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  1. Breaking: Liam Harrison Takes on Rambo at YOKKAO 32!

    Breaking: Liam Harrison Takes on Rambo at YOKKAO 32!

    The highly anticipated main event for YOKKAO 32 has just been confirmed. YOKKAO World Champion, Liam Harrison will put his 65kg title and his honor on the line against the formidable Thai fighter, Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor! Rambo is a prolific fighter on the elite stadium scene in Thailand. His name features regularly on fight cards at Lumpinee, Rajadamnern and Siam stadiums. He ranks highly in almost all the venues and holds the lightweight title at the prestigious Channel 7 stadium. The super lightweight fighter has beaten the likes of Rajadamnern number one, Rafi Bohic and multi-time Lumpinee champion, Muangthai PKSaenchaiGym. With his UK debut, the Muay Thai exponent will be looking to make a solid impression, and attempt to make home with the YOKKAO world title. Rambo’s quest will not be an easy task as he takes on one of the best fighters in the world. After much awaiting, YOKKAO World Champion Liam Harrison is set to return to Bolton Macron stadium once again. The UK number

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  2. Interview with YOKKAO Junior Champion Ellie Barker

    Interview with YOKKAO Junior Champion Ellie Barker

    In a month’s time, YOKKAO Next Generation Kids is set to be staged once again at Barnsley Metrodome. The young rising stars of the UK and Europe will come together to pit their skills against each other in the ring of the world’s eminent junior Muay Thai promotion on July 21st. Headlining the event will be YOKKAO Kids Fight Team member and junior world champion, Ellie Barker who fights out of Hanuman Darlington. Below is an interview with Ellie in the lead up to the show. YOKKAO (Y): Hi, Ellie. You are co-headlining the YOKKAO Next Generation Kids in Barnsley. Are you looking forward to it and do you know much about your opponent? Ellie (E): Yeah, I’m really looking forward to it as I couldn't get matched for the last show. My dad and I came to watch and it was really weird not fighting. The only things I know about Siria is that she is usually a K1 fighter and she fought my best friend Erin on the last Scotland show C class rules. It

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  3. YOKKAO 32: Jack Kennedy vs Craig Coakley!

    YOKKAO 32: Jack Kennedy vs Craig Coakley!

    It has been a long time coming but get ready for one of the most anticipated clashes come the 13th October at Bolton Macron. The second match-up for the YOKKAO 31 - 32 double bill has just been confirmed and will bring together 2 of the top fighters in the promotion. It’s the English talent, Jack Kennedy going head on against Irish KO extraordinaire, Craig Coakley! A regular name in the YOKKAO UK promotion, Jack Kennedy took home a loss in his last appearance when he faced Thai super star, Singdam. However, he went the distance with 5 rounds of intense battling, proving that he can hold his own against a multi-time Lumpinee and Thailand champion. Prior to YOKKAO 30, Kennedy held an undefeated record on 5 YOKKAO UK outings and he will now attempt to kickstart another round of victories. The 26 year-old fights out of  Imperial Thai boxing Academy in Southport. Kennedy’s opponent, Craig Coakley has acquired quite the reputation for knocking his opponents out in the ring.

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  4. YOKKAO Next Generation Kids - The Rising Stars On July 21st

    YOKKAO Next Generation Kids - The Rising Stars On July 21st

    YOKKAO Next Generation Kids is set to be staged on July 21st  when the rising stars of Muay Thai will congregate once more in Barnsley Metrodome for a full day of fun and action. The YOKKAO Kids show has grown rapidly to become the most important platform for young fighters to prove themselves in the ring. Kids from UK and around the region enjoy the complete fight experience including marching down to the ring in their own walk-in music. For the series’ fifth show, the promoters will be matching as many novices as possible to give them the opportunity to taste the experience of competing in the ring. To keep the fights close, opponents will be matched within 1-year age gap and 2-kg weight difference. There will also be many 4-fighter mini tournaments to spice up the show. The July 21st event will finish with 10 high-end experienced junior bouts featuring several of UK’s finest against overseas opposition. The main events are dedicated to “Girl Power”:

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  5. YOKKAO Next Generation Kids Back At Barnsley on May 26th

    YOKKAO Next Generation Kids Back At Barnsley on May 26th

    After 2 successful shows at Barnsley and a third in Scotland, YOKKAO Next Generation Kids returns this Saturday May 26th. The fourth edition of the event is set to be staged back at Barnsley Metrodome, where it all began. The forthcoming event will feature 45 fights on the card with the same structure that has made the event so popular. YOKKAO sponsored fighters, Ellie Barker and Anthony Deary have been confirmed for the show. Anthony will go head to head against Sonny from Yodphet Muay Thai in a rematch that could easily steal the show. Also on the card are young fighters from Norway, Ireland, Denmark and France who will take on UK's best talents. Continuing a tradition started at Scotland in March, the coming show will once again be supporting the “Fighting for Autism” charity. The beneficiary will be represented by Jacob who is instructed by Glyn Blackburn from Alliance Gym in Liverpool. Jacob, who has autism will also be making his debut for the show. He has overcome

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  6. Superlek vs Haggerty to Headline YOKKAO 31!

