YOKKAO Next Generation Southampton
After the back-to-back successes of YOKKAO 27-28 in Bolton and the Kids show in Barnsley, YOKKAO descended at Southampton on the 29th April 2018 for the Next Generation Muay Thai talent-search initiative. The Next Generation fights have gone from being the undercard on the official UK events to a full-fledged show of its own.
Besides a packed card featuring the best of emerging young talents from the UK fight scene, the event was headlined by YOKKAO Fight Team’s very own young star, Manachai. The Thai star as he faced another young fighter - 21 year-old Mo Abdurahman who fights out of Southampton’s Exile Gym.
After an incredible 10-fight undefeated run, Manachai finally met his maker in Southampton. 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, ending the winning streak of the Thai star.
A rematch between Mo Abdurahman and Manachai is guaranteed to an eruption off the charts.