There is a LOT of muay thai that happens in Thailand, but there are very few fighters that make a huge splash on the scene there at a time. Right now Manachai, who trains with Yokkao at the Yokkao Training Center in Bangkok, is one of those fighters. On March 24th he headlined a Channel 3 event at Siam Boxing Stadium against Attached Tor Morsi where Manachai just tore through the Lumpini Stadium regular with some sick leg kicks in round one. This brings his winning streak up to nine. Like a Tornado 🌪@manachai1996 dominating low kick TKO victory today [read more]
On Saturday, April 7th Lion Fight returns to the UK to team up with Muay Thai Grand Prix for yet another internationally-packed card of action. There have been questions of late as to where we’ll see Lion Fight end up airing and, at least for this second show with MTGP, it’ll be back on FloCombat’s FloPRO subscription service. The service costs $20 a month and runs the gambit of the wide range of sporting events from combat sports to other, more niche sports. The event airs at 7 PM BST in the UK, 2 PM Eastern, and 11 AM Pacific [read more]
For years now Yokkao, one of the premier muay thai brands, has been promoting events featuring the top names in the mauy thai world for fans across the globe. One of their biggest markets has turned out to be the UK where they have held a number of double-headers including some of the UK’s top talent against some of the very best from Thailand with fans always in agreement that the shows blew them away. Now, with an increased focus on the UK market, Yokkao will be heading there on April 14th and 15th for the inaugural Yokkao UK Open [read more]
Every year our good pal, kickboxing enthusiast and coach to the stars (now also talent ops!) Steven Wright puts together what he calls the Year in Kickfighting video. His video takes a look at all of the biggest, coolest and most noteworthy moments of each year and breaks them down in beautiful fashion. This year the video weighs in at a hefty 19:11 long, but never stops delivering on the action, thrills and awesome moments. Looking back, 2017 was a pretty cool year, huh?
This weekend in Connecticut Lion Fight returned with Lion Fight 40. This show featured two big world title matches, seeing Chip Moraza-Pollard retain his World Cruiserweight championship against Slava Alexeichik while Lerdsilla picked up yet another world title by defeating Alexi Serepisos. Lion Fight established a North American Light Heavyweight Championship, which goes well with their international bonds forged in the UK this past year, seeing long-time fan favorite Brett Hlavacek defeat Elijah Clarke via split decision to take the title. World Cruiserweight Title (c) Chip “The Surgeon” Moraza-Pollard (7-0) def. Slava “Scarface” Alexeichik (30-9) – unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, [read more]
Training out of the Yokkao Training Center in Bangkok, Manachai has helped to bring himself to the next level when it comes to catching the attention of the world. He had wowed muay thai fans when he was fighting in the Thai stadiums and racking up titles, but now he ventures out into the world, including this fight at the Night of Kick and Punch in Italy on January 20th where he finished off his opponent, Nuriel Glorian Cauli, in round one. Go ahead and watch the fight below and marvel at what Manachai is able to do in the ring.
Back in 2016 Yokkao had a huge coup when top-ranked Lumpinee -65kg fighter Manachai jumped from Kiatmoo9 to the Yokkao team, now known as Manachai YokkaoSaenchaiGym. Training at the Yokkao Training Center Bangkok he has worked with not just Yokkao’s state-of-the-art facility, some of the top trainers in the game and more, but he’s also working with nutritionists, physical trainers, physical therapists and even a media agency to help spread the word about the 20-year-old fighter. In another big move, he’ll make his Italian debut on January 20th at “The Night of Kick and Punch 8” in Milan. His opponent [read more]
Lion Fight has continued to expound upon their upcoming Lion Fight 40 event, which takes place on Saturday, February 3rd at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. Previously announced were the three big title fights and now they’ve added a host of new fights to the card, helping to stack it properly as Lion Fight is prone to doing. What’s interesting is in the same release they note that they will be announcing a new broadcast partner shortly, which points to their deal with AXS TV possibly being over. Lion Fight made a name for itself on the AXS TV Fights Friday [read more]
On Saturday, February 3rd, Lion Fight returns in 2018 with Lion Fight 40 live from the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. The show is headlined by three big title fights, including the introduction of the Lion Fight North American Light Heavyweight Championship, with the deciding bout being between Elijah Clarke and long-time New York favorite Brett Hlavacek. Lerdsilla PhuketTopTeam will look to continue wowing muay thai fans across the world in a Lion Fight World Lightweight Championship bout with Alexi Serepisos. The main event of the show sees Chip Moraza-Pollard looking to defend his Lion Fight World Cruiserweight Championship [read more]
UFC Fight Pass has been adding to its combat sports library since its inception, to be a destination not just for UFC content, but for all combat sports as well. It’s been a slow process, with most of it being MMA or grappling, but the addition of GLORY kickboxing’s SuperFight Series has been a positive one, with some of GLORY’s best fights being given the honors of airing on UFC Fight Pass. Now UFC Fight Pass adds its first full-rules muay thai promotion into the mix with Triumphant Muay Thai. The first event, which took place on September 29th, will [read more]