2018 is shaping up to be an action-packed year for UK fight fans. YOKKAO has increasingly partnered up with promoters and a whole series of events have been lined up for the year ahead. On top of the regular and immensely popular show with UK promoter Brian Calder at Bolton Macron Stadium, it’s going to be month after month of Muay Thai showdowns with the talent-search Next Generation and Next Generation Kids.
YOKKAO Next Generation has always been one of the most anticipated events as it is seen as the best platform for young up-and-coming fighters to handpicked for more prestigious events and bigger opportunities. One of the stops that have been announced earlier is Southampton where YOKKAO has teamed up with local promoter Sean Toomey to deliver a cracking Sunday fight matinee.
Set to take the spotlight on 29th April, the event will feature a card of promising local and regional fighters as they battle it out for fame and glory. Fans attending the event can also expect some top-level bouts and the latest matchup to be confirmed will feature Bernie Mendieta against Shaq Davies.
Bernie Mendieta should be no stranger to UK fans as he is a WBC national champion. The experienced Bernie has been competing for around 15 years and will prove to be a tough contest for his opponent, Shaq Davies. Shaq, nicknamed “The Lion”, is a young and hungry fighter who will be looking to make his mark in the YOKKAO ring. Expect sparks to fly for this exciting fight.
Other than the battle between Bernie and Shaq, YOKKAO Next Generation Southampton will feature the headlining act of Manachai vs Mo Abdurahman, and another top-level fight between Jake Purdy vs Charlie Guest.
Oceana Southampton is the place to be on 29th April to catch some Muay Thai smashing and bashing in the ring. For more information and ticketing, visit www.yokkao.com/events/yokkao-next-generation-southampton-april-2018/