Events

  1. 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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  2. Full Schedule Announced for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Full Schedule Announced for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Months of planning and preparations have culminated in the biggest YOKKAO Seminar Tour to date. Led by global Muay Thai icon, Saenchai, 20 seminar stops have been confirmed for the tour in 20 different cities around the USA from 30 August to 20 September.

    The response from gyms and fans has been positive since the announcement of the tour. Originally planned for 1 to 15 September, the tour duration was extended in order to accommodate as many requests as possible. 

    Joining Saenchai on the tour will be Spencer, Yodchai and Kru Petchdam (Jack) from the YOKKAO Thailand Team who will assist in the technique demonstrations and give additional attention. 

    Participants of YOKKAO Seminar can expect to learn many signature moves as popularised by Saenchai. Selected fans will also get the opportunity to spar with the living legend as well as Spencer and Yodchai. Each seminar w

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  3. YOKKAO 41-42:  Dynamite Dublin Night

    YOKKAO 41-42: Dynamite Dublin Night

    YOKKAO 41-42 wrote a new page not just for our promotion’s history but also in the history of Muay Thai. This was the first-ever YOKKAO Ireland event which also saw the crowning of a new WBC Diamond world champion. The double event also saw a record-breaking number of KOs with over half the fights on the main card ending in stoppages. 

    More than 2000 fans from all over Ireland and UK showed up at Dublin’s National Basketball Arena to attend YOKKAO 41-42  which was broadcasted live on Facebook and YouTube to fans around the world. It was an electrifying atmosphere as the ardent fans cheered on their local heroes and Muay Thai stars.

    YOKKAO 41
    10 exciting bouts on the undercard kicked off the event with the arena already packed before the start of the main card. It was one war after another as Irish compe

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  4. YOKKAO 41-42 Weigh-In Results

    YOKKAO 41-42 Weigh-In Results

    It is just one day away from YOKKAO 41-42, set to be one of the biggest Irish Muay Thai shows of the year. The double event will be held at Dublin’s National Basketball Arena and with the undercard kicking off on Saturday, 27 July at 14:00 Ireland time.

    The official weigh-ins were held today at the Green Isle Hotel and all fighters have successfully made weight for the show. A WBC official was also present at the conference to oversee the weight checks for Singdam and Craig Coakley who will be competing for the WBC Muay Thai Super-Lightweight Diamond championship belt.

    Remember to follow us on our social media network to catch some of the action live and direct from Dublin. Here are the weigh-in results:

    ** YOKKAO 42 **

    WBC Super-Lighweight Diamond Title
    YOKKAO Thailand Team vs YOKKAO Fight Team Ireland 63.5kg

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  5. Team YOKKAO Confirmed for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Team YOKKAO Confirmed for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Since the YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour was first announced in June, we have received an overwhelming response from gyms and Muay Thai enthusiasts in the United States. Over 50 gyms from across the country applied to host a YOKKAO Seminar with many requests still coming in. 

    After weeks of preparation, planning and coordination with the gyms and our seminar team, we are pleased to announce that the first tour dates and venues are now confirmed. Muay Thai fans in Maryland and Pennsylvania will be among the first to meet and train with the legend on the tour. 

    Leading the Seminar tour will be Muay Thai living legend, Saenchai who has conducted over 60 seminars around the world to date. Joining him on this tour will be Spencer, Yodchai and Kru Jack from the YOKKAO Thailand Team. The Seminar team will be traveling on a RV, beginning the tour in the East Coast and make their way across the c

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  6. Craig Coakley: I want that World Title!

    Craig Coakley: I want that World Title!

    Since making his promotional debut on YOKKAO 23 in 2017, Craig Coakley has made a name for himself on the Muay Thai scene with a string of KO victories. 

    Fighting out of Dublin Combat Academy, Craig holds a record of 24 fights with 21 wins, 3 losses and 17 KOs. His high KO-rate has made him one of the most dangerous knockout specialists in the global Muay Thai scene today.

    The Irish fighter headlines YOKKAO 42 on 27 July in Ireland as he takes on Muay thai legend, Singdam for the highly-coveted WBC Super-lightweight Diamond title. The winner from the YOKKAO 42 main event will join legends, Buakaw and Saenchai to be the third fighter in history to hold a WBC Muay Thai Diamond belt. 

    We speak to Craig on his fighting style, his epic war against Mo Abdurahman and his upcoming title fight on YOKKAO 42:

    YOKKAO (Y): Hi Craig, can you talk a bit about y

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  7. Stefan Korodi: This Fight is Going to End in An Early KO

    Stefan Korodi: This Fight is Going to End in An Early KO

    YOKKAO 41 - 42 will be heading to Dublin, Ireland on 27 July for a stacked card of Muay Thai action. The double event will be headlined by the WBC Diamond title bout between Singdam and Craig Coakley. Another highly-anticipated matchup is the 63.5kg clash between Spencer and Stefan Korodi.

    Fighting out of Dublin Combat Academy and now training out of PK Saenchai Gym in Bangkok, Korodi is a fighter to watch for. The Irish fighter won all of his last 4 fights in Thailand by way of knockout. We expect an explosive fight between Korodi and Spencer on 27 July.

    We speak to Stefan ahead of his coming fight on YOKKAO 41:

    YOKKAO (Y): Hi Stefan, can you introduce yourself?

    Stefan (S): Hi, my real name is Istvan Korodi. I picked up “Stefan” because when I moved to Ireland, nobody was able to pronounce my name. I'm 25 years old

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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. Full Fight Card Released for YOKKAO 41-42

    Full Fight Card Released for YOKKAO 41-42

    Organized in partnership with YOKKAO UK promoter, Brian Calder and renowned Irish fight coach, Collie Mahon, YOKKAO 41-42 is set to be Ireland’s biggest Muay Thai event of the year. A total of ten professional bouts and ten undercard fights have been confirmed for the 27 July Saturday showdown that will take place at the Irish capital of Dublin.

    Headlining the double event will be the high-profile match-up between Singdam and Ireland’s very own Craig Coakley. It’s double or nothing as the two fighters will be competing for the prestigious WBC Muay Thai Super-lightweight Diamond belt. The winner will join legends Saenchai and Buakaw to become the third fighter in history to hold the WBC Muay Thai Diamond belt. 

    Two other anticipated bouts to watch for include the 65kg clash of Liam Harrison vs Cristian Faustino and an explosive matchup between Spencer and Stefan Korodi. Besides the ma

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  10. YOKKAO 45 - 46 Returns to Turin on 25 Jan 2020!

    YOKKAO 45 - 46 Returns to Turin on 25 Jan 2020!

    After the immense success of YOKKAO 35 - 36, we are pleased to officially announce that YOKKAO 45 - 46 will return to Turin, Italy on 25 January 2020. The double event will be held once again at the Palaruffini multi-purpose indoor arena.

    YOKKAO 35 - 36 saw a sold-out venue with nearly 5000 fight fans congregating from Italy and around the region. The stacked card starred many of the biggest names in Muay Thai including Singdam, Manachai, Yodchai, Spencer, Liam Harrison and living legend, Saenchai.

    Organized in partnership with Thai Boxe Mania promoter, Carlo Barbuto, YOKKAO 45 - 46 continues in its mission to promote Muay Thai in the region and providing a platform for local fighters to prove themselves against the best in the sport.

    Come 25 January 202, fans can once again expect a whole evening of Muay Thai action from the country’s best alongside top athletes f

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