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  1. YOKKAO Next Generation Kids Heads To Scotland On 31st March

    YOKKAO Next Generation Kids Heads To Scotland On 31st March

    Muay Thai fans in Scotland are in for another treat after the overwhelming reception at the YOKKAO Next Generation show held on 24th February. It’s time for the kids to be in the spotlight as YOKKAO Next Generation Kids Scotland goes live this Saturday 31st March. Originally scheduled on March 3rd, YOKKAO Next Generation Kids Scotland was postponed due to severe weather conditions. The whole of UK experienced the worst weather pattern in over 50 years with the first ever red alert issued due to bad weather. Airports and major roads were closed and resulted in the postponement. In true unwavering Muay Thai spirit, the show is back on and will go on as planned with a stacked card of 42 bouts lined up. Junior fighters from UK and along with some visitors from France and Italy will be taking part in the show, all ready to put their skills and hard work to the test. The event will be headlined by Erin from Glasgow’s Griphouse gym who will take on the unbeaten Siria from Italy.

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  2. YOKKAO UK Open Receives Application From Over 300 Fighters in 2 Days!

    YOKKAO UK Open Receives Application From Over 300 Fighters in 2 Days!

    The time has come for Muay Thai and kickboxing practitioners to prove themselves in the ring. In less than one month’s time, the first-ever YOKKAO UK Open will take center-stage for what is set to be one of the largest fight sport events in the world. Since the announcement of the YOKKAO UK Open was made, applications have poured in from all over the European continent. In just two days, almost 300 enthusiastic fighters from eleven countries have signed up to take part in the inaugural event! Applications are still coming in fervently and it is expected that the 400 competitor slots for the Open will be completely filled up in no time. The YOKKAO UK Open is the latest project from the dream team of Stefania Picelli, Brian Calder and Peter Spensley. The event will provide the stage for amateur fighters of all ages to test their skills and a chance for glory. YOKKAO has been an active force in driving wider recognition for Muay Thai with talent-search initiatives like YOKKAO Next

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  3. YOKKAO Kids Fight Team Welcomes New Member Anthony Deary

    YOKKAO Kids Fight Team Welcomes New Member Anthony Deary

    Following his 2017 Fighter of the Year award and an impressive performance on the YOKKAO Next Generation Kids show in February, Anthony Deary joins Joe Ryan and Ellie Barker to become the newest member of the YOKKAO Kids Fight Team. Anthony trains and fights out of Liverpool’s Fortitudo Muay Thai, under coach Allen Kaufman as well as his father, Ian Deary. He started training in Muay Thai since he was 5 years old and won his first Area title at the age of 8. The 13 year-old now holds multiple titles including 3 European titles, a British title, an Intercontinental title and a junior World title. To date, Anthony has fought really strong opponents from countries all over the continent including France, Portugal, Lithuania, Scotland and Ireland. He would often give up weight of up to 3 or 4 kilograms and has never turned down a fight even at only a few days’ notice. Anthony embodies true Nak Muay spirit of the Thai fighters, which is amazing for someone his age. 2017

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  4. Announcing the Inaugural YOKKAO UK Open Championship!

    Announcing the Inaugural YOKKAO UK Open Championship!

    In support of the rapidly growing Muay Thai scene in the UK, YOKKAO is proud to announce the first-ever YOKKAO UK Open competitions. YOKKAO key person, Stefania Picelli has once again teamed up with YOKKAO UK promoter, Brian Calder along with YOKKAO Kids organizer, Peter Spensley for this latest event featuring categories for kids, juniors and adults. With the Open, amateur fighters of all levels and ambitions can now come together to put their Muay Thai skills to the test in the ring with a chance for glory. The YOKKAO UK Open is set to take place on 14th and 15th April at the Barnsley Metrodome in England. It is going to be an event of mammoth proportions with 5 rings to be set up at the venue. YOKKAO UK Open is expected to host as many as 400 athletes over the 2-day event. Participants from ages 5 to 14 will take part in the Kids category; those from 15 to 17 will take part in the junior category; and those
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  5. YOKKAO 29 - YOKKAO 30 Weigh-in results!

    YOKKAO 29 - YOKKAO 30 Weigh-in results!

    YOKKAO 29-30 weigh-in took place today at Mezzanine Macron Stadium in Bolton. ** YOKKAO 30 Weigh-in results ** Singdam YokkaoSaenchaiGym (Thailand) 64.5kg vs Jack Kennedy (England) 65kg Paul Karpowicz (England) 59.8kg vs Ja Kiatphontip (Thailand) 59.4kg Chris Whittle (England) 63.2kg vs Craig Coakley (Ireland) 62.9kg Amy Pirnie (Scotland) 49.6kg vs Ilenia Perugini (Switzerland) 49.1kg Spencer Brown (Scotland) 63kg vs Connor McNab (Scotland) 62.8kg Brian Totty (Scotland) 65.7kg vs Mohamed Kalf (Ireland) 68.2kg ** YOKKAO 29 Weigh-in results ** Jonathan Haggerty (England) 59kg vs Keith McLachlan (Scotland) 59.1kg Myk Estlick (England) 59.8kg vs Luke Hill (England) 59.9kg Dakota Ditcheva (England) 54.4kg vs Hannah Brady (England) 53.6kg Joe Craven (England) 72.5kg vs Ammari Diedrick (England) 70.7kg Niall Brown (England) 72.1kg vs Robbie Collins (England) 70kg Anton Austin (England) 59.9kg vs Isaac Taylor (England)

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  6. YOKKAO 29 - 30: Full Fight Card Released!

