Posted: February 13, 2019|||
After his recent win on YOKKAO 36 in Italy, YOKKAO world champion, Liam Harrison’s highly-anticipated title defense against Thai elite fighter, Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor will now be put on hold. The UK legend sustained an injury during the fight against Ivan Naccari that left him with a meniscus tear in the knee that aggravated during training. The injury is predicted to keep Harrison out of action for at least 6 to 8 weeks.
Fans will be pleased to know that Rambo’s return to the Bolton stadium shall proceed as planned. The highly-ranked fighter showed up at the Macron Stadium last October and he left with a stunning win against Nathan Bendon via decision. Rambo brings to the ring a classic technical style favored by the best of the Thai elite fighters, and after his sensational promotional debut on YOKKAO 32, he will take to the stage to prove himself in front of a UK crowd once more.
Taking Harrison’s place to face Rambo for the YOKKAO 38 ma
Posted: January 30, 2019||Tags: yokkao uk|
Two more months to fight night in Bolton and the card is stacking up for YOKKAO 37 - 38. The first female bout has now been confirmed - rising star, Niamh Kinehan will take on British powerhouse, Lucy Payne in a fight for the spot of the number one female fighter in UK.
Lucy Payne has been a dominant force in the UK female Muay Thai scene for almost a decade. She has held numerous titles over her career, including the ISKA English champion and WBC Featherweight Champion. Nicknamed the “Princess of Pain”, she is widely recognized as one of UK’s finest female Muay Thai athlete till this day. The Corefit UK fighter will now prove her place against the young Niamh Kinehan.
We promised that she will be back on the YOKKAO stage, so here she is once again. Kinehan is an up-and-coming star in the world of female Muay Thai. She has been
Posted: January 30, 2019|||
Originally set up to face each other at YOKKAO 32 main event, the sizzling match-up between Liam Harrison and Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor was called off due to the former’s training injury. We are excited to announce that the highly-anticipated fight is back on track and will take place at YOKKAO 38 this 23 March in Bolton.
Rambo made a stunning promotional debut and win against Nathan Bendon on YOKKAO 32. The elite Thai fighter has also beaten the likes of Rajadamnern number one, Rafi Bohic and multi-time Lumpinee champion, Muangthai PKSaenchaiGym. He will return to the Macron stadium and attempt to mark his place on the international scene against arguably the UK’s best.
Fresh off his return to the YOKKAO stage and spectacular victory in Turin, Italy, Harrison is set to return to the Macron stadium once again. The UK Muay Thai star is not one to shy away from the toughest challenges through his career as he will now take on the formidable Rambo and prove why he is the top
Posted: December 18, 2018||
Preparations for YOKKAO 37 - 38 is officially underway with some familiar names and new faces already confirmed for the 23 March show. Two YOKKAO event regulars are ready to return to Bolton Macron Stadium for a face-off and it’s none other than Nathan Bendon vs Craig Coakley.
Nathan Bendon proved his place in the sport when he took on Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor at YOKKAO 32 with less than a month’s notice. The UK fighter fought tooth and nail against an elite Thai champion in one of the night’s most memorable fight, showing he can hold his own against the best. Bendon is back for his third YOKKAO appearance in another challenging bout as he faces the KO extraordinaire, Craig Coakley.
Coakley is fast becoming a staple on the YOKKAO card in Bolton. The Irish fighter has scored an impressive hat trick of knockouts in all 3 of his YOKKAO fights. No easy feat considering the tough competition he has faced including UK favorites like Myk Estlick and Jack Kennedy. Coakley is on
Posted: December 06, 2018||
With 3 months away from YOKKAO 37 - 38, the first fight has just been confirmed for the double event. This is a match-up that is guaranteed to delight fans of the sport, featuring Muay Thai star Superbank as he takes on English homegrown talent, Paul Karpowicz.
