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  1. Saenchai Special Guest At YOKKAO 33 - 34 In Hong Kong

    Saenchai Special Guest At YOKKAO 33 - 34 In Hong Kong

    YOKKAO promotions premiered in Hong Kong back in October 2016 with YOKKAO 21 - 22. Coming back for the third time this year, it has since become an annual event in the city showcasing top Muay Thai action with some of the world’s best professional athletes. After headlining the YOKKAO shows in Hong Kong for the past 2 years, living legend Saenchai has taken a backseat from this year’s event. Although he won’t be competing in the ring, fans will be happy to know that the Muay Thai star will make a special guest appearance at YOKKAO 33 - 34. He is there not only to rally behind his YOKKAO team mates but will also be available for autograph signings and photo-taking with fans. It is worth noting that YOKKAO promotion takes another step towards globalization with YOKKAO 33 - 34. This year’s fight card boasts a diverse lineup with 28 fighters coming from different parts of the world including Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, France and

  2. YOKKAO 33 - 34 Full Fight Cards

    YOKKAO 33 - 34 Full Fight Cards

    The countdown begins for YOKKAO 33 - 34 at the Kowloon International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC) in Hong Kong. Prepare for a Muay Thai world war as a total of 14 world-class matchups have been lined up featuring top athletes from Asia, Europe and South America. YOKKAO 33 - 34 has been set up as a triple-headliner starring Singdam vs Mathias Jonsson, Superlek vs Cristian Opazos and last but not least, Manachai vs Julio Lobo for the WBC Muay Thai World Welterweight belt. The rest of the fights will be no less intense or exciting, with other top-billing acts like Yodchai, Spencer Brown, Iquezang, Christian Zahe and Abdelnour Ali-Kada sharing center-stage. Weigh-ins will take place on Sunday, 28 October. Doors open at 6:30pm on 29 October at Star Hall, KITEC with fights kicking off at 7pm Hong Kong time (GMT +8). The event will be broadcasted on Facebook Live at In the meantime, check out the full fight

  3. YOKKAO Holds First-Ever Halloween Party

    YOKKAO Holds First-Ever Halloween Party

    Things are about to get spooky, wild and crazy on 31 October.  YOKKAO is proud to present the first edition of its Halloween party at the YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok. Halloween is a festival originally dedicated to remembering the dead but as it developed over time, it is now celebrated by people of all social, racial and religious backgrounds. Today, Halloween costumes have become synonymous with the festival, lending to the celebration a fun and festive feel enjoyed by all ages. To celebrate this year's frightful occasion, YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok will open its door for a Halloween costume party. Enjoy free food and drinks, whilst a rare chance to mingle with the YOKKAO Fight Team like you’ve never seen before. Judging by last year’s Halloween masquerade at the YOKKAO gym, this year’s party is set to be a scary good time. The madness will begin at 5pm on 31 October at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok and is open to to all. To gain entry, simply show

  4. YOKKAO 34: Iquezang Kor Rungthanakeat vs Abdelnour Ali-Kada

    YOKKAO 34: Iquezang Kor Rungthanakeat vs Abdelnour Ali-Kada

    The fight card for YOKKAO 33 - 34 is stacking up with yet another sizzling matchup. YOKKAO Fight Team’s own Iquezang Kor Rungthanakeat will take on Abdelnour Ali-Kada from France. Iquezang first arrived at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok in March this year. Originally roped in as a training partner for Manachai for his title fight, he has since stayed on as a trainer at the camp. The 28 year-old is an experienced Muay Thai champion who has competed in Kard Chuek fights and looks forward to his return to the ring. Iquezang is well-known for his aggressive fighting style and is a favorite with the crowds. Stepping up to the challenge is Abdelnour Ali-Kada. The French fighter remains unfazed by his coming bout with Iquezang, having fought against the likes of living legend, Saenchai in 2017. Ali-Kada is a WBC European Champion fighting out of Team Nasser Kacem in Lyon, France. Iquezang and Ali-Kada will make their first YOKKAO ring appearance in Hong Kong this coming Monday.

  5. YOKKAO 33: Christian Zahe vs Jordan Kranio

    YOKKAO 33: Christian Zahe vs Jordan Kranio

    YOKKAO 33 - 34 is gearing up for a Muay Thai World War. It has now been confirmed that two more international fighters will join the global cast in Hong Kong on 29 October: Christian Zahe from Italy will take on Brazil’s Jordan Kranio. Zahe is a familiar face on the European Muay Thai scene and has also competed in Thailand on several top promotions. The Italian fighter holds titles from WPMF and WKF with a competing record of 44 wins in 71 fights. A fighter with heart, the 35 year-old took on Manachai earlier this April in Milan. After Hong Kong, Zahe is also expected to fight on January 26 at Thai Boxe Mania presents YOKKAO 35 - 36. Going up against the Italian will be Jordan Kranio from Brazil. Making his YOKKAO debut, Kranio is no stranger to the competitive fight scene with previous fight appearances on Kunlun Fight. He fights out of the Teixeira Team from Curitiba, Brazil. Finishing half of his last 16 wins via knockouts, Kranio is one to watch in the ring. The transatlantic

