YOKKAO 39 - 40 is exactly 3 weeks away from fight night on Saturday, 25 May. The event is set to take place at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney, and features top fighters from Thailand along with the best from the land down under.
After an acclaimed performance that bagged him the April "Fighter of the month" award at the prestigious Lumpinee Stadium, Yodchai had to pull out from YOKKAO 39 where he was originally matched against Melbourne-based fighter, Quan Trinh. Yodchai is confined under strict rules for the purpose of stadium ranking where he is lined up for a 28 May fight card at Lumpinee. A total of 13 bouts will now take place at YOKKAO 39 - 40 including two on the undercard.
The double event will be headlined by Muay Thai legend, Singdam and the young Thai phenom, Superbank Mor Rattanabandit as they take on Australian champions, Alexis Petroulias and Zac Einersen respectively. Other exciting matchups to look out for include
With the 2 main event bouts confirmed for YOKKAO 41 - 42, another fan-favorite fighter is set to join the cast of the 27 July show in Dublin. He is none other than YOKKAO Fight Team’s Spencer Brown!
Training out of YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok for the past 2 years, Spencer has become an established fighter on the international fight scene. He is known for his hard punches and a lion’s heart, always putting on a great show for the fans.
The Scottish fighter has fought in venues around the world including Thailand, UK, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Italy. Spencer holds two European championship belts including the WBC Muay Thai Super-Lightweight title that he captured in Italy earlier this January. He is now set to make his Irish debut on YOKKAO 42, against an opponent who will be announced on a later date.
YOKKAO 41 - 42 holds great significance as it marks not
YOKKAO 39 - 40 is shaping to be one of the most stellar cards in the Australian Muay Thai scene to date and it’s about to get even more impressive. Former Lumpinee and Rajadamnern champion, Superbank Mor Rattanabandit has just been confirmed to headline the coming show in Sydney!
Superbank has stepped up on less than a month's notice to replace Manachai who had to pull out due to the KO loss at Lumpinee stadium. After an exciting promotional debut at YOKKAO 37 in Bolton UK, Superbank will now make his second fight appearance for our promotion in Sydney. The Thai phenom is widely regarded as one of the ring technicians among his generation of fighters, particularly for his slick sweeps and flawless timing. He will take on up-and-coming Australian fighter, Zac Einersen for the YOKKAO 40 main event.
Fighting out of Perth’s Riddlers Gym, Einersen is a 2-time WMC state champion and
YOKKAO 39 - 40 will be heading to Sydney, Australia on 25 May for an evening of Muay Thai action. The event will also feature Singdam and Spencer from the YOKKAO Thailand Team.
In YOKKAO 39 main event, Muay Thai legend, Singdam will take on Australian fighter, Alexi Petroulias. Petroulias is the current WKN Intercontinental champion and has held WBC Australian titles in his career. Fighting out of 8 Blade Warriors in Melbourne, Australia, Petroulias received the “Pro Male Fighter of the year” and “Most Technical Fighter of the year” at the Australian Muay Thai awards in 2015.
We speak to Alexi ahead of his fight against Singdam:
YOKKAO (Y): Hi Alexi, can you introduce yourself to fans outside Australia who may not be familiar with you?
Alexi (A): Hi my Name is Alexi ‘The Great’ Petroulias, I was born in Melbourne Australia. I’m 33 years old. My fight record is 48F 31W 15L 2D
Posted: April 25, 2019|||
The launch of YOKKAO Agency was first announced on 18 April. Our fighter management agency has just officially signed with our first fighter who is none other than Ireland’s KO specialist, Craig Coakley.
Since his promotional debut at YOKKAO 23, Coakley has dished out three stunning victories by means of knockouts. The Irish Muay Thai phenom has built his reputation and a growing fanbase as one of the most exciting and formidable fighters on the UK and Ireland circuit.
Coakley’s first fight as a YOKKAO Agency athlete pits him against Thai legend, Singdam. The two will battle it out at YOKKAO 42 over one of Muay Thai’s most prestigious and coveted green belt: WBC Diamond Championship title. Coakley, a WBC ranked fighter, will now have the chance to prove himself as one of Muay Thai’s best Lightweights in the world.
