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  1. YOKKAO 31 - 32 Will Be Headlined By Haggerty and Harrison!

    YOKKAO 31 - 32 Will Be Headlined By Haggerty and Harrison!

    The date is set: YOKKAO 31 - 32 has just been confirmed to take place on 13th October. The wildly popular event series will be returning to Bolton Macron Stadium for a Saturday matinee show. The double event will be headlined by 2 of UK’s very best - Jonathan Haggerty and YOKKAO World Champion, Liam Harrison. Haggerty gave one of his best performances in his last appearance against Keith McLachlan on YOKKAO 29. The deal was sealed in round when Haggerty dropped Keith with a stunning head kick, winning via the KO of the night. The top-seeded fighter has worked his way up the ranks and is now ready for his biggest challenge to date. In the other main act, the audience will see the highly-anticipated return of Harrison to the YOKKAO ring after more than a 1-year absence. The UK number one has taken a hiatus from competing since an injury sustained last December. He is now back training with full fervour and his return is guaranteed to be an explosive set. The opponents for the

  2. YOKKAO World Champion Liam Harrison On Joe Rogan Podcast!

    YOKKAO World Champion Liam Harrison On Joe Rogan Podcast!

    YOKKAO World Champion -65kg, Liam Harrison is one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters ever to come out of the UK. The 32 year-old is a multi-time world champion and recipient of the Muay Siam Magazine Foreign Fighter of the Year in 2007. After a short break from competing due to an injury sustained in December last year, Liam recently went on a seminar tour in the US along with official YOKKAO commentator, Vinny Shoreman. The duo delivered a well-received seminar series that focused on both mental and physical aspects of Muay Thai. Towards the tail end of the tour, they were invited to Joe Rogan’s podcast program for an in-depth interview. Joe Rogan needs little introduction for mixed martial arts fans. The comedian and martial arts commentator hosts his “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast show, which is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Joe Rogan regularly invites top UFC fighters and celebrities

  3. Liam Harrison To Defend Title Against Chamuaktong At YOKKAO 30!

    Liam Harrison To Defend Title Against Chamuaktong At YOKKAO 30!

    Another monster of a fight has just been confirmed for YOKKAO 30 to be held next March 10. Current YOKKAO world champion -65kg will put his title on the line once again, this time against Chamuaktong PKSaenchaiMuayThaiGym. For anyone who is unfamiliar with his name, Chamuaktong hails from the top Thailand camp of PKSaenchai Gym. The camp is a recipient of the coveted Lumpinee Stadium gym of the year award in 2016, and is home to many of the top fighters on the elite stadium circuit. Chamuaktong himself won the Rajadamnern title for 140 lbs just recently on November 6. He was also a Lumpinee champion at 140 lbs in 2016. That’s not all. Chamuaktong won the prestigious Toyota Marathon at 154 lbs back in the same year. Having defeated the likes of Petpanomrung Kiatmuu9 and Singdam, Chamuaktong is set to be one of the strongest challengers for Harrison’s YOKKAO Champion Belt-65kg. Harrison is fresh off a successful title defense at YOKKAO 27 earlier last month in October.

  4. YOKKAO Instagram Video Garners over 2 million views!

    YOKKAO Instagram Video Garners over 2 million views!

    YOKKAO has once again shown why it is number one in the Muay Thai social media-sphere. The latest video on YOKKAO IG account to go viral is a clip of Liam Harrison’s low-kick knockout win at the recent YOKKAO 27. The clip has spread like wildfire on social media, reaching 1 million views in just 2 days of being uploaded. In just a few days’ time, a record of over 2 million views has been achieved and is still going strong. The video has really gone viral and was even shared by social media giant SportBible. In the short 20-second video clip, Liam Harrison shows why he’s still at the top of the game. The fight took place at the recent YOKKAO 27 held in Bolton UK where Harrison was matched-up against a young, iron fist opponent in Kevin Burmester. Despite facing a hungry and strong opponent, Harrison’s experience and fight IQ shows as he dismantled Burmester with tree-chopping leg kicks and took home a win for the day with TKO via referee stoppage. Besides its

  5. YOKKAO 27 - YOKKAO 28 results

    YOKKAO 27 - YOKKAO 28 results

    YOKKAO 27 - YOKKAO 28 results - Sunday October 15th 2017 Macron Stadium (Bolton). ** YOKKAO 28 Results ** YOKKAO World Title -70kg YOKKAO World Champion vs YOKKAO Fight Team Jordan Watson (England) won by KO vs Pongsiri PKSaenchaiMuayThaiGym (Thailand)

    YOKKAO Fight Team vs YOKKAO Next Generation UK 55kg Rungarai Kiatmoo9 (Thailand) lost by KO 3° round vs Daniel McGowan (England) YOKKAO Next Generation vs Thailand 58kg Jonathan Haggerty (England) lost by points vs Ja Kiatphontip (Thailand) YOKKAO Next Generation vs Sweden 50kg Amy Pirnie (Scotland) won by points vs Josefine Lindgren Knutsson (Sweden) YOKKAO UK Ranking -65kg Chris Whittle (England) lost by points vs Jack Kennedy (England) YOKKAO UK Ranking -72,5kg Chris Shaw (Scotland) won by KO 1° round vs Connor McCormack ** YOKKAO 27 Results ** YOKKAO World Title -65kg YOKKAO World Champion -65kg vs Germany Liam Harrison (England) won by TKO 2° round vs Kevin
  6. YOKKAO 27 - 28 Weigh-In Results!

