On May 24th in Xinyang Stadium Yokkao will present Yokkao 9, a card that promises to bring some of the best Kickboxing and Muay Thai to China. Pakorn was forced to pull out due to illness, but has been replaced by Phiaphaeng Walchart and, if you'll notice, there are a lot of K-1 rules bouts on this card. That has to do more with the Thailand vs. China theme and how Chinese fighters perform better under Kickboxing rules.
The main bout is Sudsakorn vs. Yi Long in a bout billed as Muay Thai vs. Gung Fu.
- *** YOKKAO 9 Fight Card ***
- Saturday 24th May - Xinyang Stadium (China)
- Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee (Thailand) vs Yi Long (China)
- -72kg K-1 rules 3x3
- N'Diaye Carl (France) vs Fang Bian (China)
- -80kg K-1 rules 3x3
- Imwiset Pornnarai (Thailand) vs Qiu Jianliang (China)
- -67kg Muay Thai Full Rules 3x3
- Calogero Palmeri (Italy) vs Yang Zhou (China)
- -67kg K-1 rules 3x3
- Ekapop Sor Klinmee (Thailand) vs Nu Er La (China)
- -80kg K-1 rules 3x3
- Runmai Mo Tammachat (Thailand) vs Ji Wenhao (China)
- -58kg Muay Thai Full Rules 3x3
- Igor Klimovich (Belarus) vs Li Ning (China)
- -60kg K-1 rules 3x3
- Kamel Meztani (France) Guo Xi Chuang (China)
- -74kg K-1 rules 3x3
- Philaphaeng Walchart (Thailand) vs Deng Ze Qi (China) ***Pakorn injured
- -65kg Muay Thai Full Rules 3x3
- Gustavo Ferreira De Oliveira Mendes (Brazil) vs Zhou Tao (China)
- -70kg K-1 rules 3x3
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
His first novel, the Godslayer, is available now.
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