting out of Genoa’s Sanpayak Gym, Cangelosi is a respected Muay Thai and kickboxing fighter on his own terms. He has fought in the elite stadiums of Lumpinee and Rajadamnern and recently bested famed American Nak

  10. YOKKAO Black Friday Sale Is Now Live

    YOKKAO Black Friday Sale Is Now Live

    The much-anticipated Black Friday sale is back with brands and merchants around the world offering the best deals of the year. The occasion has become an annual tradition at YOKKAO and we are pleased to announce that Black Friday is officially live on our web store. 

    From 22nd to 29th November, we are celebrating Black Friday sale with a week-long store-wide 40% discount - 10% more than past years’ offering. You can expect the price markdown on all of our apparel, equipment and fan-favorite collections including Monster, Matrix, Skullz, Apex and many more. 

    This is the best time to take advantage of the amazing deals to revamp the wardrobe and replace all of your old or worn out gear. Stocks are clearing fast since the sale went live with many items selling out. To enjoy the 40% discount on all of YOKKAO’s products, simply use the coupon code BLACK19 on your cart during checkout. Promo

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