Monthly Archives: April 2019

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Harrison vs Faustino to Headline YOKKAO 41

    Harrison vs Faustino to Headline YOKKAO 41

    YOKKAO 41 - 42 will be heading to Dublin, Ireland on 27 July for the inaugural YOKKAO Ireland event. The first main event bout of the night is confirmed and will pit the best of two nations against each other as UK legend, Liam Harrison takes on Italian star, Cristian Faustino.

    Always a spectacle to watch, Harrison will bring some hard-hitting action to the stage in Dublin. The multi-time world champion is finally making his Irish debut and he is looking to make it count. Harrison is making a return to the YOKKAO ring from a knee training injury that saw him out of action briefly. He is back on track in his training routine and picking up the intensity. We expect him to be in top form on 27 July and unleash his signature back-breaking sweeps and chopping low kicks.

    After two headlining appearances on our promotions, Faustino is set to be back for his third as he faces Harrison at

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  4. YOKKAO 39: Yodchai vs Quan Trinh

    YOKKAO 39: Yodchai vs Quan Trinh

    Another banging matchup has just been confirmed for YOKKAO 39 in Sydney. It’s one WBC champion against another as Yodchai takes on Australian fighter, Quan Trinh.

    Making his Australian debut at the coming YOKKAO 39, Yodchai has acquired an almost pristine record over the past year. His powerful kicks and technical precision have won him increasingly more fans around the world. After headlining a recent show at the distinguished Lumpinee stadium, the current WBC Lightweight Intercontinental champion will make his return to the YOKKAO stage in Sydney to face his Australian opponent, Quan Trinh.

    Fighting out of Melbourne’s 8 Blade Warriors, Quan is a WBC MuayThai Super-Lightweight Victorian (state) champion. Quan is known for his forward-moving style and delivering wars in the ring but can be technical when the situation calls for it.

    This will either be a technical war

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  5. Spencer takes on Albert Xavier at YOKKAO 40

    Spencer takes on Albert Xavier at YOKKAO 40

    With 2 back-to-back fight announcements made for YOKKAO 39, the first bout for YOKKAO 40 has just been fixed. Spencer Brown will take on Timor-Leste fighter, Albert Xavier in the co-main event on 25 May.

    The coming event marks Spencer’s second appearance in Sydney and he will be looking to mark it with a strong performance. The WBC European champion made a lasting impression in his headlining fight at YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney last May. Despite the decisive loss, Spencer won the hearts of local fans in the 5-round war against elite fighter, Singpayak PTJ Chombueng. In his return to Sydney, we expect Spencer to make a powerful statement in the ring against Albert Xavier.

    Fighting out of Melbourne’s Absolute MMA, Xavier is the first Timorese Muay Thai World Champion and continues to represent the country in his fights around the world. He is a former two-time WBC State Lightweight Cha

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  6. Dublin, Ireland set to host YOKKAO 41 - 42!

    Dublin, Ireland set to host YOKKAO 41 - 42!

    For the first time in YOKKAO history, we are bringing our signature official event to the Land of Eire! After months in planning, the inaugural YOKKAO Ireland event has been confirmed for 27 July in the Irish capital of Dublin.

    Organized in partnership with YOKKAO UK promoter, Brian Calder and renowned Irish fight coach, Collie Mahon, YOKKAO 41 - 42 will feature the region’s best and up-and-coming fighters. Fans can expect to catch regulars from the YOKKAO UK shows including Ireland’s very own knockout specialist, Craig Coakley in action.

    With YOKKAO 39 - 40 set to take place in Sydney, Australia and YOKKAO 41 - 42 in Dublin, our international reach is expanding with more events around the world. These events come as part of our initiatives to drive the sport of Muay Thai regionally and globally.

    YOKKAO 41 - 42 will be held at the National Basketball Arena in

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  7. YOKKAO Launches Fighter Management Agency

    YOKKAO Launches Fighter Management Agency

    YOKKAO is more than a gear manufacturing brand. Since our company started in 2010, we have organized many acclaimed events and seminars on an international scale. It has also been our mission to drive the Muay Thai sport and build a team of world-class fighters for the new generation. With that, we are ready and proud to introduce our latest initiative: YOKKAO Agency.

    YOKKAO Agency is a fighter management agency that aims to provide top opportunities and help fighters achieve maximum potential at every stage of their career. Our extensive experience and 360-operation in the combat sport industry enable us to offer support and advice where it is needed most.

    Fighters who are signed with YOKKAO Agency will be presented with benefits such as guaranteed fights every year, gear sponsorship, exposure on social media, training opportunities at the YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok and even

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  8. Singdam vs Alexi Petroulias to Headline YOKKAO 39

    Singdam vs Alexi Petroulias to Headline YOKKAO 39

    With about a month away to d-day at YOKKAO 39 - 40 in Sydney, the first matchup has just been confirmed. Multi-time stadium champion Singdam is set to take on Alexi Petroulias for the main event on YOKKAO 39.

    Petroulias is one of the most prominent fighters on the Australian Muay Thai circuit. He has held a number of top honors in the country including the WBC Australian Super Lightweight and Welterweight titles. Fighting out of 8 Blade Warriors in Melbourne, Australia, Petroulias received the “Pro Male Fighter of the year” and “Most Technical Fighter of the year” at the Australian Muay Thai awards in 2015.

    The Australian fighter will now put his skills and razor sharp elbows to the test as he faces Muay Thai legend, Singdam at YOKKAO 39.

    Holding 275 wins in 345 fights, Singdam has won numerous titles at the highest level including the coveted Sports Writer Fighter

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  9. YOKKAO Seminar with Harrison at YOKKAO Riccione 2-day Event

    YOKKAO Seminar with Harrison at YOKKAO Riccione 2-day Event

    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

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  10. YOKKAO Fight Team Stars to Headline Sydney Double Event

    YOKKAO Fight Team Stars to Headline Sydney Double Event

    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

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