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  1. The Battle of The Englishmen: Chris Whittle vs Jack Kennedy

    The Battle of The Englishmen: Chris Whittle vs Jack Kennedy

    Chris Whittle and Jack Kennedy will come together for a clash in a battle of Englishmen at the upcoming YOKKAO 28. YOKKAO fans in Europe will be familiar with the two fighters, especially Kennedy, who is making his 5th YOKKAO event appearance. Fighting out of the Imperial Thaiboxing Academy in Southport, Kennedy is a Golden Belt English Champion, as well as a ISKA British title holder. With an impressive run of victories winning 24 out of 25 fights, he is building a solid reputation as one of the most talented Muay Thai fighters in UK today. Kennedy’s opponent is the formidable Chris Whittle, who fights out of Frank’s Gym in Manchester. At 20 years of age, the young Whittle already has 3 titles to his name including a WBC National Champion, WRSA British Champion, and a recent ISKA European Champion. A rising star in the UK fight scene, he has 25 fights with 21 wins to his name, so this will be a very closely-matched fight. Whittle will move up in weight after fighting

  2. Amy Pirnie faces Josefine “Little Thunder” Lindgren Knutsson at YOKKAO 28!

    Amy Pirnie faces Josefine “Little Thunder” Lindgren Knutsson at YOKKAO 28!

    A thunderstorm is brewing and heading the way of YOKKAO 28 and it’s looking to be yet another electrifying show for the fans at Bolton Macron Stadium. The thunderstorm comes in the form of 21 year old Swedish female fighter, Josefine Lindgren Knutsson, who will be making [caption id="attachment_3549" align="alignright" width="350"]Muay Thai: Amy Pirnie in action Muay Thai: Amy Pirnie in action[/caption] her YOKKAO promotions debut this 15th October 2017. Knutsson goes by the fighting nickname of “Little Thunder” and after making a name for herself in her Nordic homeland, she has set her sights on the rest of the European territories. She currently trains and fights out of the Allstars Training Center in Stockholm, Sweden, under her coach, Sanja Trbojevic. The gym itself is a recipient 2013 Gym of

  3. 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,

  4. Will Jordan Watson Continue His Reign at YOKKAO 28?

    Will Jordan Watson Continue His Reign at YOKKAO 28?

    Warriors never rest. They are continually put to the test, time and time again, to prove that they are the best. [caption id="attachment_3530" align="alignright" width="350"]Jordan Watson YOKKAO World Champion -70KG Jordan Watson YOKKAO World Champion -70KG[/caption] Jordan Watson was the first to be crowned the YOKKAO World Champion -70kg back at the 10th edition. During his reign as the inaugural YOKKAO world title holder, Watson lost the belt once to Sanny Dahlbeck at YOKKAO 12 before reclaiming it back almost exactly a year later at YOKKAO 18. Since then, Watson has managed to retain his title on another occasion against the tough Thai fighter, Sorgraw Petchyindee at YOKKAO 24 earlier in March. This coming 15th October, Watson will be put to the test

  5. YOKKAO 27 heats up! Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs Christopher Shaw

    YOKKAO 27 heats up! Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs Christopher Shaw

    Another fight has been confirmed for YOKKAO 27, pitting one country’s best against another’s. A Scottish Fighter of the Year against a Thailand Muay Thai Fighter of the Year: Christopher Shaw vs Superlek Kiatmoo9. Scottish fighter Christopher Shaw is a frequent face and name on the YOKKAO fight cards, having [caption id="attachment_3508" align="alignright" width="350"]Superlek Kiatmoo9 Muay Thai Superlek Kiatmoo9 Muay Thai[/caption] appeared in YOKKAO 12, 15, and 19 with 2 wins in the latter 2 events respectively. This will be Shaw’s 3rd appearance in a YOKKAO promotion, in what could arguably be his biggest challenge to date. Shaw’s opponent needs little introduction for anyone familiar with the sport of Muay Thai. The 21-year-old Superlek Kiatmoo9 is one of the most elite Muay Thai

  6. 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

  7. YOKKAO 23/24 Weigh-in results, press and Pre-Fight Videos!

    YOKKAO 23/24 Weigh-in results, press and Pre-Fight Videos!

