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  1. YOKKAO 37 - 38 Full Fight Card

    YOKKAO 37 - 38 Full Fight Card

    The wait is over - YOKKAO 37 - 38 is just less than 3 weeks away for an evening of adrenaline-pumping Muay Thai clashes. The best of UK will congregate once again at Bolton Macron Stadium on Saturday, 23 March, as they battle for the top positions on the fighter rankings.

    Here’s a look at the complete fight card:

    ** Supershowdown Presents YOKKAO 38 **

    Thailand vs Scotland 65kg
    Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor vs Christopher Shaw

    England vs Ireland 63.5kg
    Mo Abdurahman vs Craig Coakley

    England vs England Female Fight 59kg
    Niamh Kinehan vs Lucy Payne

    England vs Scotland 72.5kg
    Joe Craven vs Chris Shaw

    England vs England 57kg
    Jacob Smith vs Reece Thomson

    England vs England 59kg
    Adam Haslam vs Michael Moore

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  2. Manachai & Yodchai Fighting This Sunday in Phuket!

    Manachai & Yodchai Fighting This Sunday in Phuket!

    YOKKAO Next Generation returns once again to the island of Phuket on Sunday, 23 December. On top of a card of young promising competitors, the event will be co-headlined by YOKKAO stars: Manachai and Yodchai.

    It’s another day at the office for both Thai fighters who are coming into the event ahead of their respective title bouts at the highly-anticipated YOKKAO 35 -36 in Italy next month. This is no warm-up fight or walkover with Manachai taking on Thanungoen Por Lakboon and Yodchai matched up against Por Uthai Sor Jor Piek Uthai - both formidable fighters in their own right.

    With its reputation as a premier Muay Thai training destination, Phuket has no shortage of fighters who are ready to put their skills to the test in the ring. Many of whom are also looking for their big break on the international scene. YOKKAO Next Generation has served as one of the most prominent platforms providing wider exposure with potential opportunities to be talent-spotted for international e

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  3. Cristian Faustino Defeats Karim Bennoui in Bologna!

    Cristian Faustino Defeats Karim Bennoui in Bologna!

    YOKKAO Next Generation debuted in Bologna Italy on 1 December showcasing a card of prominent Muay Thai athletes in the country. Held at the Zola Predosa Sports Hall in Bologna, the show was headlined by an exhilarating match-up between Karim Bennoui and Cristian Faustino.

    Both fighters left nothing to chance, with the action escalating rapidly right from the start. Bennoui delivered what he was best known for: strong punches and even harder low kicks. Faustino retaliated by playing the strategic game with well-timed counter-offense and wicked elbows. After 5 rounds of intense crossfire, Faustino was awarded the win via decision.

    After his victory on the Next Generation event, it’s a bigger step-up for Faustino as he will take on  the legend Saenchai for the YOKKAO 36 main event on 26 January.

    It’s one wave after another of Muay Thai action over these 2 months in Italy. The successful YOKKAO Next Generation Bologna will be followed up with another show on 16 D

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  4. YOKKAO Kids & Next Generation Italy Double-Bill Showcase

    YOKKAO Kids & Next Generation Italy Double-Bill Showcase

    YOKKAO Next Generation and YOKKAO Kids were introduced in 2015 and 2017 respectively, to give young fighters a platform to showcase their skills. The 2 programs aim to provide wider exposure and offers athletes a potential career in professional Muay Thai.

    With the talent-search initiative moving progressively towards global expansion, YOKKAO promotion team has identified Turin Italy as the next in line to host the events. YOKKAO Next Generation was recently held on 1 December at the Zola Predosa Sports Hall in Bologna. The show was headlined by the cracking match-up between French-Algerian fighter, Karim Bennoui and Italian representative, Cristian Faustino.

    As was previously announced, a full-scale YOKKAO Kids Next Generation will be staged on 27 January 2019 in Turin. The event will take place a day after YOKKAO 35 - 36 at the 5000-seat PalaRuffini arena. The scale of the show sets the mark for what could be the biggest promotion for junior fighters anywhere in the

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  5. YOKKAO Next Generation Returns to Scotland!

    YOKKAO Next Generation Returns to Scotland!

    The world’s premier Muay Thai talent-search initiative is coming to Scotland once again this 22nd September. YOKKAO Next Generation is set to return to On-X Linwood Sports Centre, in the town of Paisley, Renfrewshire for an evening of lip-smacking Muay Thai action.

    Organized in partnership with local promoter, Robert Morrison, the event will feature up-and-coming Scottish fighters as they pit their skills against each other to be recognized as among the region’s best. The organizers have promised to outdo the last event held in February which was met with overwhelmingly positive response from all who attended.

