Manachai Takes 2nd Place at Toyota 8 Man Tournament!
At the recent Toyota 8 Man Tournament in Khon Kaen Thailand, YOKKAO’s youngest and dynamic fighter Manachai took second place, collecting a prize of 200,000 Thai Baht (roughly 5,800 USD). The 8 Man Tournament was a tough night of authentic Muay Thai action, featuring 4 Thai national fighters and 4 foreign fighters competing to be top fighter of the evening. [caption id="attachment_2734" align="alignright" width="350"]On the right: MANACHAI YOKKAO SAENCHAI GYM On the right: MANACHAI YOKKAO SAENCHAI GYM[/caption] YOKKAO’s own Manachai fought very hard defeating a Brazilian fighter in his first bout, followed by a Thai in his second securing his spot in the final event of the evening, facing off against old rival Yodtuanthong Petchindee. Manachai has faced Yodtuanthong twice before, each taking one win over the other. During round one Manachai received a strong, yet accidental knee to his groin causing him trouble throughout the rest of the fight. Losing by points, Manachai still fought very hard, proving his fighters heart and is looking down the road to face Yod again, seeking his revenge, making their record 2 – 2, and tying things up between the two fighters. The fights were streamed live on the YOKKAO Facebook page. Manachai's next fight is scheduled for Saturday, October 8th 2016 at YOKKAO 20 (Macron Stadium, Bolton - UK) against Panicos Yusuf. Follow Manachai’s LIVE training along with many other of YOKKAO’s top fighters at www.facebook.com/yokkaoboxing within the new YOKKAO Bangkok Training Center and be sure to also follow them on all social media, including the new YOKKAO Snapchat. TOYOTA 8 MAN FINAL FIGHT https://www.facebook.com/yokkaoboxing/videos/1254742737878525/ TOYOTA 8 MAN SEMIFINAL https://www.facebook.com/yokkaoboxing/videos/1254715651214567/ TOYOTA 8 MAN QUARTERFINAL https://www.facebook.com/yokkaoboxing/videos/1254698927882906/