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New Yokkao Gym in Bangkok Promises Best Muay Thai Experience in Bangkok

Thailand's muay thai tourism is well known all over the world and while it might not attract the same sheer numbers as attractions such as theme parks do, those that it does attract come from all over the world with a pure passion for the art of eight limbs. To get that full, authentic muay thai in Thailand training experience you'd usually need to travel out to more remote parts of the country, but Yokkao has been looking to change that.

Since the uptick in muay thai tourism there have been more and more gyms opening in the Bangkok area, but have the reputation that other "tourist gyms" have, which is to say that tourists can show up, say that they trained muay thai and Thailand and get churned out without learning much, all while still in a major area of the country and getting to soak in the local culture and have some fun. 

Yokkao, like I said, is looking to change all of that. Their plans for a gym in Bangkok aren't anything new and they've run into some roadblocks along the way, but on January 16th the doors finally opened to the Yokkao Training Center in Bangkok. Not only is there an adjoining shop where you can pick up any and all Yokkao gear that has been taking the world by storm, but you can train in their fully-realized training center that features training regiments assembled by Saenchai, Manop and Singdam. If you are lucky they might even be there training. 

The gym promises to bring intense, championship level training to Bangkok and you can check it out right now. 

 

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Full Card for Jan. 23 Wu Lin Feng Card Featuring Petrosyan and More

China, man, are they starting to get a vice grip on kickboxing or what? Wu Lin Feng's upcoming show on January 23rd is proof enough that they are doing some big things. That 67kg tournament is truly interesting, with names like Andrei Kubelin, Xie Lei, UMA and Nathan Robson. On top of that the legendary Yi Long is competing against Eyedisa Alamdarnezam and Pakorn is fighting Wei Rui.

The man that knocked out Simon Marcus, Fang Bian, is in action as well, taking on France's Cedric Doumbe. The big fight for most of us is Giorgio Petrosyan's first bout of the year against Jiao Fukai in what is looking to be an incredibly busy year for the Doctor early on.

Card is courtesy of our friends at Kiksie.

Wu Lin Feng

January 23, 2016

Shanghai, China

Broadcast on Henan TV

Tournament Quarterfinal #1 - 67kg

Qiu Jiangliang (China) vs. Nathan Robson (Australia)

Tournament Quarterfinal #2 - 67kg

Lu Jianbo (China) vs. Melsik Bagdasaryan (USA)

Tournament Quarterfinal #3 - 67kg

Xie Lei (China) vs. UMA (Japan)

Tournament Quarterfinal #4 - 67kg

Feng Jie (China) vs. Andrei Kulebin (Belarus)

65kg

Deng Zeqi (China) vs. Jomthong Chuwattana (Thailand)

67kg

Yang Zhuo (China) vs. Craig Dickson (United Kingdom)

73kg

Yi Long (China) vs. Seyedisa Alamdarnezam (Iran)

63kg

Wei Rui (China) vs. Pakorn PKSaenchaimuaythaigym (Thailand)

Tournament Semifinal #1 - 67kg

Quarterfinal #1 Winner vs. Quarterfinal #2 Winner

Tournament Semifinal #2 - 67kg

Quarterfinal #3 Winner  vs. Quarterfinal #4 Winner

81kg

Wang Honxiang (China) vs. TBA

71kg

Jiao Fukai (China) vs. Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy)

80kg

Fang Bian (China) vs. Cedric Doumbe (France)

Tournament Final - 67kg

Semifinal #1 Winner vs. Semifinal #2 Winner

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A Look at the Oktagon/Bellator/Victory World Series April 16th Card

While Giorgio Petrosyan will be fighting Enriko Gogokhia on April 16th, there are going to be a lot more fights going on that night. In fact, there are essentially three events featured during that show in Bellator, Victory World Series and a "Made in the USA" kickboxing portion of the card. 

Now, before you get overly excited about the prospects of seeing some of this kickboxing on Spike TV remember that absolutely none of that has been confirmed yet. It hasn't. There are also fighters that, last time that I checked, had exclusive deals for the United States in kickboxing or muay thai, making a show in Italy possible for them to fight on, but if it aired on US TV chances are that their contracts with their respective promotions have ended. We're looking into that right now. 

So here's what you can look forward to on April 16th. 

Made in the USA (5 kickboxing fights promised)

Melvin Manhoef (NL) cat - 86 Kg

Kevin Ross (USA) cat - 65 Kg    

Raymond Daniels (USA) cat - 77 kg 

Victory World Series (7 kickboxing fights promised)

Giorgio Petrosyan (ITA) vs Enrikho Gogokiia (Georgia) 

Chingis Allazov (AZ) WAKO PRO World Champion - 72.5 Kg

Haida Mustapha (MAR) Winner of Venum Victory World Series PRO ISKA World Champion - 72.5 Kg

More when it's available.

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Hero Legends Results: Gabriel Varga Wins Title

Hero Legends once again showed the world that China is a force to be reckoned with in the realm of professional kickboxing with a huge card featuring some of the biggest names in the world of kickboxing and muay thai. They blended together Chinese fighters as well as international favorites, with the big, banner fight of the evening for the Hero Legends 64kg Championship between Liu Wei and Gabriel Varga. The bout saw Varga do what Varga does best, which secured him the Hero Legends Championship after three rounds.

Chinese hero Xu Yan picked up a win over Asami Zaurus and Saenchai was in action defeating Meng Qinghao via decision. In their 70kg tournament both Wen Jindu and Xu Tiehan moved on to the finals only for Jindu to land a body punch KO in the first round.

Hero Legends 64kg Championship: Gabriel Varga (R3 - Decision) Liu Wei

70kg Tournament Final: Wen Jindu (R1 - KO) Xu Tiehan

Xu Yan (R3 - Decision) Asami Zaurus

Saenchai (R3 - Decision) Meng Qinghao

Kang En (R3 - TKO) Soner Sen

Lerdsila (R3 - Decision) Tang Yao

Feng Xingli (R3 - TKO) Kim Insu

Yukiya Nakamura (Ext.R - Decision) Yang Haodong

Jia Aoqui (R3 - Decision) Saksurin Kiatyongyut

Armen Arutyunov (R3 - Decision) Zhuang Shusong

Zou Gongyi (R3 - Decision) Eamon Cramb

70kg Tournament: Xu Tihand (R3 - Decision) Xu Haichao

70kg Tournament: Wen Jindu (R3 - Decision) Liu Weiquan

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