Posted: October 10, 2019|||
YOKKAO is heading to the UK once again in two weeks’ time for another double event at the University of Bolton Stadium. A stacked card of 21 bouts have been lined up for the 26 October show featuring UK’s top Muay Thai athletes as well as visitors from Spain and Thailand.
Originally primed for main event action, Liam Harrison has pulled out due to a knee injury sustained in his last fight at YOKKAO 41 in Dublin. He has been advised by medical specialist to stay out of training for 2 weeks in this period leading to the event, prompting the decision. We wish Harrison a speedy recovery and look forward to his next fight on the YOKKAO stage.
Scotland’s very own Craig Dickson is stepping up on short notice to take on Payet for the challenge. Dickson is the current UK number 2 in the welterweight division with over 100 fights to his name. He has fought in Thailand for many years again
Posted: September 27, 2019|||
Just 4 more weeks to go for YOKKAO 43-44 which will take place on 26 October in Bolton. Another exciting bout has just been confirmed for the show and will pit YOKKAO Fight Team's Yodchai against Dean James in the co-main event.
Fresh off the YOKKAO Seminar tour in the USA, Yodchai is back training in full gear for the coming bout in Bolton. Since capturing the WBC Intercontinental title in January, the 24-year-old has been focusing on making his name at Lumpinee Stadium where he has headlined a number of events. He returns to the international scene on 26th where he will make his UK debut against local veteran, Dean James.
A Muay Thai world champion at three different weight divisions, James is a notable figure in the UK fight scene. The Wolverhampton native has recorded notable wins over highly decorated international fighters including Rungravee Sasiprapa at YOKKAO 8. Fighting o
With matchmaking heating up for our 26 October double-header in the UK, the first official bout for the YOKKAO 43 card has just been confirmed. It will feature two YOKKAO UK favorites, Brian Totty Jr and Jack Kennedy as they clash in a welterweight faceoff.
Kennedy has proved himself as one of the UK’s best having fought many of the best fighters in the promotion including Singdam, Craig Coakley and Nathan Bendon. He has also faced many renowned and elite opponents on the international circuit such as Thanonchai Ratchanon and Changpuak Pongtong. Fighting out of Southport’s Imperial Muay Thai Academy, the English fighter will return to make his seventh appearance on our show.
Facing Kennedy at Bolton will be Scottish fighter, Brian Totty who is back since his last winning appearance on YOKKAO 30. The Everyday Athlete Gym fighter from Glasgow recently captured a European title and
Posted: September 13, 2019|||
With about a month away from YOKKAO 43-44 taking place on 26 October, the much-anticipated main event has just been confirmed. Fan-favorite and UK legend, Liam Harrison will take on French KO specialist, Jeremy Payet in a headlining faceoff at the University of Bolton stadium.
The man who hardly needs any introduction, Harrison is an integral part of YOKKAO shows since his promotional debut in 2014. He has built a reputation around the world for bringing wars to the ring in all his fights. Harrison is set to make his 10th appearance for the promotion at YOKKAO 44 where he will take on another hard-hitting fighter - Jeremy Payet.
Payet returns to the YOKKAO stage after a solid performance against Singdam at YOKKAO 35 in Italy. Nicknamed “Mister KO” for his high knockout rates, the French Muay Thai and kickboxing champion has also fought against the likes of Jack Kennedy and Chri
Posted: August 27, 2019|||
Another potentially explosive matchup has just been confirmed for YOKKAO 44 that is set to take place in Bolton. UK middleweight number one, Joe Craven will take on young Scottish talent, Alex MacGregor in a 72-kg faceoff.
Fighting out of the renowned Bad Company Gym, Craven needs little introduction for the UK fight fans. He has achieved an unbeaten record in all his four appearances on the YOKKAO promotions to date. After his victory against Chris Shaw in March, Craven will return to the Bolton stage to face his towering opponent.
McGregor made UK fans sit up and take notice when he made his promotional debut at YOKKAO 37. The 23-year-old fighter went into the fight as the underdog against hot-favorite, Niall Brown. McGregor put on a stunning performance to take home the win via decision and earned his ticket for his return to the YOKKAO ring this October.
