Monthly Archives: January 2016
Posted: January 29, 2016||
After generating a Muay Thai earthquake all around the world with the announcement of Liam Harrison vs Tetsuya Yamato set for YOKKAO 17 and the YOKKAO World Title defense of Sanny Dahlbeck against Jordan Watson for YOKKAO 18, the YOKKAO Team released another world class fight to set the biggest Muay Thai Stage of the year: Reece McAllister (Phoenix, County Durham) will fight vs Christian Baya (Mikes Gym Holland) at YOKKAO 18. Both considered the most explosive fighters of the moment in the weight division of 67/70kg, Reece McAllister and Christian Baya collected an incredible number of KOs: McAllister, in 61 fights and 54 wins, KOed 38 fighters including Crice Boussoukou and YOKKAO UK fighter Josh Turbill; Baya in 59 fights and 54 wins, KOed 32 fighters including Greg Wootton well known by YOKKAO fans for his fight at YOKKAO 11 against Pakorn, the YOKKAO World Champion -65kg. After Saenchai vs Massaro Glunder at YOKKAO 14, once again the battle between UK and Holland continues with
Following YOKKAO’s recent announcement’s via the social networks, the first official YOKKAO Training Center in Bangkok is now open and operating in the central Sukhumvit Soi 16, only a 5 minute walk from Asoke BTS Sky Train Station. After a prolonged struggle lasting for several months with a well known construction company in Bangkok, YOKKAO finally managed to secure an operating facility on the famous Sukhumvit Soi 16 opening the first Official YOKKAO Training Center in the heart of Bangkok The new location will offer for the first time ever in downtown Bangkok, the opportunity to train in a real Muay Thai Camp in central Bangkok. Since Muay Thai started becoming “commercially” marketable in Bangkok, numerous gyms began offering poor quality Muay Thai training. The YOKKAO Team replied strongly by entering the market creating the opportunity for foreigners and Thai’s alike to train Muay Thai with the best trainers and fighters of the moment. YOKKAO
Posted: January 05, 2016||
The YOKKAO Events in England and Argentina marked the beginning of the YOKKAO Next Generation project, now it continues by marking the first major success with YOKKAO signing the first fighter in the women's division: Amy Pirnie. Amy Pirnie, age 22, is the first YOKKAO Next Generation female fighter to sign an exclusive managment contract with YOKKAO and YOKKAO UK promoter Brian Calder for all her upcoming fights. [caption id="attachment_2121" align="alignright" width="300"] YOKKAO Next Generation[/caption] With the contract signed only few weeks ago, few days ago Amy was awarded the UK Fighter of the Year voted by the most influential Muay Thai society of the UK. This early success demonstrates the foresight of YOKKAO Next Generation by exposing new talents to YOKKAO promoters for the professional fighting circuit.