YOKKAO UK

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. First-Ever YOKKAO UK Open Championship Set The Bar High

    First-Ever YOKKAO UK Open Championship Set The Bar High

    Over the last weekend, more than 400 fighters from UK and across Europe descended on Barnsley Metrodome for the inaugural YOKKAO UK Open Championship. The 2-day event which featured both Muay Thai and K-1 kickboxing competitions, concluded with a resounding success.

    On Saturday, 350 Muay Thai fighters took turns to compete in the 5 rings during the course of day one. There was a total of 180 categories with athletes from as young as 5 years old taking part. Regardless of age, the competitors gave all they have got to battle for the YOKKAO Open championship belts. The action continued on Sunday with kickboxing

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  6. YOKKAO UK Open Championship Hits The Stage April 14th - 15th

    YOKKAO UK Open Championship Hits The Stage April 14th - 15th

    The day that fans and competitors have been waiting for has arrived. The first-ever YOKKAO UK Open Championship is set to explode with hundreds of fighters from UK and around the region competing for a shot at glory. On 14th and 15th April over the weekend, YOKKAO UK Open will be taking place at Barnsley Metrodome. The venue is incidentally, the site of YOKKAO Next Generation Kids shows. At the Open, juniors from as young as 5 years old to adults up to 35 will give all they have got and put their skills to the test. Participants will be competing in Muay Thai or K1-rules kickboxing fights at the event. Since 2014 when YOKKAO hosted its first UK show at Bolton Macron Stadium, the brand has been a key driving force in promoting the region’s Muay Thai scene. Many UK fighters got their big break on the YOKKAO main shows and Next Generation events, receiving unprecedented exposure on a global scale. UK fans remain the biggest winners as the promoters regularly brought in elite fighters

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. YOKKAO 29 - 30: A Night of Non-stop Muay Thai Action

    YOKKAO 29 - 30: A Night of Non-stop Muay Thai Action

    It was back once again - the biggest Muay Thai event in UK. The highly-anticipated YOKKAO 29 - 30 returns to Bolton Macron Stadium on March 10th for the best Muay Thai action. It was a night of vicious knockouts, gruelling battles, class acts and always a display of true martial arts spirit. With each fight, it was non-stop action right from the first bell to the last. The entire evening was an insane all-out war that kept the audience at the edge of their seats. This was something that cannot be compared as even fights in Thailand tend to have real action that begins only in the third and fourth rounds. YOKKAO UK has truly upped the ante and set a new industry standard for which to follow.

    YOKKAO Next Generation

    7 bouts warmed up the crowds sufficiently with 14 young, up-and-coming fighters from the region. Stuart Stabler, who was making his second appearance for Next Generation
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