YOKKAO Agency aims to provide more opportunities for Coa
Posted: April 23, 2019||Tags: yokkao uk|
YOKKAO’s inaugural Ireland showcase has just confirmed its main event matchup and it is set to be one of the biggest fights in YOKKAO history. On 27 July, Thai legend, Singdam will battle it out with Ireland’s own Craig “Coco” Coakley for the highly-coveted WBC Diamond championship belt!
WBC first created the "Diamond Championship" belt in 2009 as a championship to award the winner of a historic fight between two high-profile fighters. To date, only 2 Muay Thai fighters have the honour of holding the title and they are two of the biggest stars in the entire Muay Thai history: Buakaw Banchamek and living legend, Saenchai.
Come the night of 27 July, another fighter will be honored with the distinguished Diamond championship belt. Either way it goes, we expect this to be an explosive fight like never before.
Irish knockout extraordinaire, Craig Coakley has built a
Posted: April 22, 2019|||
YOKKAO 41 - 42 will be heading to Dublin, Ireland on 27 July for the inaugural YOKKAO Ireland event. The first main event bout of the night is confirmed and will pit the best of two nations against each other as UK legend, Liam Harrison takes on Italian star, Cristian Faustino.
Always a spectacle to watch, Harrison will bring some hard-hitting action to the stage in Dublin. The multi-time world champion is finally making his Irish debut and he is looking to make it count. Harrison is making a return to the YOKKAO ring from a knee training injury that saw him out of action briefly. He is back on track in his training routine and picking up the intensity. We expect him to be in top form on 27 July and unleash his signature back-breaking sweeps and chopping low kicks.
After two headlining appearances on our promotions, Faustino is set to be back for his third as he faces Harrison at
Another banging matchup has just been confirmed for YOKKAO 39 in Sydney. It’s one WBC champion against another as Yodchai takes on Australian fighter, Quan Trinh.
Making his Australian debut at the coming YOKKAO 39, Yodchai has acquired an almost pristine record over the past year. His powerful kicks and technical precision have won him increasingly more fans around the world. After headlining a recent show at the distinguished Lumpinee stadium, the current WBC Lightweight Intercontinental champion will make his return to the YOKKAO stage in Sydney to face his Australian opponent, Quan Trinh.
Fighting out of Melbourne’s 8 Blade Warriors, Quan is a WBC MuayThai Super-Lightweight Victorian (state) champion. Quan is known for his forward-moving style and delivering wars in the ring but can be technical when the situation calls for it.
This will either be a technical war
Posted: April 20, 2019|||
With 2 back-to-back fight announcements made for YOKKAO 39, the first bout for YOKKAO 40 has just been fixed. Spencer Brown will take on Timor-Leste fighter, Albert Xavier in the co-main event on 25 May.
The coming event marks Spencer’s second appearance in Sydney and he will be looking to mark it with a strong performance. The WBC European champion made a lasting impression in his headlining fight at YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney last May. Despite the decisive loss, Spencer won the hearts of local fans in the 5-round war against elite fighter, Singpayak PTJ Chombueng. In his return to Sydney, we expect Spencer to make a powerful statement in the ring against Albert Xavier.
Fighting out of Melbourne’s Absolute MMA, Xavier is the first Timorese Muay Thai World Champion and continues to represent the country in his fights around the world. He is a former two-time WBC State Lightweight Cha
Posted: April 18, 2019||Tags: yokkao ireland|
For the first time in YOKKAO history, we are bringing our signature official event to the Land of Eire! After months in planning, the inaugural YOKKAO Ireland event has been confirmed for 27 July in the Irish capital of Dublin.
Organized in partnership with YOKKAO UK promoter, Brian Calder and renowned Irish fight coach, Collie Mahon, YOKKAO 41 - 42 will feature the region’s best and up-and-coming fighters. Fans can expect to catch regulars from the YOKKAO UK shows including Ireland’s very own knockout specialist, Craig Coakley in action.
With YOKKAO 39 - 40 set to take place in Sydney, Australia and YOKKAO 41 - 42 in Dublin, our international reach is expanding with more events around the world. These events come as part of our initiatives to drive the sport of Muay Thai regionally and globally.
YOKKAO 41 - 42 will be held at the National Basketball Arena in