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The leading junior and talent-search Muay Thai event series are coming back to Italy once again for two days of exciting Muay Thai action. YOKKAO Kids and YOKKAO Next Generation will be held simultaneously over the weekend on 22-23 June at the Play Hall Palasport, located at the idyllic coastal town of Riccione.
We are excited to announce that the two-day event will also feature our signature seminars on top of the competitions. With more than 70 seminars held around the world to date, YOKKAO Seminar continues to be a leader in the field, selling out everywhere it goes. Now for the first time ever, the seminars will be conducted separately for adults and kids.
Leading both the YOKKAO Seminar and YOKKAO Kids Seminar at Riccione on 22 - 23 June will be none other than UK legend, Liam Harrison. The event sets a precedent by being the first Muay Thai seminar to be hosted by a world
Posted: April 11, 2019|||
YOKKAO 39 - 40 is now confirmed to take place on 25 May 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Organized in partnership with SRG Promotions, the double event will take place at the Australian Technology Park and looks set to be one of the biggest Muay Thai shows in the land down under. Australian fight fans are in for treat with an evening of world-class Muay Thai battles in store.
With two back-to-back shows on one night, the Sydney event features yet another stellar casting. Headlining and making fight appearances on the show are four of our Thailand fight team stars, namely Singdam, Manachai, Yodchai, and Spencer. The 3 Thai fighters will be making their first fight appearance in Australia while Spencer makes his return to Sydney after headlining the Next Generation showcase in May last year.
Besides the renowned athletes from the YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok, the stacked card will also feature top homegrown fighters from Australia. This is an event
YOKKAO is making its way back to Australia, marking its fourth visit to the country. Three Next Generation events have been held in the land down under to date and it is time to take it to the next level. Coming this 25 May, Australia will host the 39-40th edition of our promotion’s signature official event.
Australia has produced a series of renowned world champions with some of the most passionate fans of the sport. Some of the notable Australian Muay Thai fighters include John Wayne Parr, Toby Smith, and Victor Nagbe who fought Saenchai on YOKKAO 7. Just as it has been in the UK, the promotion will become -without any doubt- the top Muay Thai event in the country.
YOKKAO 39 - 40 is set to take place at the Australian Technology Park, and will feature an undercard of Next Generation bouts that will kick off at 16:00. To mark this historical event, we are lining up some of our b
Almost a year in the making, one of the most anticipated welterweight faceoff is finally going to take place. Manachai will go head to head against Rafi Bohic on 30 April for the Lumpinee stadium welterweight title. They will be meeting at 142 lbs for the fight.
The 2 welterweight powerhouses were originally supposed to face off in May last year but the fight had to be postponed as Manachai had committed to another event. The matchup is now officially confirmed and there is no turning back.
Manachai had been longing for a stadium title shot and his wish is finally granted. After clocking a successful run of wins, he took home the coveted WBC Muay Thai world championship title in October 2018. Come 30 April, Manachai will be looking at one of the most important challenges in his career as he takes on the current Lumpinee welterweight champion.
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After more than two months away from the boxing ring, Manachai returned to the spotlight as he headlined the card at Phuket’s Bangla Stadium on 3 April. He was matched against Starboy from Saengsingyut Gym in the main event of the evening.
The bout kicked off in a moderate pace with both fighters feeling out their opponents. The pace soon picked up in the second round as Starboy took to disarm Manachai’s offense, locking up the fight in the clinch. Starboy’s strategy was soon thwarted and dismantled. Manachai first countered with a series of takedowns, then unleashed a rapidfire of his signature low kick strikes that left Starboy crumbling onto the canvas. The fight ended at this point via referee stoppage and Manachai took home the win with 30 seconds left to the end of round 2.
The victory marks Manachai’s first win since his ankle injury but our young fighter is now back on trac
Posted: March 26, 2019||Tags: yokkao uk|
It was yet another sold-out success with YOKKAO 37 - 38 held last Saturday, 23 March at the University of Bolton stadium. UK fight fans were presented with a stacked 19-bout card featuring the best of the region, along with headlining Thai stars, Superbank Sakchaichote and Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor.
