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Category: Muay Thai

Dzhabar Askerov Signs on with Yokkao, Training at Yokkao Bangkok

Over the years Yokkao has proven itself to be a force in the realm of muay thai gear and lifestyle apparel, but they’ve also branched out to exciting events, gyms and even their own professional team of fighters, trainers and brand ambassadors for the sport. One such fighter was Dzhabar Askerov. Askerov has always been in the discussion when it comes to the world’s top 70kg fighters in both muay thai and kickboxing and now after recovering from a rocky year in 2016 with three wins in Russian and China, Askerov has returned to the Yokkao fold, inking a management and training [read more]

Watch Highlights of Singdam From Kunlun Fight 62

This past weekend at Kunlun Fight 62 Yokkao-sponsored fighter Singdam Kiatmoo9 made his Kunlun Fight debut in China and did it in dominating fashion, picking up a three-round decision victory over Gu Hui. Hui, who has fought Buakaw Banchamek in the past, put up a fight, but Singdam’s signature rapid-fire right kicks were simply too much for the Chinese fighter to handle. You can watch a highlight from Yokkao below that shows some of the devastating kicks that Singdam employed to make a huge splash on Kunlun Fight. This fight was at 66kg, but Singdam is debating moving up to [read more]

Kem Sitsongpeenong Offers To Come Out of Retirement to Fight Buakaw

This weekend muay thai legend Yodsanklai Fairtex had to make the tough decision to retire after returning from a knee injury that left him sideline for over a year, only to find himself not quite in the best condition to be fighting and in constant pain. This left the potential dream fights with fighters like Giorgio Petrosyan and most notably Buakaw Banchamek on the table and unfulfilled. Another muay thai legend had retired this year in Kem Sitsongpeenong, but now in the wake of Yodsanklai’s retirement, he’s willing to come back if the conditions are right. Sitsongpeenong management sent out [read more]

Yodsanklai Fairtex Announces Retirement Via Social Media

This has been a rollercoaster of a day for the world of kickboxing with the craziness that went down at GLORY 42 Paris and now Yodsanklai Fairtex has announced his retirement from the ring. The announcement was made via Yodsanklai’s social media accounts; the statement in Thai on Facebook and English on his Instagram (embedded below). "Greeting to all my friends brothers and sisters and my fans. I wanted lets everyone know that i am retiring from fighting. I have been fighting for a long time, I have been suffering from many injuries and most recent one that i took [read more]

Fight Card for Lion Fight 37 Announced

On Friday, July 28th Lion Fight will hold their 37th event live on AXS TV, featuring two big world title fights among a host of other exciting bouts. The main event is for the Lion Fight Super Welterweight Championship, where Jo Nattawut is looking to defend his title against Petchtanong Banchamek. While this is just one of two titles that Nattawut holds in the promotion, he’ll be facing some of his stiffest competition yet in Banchamek who has over 400 fights to his record. The co-main sees two Northeastern American muay thai standouts in Paul Banasiak and Chip Moraza-Pollard vying for [read more]