Monthly Archives: January 2019
On Saturday, 26 January, nearly 5000 fight fans from Italy and around the region convened at the PalaRuffini arena for YOKKAO 35 - 36. The sold-out event saw the crowning of three new champions in an evening of non-stop Muay Thai action.
YOKKAO 35 - 36 will go down as one of the most dramatic and memorable nights in the history of our promotion. With a few skin-splitting stoppages, some amazing comebacks and an unexpected twist of fate, almost every fight kept our audience at the edge of the seats.
After a rousing start with nine exciting bouts on the undercard, YOKKAO 35 got the night going with the heavyweight bout between Michele Mastromatteo and Tony Rubio. The 91kg rumble was quickly brought to a stop in round 2 when Mastromatteo’s big punches and a hard knee left Rubio incapable o
Posted: January 30, 2019||Tags: yokkao uk|
Two more months to fight night in Bolton and the card is stacking up for YOKKAO 37 - 38. The first female bout has now been confirmed - rising star, Niamh Kinehan will take on British powerhouse, Lucy Payne in a fight for the spot of the number one female fighter in UK.
Lucy Payne has been a dominant force in the UK female Muay Thai scene for almost a decade. She has held numerous titles over her career, including the ISKA English champion and WBC Featherweight Champion. Nicknamed the “Princess of Pain”, she is widely recognized as one of UK’s finest female Muay Thai athlete till this day. The Corefit UK fighter will now prove her place against the young Niamh Kinehan.
We promised that she will be back on the YOKKAO stage, so here she is once again. Kinehan is an up-and-coming star in the world of female Muay Thai. She has been
Posted: January 30, 2019|||
Originally set up to face each other at YOKKAO 32 main event, the sizzling match-up between Liam Harrison and Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor was called off due to the former’s training injury. We are excited to announce that the highly-anticipated fight is back on track and will take place at YOKKAO 38 this 23 March in Bolton.
Rambo made a stunning promotional debut and win against Nathan Bendon on YOKKAO 32. The elite Thai fighter has also beaten the likes of Rajadamnern number one, Rafi Bohic and multi-time Lumpinee champion, Muangthai PKSaenchaiGym. He will return to the Macron stadium and attempt to mark his place on the international scene against arguably the UK’s best.
Fresh off his return to the YOKKAO stage and spectacular victory in Turin, Italy, Harrison is set to return to the Macron stadium once again. The UK Muay Thai star is not one to shy away from the toughest challenges through his career as he will now take on the formidable Rambo and prove why he is the top
Posted: January 25, 2019|||
With YOKKAO 35- 36 just a day to go, the competitors have all arrived in Turin, Italy. The weigh-ins were carried out at Hotel Concord in the afternoon on 25 January with all fighters making weight successfully.
WBC and WMC officials were present to oversee the weigh-in for the three title matches taking place. Manachai will face Luca Falco for the WMC Intercontinental title; Yodchai takes on Jonathan Astarita for the WBC Lightweight title; and Spencer will clash against Luca Roma for the WBC Super-Lightweight title.
Here are the complete weigh-in results:
** YOKKAO 35 **
YOKKAO Team vs France -66kg
Singdam YokkaoSaenchaigym 65.8kg vs Jeremy Payet 66kg
Posted: January 24, 2019||
The countdown has officially begun for YOKKAO 35 - 36 with 9 days to fight night in Turin Italy. For the first time ever, our official event will be held at the 5000-seat PalaRuffini. Tickets are almost sold out and a massive congregation of Muay Thai fans are expected at the indoor arena on Saturday, 26 January.
YOKKAO 35 - 36 features one of the most star-studded lineups to date with fight appearances by Saenchai, Singdam, Manachai, Yodchai, Spencer, Sudsakorn and Liam Harrison. The stacked card brings together 26 matches in total including the Next Generation undercard and a Kids showcase. Three titles will be contested with Manachai vying for the WMC Intercontinental title against Luca Falco; Yodchai taking on Jonathan Astarita for the WBC Lightweight Intercontinental title; and Spencer squaring off against Luca Roma for the WBC Super-Lightweight European title.
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YOKKAO 35 - 36 is about one week away from fight night next Saturday, 26 January. The event is set to take place at the PalaRuffini indoor arena in Turin, Italy. Here’s a look at the full fight card:
** YOKKAO 35 **
YOKKAO Fight Team Thailand vs France 66kg
Singdam YOKKAOSaenchaigym vs Jeremy Payet
WBC Lightweight Intercontinental Title 61.2kg
YOKKAO Fight Team Thailand vs Italy
Yodchai YOKKAOSaenchaigym vs Jonathan Astarita
WBC Super-Lightweight European title 63.5kg
YOKKAO Fight Team Thailand vs Italy
Spencer YOKKAOSaenchaigym vs Luca Roma
Thailand vs Italy 61kg
Thongchai Petchrungruang vs Matteo Deluca
Italy vs Romania 72.5kg
Francesco Laquale vs Manolea Doru
Italy vs France 71kg
Yao Agbetiafa Vs Damien Cazambo
YOKKAO Team Hong Kong vs Italy 60kg
Ng King Chung vs Rustam Vyntu
Italy vs Italy 91kg
Michele Mastromatteo vs Tony Rubio
The card for YOKKAO 37 - 38 is stacking up with another fight confirmed for the 23 March event. UK number one, Joe Craven will be defending his spot against Scotland’s Chris Shaw in a 72.5-kg showdown.
Craven made it to the top of the chart last August and saw a pristine undefeated fight record for 2018. He has picked up 3 wins on YOKKAO promotions to date including a decision against Jake Purdy last October. Fighting out of the renowned Bad Company gym in Leeds, Craven will defend his number one spot against another middleweight maestro, Chris Shaw.
Shaw will make his return to the YOKKAO stage after more than a year since his memorable round-one KO victory against Connor McCormack on YOKKAO 28. 2018 saw him slipping off the UK rankings but he’s back to claim his spot. The multi-time champion will have to go through a tough-as-nails Craven, as he regains his momentum in the race to the top.
The middleweight clash between Craven and Shaw now joins a card of exc
Posted: January 15, 2019||
2019 is already upon us with YOKKAO 35 - 36 less than two weeks away to kick off a new year of events. 2018 was filled with highlights from our 3 double events as well as a series of Next Generation and Kids shows. We witnessed many all-out wars in the ring, some devastating knockouts, and the crowning of Manachai as the new WBC world welterweight champion. Here’s a recap of the top fights from 2018:
YOKKAO 29: Jonathan Haggerty vs Keith McLachlan
This 59kg battle for the top UK ranking went down in a way that no one e
Posted: January 10, 2019||
YOKKAO 35 - 36 is just less than three weeks away, and things are heating up at the YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok. Joining our fighters this week at the camp is UK legend, Liam Harrison who is back in preparation for the coming event in Turin, Italy.
Harrison has stepped up the intensity at training after a day or 2 acclimating to the Bangkok heat. As “iron sharpens iron”, he has been sparring with Saenchai and Manachai on top of the daily intensive rounds on the pads with our trainers.
The Hitman looks to be in great shape and ready for his challenge where he will square off against Italian fighter, Ivan Naccari. The UK fighter’s last appearance in the YOKKAO ring saw him walked away with a victory against Kevin Burmester back in October of 2017. Harrison is now laser-focused on marking his return in spectacular fashion. We expect to see him put on a show against Naccari in Italy.
There will be more to come as Harrison has also been confirmed for the YOKKAO 37 -