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  1. Manachai Faces Rising Kickboxing Star Mo Abdurahman in UK!

    Manachai Faces Rising Kickboxing Star Mo Abdurahman in UK!

    YOKKAO takes to the road on 29th April in search of young talents of Muay Thai. The team will be descending on the city of Southampton (UK) for the talent-spotting YOKKAO Next Generation. For Southampton’s first Next Generation event, the YOKKAO Team and event promoters Brian Calder and Sean Toomey have set up a smashing headlining act. YOKKAO Fight Team will be represented by the young Muay Thai talent, Manachai who is set to face Southampton hometown boy, Mo Abdurahman. South African-born Mo has been training and fighting out of Southampton’s Exile Gym under Coach Dean Kendall since the age of 14. After 3 back-to-back battles and winning the 8-man “Road to Glory” tournament in Nottingham last year in March, the 21 year-old won himself a modest cash prize and secured a 2-fight contract with Glory World Series - the world’s top kickboxing league. He may have lost in his Glory debut in September but the gritty youngster is not one to give in easily. While

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  2. YOKKAO 30: Amy Pirnie vs Ilenia Perugini!

    YOKKAO 30: Amy Pirnie vs Ilenia Perugini!

    YOKKAO 29-30 is heating up as the date draws nearer, and more fights are announced. The latest bout to be added looks to break up the heavy masculine tone of the event with a match up between YOKKAO UK regular, Amy Pirnie and Ilenia Perugini, a new face for YOKKAO fans. Amy Pirnie needs little introduction, she has proven herself to be the female fighter to beat at YOKKAO shows. To date, Amy has remained undefeated on the YOKKAO events with a streak of 4 wins. The 24 year-old Scottish lass will surely look to forge her legacy and extend her undefeated campaign at YOKKAO 30. All that stands in the way is her opponent, Ilenia Perugini. The 26 year-old Ilenia hails from Basel, Switzerland where she fights out of Diamond Gym Basel. Ilenia started training Muay Thai at the age of 19 and has competed in both Muay Thai as well as K-1 rules kickboxing. She currently holds the AFSO (All Fight System Organization) International Flyweight champion title (K-1) and it will be interesting to see

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  3. YOKKAO Next Generation Goes to Southampton UK!

    YOKKAO Next Generation Goes to Southampton UK!

    The popular talent-search for the future stars of Muay Thai is back once again. YOKKAO Next Generation, the global initiative is confirmed to be held on 29th April 2018 in Southampton, UK. While the Next Generation has been an opening act of the YOKKAO UK shows in the past, it will now be a full-fledged lone-standing event. The event will be organized in partnership with UK promoter, Sean Toomey, a former Muay Thai fighter and prominent figure in the UK Muay Thai scene. The event wouldn’t be complete without a headlining act that promises to be nothing short of spectacular. Fans can expect to be treated to a brilliant display of world-class Muay Thai by YOKKAO’s own young star, Manachai, who will face an as-yet unnamed opponent. With the official shows promoted by Brian Calder, and the Kids events by Peter Spensley, the YOKKAO-UK connection is further deepened now with Sean Toomey on board for Next Generation. There is more to the Next Generation Southampton event as

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  4. Introducing the First YOKKAO Junior World Champions!

    Introducing the First YOKKAO Junior World Champions!

    The first YOKKAO Next Generation Kids took place recently on 26th November at the Barnsley Metrodome. Event organizer, Peter Spensley and YOKKAO UK promoter Brian Calder, delivered an immensely successful and unforgettable show that set the high bar for all future Muay Thai junior competitions. Over 100 fighters -some as young as 6- took part in the full-day event that saw the crowning of the first YOKKAO Junior World Champions, Joe Ryan and Ellie Barker. The 2 fighters got in the ring and proved their deserving place as the earliest members of the YOKKAO Kids Fight Team. [caption id="attachment_3971" align="alignright" width="350"]Ellie Barker YOKKAO CHAMPION 14yrs -52kg Ellie Barker YOKKAO CHAMPION 14yrs

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  5. YOKKAO 29: Keith McLachlan vs Jonathan Haggerty!

    YOKKAO 29: Keith McLachlan vs Jonathan Haggerty!

    With 3 back-to-back fight announcements made for YOKKAO 30, it’s now time to shine for YOKKAO 29. The first fight has just been confirmed for YOKKAO 29 and features 2 of the region’s elite fighters - Keith McLachlan taking on Jonathan Haggerty. Both competitors are no strangers to the UK Muay Thai scene, and especially to YOKKAO supporters. Keith McLachlan is the current UK number 1 at 59 kg, fighting out of The Griphouse gym in his hometown of Glasgow where he also coaches. He delivered a steady performance in his 2 appearances on YOKKAO events, fighting with a methodical style free of redundant flair. The Glasgow number 1 came out victorious twice at YOKKAO 13 and 14, proving the effectiveness of his uncomplicated fighting style. In his time, Keith has faced the likes of UK top fighters including Panicos Yusuf and Stephen Meleady. Keith’s opponent at YOKKAO 29 will be current ISKA Super-Featherweight World Champion, Jonathan Haggerty. The 20 year-old Walworth pride

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  6. Dreams Come True At Inaugural YOKKAO Kids Event!