    YOKKAO 27 - 28 Weigh-In Results!

    The weigh-ins for YOKKAO 27 - 28 have been completed without any hiccups and all fighters are now raring to go. The popular Muay Thai double event is all set and ready to rock in less than 24 hours’ time at the Macron Stadium in Bolton UK. After the weigh-in, the fighters are all feasting and fueling up for the battle tomorrow. None of the fighters are taking their fight lightly, especially for the 2 YOKKAO world champions, Liam Harrison and Jordan Watson, whose titles are on the line. Local fans will be looking out for the UK debut of Muay Thai stars, Pongsiri, Rungarai and of course, Superlek. Their opponents and homegrown fighters will definitely be putting up a strong fight for themselves as well as their local supporters. [caption id="attachment_3821" align="alignright" width="390"]Pongsiri vs Jordan Watson Pongsiri vs Jordan

  7. Full Fight Card for YOKKAO 27 - 28!

    Full Fight Card for YOKKAO 27 - 28!

    Months of finding and matching opponents have finally ended, culminating in one of the best matchmaking in YOKKAO events to date. 2 events, 12 bouts featuring the best fighters from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and Thailand, descending in the town of Bolton UK for a rumbling Muay Thai Sunday matinee. [caption id="attachment_3800" align="alignright" width="350"]Muay Thai fighter: Superlek Kiatmoo9 Muay Thai fighter: Superlek Kiatmoo9[/caption] After an overwhelmingly successful YOKKAO 23 -24 earlier this year in March, the popular Muay Thai event returns to the Bolton Macron Stadium this coming 15th October. As the date draws nearer, the tension is building up for fans and fighters alike. YOKKAO 27 - 28 will be headlined by the 2 title defense fights of local heroes, Liam Harrison and Jordan Watson respectively.

  8. Liam Harrison: “I’m looking forward to going to war”

    Liam Harrison: “I’m looking forward to going to war”

    YOKKAO World Champion -65kg Liam Harrison will be fighting again to defend his title at YOKKAO 27 on 15th October at the Bolton Macron Stadium in UK. This time, Harrison will face a young and formidable foe: German kickboxer, Kevin Burmester. Here is an interview with him on the upcoming fight and an inquiry into the fighter’s mind. Hi Liam, hope everything’s going well. We would like to ask you some questions before the upcoming event: Q. How is your training going for YOKKAO 27? How have you been preparing yourself for the upcoming fight? LIAM HARRISON: I’ve been training very hard as always. My preparation doesn’t change, I train hard for every fight. The only thing that changes in the gym is working on a different game plan. On October 15th I’ll be in the best shape possible ready to put on a show. Q. You have spent some time training in Thailand. Do you do that for the coming fight or is it full-time at Bad Company?

  9. YOKKAO 27: here comes a new challenger!

    YOKKAO 27: here comes a new challenger!

    Every fighter is now eyeing the prestigious YOKKAO World Titles. Where many crumble to the pressure, it takes a true champion to accept and face the nonstop challenge for the title. Come this 15th October 2017, the YOKKAO World Title -65kg is being laid on the line once again at YOKKAO 27. Just fresh from defending the title at YOKKAO 24 in March earlier this year, Liam Harrison will be fighting again to defend the honor for a second time in six months. This time, Harrison will face a young and formidable foe, German kickboxer, Kevin Burmester. At the age of 24, Kevin Burmester has clocked an impressive 64 wins out of 72 fights with 31 KOs. He has a few belts to his name as a multi time WKN (World Kickboxing Network) world champion fighting under both K1 and Muay Thai rules. Burmester fights out of Xite Gym in Hamburg, Germany and trains under his father and experienced coach, Lutz Burmester. Coach Burmester himself has several acclaimed fighters who have trained under his coaching,

  10. YOKKAO 27 & 28: Back in Bolton, UK on October 15th 2017!

    YOKKAO 27 & 28: Back in Bolton, UK on October 15th 2017!

    YOKKAO 27 - 28 is confirmed for Sunday, October 15th in Bolton, UK for another showcase of the best Muay Thai fighters in action. The immensely successful YOKKAO 23/24 held in Bolton earlier in March this year remains a much talked-about fight night. Fans poured into the Macron Stadium from around Europe to witness two YOKKAO world titles defense. Both title holders, Jordan Watson and Liam Harrison defended their belts successfully against their opponents in the 70kg and 65kg bouts respectively. The crowd was also treated to the phenomenal fight between Amy Pirnie and Dakota Ditcheva, which many tout to be the best female fight of the year. The main event for YOKKAO 28 has been confirmed and will see English fan-favorite Jordan Watson defending the YOKKAO World Title -70kg against Pongsiri PKSaenchaimuaythaigym. Pongsiri is a Lumpinee and Ch7 stadium champion, so fans can expect nothing less than an intensive bout between the two. Other confirmed fights in the lineup includes Jonathan

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