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  1. YOKKAO 36 Main Event: Saenchai vs Cristian Faustino

    YOKKAO 36 Main Event: Saenchai vs Cristian Faustino

    Over 30 of the world’s top Muay Thai athletes from around the world will make their way to Turin Italy for YOKKAO 35 - 36 this coming January. Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated fight appearances for the event has to be living legend Saenchai. The match-up has just been confirmed and the Muay Thai fighting icon will face Italian fighter Cristian Faustino in the YOKKAO 36 main event. Saenchai is widely recognized as a boxing ring wizard. He continues to compete against fighters from all corners of the globe and entertain fans with a flamboyant yet effective fighting style. Through his career, Saenchai has proven time and time again why he is arguably the greatest fighter in the world of Thai boxing. At last count, he has remain undefeated since November 2014 with a remarkable 41-win streak, a record that he seeks to extend at YOKKAO 36. Faustino is the next in line to attempt to put a stop to the undefeated campaign of the Thai legend. The 28 year-old Italian competes

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  2. Yodchai Joins YOKKAO 35 in Italy

    Yodchai Joins YOKKAO 35 in Italy

    YOKKAO 35 - 36 is shaping up to be one of the promotion’s biggest shows. A host of top fighters have already been confirmed including Saenchai, Singdam, Manachai, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee and Spencer Brown. Another prominent young fighter is set to join the rest of the stellar cast on 26 January in Turin Italy -   he is none other than Yodchai YOKKAOSaenchaiGym. Yodchai signed on as a member of the YOKKAO Fight Team in 2016, moving from his previous camp in Singburi to Bangkok where he now resides. With a calm demeanour outside the ring, Yodchai is a dangerous man when he gets into the squared circle. He is known to swoop in for the kill, having racked up a series of KO-wins over the past year. On his last outing at YOKKAO 33 in Hong Kong, he finished by scoring a round-1 TKO after landing a vicious elbow. Yodchai is an exciting fighter to watch in the ring, fighting with a technical finesse and relentless offense. The 23 year-old is also a regular on the elite Thai circuit,

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  3. Singdam vs Jeremy Payet To Headline YOKKAO 35

    Singdam vs Jeremy Payet To Headline YOKKAO 35

    It’s about 3 months away from the highly-anticipated YOKKAO 35 - 36 and the first matchup has just been confirmed. Multi-time champion Singdam is set to take on French fighter Jeremy Payet for the main event on YOKKAO 35. After a 5-month hiatus, Singdam returned to the squared circle in October to headline YOKKAO 33 in Hong Kong. The 34 year-old Muay Thai star put his experience to advantage against a younger, fitter opponent to take home the win. An acclaimed knee-fighter who is also known for his powerful kicks, Singdam will now look to continue building on his legacy as he makes his Italian debut. Payet is a prominent figure in the French and European fight scene. Not only has he clocked an amazing 10 wins out of his last 11 outings, he finished an astounding 9 of the fights via knockouts. The 24 year-old will put his KO power to the test against the more experienced Singdam in a matchup that is expected to be an explosive affair. Organized in partnership with Thai Boxe

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  4. Breaking News: Liam Harrison at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok!

    Breaking News: Liam Harrison at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok!

    While YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok has no short of visitors on a daily basis, the gym received a special guest on Tuesday. He is none other than UK number one and YOKKAO World Champion Liam Harrison. Harrison has flew halfway across the globe to be at the YOKKAO camp for a few weeks of training in preparation of his upcoming fight. On the cards for the UK legend is his highly-anticipated and confirmed on YOKKAO 38 in Bolton on 23 March 2019. Matchmaking is in the final stages and word has it that he will square off against an elite fighter. The YOKKAO World Title -65kg will be on the line and Harrison is not taking it lightly. In his 20-year career, the Englishman has won top accolades of the sport including WBC world titles. He was also the recipient of Muay Siam Magazine Foreign Fighter of the Year in 2007. Harrison won the YOKKAO World Champion title in 2016 and has since defended it successfully on 2 different occasions. The Muay Thai star’s last appearance in the YOKKAO

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  5. YOKKAO Reaches New Milestone With Manachai’s WBC Title Win

    YOKKAO Reaches New Milestone With Manachai’s WBC Title Win

    YOKKAO recently held its 33rd and 34th edition of its official event in Hong Kong. For the first time ever, YOKKAO hosted a WBC Muay Thai World title bout as the main event showpiece. The headlining matchup featured Manachai against Brazilian fighter Julio Lobo for the welterweight championship belt. With the coveted title on the line, both fighters delivered the performance of their respective careers. Manachai edged over his opponent with a sound strategy, dismantling Lobo’s advantageous reach through a tight defense and well-strategized offense. After a hard-fought battle that went to the judges, the YOKKAO fighter won the fight on points to take home the WBC championship gold. As a Muay Thai brand, YOKKAO is perhaps best known for its premium range of fight gear, equipment and apparel. YOKKAO event promotions and seminars are also widely acclaimed on an international
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  6. Manachai: Path to Clinching WBC Championship Title