    Dreams Come True At Inaugural YOKKAO Kids Event!

    While most kids spend their free time playing video games or engaging in mainstream team sports, there is a different breed who chooses to wreck the bags, smash some pads and kick ass in the ring. A new generation of kids around the world are taking up Muay Thai and they are looking to take over as the future stars of the sport. [caption id="attachment_3951" align="alignright" width="350"]YOKKAO Kid Champion Joe Ryan YOKKAO Kid Champion Joe Ryan[/caption] In its bid to discover and groom these young fighting talents, YOKKAO recently launched the Next Generation Kids initiative. The inaugural YOKKAO Next Generation Kids competitive event organized in partnership with SuperShow, was held on 26th November at the Barnsley Metrodome with resounding success. A fully packed venue

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  7. Missed the Black Friday? Have no fear, Cyber Monday is here!

    Missed the Black Friday? Have no fear, Cyber Monday is here!

    Black Friday is already behind us but if you missed the year's greatest bargains, no worries because Cyber Monday sale has already begun! For just 24hrs only, Cyber Monday will offer the same fantastic savings from Black Friday with 30% off all of YOKKAO's products on the online store. Simply use the coupon code CYBERMONDAY on your cart when you check out at www.yokkao.com. It's your last chance to enjoy the year's best deals and it's for one day so don't miss it! 2017 has seen one of the most innovative creative directions taken by YOKKAO with the release of the matching collections. From the pop art of Sick, to the classic Vintage and the playful Monster collection, YOKKAO has given fans the most versatile and most stylish fight gear.

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  8. Liam Harrison To Defend Title Against Chamuaktong At YOKKAO 30!

    Liam Harrison To Defend Title Against Chamuaktong At YOKKAO 30!

    Another monster of a fight has just been confirmed for YOKKAO 30 to be held next March 10. Current YOKKAO world champion -65kg will put his title on the line once again, this time against Chamuaktong PKSaenchaiMuayThaiGym. For anyone who is unfamiliar with his name, Chamuaktong hails from the top Thailand camp of PKSaenchai Gym. The camp is a recipient of the coveted Lumpinee Stadium gym of the year award in 2016, and is home to many of the top fighters on the elite stadium circuit. Chamuaktong himself won the Rajadamnern title for 140 lbs just recently on November 6. He was also a Lumpinee champion at 140 lbs in 2016. That’s not all. Chamuaktong won the prestigious Toyota Marathon at 154 lbs back in the same year. Having defeated the likes of Petpanomrung Kiatmuu9 and Singdam, Chamuaktong is set to be one of the strongest challengers for Harrison’s YOKKAO Champion Belt-65kg. Harrison is fresh off a successful title defense at YOKKAO 27 earlier last month in October.

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  9. YOKKAO Instagram Video Garners over 2 million views!

    YOKKAO Instagram Video Garners over 2 million views!

    YOKKAO has once again shown why it is number one in the Muay Thai social media-sphere. The latest video on YOKKAO IG account to go viral is a clip of Liam Harrison’s low-kick knockout win at the recent YOKKAO 27. The clip has spread like wildfire on social media, reaching 1 million views in just 2 days of being uploaded. In just a few days’ time, a record of over 2 million views has been achieved and is still going strong. The video has really gone viral and was even shared by social media giant SportBible. In the short 20-second video clip, Liam Harrison shows why he’s still at the top of the game. The fight took place at the recent YOKKAO 27 held in Bolton UK where Harrison was matched-up against a young, iron fist opponent in Kevin Burmester. Despite facing a hungry and strong opponent, Harrison’s experience and fight IQ shows as he dismantled Burmester with tree-chopping leg kicks and took home a win for the day with TKO via referee stoppage. Besides its

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  10. YOKKAO 30: Singdam vs Reece McAllister

    YOKKAO 30: Singdam vs Reece McAllister

    The countdown to YOKKAO 29 - 30 begins as the first confirmed match up has been made official by YOKKAO UK promoter Brian Calder and YOKKAO. Multi-time world champion and Thai legend, Singdam will go head to head against UK fan-favourite, Reece McAllister. The weight for the fight has been set to 65,5kg. Reece McAllister is a name that needs no introduction for the UK Muay Thai fans. The 25 year-old holds a number of world titles and has fought many of the sport’s big names like Fabio Pinca and Mike Zambidis. McAllister trains and fights out of Phoenix Gym, run by his father, Gary McAllister. McAllister senior himself is a former UK number 1 Muay Thai fighter and now runs the gym full-time while acting as a trainer for his son. Last year, McAllister shocked the Muay Thai community when he announced his retirement from fighting and pulled out from a title fight at YOKKAO 20 against Jordan Watson. YOKKAO 30 will mark his return to the ring in a big way as he gets matched with

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