    YOKKAO 29 - 30: Full Fight Card Released!

    Come this Saturday March 10th at the Bolton Macron Stadium, UK fight fans are in for another night of lip-smacking Muay Thai action. YOKKAO 29 - 30 is stacked with the best fighters in the region and Thailand featuring both top-billing acts as well as up-and-coming fighters in the region. The fight card for the double event is now complete with the addition of energetic matchups featuring promising young fighters like Joe Craven and Robbie Collins, both of whom have previously appeared on YOKKAO events. A number of up-and-coming fighters will be making their YOKKAO debuts, and will certainly look to make an impression. As has been the event’s format in the UK, YOKKAO 29-30 also features an undercard of Next Generation competitors. Many of these fighters would eventually go on to fight on the main card. Some of the fighters who have made the transition include Spencer Brown, Joe Craven and Robbie Collins. YOKKAO has been pivotal in recent years in building and promoting

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  7. YOKKAO 30: Spencer Brown vs Connor McNab!

    YOKKAO 30: Spencer Brown vs Connor McNab!

    YOKKAO Fight Team’s very own Spencer Brown (Spencer YOKKAOSaenchaiGym) is set to make a brief return to the UK on March 10th. The fighter from Irvine, Scotland has been confirmed for YOKKAO 30 where he will go head to head against fellow countryman, Connor McNab in the ring. The A Class bout will be fought at 63.5kg Connor McNab fights out of the D Unit Combat Sports Hub based in the town of Dumbarton, Scotland. The young fighter will be making his YOKKAO debut and this will be a great opportunity to prove himself on an international level, given the grand scale of the event. He is no freshman to the sport and has competed in both the UK as well as in Thailand where he trained for a period of time. However, his quest for victory will not go easy as he faces the KO Kid, Spencer Brown. Spencer hardly needs any introduction for the YOKKAO fans. Since being hand picked to train at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok alongside the fight team members, the young YOKKAO stalwart has been

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  8. YOKKAO 29: Dakota Ditcheva vs Hannah Brady!

    YOKKAO 29: Dakota Ditcheva vs Hannah Brady!

    Female fighters are no less explosive as their male counterparts, especially on YOKKAO events. The coming March 10th show at Bolton Macron has already set up a sizzling bout between Amy Pirnie vs Ilenia Perugini. Now another female match-up is confirmed for YOKKAO 29 featuring English ladies, Dakota Ditcheva and Hannah Brady. At only 18 years of age, Dakota already has a number of titles to her name including British, European and World Championships. One of Dakota’s claim to fame was her battle with Amy Pirnie at YOKKAO 24. The female bout remains one of the most talked-about and best female fights on YOKKAO to date. Despite losing over decision at the end of 5 intense rounds, Dakota put up a stellar performance that found favor with many fans that night. The girl from Cheshire returns to YOKKAO 29 where she will go head-on with Hannah Brady. Hannah trains and fights out of Kiatphontip Gym in Leeds. The 28 year-old last fought on YOKKAO Next Generation in March last year and

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  9. McAllister out of YOKKAO 30! Singdam now faces Jack Kennedy!

    McAllister out of YOKKAO 30! Singdam now faces Jack Kennedy!

    One of the most anticipated match-ups at the upcoming YOKKAO 30 in Bolton was the headlining act featuring Singdam against Reece McAllister. Reece has had to pull out of the event as he had torn his hip and is in the hospital for treatment. The YOKKAO Team wish McAllister a speedy recovery and look forward to having him back soon in the ring. Taking Reece McAllister’s place in the battle against Singdam will be fellow English fighter, Jack Kennedy. YOKKAO 30 marks Jack’s sixth appearance on the promotion and there are few as befitting as him as part of the main event. Fighting out of the Imperial Thai boxing Academy in Southport, Jack is a Golden Belt English Champion, as well as a ISKA British title holder. The 26 year-old Southport fighter is building a solid reputation as one of the most talented Muay Thai fighters in UK today. Jack has maintained a clean unbeaten record on YOKKAO events at 65kg but it looks like the Englishman will face perhaps his strongest opponent

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  10. YOKKAO Next Generation Southampton: Bernie Mendieta vs Shaq Davies!

    YOKKAO Next Generation Southampton: Bernie Mendieta vs Shaq Davies!

    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

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