    Manachai: Path to Clinching WBC Championship Title

    Manachai’s journey to winning the WBC title has been fraught with obstacles and challenges. His title dreams were repeatedly shattered when the organizer and opponent pulled out on 2 separate occasions. However, he pressed on despite the setbacks and was finally rewarded with the WBC title fight. This would be one of Manachai’s toughest fights in the past 2 years as he took on young up-and-coming fighter Julio Lobo from Brazil. The YOKKAO star stepped up to the confrontation dominating the first 3 rounds with his signature hard low kicks and skillful takedowns. Lobo proved himself to be a worthy challenger for the coveted WBC championship title. The Brazilian attempted to take advantage of his reach in later rounds and fought hard looking for an upset finish. Even with his reach disadvantage, the Thai fighter took on the offense from Lobo with great composure
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  7. YOKKAO 33 - 34: Crowning Glory

    YOKKAO 33 - 34: Crowning Glory

    Months of preparations finally culminated on the night of 29 October at Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre for YOKKAO 33 - 34. The Muay Thai double event featured a international cast who starred alongside the members of the YOKKAO Thailand Fight Team. Saenchai was also present as a special guest and support his competing team mates, making this truly the most star-studded show in Hong Kong to-date. YOKKAO 33 - 34 drew crowds from Hong Kong and the region to attend the show with viewers from all around the world tuning in on Facebook live for the broadcast. It was an event of crowning glory as fans witnessed the congregation of the best Muay Thai fighters in the world as well as the arrival of a new WBC Muay Thai world champion.

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  8. YOKKAO 33 - 34 Weigh-In Results

    YOKKAO 33 - 34 Weigh-In Results

    The YOKKAO 33 - 34 competitors arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday and after a restful night, the weigh-ins were carried out at the Camlux Hotel in the afternoon of October 28.

    All 28 fighters made weight successfully for their respective bouts at the weigh-in press conference. WBC officials were also present to oversee the weigh-in for the welterweight champion title match competitors Manachai and Julio Lobo. Both fighters came in at 64.6kg for the fight that was set at 65kg.

    YOKKAO 33 - 34 will be broadcasted via YOKKAO Facebook page live at 730pm local time. Here are the complete weigh-in results:

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  9. Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee joins YOKKAO 35-36 in Italy

    Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee joins YOKKAO 35-36 in Italy

    With 3 months away from YOKKAO 35 - 36, the promotion team has moved up a gear in preparation for the 26 January 2019 event. So far, Saenchai, Singdam, Manachai and Spencer Brown have already been confirmed for the Italian show. Another Muay Thai star is set to join the stellar lineup and he is none other than Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee. Along with Buakaw, Saenchai, and Yoddecha Sityodtong, Sudsakorn was one of the original members of the YOKKAO Fight Team when it was first founded in the brand’s early days. The lanky fighter led the very first YOKKAO Seminars together with Buakaw in San Marino and Italy. Sudsakorn subsequently went on to star as one of the headlining acts for YOKKAO Extreme 2012, the promotion’s first official event which saw a record-breaking 12,000 attendees at the Forum di Assago in Milan, Italy. He returned for 2 more gigs where he headlined YOKKAO Extreme in 2013 and YOKKAO 9 in 2014. After nearly 5 years since his last YOKKAO appearance, Sudsakorn

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  10. YOKKAO 37 - 38 Returns to UK on 23rd March 2019

    YOKKAO 37 - 38 Returns to UK on 23rd March 2019

    It’s been a few weeks since YOKKAO 31 - 32 concluded with a bang at Bolton Macron stadium but the event remains the talk of the town. With a generous serving of knockouts, explosive battles and some blood-splattering action, many of those who attended the show are still reeling with excitement from the aftermath. It’s about 5 more months to go but fans will be happy to know that YOKKAO 37 - 38 returns to UK on 23rd March 2019 for another rumbling event of world-class Muay Thai. The event promotion team has stepped into action and preliminary production has begun. Since 2014, YOKKAO has teamed up with Supershowdown promoter, Brian Calder to put on the acclaimed Muay Thai events in UK. The collaboration has been a driving force in promoting the sport in the region and also served to provide an international platform for UK fighters to prove themselves against the best of the world. Come Saturday 23 March 2019, fans can expect a stacked double event starring the biggest

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