    The Weigh-ins for YOKKAO 23/24 went down Friday March 24th with no major issues to report. The action will be held inside the MACRON Stadium in Bolton UK, today Saturday March 25th. [caption id="attachment_3285" align="alignright" width="350"]Muay Thai UK: Jordan Watson vs Sorgraw Petchyindee YOKKAO 24 Muay Thai UK: Jordan Watson vs Sorgraw Petchyindee YOKKAO 24[/caption] YOKKAO will be bringing fight fans two events in 1 night. The fights that has the majority of Muay Thai fans talking about are the showdowns between Jordan Watson (England) vs Songraw Petchyindee (Thailand) headlining YOKKAO 23, Liam Harrison (England) vs Rayan Mekki (France), Amy Pirnie vs Dakota Ditcheva and Wuttichai YOKKAOSAENCHAIGYM vs Stephen Meleady topping off YOKKAO 24. Watson will put his 70kg YOKKAO world title on the

  8. Two World Titles. Two Events. One night in Bolton - YOKKAO 23/24

    Two World Titles. Two Events. One night in Bolton - YOKKAO 23/24

    Two world titles. Two events. One ticket in Bolton. The smell of Thai liniment oil and the sound of pads being smashed while fighters warm up is just one of many experiences while at a show. YOKKAO 23 - 24 will be absolutely no different. YOKKAO are renown for breaking boundaries and pushing the limits of what's achievable within Muay Thai on a global level. [caption id="attachment_3243" align="alignright" width="420"]YOKKAO Muay Thai England YOKKAO Muay Thai England[/caption] YOKKAO events are the best events outside of Thailand without a shadow of a doubt; with the biggest names in the sport coming together under one roof to put on a fantastic display of technique, heart and showmanship for the spectators that travel from all over the world to be a part of a ground-breaking experience for fighters and fight fans alike.

  9. Manachai: "I can't wait to fight Stephen Meleady!"

    Manachai: "I can't wait to fight Stephen Meleady!"

    Manachai, the young addition to the YOKKAO Fight Team, has just been confirmed to fight at YOKKAO 24 against the WMC European Champion Stephen Meleady, on Saturday March 25th 2017 at the Macron Stadium in Bolton. [caption id="attachment_3194" align="alignright" width="350"]YOKKAO 24: Manachai vs Stephen Meleady YOKKAO 24: Manachai vs Stephen Meleady[/caption] The news, launched yesterday on Manachai's Facebook page, has grabbed quickly the attention of Muay Thai fans in England. Manachai at just 21yrs old, has already built his name in the Muay Thai scene. Ranked Lumpinee #1 at 19yrs old and Toyota Marathon finalist, Manachai has been asked again to participate at the Toyota 8 Man Tournament which will take place on Friday, January 27th in Phitsanulok (north

  10. Jordan Watson to defend the World Title against Sorgraw Petchyindee!

    Jordan Watson to defend the World Title against Sorgraw Petchyindee!

    Official: Jordan Watson is set to defend  the YOKKAO 70kg World Title -70kg against Sorgraw Petchyindee. [caption id="attachment_3180" align="alignright" width="350"]YOKKAO Muay Thai World Champion Jordan Watson YOKKAO Muay Thai World Champion Jordan Watson[/caption] Coming from the famous Petchyindee Academy, Sorgraw is the winner of the Toyota Tournament 147lb weight class with wins at Lumpinee against Saensak Petchbuncha and Manowan Sit Tong. Jordan Watson, is considered by Thai fighters as the "The Farang to Beat". Watson regained his YOKKAO World Title in the UK against Sanny Dahlbeck at YOKKAO 18 on March 2016 and has defended it against Ben Hodge at YOKKAO 20. For the second time in UK history, after facing off Buakaw Banchamek (at that time Buakaw Por Pramuk) in 2010, Muay Thai fans will have

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