  6. YOKKAO 34 Main Event: Manachai vs Julio Lobo for WBC Title

    YOKKAO 34 Main Event: Manachai vs Julio Lobo for WBC Title

    All the intensive training and preparations in the last month for Manachai are leading up to one of the biggest fights of his career. On Monday 29 October, he will square off against Julio Lobo for the coveted WBC Muay Thai World Welterweight title for the main event at YOKKAO 34. This has been a long-awaited title shot after being denied at the last minute in February for a Channel 7 stadium belt. The YOKKAO fighter was once again let down when his opponent pulled out from the Champion of Thailand title match in March. Manachai is riding on an impressive run with 13 wins in his last 14 outings. As he looks for his next victory and have the WBC belt on his waist, he will first need to take on and defeat his Brazilian opponent, Julio Lobo. Fighting out of Phuket Fight Club, Lobo has appeared on a number of high-profile promotions including Thai Fight and Glory Kickboxing. He makes his promotional debut at YOKKAO 34 and with the prestigious WBC title on the line, this is a main event primed

  7. YOKKAO 35-36 Tickets Now Available On TicketOne!

    YOKKAO 35-36 Tickets Now Available On TicketOne!

    YOKKAO 35 - 36 will head to the Italian city of Turin on 26th January 2019 for a night of world-class Muay Thai action. Organized in partnership with Thai Boxe Mania promoter, Carlo Barbuto, the double event will take place at the Palaruffini multi-purpose indoor arena and is shaping up to be one of YOKKAO’s biggest shows. Besides the massive 5000-seat capacity, YOKKAO 35 - 36 has set up an impressive lineup for its return to Italy. Four prominent figures from the YOKKAO Fight Team are now confirmed to make appearances for the Turin showdown including Saenchai, Singdam, Manachai and Spencer Brown. Saenchai is a Muay Thai living legend, considered by many to be one of the greatest fighters of all time. He has captured numerous titles and awards with a flamboyant yet effective fighting style unlike any others in the history of combat sports. Saenchai holds a fight record of 3

  8. YOKKAO 31 - 32: A Collision of Power & Will

    YOKKAO 31 - 32: A Collision of Power & Will

    YOKKAO returned on Saturday 13th October with a co-headlining event at Bolton Macron Stadium. The massive card featured a total of 19 match-offs starring UK’s top names along with two of Thailand’s best: Superlek Kiatmoo9 and Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor. There was no lack of high-octane action, breathtaking moments, along with a few twists and turns at YOKKAO 31 - 32. Fans were treated to one battle after another, as competitors left nothing in the tank from the get go. The KOs were delivered generously and the adrenaline was kept high throughout the show. It was a collision of power and will as the competitors battled it out in pursuit of their Muay Thai dreams.An undercard of YOKKAO Next Generation bouts kicked off the event as per the previous shows at Macron. 14 young fighters took to the ring and set the fervent pace for the rest of the event.

    YOKKAO 31

    Once the undercard was

  9. Superlek Joins YOKKAO 33 - 34 For Triple-Headliner Treat

    Superlek Joins YOKKAO 33 - 34 For Triple-Headliner Treat

    YOKKAO 33 - 34 will go live in 2 weeks’ time at the Kowloon International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC) in Hong Kong. The stacked card features YOKKAO Fight Team members including Singdam, Manachai, Yodchai, and Spencer Brown. Things are about to hit boiling point for the show as it is now confirmed that the cast will be joined by 3-time Thailand world champion, Superlek Kiatmoo9. Superlek ranks among the top Muay Thai fighters of this generation. He has acquired a bevy of elite titles in his career and bagged the coveted Sports Authority of Thailand Muay Thai Fighter of the Year in 2012. It is remarkable to note that Superlek’s coming Hong Kong debut marks his third fight for this month. After beating Muangthai PKSaenchaiGym in Buriram and Jonathan Haggerty over the weekend on YOKKAO 31, he is looking for his third straight win of October. The Thai phenom will be matched against Spanish fighter, Cristian "The Destructor" Opazos. Opazos has fought on Enfusion and is well-known for

  10. Singdam Faces Mathias Jonsson For YOKKAO 33 Main Event

    Singdam Faces Mathias Jonsson For YOKKAO 33 Main Event

    It’s been almost 5 months since his last ring appearance but Singdam is ready to make his return. Coming this 29th October in Hong Kong, the multi time world champion will headline YOKKAO 33 as he takes on Sweden’s up-and-coming fighter, Mathias Jonsson. This marks Singdam’s second appearance in Hong Kong and he will be looking to mark it with a strong performance. During the time-off from competing, the Black Lion has left no time to waste as he continued his intensive training schedule in preparation for his next fight. The time has come and the YOKKAO fighter will face a very young and exciting opponent in Mathias Jonsson. Making his first appearance for YOKKAO promotion, the 23 year-old fights out of Sweden’s Tullinge Muay Thai Gym with an impressive record of 37 wins-7 losses including 13 KOs. Jonsson is also a 3-time Swedish Muay Thai champion and a regular medalist at the IFMA world championships. It’s a battle of experience versus youth and a

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