8 bouts on the undercard kickstarted the event off on the right note with intense non-stop action and a couple of knockouts to liven up the atmosphere. Some notable performances include up-and-coming fighters Kieran Lee, Ryan Stockley and Corey McLachlan who furthered their winning streak on the Next Generation scorecards.
With the crowds suitably fired up after the undercard matchups, YOKKAO 37 took the action up another notch. Glyn Blackburn and Alex McGregor both made a powerful impression with their promotional debuts,
It’s one more day to YOKKAO 37 - 38 and the fighters gathered this afternoon at the Bolton Macron Stadium for their weigh-ins. All 38 fighters have successfully made weight and ready for tomorrow’s showdown.
The event is expected to kick off tomorrow with the undercard at 14:30pm local time and the main card will commence at 16:30pm. Connect with us via social media network to catch some of the action live and direct from Bolton. Here are today’s weigh-in results:
** Supershowdown presents YOKKAO 38 **
Thailand vs Scotland 65kg
Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor 64.8kg vs Chris Shaw 65kg
Ireland vs England 63.5kg
Craig Coakley 63.4kg vs Mo Abdurahman 62.5kg
England vs England Female Fight 59kg
Niamh Kinehan 58.7kg vs Lucy Payne 57.9kg
England vs England 72.5kg
Joe Craven 71.9kg vs Chris Shaw 72kg
Posted: March 13, 2019||Tags: spencer brown|
The YOKKAO Fight Team strikes again with a double victory over the weekend.
First up on 8 March, Saenchai made his first fight appearance in UAE as the main event at Fight Night Dubai. The living legend took on Valerii Abramenko from Ukraine in a welterweight bout for 3 rounds under full Muay Thai rules.
Abramenko is an European Muay Thai champion and up-and-coming fighter known for his high knockout rate. The Ukrainian went the distance but fall short of a win, marred by the dominating performance from Saenchai. After three exciting rounds, all judges’ scored in favor of the Thai legend who put on a memorable display of his signature moves for the local fight fans.
Back in Thailand, Spencer made his promotional debut for All Star Fight on Saturday, 9 March in Bangkok. Organized in partnership with the Royal Thai Army, the special World Soldier edition of All S
Posted: March 08, 2019|||
It’s just one day away from one of the most anticipated events of the year. All Star Fight: World Soldier brings together a band of soldier-fighters in a special Muay Thai showcase organized in partnership with the Royal Thai Army.
Weigh-ins were conducted in the morning and all competitors successfully made weight. The press conference was later held in the evening at Central World, one of Bangkok’s most popular shopping destination.
Buakaw Banchamek, the event’s headlining star shared his views and thoughts on the coming fight against Russian fighter, Artem Pashporin. All competitors then took turns to the stage as they were introduced to the press and attending fans.
A total of 8 bouts have been scheduled for this special edition of the All Star FIght promotion with appearances by top names such as Superbon, Yodwicha, and Superbank. Spencer YOKKAOSaenchaiGym joins the star-studded lineup as he takes on Maksim Petke
Posted: March 06, 2019|||
The wait is over - YOKKAO 37 - 38 is just less than 3 weeks away for an evening of adrenaline-pumping Muay Thai clashes. The best of UK will congregate once again at Bolton Macron Stadium on Saturday, 23 March, as they battle for the top positions on the fighter rankings.
Here’s a look at the complete fight card:
** Supershowdown Presents YOKKAO 38 **
Thailand vs Scotland 65kg
Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor vs Christopher Shaw
England vs Ireland 63.5kg
Mo Abdurahman vs Craig Coakley
England vs England Female Fight 59kg
Niamh Kinehan vs Lucy Payne
England vs Scotland 72.5kg
Joe Craven vs Chris Shaw
England vs England 57kg
Jacob Smith vs Reece Thomson
England vs England 59kg
Adam Haslam vs Michael Moore