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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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. 

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  6. YOKKAO 44: Niamh Kinehan vs Jodie Clunan

    YOKKAO 44: Niamh Kinehan vs Jodie Clunan

    Matchmaking is officially underway for October 26th’s YOKKAO 43-44, set to take place once again at the Bolton Macron Stadium in the UK. The first bout has just been confirmed and it will feature a 59-kg female clash between Jodie Clunan and current UK number one, Niamh Kinehan.

    Fighting out of Liverpool’s PTB Academy, Clunan is no stranger to our promotion. She made a promising winning debut on the undercard at YOKKAO 29-30 last year and she’s now ready for main card action. Clunan currently ranks number 5 on the UK ranking, after placing at the second spot last year. The 28-year-old is back to make the climb back up the charts and challenge Kinehan in the quest for the number one spot. 

    Kinehan made a splash with a stunning round-1 finisher in her YOKKAO debut last year. After an all-out war and memorable performance against Lucy Payne in March, she is due for another return to the

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  7. Full Schedule Announced for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Full Schedule Announced for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Months of planning and preparations have culminated in the biggest YOKKAO Seminar Tour to date. Led by global Muay Thai icon, Saenchai, 20 seminar stops have been confirmed for the tour in 20 different cities around the USA from 30 August to 20 September.

    The response from gyms and fans has been positive since the announcement of the tour. Originally planned for 1 to 15 September, the tour duration was extended in order to accommodate as many requests as possible. 

    Joining Saenchai on the tour will be Spencer, Yodchai and Kru Petchdam (Jack) from the YOKKAO Thailand Team who will assist in the technique demonstrations and give additional attention. 

    Participants of YOKKAO Seminar can expect to learn many signature moves as popularised by Saenchai. Selected fans will also get the opportunity to spar with the living legend as well as Spencer and Yodchai. Each seminar w

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  8. YOKKAO 41-42:  Dynamite Dublin Night

    YOKKAO 41-42: Dynamite Dublin Night

    YOKKAO 41-42 wrote a new page not just for our promotion’s history but also in the history of Muay Thai. This was the first-ever YOKKAO Ireland event which also saw the crowning of a new WBC Diamond world champion. The double event also saw a record-breaking number of KOs with over half the fights on the main card ending in stoppages. 

    More than 2000 fans from all over Ireland and UK showed up at Dublin’s National Basketball Arena to attend YOKKAO 41-42  which was broadcasted live on Facebook and YouTube to fans around the world. It was an electrifying atmosphere as the ardent fans cheered on their local heroes and Muay Thai stars.

    YOKKAO 41
    10 exciting bouts on the undercard kicked off the event with the arena already packed before the start of the main card. It was one war after another as Irish compe

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  9. YOKKAO 41-42 Weigh-In Results

    YOKKAO 41-42 Weigh-In Results

    It is just one day away from YOKKAO 41-42, set to be one of the biggest Irish Muay Thai shows of the year. The double event will be held at Dublin’s National Basketball Arena and with the undercard kicking off on Saturday, 27 July at 14:00 Ireland time.

    The official weigh-ins were held today at the Green Isle Hotel and all fighters have successfully made weight for the show. A WBC official was also present at the conference to oversee the weight checks for Singdam and Craig Coakley who will be competing for the WBC Muay Thai Super-Lightweight Diamond championship belt.

    Remember to follow us on our social media network to catch some of the action live and direct from Dublin. Here are the weigh-in results:

    ** YOKKAO 42 **

    WBC Super-Lighweight Diamond Title
    YOKKAO Thailand Team vs YOKKAO Fight Team Ireland 63.5kg

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  10. Team YOKKAO Confirmed for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Team YOKKAO Confirmed for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Since the YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour was first announced in June, we have received an overwhelming response from gyms and Muay Thai enthusiasts in the United States. Over 50 gyms from across the country applied to host a YOKKAO Seminar with many requests still coming in. 

    After weeks of preparation, planning and coordination with the gyms and our seminar team, we are pleased to announce that the first tour dates and venues are now confirmed. Muay Thai fans in Maryland and Pennsylvania will be among the first to meet and train with the legend on the tour. 

    Leading the Seminar tour will be Muay Thai living legend, Saenchai who has conducted over 60 seminars around the world to date. Joining him on this tour will be Spencer, Yodchai and Kru Jack from the YOKKAO Thailand Team. The Seminar team will be traveling on a RV, beginning the tour in the East Coast and make their way across the c

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