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  1. YOKKAO 43-44: Night of Hard Knocks

    YOKKAO 43-44: Night of Hard Knocks

    YOKKAO 43-44 will be remembered as one of the most brutal shows in the promotion’s history with nearly half of the fights ending in knockouts. A total of 7 TKOs and 4 KOs make up the results of the stacked 21-bout double-event. 

    Thousands of fans showed up at the University of Bolton stadium for yet another sold-out show which was broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube around the world. Nine exciting bouts on the undercard got the crowds fired off with high-octane action from young, up-and-coming talents including YOKKAO Agency fighter, Ellie Barker. 

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    The main card picked up steaming heat in no time with three back-to-back knockouts. Audiences were also treated to one of the most memorable bouts of the evening from Brian Totty and Jack Kennedy who put on a classic display of elite Muay Thai action.

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  2. YOKKAO 43-44 Weigh-in Results

    YOKKAO 43-44 Weigh-in Results

    Just one more day to fight night at the University of Bolton Stadium and the competitors of YOKKAO 43 - 44 gathered this afternoon for the mandatory weigh-ins. All 42 fighters successfully made weight and are ready for tomorrow’s event.

    The undercard is expected to kick off at 14:30pm local time with the main card commencing at around 16:30pm. Connect with us via social media network to catch the action live and direct from Bolton. In the meantime, here is the final card along with the weigh-in results:

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    France vs Scotland 67kg
    Jeremy Payet 66.5kg vs Craig Dickson 66.7kg

    England vs Spain 59kg
    Niamh Kinehan 59kg vs Laura De Blas 58.1kg

    England vs Scotland 71kg
    Dan Butler 70.7kg vs Alex McGregor 71kg

    England vs Spain 57kg
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  3. Yokkao 43-44 Full Fight Card Announced

    Yokkao 43-44 Full Fight Card Announced

    YOKKAO is heading to the UK once again in two weeks’ time for another double event at the University of Bolton Stadium. A stacked card of 21 bouts have been lined up for the 26 October show featuring UK’s top Muay Thai athletes as well as visitors from Spain and Thailand.

    Originally primed for main event action, Liam Harrison has pulled out due to a knee injury sustained in his last fight at YOKKAO 41 in Dublin. He has been advised by medical specialist to stay out of training for 2 weeks in this period leading to the event, prompting the decision. We wish Harrison a speedy recovery and look forward to his next fight on the YOKKAO stage.

    Scotland’s very own Craig Dickson is stepping up on short notice to take on Payet for the challenge. Dickson is the current UK number 2 in the welterweight division with over 100 fights to his name. He has fought in Thailand for many years again

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  4. YOKKAO 43: Yodchai vs Dean James

    YOKKAO 43: Yodchai vs Dean James

    Just 4 more weeks to go for YOKKAO 43-44 which will take place on 26 October in Bolton. Another exciting bout has just been confirmed for the show and will pit YOKKAO Fight Team's Yodchai against Dean James in the co-main event. 

    Fresh off the YOKKAO Seminar tour in the USA, Yodchai is back training in full gear for the coming bout in Bolton. Since capturing the WBC Intercontinental title in January, the 24-year-old has been focusing on making his name at Lumpinee Stadium where he has headlined a number of events. He returns to the international scene on 26th where he will make his UK debut against  local veteran, Dean James.

    A Muay Thai world champion at three different weight divisions, James is a notable figure in the UK fight scene. The Wolverhampton native has recorded notable wins over highly decorated international fighters including Rungravee Sasiprapa at YOKKAO 8. Fighting o

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. YOKKAO 43 - 44 Confirmed for Bolton on 26 October

    YOKKAO 43 - 44 Confirmed for Bolton on 26 October

    It’s the time of the year and the date is now confirmed - YOKKAO 43-44 will return to UK on 26 October 2019 to be staged at Bolton Macron Stadium.

    YOKKAO 43 - 44 marks the 5th straight year since the acclaimed event was first brought to the UK. The promotions have grown to become one of the biggest Muay Thai events in the region with consistent production, exciting matchups and an always great atmosphere.

    YOKKAO UK been a driving force in promoting the sport in the region, providing an international platform for UK fighters to prove themselves. Many fighters on our shows have gone on to prove they could go toe-to-toe against the very best in the world. 

    With about 3 more months to the biannual event, preparations are now underway. The main events and rest of the fight card will be announced over the coming weeks. Look out for some big names, familiar faces, an

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  9. Craig Coakley Signs 3-year Deal with YOKKAO Agency

    Craig Coakley Signs 3-year Deal with YOKKAO Agency

    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

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  10. BREAKING: Singdam vs Coakley for WBC Diamond title at YOKKAO 42

    BREAKING: Singdam vs Coakley for WBC Diamond title at YOKKAO 42

    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

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