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  1. YOKKAO 44 Main Event: Liam Harrison vs Jeremy Payet

    YOKKAO 44 Main Event: Liam Harrison vs Jeremy Payet

    With about a month away from YOKKAO 43-44 taking place on 26 October, the much-anticipated main event has just been confirmed. Fan-favorite and UK legend, Liam Harrison will take on French KO specialist, Jeremy Payet in a headlining faceoff at the University of Bolton stadium.

    The man who hardly needs any introduction, Harrison is an integral part of YOKKAO shows since his promotional debut in 2014. He has built a reputation around the world for bringing wars to the ring in all his fights. Harrison is set to make his 10th appearance for the promotion at YOKKAO 44 where he will take on another hard-hitting fighter - Jeremy Payet. 

    Payet returns to the YOKKAO stage after a solid performance against Singdam at YOKKAO 35 in Italy. Nicknamed “Mister KO” for his high knockout rates, the French Muay Thai and kickboxing champion has also fought against the likes of Jack Kennedy and Chri

  2. YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour Kicks Off in New York

    YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour Kicks Off in New York

    After 20 hours of flight travel, the YOKKAO Seminar team officially arrived at New York’s JFK international airport on 29 August. Over the course of the next 3 weeks, the team will travel in an RV as they visit 20 gyms across the US in cities including New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and many others. 

    Each seminar, headlined by Saenchai, offers participants to learn the many signature techniques from the Muay Thai living legend first-hand. There will also be opportunities to spar with Saenchai and the seminar team members like Spencer and Yodchai. 

    After a brief tour of the city, the tour kicked off on 30 August in New York at the Striking 101 to a full house crowd. The team will next head to New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania over the long weekend. 

    We received an overwhelming response from fans and gyms in the country since the seminar tour was firs

  3. YOKKAO 44: Joe Craven vs Alex McGregor

    YOKKAO 44: Joe Craven vs Alex McGregor

    Another potentially explosive matchup has just been confirmed for YOKKAO 44 that is set to take place in Bolton. UK middleweight number one, Joe Craven will take on young Scottish talent, Alex MacGregor in a 72-kg faceoff.

    Fighting out of the renowned Bad Company Gym, Craven needs little introduction for the UK fight fans. He has achieved an unbeaten record in all his four appearances on the YOKKAO promotions to date. After his victory against Chris Shaw in March, Craven will return to the Bolton stage to face his towering opponent.

    McGregor made UK fans sit up and take notice when he made his promotional debut at YOKKAO 37. The 23-year-old fighter went into the fight as the underdog against hot-favorite, Niall Brown. McGregor put on a stunning performance to take home the win via decision and earned his ticket for his return to the YOKKAO ring this October. 


  4. YOKKAO 44: Niamh Kinehan vs Jodie Clunan

    YOKKAO 44: Niamh Kinehan vs Jodie Clunan

    Matchmaking is officially underway for October 26th’s YOKKAO 43-44, set to take place once again at the Bolton Macron Stadium in the UK. The first bout has just been confirmed and it will feature a 59-kg female clash between Jodie Clunan and current UK number one, Niamh Kinehan.

    Fighting out of Liverpool’s PTB Academy, Clunan is no stranger to our promotion. She made a promising winning debut on the undercard at YOKKAO 29-30 last year and she’s now ready for main card action. Clunan currently ranks number 5 on the UK ranking, after placing at the second spot last year. The 28-year-old is back to make the climb back up the charts and challenge Kinehan in the quest for the number one spot. 

    Kinehan made a splash with a stunning round-1 finisher in her YOKKAO debut last year. After an all-out war and memorable performance against Lucy Payne in March, she is due for another return to the

  5. Full Schedule Announced for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Full Schedule Announced for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Months of planning and preparations have culminated in the biggest YOKKAO Seminar Tour to date. Led by global Muay Thai icon, Saenchai, 20 seminar stops have been confirmed for the tour in 20 different cities around the USA from 30 August to 20 September.

    The response from gyms and fans has been positive since the announcement of the tour. Originally planned for 1 to 15 September, the tour duration was extended in order to accommodate as many requests as possible. 

    Joining Saenchai on the tour will be Spencer, Yodchai and Kru Petchdam (Jack) from the YOKKAO Thailand Team who will assist in the technique demonstrations and give additional attention. 

