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  1. Craig Coakley To Face Mo Abdurahman at YOKKAO 38

    Craig Coakley To Face Mo Abdurahman at YOKKAO 38

    YOKKAO 37 - 38 is just four weeks away from a night of smashing action at the Macron Stadium in Bolton UK. In a highly-anticipated YOKKAO 38 bout, Craig Coakley was originally matched up against UK super lightweight top seed, Nathan Bendon. The latter has unfortunately sustained a hand injury and will be pulling out from the coming event. The show must go on and Coakley will now take on another formidable opponent.

    The Irish fighter is on a hot winning streak with a trio of KO victories in all his last three YOKKAO appearances. We know that he will be looking for his fourth at the coming show but Coakley’s stint in the ring at YOKKAO 38 is not going to be a walk in the park.

    Coming in to replace Bendon on 4 weeks’ notice will be none other than UK number two, Mo Abdurahman. Fighting out of Southampton’s Exile Gym, Abdurahman is one of the most promising young fighters of the momen

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  2. YOKKAO 38: Joe Craven vs Chris Shaw

    YOKKAO 38: Joe Craven vs Chris Shaw

    The card for YOKKAO 37 - 38 is stacking up with another fight confirmed for the 23 March event. UK number one, Joe Craven will be defending his spot against Scotland’s Chris Shaw in a 72.5-kg showdown.

    Craven made it to the top of the chart last August and saw a pristine undefeated fight record for 2018. He has picked up 3 wins on YOKKAO promotions to date including a decision against Jake Purdy last October. Fighting out of the renowned Bad Company gym in Leeds, Craven will defend his number one spot against another middleweight maestro, Chris Shaw.

    Shaw will make his return to the YOKKAO stage after more than a year since his memorable round-one KO victory against Connor McCormack on YOKKAO 28. 2018 saw him slipping off the UK rankings but he’s back to claim his spot. The multi-time champion will have to go through a tough-as-nails Craven, as he regains his momentum in the race to the top.

    The middleweight clash between Craven and Shaw now joins a card of exc

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  3. YOKKAO 38: Nathan Bendon vs Craig Coakley

    YOKKAO 38: Nathan Bendon vs Craig Coakley

    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

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  4. Superbank set to face Paul Karpowicz at YOKKAO 37!

    Superbank set to face Paul Karpowicz at YOKKAO 37!

    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

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  5. YOKKAO 37 - 38 Returns to UK on 23rd March 2019

    YOKKAO 37 - 38 Returns to UK on 23rd March 2019

    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

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  6. YOKKAO 31 - 32: A Collision of Power & Will

    YOKKAO 31 - 32: A Collision of Power & Will

    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.

    YOKKAO 31

    Once the undercard was

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  7. Full Fight Card Released for YOKKAO 31 - 32

    Full Fight Card Released for YOKKAO 31 - 32

    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

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  8. YOKKAO 31 - 32 Weigh-In Results

    YOKKAO 31 - 32 Weigh-In Results

    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

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  9. Nathan Bendon Replaces Liam Harrison for YOKKAO 32

    Nathan Bendon Replaces Liam Harrison for YOKKAO 32

    Originally set up for a title defense bout against Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor on YOKKAO 32, Liam Harrison’s highly-anticipated return to the YOKKAO ring will now be delayed. The UK number one has just announced that he will be pulling out from the coming event due to injuries.

    Harrison sustained a cut on his right hand two weeks back from sparring which resulted in a vicious swell. After treatment and review by a specialist, the YOKKAO World Champion has been been advised to refrain from sparring, clinching and punching. Given the state of his conditions, he has been declared medically unfit to compete i

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  10. 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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