    Superlek vs Haggerty to Headline YOKKAO 31!

    YOKKAO 31 - 32 is set to be a cosmic event guaranteed to send shockwaves throughout the Muay Thai universe. The main event for YOKKAO 31 has been confirmed and it will see Superlek Kiatmoo9’s return to Bolton where he will face one of the most prominent UK fighters of the moment, Jonathan Haggerty. Superlek showed up at YOKKAO 27 last October where he faced Scotland’s top fighter, Chris Shaw. It was a convincing victory as the multi-time Lumpinee champion showed why he is one of the best in the scene via an unanimous decision. The 21-year-old fighter hails from Thailand’s  renowned Kiatmoo9 camp, home of legend Singdam, who also happens to be his uncle. After nearly a decade competing at the highest level in the prestigious stadiums of Thailand and bagging numerous titles, he is poised to further his career on the international stage. The opponents don’t come easy at Bolton Macron Stadium. Jonathan Haggerty has proven himself as the top dog at 60kg in

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  7. YOKKAO 31 - 32 Will Be Headlined By Haggerty and Harrison!

    YOKKAO 31 - 32 Will Be Headlined By Haggerty and Harrison!

    The date is set: YOKKAO 31 - 32 has just been confirmed to take place on 13th October. The wildly popular event series will be returning to Bolton Macron Stadium for a Saturday matinee show. The double event will be headlined by 2 of UK’s very best - Jonathan Haggerty and YOKKAO World Champion, Liam Harrison. Haggerty gave one of his best performances in his last appearance against Keith McLachlan on YOKKAO 29. The deal was sealed in round when Haggerty dropped Keith with a stunning head kick, winning via the KO of the night. The top-seeded fighter has worked his way up the ranks and is now ready for his biggest challenge to date. In the other main act, the audience will see the highly-anticipated return of Harrison to the YOKKAO ring after more than a 1-year absence. The UK number one has taken a hiatus from competing since an injury sustained last December. He is now back training with full fervour and his return is guaranteed to be an explosive set. The opponents for the

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  8. Manachai’s Winning Streak Ends In Southampton

    Manachai’s Winning Streak Ends In Southampton

    After an incredible 10-fight undefeated run, Manachai finally met his maker on Sunday at YOKKAO Next Generation Southampton. The young fight star’s streak began last year at YOKKAO Next Generation Suraburi (Thailand) and came to an eventual end in a loss to another rising star, Mo Abdurahman. Mo Abdurahman has been one of the most promising fighters in the region over the past year. As promised, the main event materialize into the explosive matchup between the 2 phenoms. The battle ensued right from the bell as both fighters traded blow after blow. To everyone’s surprise, the loss was delivered to Manachai in dramatic fashion with a right hook TKO in round 3. Just before the KO, a kick from Manachai connected his right leg straight with Abdurahman’s left elbow. The impact aggravated an injury sustained during the fight in Italy against Christian Zahe just 3 weeks back. The determined fighter, who is known to never back down from fights, will take time off training

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  9. Manachai and Abdurahman Ready for War at YOKKAO Southampton

    Manachai and Abdurahman Ready for War at YOKKAO Southampton

    After months in preparation, YOKKAO Next Generation Southampton is now just one day away from action. Fans can expect 14 exciting bouts with 6 A-Class bouts, 3 B-Class bouts and 5 C-Class bouts. The one that everyone is looking forward to will be none other than the main event cracker between Manachai and home-town GLORY K1 star – Mo Abdurahman. The weigh-ins have been completed for all the fighters with Manachai coming in at 65.2 kg vs Mo Abdurahman at 65 kg. The slight weight disparity will be largely offset with almost 19 hours of travel including a 4-hour delay of flight on Manachai's journey to UK. It's fair to say that the scale is well-balanced for this match-up. Manachai has been running an undefeated campaign in his last 10 outings. At the weigh-in press conference, the YOKKAO fighter was beaming with confidence. When asked by UK Fight Scene reporter about his coming match against rising star Mo Abdurahman, Manachai expressed his confidence about his level and remains

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  10. YOKKAO 30: Spencer Brown vs Connor McNab Full Fight Video Released

    YOKKAO 30: Spencer Brown vs Connor McNab Full Fight Video Released

    Without a doubt, YOKKAO 29 - 30 was the most spectacular event for UK fight fans this year so far. Round after round, bout after bout, fighters delivered non-stop action that left the audience in a state of adrenaline rush the entire night. March 10th was truly a night to remember for those in attendance. Spencer Brown returned to UK soil since his appearance last October on YOKKAO 27. He was up against fellow Scotsman, Connor McNab who was making his YOKKAO debut. After a series of knockouts in the evening, the KO Kid was looking to add one of his own to the list. Spencer unleashed a flurry of powerful punches right off the bell against a tough opponent who refused to stay down. The 2 youngsters went the distance and gave the audience an exciting full 5 rounds. This was easily one of the crowd’s favorite fights of the night. The event was webcasted partially over Facebook so here’s the chance to recapture the night’s action. YOKKAO has released a high-quality video

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