    Participants of YOKKAO Seminar can expect to learn many signature moves as popularised by Saenchai. Selected fans will also get the opportunity to spar with the living legend as well as Spencer and Yodchai. Each seminar w

  6. YOKKAO 41-42:  Dynamite Dublin Night

    YOKKAO 41-42: Dynamite Dublin Night

    YOKKAO 41-42 wrote a new page not just for our promotion’s history but also in the history of Muay Thai. This was the first-ever YOKKAO Ireland event which also saw the crowning of a new WBC Diamond world champion. The double event also saw a record-breaking number of KOs with over half the fights on the main card ending in stoppages. 

    More than 2000 fans from all over Ireland and UK showed up at Dublin’s National Basketball Arena to attend YOKKAO 41-42  which was broadcasted live on Facebook and YouTube to fans around the world. It was an electrifying atmosphere as the ardent fans cheered on their local heroes and Muay Thai stars.

    YOKKAO 41
    10 exciting bouts on the undercard kicked off the event with the arena already packed before the start of the main card. It was one war after another as Irish compe

  7. YOKKAO 41-42 Weigh-In Results

    YOKKAO 41-42 Weigh-In Results

    It is just one day away from YOKKAO 41-42, set to be one of the biggest Irish Muay Thai shows of the year. The double event will be held at Dublin’s National Basketball Arena and with the undercard kicking off on Saturday, 27 July at 14:00 Ireland time.

    The official weigh-ins were held today at the Green Isle Hotel and all fighters have successfully made weight for the show. A WBC official was also present at the conference to oversee the weight checks for Singdam and Craig Coakley who will be competing for the WBC Muay Thai Super-Lightweight Diamond championship belt.

    Remember to follow us on our social media network to catch some of the action live and direct from Dublin. Here are the weigh-in results:

    ** YOKKAO 42 **

    WBC Super-Lighweight Diamond Title
    YOKKAO Thailand Team vs YOKKAO Fight Team Ireland 63.5kg

  8. YOKKAO Summer Sales Now On - Up to 50% Off!

    YOKKAO Summer Sales Now On - Up to 50% Off!

    The summer season has arrived and YOKKAO is celebrating the change of season with a special Summer Sales on a wide range of selected items. 

    With product discounts from 20 to 50% off their usual prices, this is a great time to stock up on training gear and essentials like boxing gloves, Muay Thai shorts and a convertible gym bag for portable storage. The sale items include many of our bestsellers from the current and past seasons. 

    For the first time ever, we are extending the Summer Sales to our Wholesale customers. We are offering additional discounts on top of our regular wholesale prices. To find out more, contact our sales department at sales@yokkao.com.

    For our online customers, there is no need for any coupon code to enjoy the special offer. All final discounted prices are marked clearly on each individual product. J

  9. Team YOKKAO Confirmed for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Team YOKKAO Confirmed for YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour

    Since the YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour was first announced in June, we have received an overwhelming response from gyms and Muay Thai enthusiasts in the United States. Over 50 gyms from across the country applied to host a YOKKAO Seminar with many requests still coming in. 

    After weeks of preparation, planning and coordination with the gyms and our seminar team, we are pleased to announce that the first tour dates and venues are now confirmed. Muay Thai fans in Maryland and Pennsylvania will be among the first to meet and train with the legend on the tour. 

    Leading the Seminar tour will be Muay Thai living legend, Saenchai who has conducted over 60 seminars around the world to date. Joining him on this tour will be Spencer, Yodchai and Kru Jack from the YOKKAO Thailand Team. The Seminar team will be traveling on a RV, beginning the tour in the East Coast and make their way across the c

  10. Craig Coakley: I want that World Title!

    Craig Coakley: I want that World Title!

    Since making his promotional debut on YOKKAO 23 in 2017, Craig Coakley has made a name for himself on the Muay Thai scene with a string of KO victories. 

    Fighting out of Dublin Combat Academy, Craig holds a record of 24 fights with 21 wins, 3 losses and 17 KOs. His high KO-rate has made him one of the most dangerous knockout specialists in the global Muay Thai scene today.

    The Irish fighter headlines YOKKAO 42 on 27 July in Ireland as he takes on Muay thai legend, Singdam for the highly-coveted WBC Super-lightweight Diamond title. The winner from the YOKKAO 42 main event will join legends, Buakaw and Saenchai to be the third fighter in history to hold a WBC Muay Thai Diamond belt. 

    We speak to Craig on his fighting style, his epic war against Mo Abdurahman and his upcoming title fight on YOKKAO 42:

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