    Since its introduction in 2016, YOKKAO Next Generation has grown to become one of the most prominent programs for discovering and grooming budding Muay Thai athletes around the world. Over the last 2 years, the talent-search initiative has left its footprint in countries like Thailand, Australia, Mexico, Uruguay, and England. Italy is next on the list as the eve

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  6. YOKKAO Next Generation Goes to Bologna Italy!

    YOKKAO Next Generation Goes to Bologna Italy!

    YOKKAO is going all-out with a full ensemble of events in Italy. YOKKAO 35 - 36 has already been confirmed and YOKKAO Next Generation Kids is set to take place a day after in the same arena. To facilitate next year’s full-on entry into Italy, YOKKAO Next Generation will be launched in the beautiful country this year! The Italian debut for YOKKAO Next Generation will be held at Zola Predosa Sports Hall (Palazzetto dello Sport di Zola Predosa) on the 1st December 2018. As Zola Predosa is a commune in the world-famous province of Bologna, the inaugural Italian event will be titled YOKKAO Next Generation Bologna. Headlining the show is a cracking match-up between French-Algerian fighter, Karim Bennoui and Italian representative, Cristian Faustino. Karim is no stranger to the fans as he has fought on a number of YOKKAO events in the past against some of the promotion’s
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  7. YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney Videos Released on YouTube!

    YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney Videos Released on YouTube!

    YOKKAO Next Generation made its glorious return to Australia after a 2-year absence from the land down under. On 26th May, top fighters in the area congregated for a night of sizzling Muay Thai action that kept fans at the edge of their seats. Organized in collaboration with long-time partner SRG promotions, the event brought together a series of amateur as well as full Muay Thai rules professional bouts. The event was webcasted over Facebook but for those who missed it, YOKKAO has now released a set of high-quality videos of the 5 pro fights on YouTube. Enjoy the highlights and knockouts of the amazing fights up-close. The fight that is not to be missed has to be the main event thriller between Spencer Brown from the YOKKAO Thailand Fight Team versus Singpayak who trains out of PTJ Muay Thai Gym. Right after the success of the sold-out Sydney event, Australian Muay Thai fans have already started to look forward to having the YOKKAO show back in the country. With the tremendous

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  8. Spencer Brown Reflects on Loss against Singpayak

    Spencer Brown Reflects on Loss against Singpayak

    It has been 2 weeks since the memorable night of YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney. Spencer Brown faced and took a loss against former Channel 7 champion, Singpayak at the spectacular main event fight. In his interview with YOKKAO prior to the fight, Singpayak boldly claimed that he was “110%” confident of beating his opponent. The Thai fighter did exactly what he said he would do. There is a popular saying, “You either win or you learn”. Even those at the very top occasionally trip and fall. The same weekend, multitime champion Singdam took a loss in China against a younger fighter. This is the way of the fighting game. No one stays undefeated, not even the greatest fighters of all time. Muay Thai and combat sports in general, are unpredictable in nature - a wrong move can lead to devastating results. After a week of rest, Spencer is back at the YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok. Like a true warrior, he’s back on his feet and training at the gym with no time

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  9. Spencer Brown: "I Can't Wait to Get In The Ring with Singpayak"

    Spencer Brown: "I Can't Wait to Get In The Ring with Singpayak"

    As the date draws nearer to May 21st, Spencer Brown is turning up the intensity with his training. The YOKKAO fighter is set to meet Singpayak for the main event at YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney. Here is an interview with Spencer as he shares openly about his training for the upcoming fight, his ambition and life at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok:

    YOKKAO (Y): How is your training coming along for YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney? How have you been preparing yourself for this fight?

    Spencer Brown (S): My training has been going very well these past few weeks. I’ve been feeling very strong whilst maintaining my speed and accuracy. I’ve been training very explosively as I always do but I’ve been much smarter in my approach to training and mindset as I tend to have a 0 or 100 mindset. I can overtrain myself quite severally but thankfully I’m keeping an eye on that. My training with Kru Manop

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  10. Singpayak: "110% Chance of Beating Spencer Brown In Sydney"

    Singpayak: "110% Chance of Beating Spencer Brown In Sydney"

    YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney is just round the corner, happening on 26th May at the Marrickville Town Hall. The event is organized with long-time partner, SRG Promotions and will be headlined by Spencer Brown vs Singpayak. The Thai fighter is a former Channel 7 Stadium champion and now fights out of New South Wales' PTJ Muay Thai Gym. Here is an interview with Singpayak on the upcoming fight: YOKKAO (Y): Hi Singpayak, hope everything’s going well. How is your training coming along for YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney? How have you been preparing yourself for this fight? Singpayak (S): We have just commenced training for Next Generation Sydney. Training will be the same as for any other fight. We start bit by bit and really pick it up 2 weeks out. Y: You moved to PTJ Gym in Australia for a few years, how has it been living and working there? S: I love it! We have a great group of people at our gym and the

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