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
World Boxing Council (WBC) recently updated its fighters ranking across all weight classes and over twenty UK fighters made it to the latest list.
UK is one of the most prolific regions outside of Thailand in producing the world’s top Muay Thai athletes. This phenomenon is represented by the number of UK fighters who have populated the WBC charts over the past decade.
"As the most prominent Muay Thai promotion in UK, it is no surprise we have hosted many of the region’s top fighters in our official events. On last count, 20 out of the WBC ranked UK fighters have featured on YOKKAO fight cards", said YOKKAO UK promoter, Brian Calder.
Some of the notable names who have competed on our official events include Joe Craven, Jack Kennedy, Chris Shaw, Craig Coakley and the recently crowned WBC European champion, Spencer Brown. Not forgetting YOKKAO world champion, Lia
Posted: February 25, 2019||Tags: yokkao uk|
YOKKAO 37 - 38 is just four weeks away from a night of smashing action at the Macron Stadium in Bolton UK. In a highly-anticipated YOKKAO 38 bout, Craig Coakley was originally matched up against UK super lightweight top seed, Nathan Bendon. The latter has unfortunately sustained a hand injury and will be pulling out from the coming event. The show must go on and Coakley will now take on another formidable opponent.
The Irish fighter is on a hot winning streak with a trio of KO victories in all his last three YOKKAO appearances. We know that he will be looking for his fourth at the coming show but Coakley’s stint in the ring at YOKKAO 38 is not going to be a walk in the park.
Coming in to replace Bendon on 4 weeks’ notice will be none other than UK number two, Mo Abdurahman. Fighting out of Southampton’s Exile Gym, Abdurahman is one of the most promising young fighters of the momen
Posted: February 22, 2019|||
After yet another sold-out attendance in Stuttgart, Germany, our seminar team is set to return on 6 April. Saenchai, joined by Manachai and Kru Petchdam, will head to Sabah in East Malaysia for a one day only seminar at the local Uppercross gym.
This will be the first time that YOKKAO Seminar will set foot on the island of Borneo, known for its beaches,rainforests and wildlife. In the coming 3-hour meet-and-train session, attendees will get to learn the classic, signature moves that have helped Saenchai capture 13 different world titles in his career. Participants will also have the chance to get a tick off the bucket list and spar with the living legend himself.
WBC Muay Thai world champion, Manachai will also be present with our top trainer, Kru Petchdam to give demonstration on pads. Participants are given the opportunity to test their skills and spar with our young star who
Posted: February 14, 2019|||
All Star Fight promotion unveiled the Army World Soldier event at a press conference on 13 Feb. Organized in partnership with the Royal Thai Army and headlined by global Muay Thai icon, Buakaw Banchamek, the event will be held on 9 March in Bangkok.
A total of 8 bouts have been confirmed, featuring a lineup of the biggest names in Muay Thai and kickboxing. Buakaw will be joined by his campmates, Superbon and the recently-recruited Yodwicha in the event. Muay Thai star, Superbank Mor Rattanbandit who is due to appear on YOKKAO 37 on 23 March will also make his appearance on the show.
Leading man, Buakaw is set to take on Russian fighter, Artem Pashporin in the main event. The pair last met in the ring in 2015 where Buakaw took home a win via decision. The Thai superstar will be looking to further his undefeated record on All Star Fight with 7 straight wins to date. Pashporin is no walkover with notable wins over formidable athletes like Victor
Posted: February 13, 2019|||
After his recent win on YOKKAO 36 in Italy, YOKKAO world champion, Liam Harrison’s highly-anticipated title defense against Thai elite fighter, Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor will now be put on hold. The UK legend sustained an injury during the fight against Ivan Naccari that left him with a meniscus tear in the knee that aggravated during training. The injury is predicted to keep Harrison out of action for at least 6 to 8 weeks.
Fans will be pleased to know that Rambo’s return to the Bolton stadium shall proceed as planned. The highly-ranked fighter showed up at the Macron Stadium last October and he left with a stunning win against Nathan Bendon via decision. Rambo brings to the ring a classic technical style favored by the best of the Thai elite fighters, and after his sensational promotional debut on YOKKAO 32, he will take to the stage to prove himself in front of a UK crowd once more.
Taking Harrison’s place to face Rambo for the YOKKAO 38 ma
On Saturday, 26 January, nearly 5000 fight fans from Italy and around the region convened at the PalaRuffini arena for YOKKAO 35 - 36. The sold-out event saw the crowning of three new champions in an evening of non-stop Muay Thai action.
YOKKAO 35 - 36 will go down as one of the most dramatic and memorable nights in the history of our promotion. With a few skin-splitting stoppages, some amazing comebacks and an unexpected twist of fate, almost every fight kept our audience at the edge of the seats.
After a rousing start with nine exciting bouts on the undercard, YOKKAO 35 got the night going with the heavyweight bout between Michele Mastromatteo and Tony Rubio. The 91kg rumble was quickly brought to a stop in round 2 when Mastromatteo’s big punches and a hard knee left Rubio incapable o
Posted: January 30, 2019||Tags: yokkao uk|
Two more months to fight night in Bolton and the card is stacking up for YOKKAO 37 - 38. The first female bout has now been confirmed - rising star, Niamh Kinehan will take on British powerhouse, Lucy Payne in a fight for the spot of the number one female fighter in UK.
Lucy Payne has been a dominant force in the UK female Muay Thai scene for almost a decade. She has held numerous titles over her career, including the ISKA English champion and WBC Featherweight Champion. Nicknamed the “Princess of Pain”, she is widely recognized as one of UK’s finest female Muay Thai athlete till this day. The Corefit UK fighter will now prove her place against the young Niamh Kinehan.
We promised that she will be back on the YOKKAO stage, so here she is once again. Kinehan is an up-and-coming star in the world of female Muay Thai. She has been