Fighting out of Bangkok’s Teeded-99 gym, Superbank is widely regarded as one of the finest fighters of this generation. The southpaw technician is known for his slick style, great movement and wild sweeps. As a true testament of his place in the sport, Superbank has received various accolades including the prestigious Fighter of the Year award from Sports Authority of Thailand in 2014. He is also a Lumpinee and multiple-time Rajadamnern champion. The 23 year-old continues to compete against the best on the elite stadium circuit, headlining shows at the top stadiums. For his YOKKAO debut, he will face one of UK’s famed technicians, Paul Karpowicz.
Nicknamed “The Magician”, Karpowicz is well-known for his creativ
Posted: October 26, 2018||
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
Posted: October 17, 2018||
YOKKAO returned on Saturday 13th October with a co-headlining event at Bolton Macron Stadium. The massive card featured a total of 19 match-offs starring UK’s top names along with two of Thailand’s best: Superlek Kiatmoo9 and Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor. There was no lack of high-octane action, breathtaking moments, along with a few twists and turns at YOKKAO 31 - 32. Fans were treated to one battle after another, as competitors left nothing in the tank from the get go. The KOs were delivered generously and the adrenaline was kept high throughout the show. It was a collision of power and will as the competitors battled it out in pursuit of their Muay Thai dreams.An undercard of YOKKAO Next Generation bouts kicked off the event as per the previous shows at Macron. 14 young fighters took to the ring and set the fervent pace for the rest of the event.
Once the undercard was
Posted: October 12, 2018|||
The Macron Muay Thai showdown is back again with YOKKAO 31 - 32 returning to Bolton UK this coming Saturday, 13th October. Fans can expect a stacked card of 19 fights in total including an undercard of YOKKAO Next Generation competitors.
YOKKAO 31 - 32 will be headlined by 2 exciting matchups including Superlek Kiatmoo9’s highly-anticipated return to the UK and the promotional debut of Rambo Por Tor Or. The 2 Thai powerhouses will take on UK’s best in Jonathan Haggerty and Nathan Bendon respectively. The rest of the fight card features a who’s who of the region’s top fighters who have come together to vie for the best positions on the UK rankings.
Limited outer ringside seats are available at www.yokkao.com/events/yokkao-31-32-tickets/. Doors open at 13:30 with fights starting at 14:30. Stay connected with YOKKAO via social media for more updates.
In the meantime, here’s a look at the full fight car
Posted: October 12, 2018||
Weigh-ins for YOKKAO 31 - 32 have gone off without a hitch and all 38 fighters in the 19 bouts are ready to go to war. The event will go live at the Bolton Macron Stadium at 14:30 local time. Stay tuned to the YOKKAO social media network to catch some of the action live and direct from Bolton. Here are today’s weigh-in results:
** Supershowdown presents YOKKAO 32 **
Thailand vs England 65kg
Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor 64.6kg vs Nathan Bendon 64.6kg
England vs Ireland 63.5kg
Jack Kennedy 64kg vs Craig Coakley 63.1kg
Posted: July 20, 2018||
Get ready for a rib-cracking, bone-crushing showdown coming this 13th October at YOKKAO 31 - 32. It’s another explosive match-up as Joe Craven takes on fellow Englishman, Jake Purdy. Joe will stand guard for his position as the UK number 2 at 72.5kg against Jake Purdy who currently ranks one spot lower at number 3. It’s a race to the top of the chart and neither fighter is about to relent. Jake is a regular on YOKKAO UK official events and is set to make his fourth appearance at the upcoming show. With 3 wins out of all 3 YOKKAO appearances, the FSC gym fighter will be driven to continue his undefeated streak. A well-known figure on the UK and international Muay Thai circuit, Jake already has his eyes set on the number 1 spot for a while. It’s 2 more fights to the top and Joe Craven will be the first standing in his way. Fighting out of the illustrious Bad Company gym in Leeds, Joe has already racked up 2 wins at YOKKAO 23 and 29 respectively. With campmates the