Posted: July 11, 2019|||
It’s the time of the year and the date is now confirmed - YOKKAO 43-44 will return to UK on 26 October 2019 to be staged at Bolton Macron Stadium.
YOKKAO 43 - 44 marks the 5th straight year since the acclaimed event was first brought to the UK. The promotions have grown to become one of the biggest Muay Thai events in the region with consistent production, exciting matchups and an always great atmosphere.
YOKKAO UK been a driving force in promoting the sport in the region, providing an international platform for UK fighters to prove themselves. Many fighters on our shows have gone on to prove they could go toe-to-toe against the very best in the world.
With about 3 more months to the biannual event, preparations are now underway. The main events and rest of the fight card will be announced over the coming weeks. Look out for some big names, familiar faces, an
Posted: April 25, 2019|||
The launch of YOKKAO Agency was first announced on 18 April. Our fighter management agency has just officially signed with our first fighter who is none other than Ireland’s KO specialist, Craig Coakley.
Since his promotional debut at YOKKAO 23, Coakley has dished out three stunning victories by means of knockouts. The Irish Muay Thai phenom has built his reputation and a growing fanbase as one of the most exciting and formidable fighters on the UK and Ireland circuit.
Coakley’s first fight as a YOKKAO Agency athlete pits him against Thai legend, Singdam. The two will battle it out at YOKKAO 42 over one of Muay Thai’s most prestigious and coveted green belt: WBC Diamond Championship title. Coakley, a WBC ranked fighter, will now have the chance to prove himself as one of Muay Thai’s best Lightweights in the world.
YOKKAO Agency aims to provide more opportunities for Coa
Posted: April 23, 2019|||
YOKKAO’s inaugural Ireland showcase has just confirmed its main event matchup and it is set to be one of the biggest fights in YOKKAO history. On 27 July, Thai legend, Singdam will battle it out with Ireland’s own Craig “Coco” Coakley for the highly-coveted WBC Diamond championship belt!
WBC first created the "Diamond Championship" belt in 2009 as a championship to award the winner of a historic fight between two high-profile fighters. To date, only 2 Muay Thai fighters have the honour of holding the title and they are two of the biggest stars in the entire Muay Thai history: Buakaw Banchamek and living legend, Saenchai.
Come the night of 27 July, another fighter will be honored with the distinguished Diamond championship belt. Either way it goes, we expect this to be an explosive fight like never before.
Irish knockout extraordinaire, Craig Coakley has built a
Posted: March 26, 2019|||
It was yet another sold-out success with YOKKAO 37 - 38 held last Saturday, 23 March at the University of Bolton stadium. UK fight fans were presented with a stacked 19-bout card featuring the best of the region, along with headlining Thai stars, Superbank Sakchaichote and Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor.
8 bouts on the undercard kickstarted the event off on the right note with intense non-stop action and a couple of knockouts to liven up the atmosphere. Some notable performances include up-and-coming fighters Kieran Lee, Ryan Stockley and Corey McLachlan who furthered their winning streak on the Next Generation scorecards.
With the crowds suitably fired up after the undercard matchups, YOKKAO 37 took the action up another notch. Glyn Blackburn and Alex McGregor both made a powerful impression with their promotional debuts,
It’s one more day to YOKKAO 37 - 38 and the fighters gathered this afternoon at the Bolton Macron Stadium for their weigh-ins. All 38 fighters have successfully made weight and ready for tomorrow’s showdown.
The event is expected to kick off tomorrow with the undercard at 14:30pm local time and the main card will commence at 16:30pm. Connect with us via social media network to catch some of the action live and direct from Bolton. Here are today’s weigh-in results:
** Supershowdown presents YOKKAO 38 **
Thailand vs Scotland 65kg
Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor 64.8kg vs Chris Shaw 65kg
Ireland vs England 63.5kg
Craig Coakley 63.4kg vs Mo Abdurahman 62.5kg
England vs England Female Fight 59kg
Niamh Kinehan 58.7kg vs Lucy Payne 57.9kg
England vs England 72.5kg
Joe Craven 71.9kg vs Chris Shaw 72kg