YOKKAO 19 - YOKKAO 20: The Real Deal For Muay Thai!
Saturday, October 8th, 2016 the night of the sold out YOKKAO 19 and YOKKAO 20 took place once again at the famous Macron Stadium in Bolton. [caption id="attachment_2843" align="alignright" width="400"]YOKKAO 19 - YOKKAO 20 SOLD OUT YOKKAO 19 - YOKKAO 20 SOLD OUT[/caption] Coming from all parts of England & Europe the attendants described the night as "The Real Deal for Muay Thai". At the 20th event, YOKKAO established not only itself as the Premiere Muay Thai Promotion outside of Thailand, but set the country of England and their fighters at the pinnacle of Muay Thai. A pure dedication result made by the YOKKAO promoters Brian Calder, Stefania Picelli, the YOKKAO Team, trainers, fighters and fans of Muay Thai who gave their best to yet again write a page in the annals of Muay Thai History. YOKKAO NEXT GENERATION The global promotion continues to showcase talents all around the world getting the best results: YOKKAO Next Generation Spencer Brown grab the attention of YOKKAO Hong Kong promoters Jason Fan and Eddie Lam, who invited Spencer Brown to fight against Chan Chun Yin at YOKKAO 22 in Hong Kong this October 28th, 2016 alongside Muay Thai stars such as Saenchai, Phetmorakot, Manachai, Azize Hlali and Ognjen Topic. YOKKAO 19 [caption id="attachment_2848" align="alignright" width="400"]YOKKAO 19: from the left Stefania Picelli, Fabio Pinca, Liam Harrison, Brian Calder YOKKAO 19: from the left Stefania Picelli, Fabio Pinca, Liam Harrison, Brian Calder[/caption] LIAM HARRISON VS FABIO PINCA Awaited by fans for 11 years, Liam Harrison vs Fabio Pinca is the fight of the year. Fabio Pinca fought very clever relying on his instincts to feel Harrison’s striking and controlled the fight during the 5 rounds. Liam Harrison's speed combined with his technical ability was not enough to determinate the win, Fabio Pinca scored clear shots with middle kicks taking the win by points. The fight will be upload in FULL-HD at Youtube.com/yokkaoboxing giving the chance to Muay Thai fans to watch one of Muay Thai's history making fights. A rematch in France has been agreed by both fighters during the press-conference interview. YOKKAO 20 MANACHAI VS PANICOS YUSUF The 19yrs old Manachai YOKKAOSAENCHAIGYM continues his climbing into the international scene giving fans the opportunity to watch his brand of pure Muay Thai Fighting. Coming from the recent 2nd place at the 8man Toyota Marathon in Thailand, Manachai fought Panicos Yusuf exactly like he fights in the Stadiums of Thailand: first 2 rounds of studying than the "money rounds" (3rd, 4th, 5th) escalating to full power. Manachai didn't play games and went for the kill: strong knees and powerful middle kicks gave him the win by points over Panicos Yusuf. JORDAN WATSON VS BEN HODGE The huge domestic clash between North and South established the current YOKKAO World Champion, Jordan Watson the undisputed Top Muay Thai fighter at 70kg. [caption id="attachment_2851" align="alignright" width="380"]YOKKAO 20: Manachai YOKKAOSAENCHAIGYM vs Panicos Yusuf - Muay Thai England YOKKAO 20: Manachai YOKKAOSAENCHAIGYM vs Panicos Yusuf - Muay Thai England[/caption] The fight was 5 rounds of full non stop action from both sides. Jordan Watson dominated with powerful body shots and middle kicks taking the win by points. Fans are already asking to see Ben Hodge again in the ring, this time in his usual fight category of 72,5g. Manachai and Jordan Watson's fight went LIVE at Facebook.com/yokkaoboxing reaching the incredible number of more than 200,000 people and generating more than 50,000 views with almost 1000 comments. JAKE PURDY VS BRAD STANTON Ranked #1 at 72,5kg in the YOKKAO UK Rankings, Jake Purdy went down to 69kg and demonstrated yet again that he is definitely one of the best Fighters in UK. The brilliant performance by Brad Stanton [caption id="attachment_2853" align="alignright" width="350"]YOKKAO 20: Jack Kennedy in action vs Nathan Bendon YOKKAO 20: Jack Kennedy in action vs Nathan Bendon[/caption] was not enough for Jake Purdy who controlled the whole fight. FIGHT OF THE NIGHT JACK KENNEDY VS NATHAN BENDON The Fight of the Night goes to Jack Kennedy vs Nathan Bendon. Fighters went on with 5 rounds of pure mayhem leaving the attendance astonished. Jack Kennedy won vs Nathan Bendon by points and will be one of the first videos to be uploaded on Youtube. FIGHTER ON THE SPOT MYK ESTLICK VS CARLOS CAMPOS Myk Estlick seal his 6th continues victory in the YOKKAO events, making him the Fighter on The Spot. Estlick won by points against a much more experienced fighter and Spanish Muay Thai Champion Carlos Campos. The video, available soon at www.youtube.com/yokkaoboxing will give the opportunity to Myk Estlick to showcase his skills to the Muay Thai world. [caption id="attachment_2856" align="alignright" width="350"]YOKKAO 20: Myk Estlick vs Carlos Campos – Muay Thai England YOKKAO 20: Myk Estlick vs Carlos Campos – Muay Thai England[/caption] THE FEMALE FIGHT A change of opponent for Amy Pirnie made her more hungry for the victory. Pirnie damaged the french Ludivine Lesnier with heavy low kicks causing her retirement. Amy Pirnie won by TKO (round 2). YOKKAO UK RANKING Fights YOKKAO UK ranked fighters gave a demonstration of how the Muay Thai level in UK is increasing in real quality action. The YOKKAO UK Ranking update will be ready and uploaded soon. YOKKAO 19 YOKKAO 20 Results: www.yokkao.com/news/yokkao-19-yokkao-20-quick-results/ YOKKAO 23 - YOKKAO 24 MARCH, 25th 2017 Without taking a break, the YOKKAO Promoters Brian Calder, Stefania Picelli and the YOKKAO Team are setting the fights for YOKKAO 23 and 24 to guarantee you once again one of the best Muay Thai nights you can attend. Tickets will be on sale this week at www.yokkao.com/events...don't hesitate! [caption id="attachment_2858" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Muay Thai Female Fight: Amy Pirnie in action vs Ludivine Lesnier at YOKKAO 20 Muay Thai Female Fight: Amy Pirnie in action vs Ludivine Lesnier at YOKKAO 20[/caption]