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Yokkao Wants You to Watch Yokkao Extreme 2013

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We've been talking to the fine folks at Yokkao and if you haven't noticed the banner above or the video to the left, there is a big event coming up this month from them featuring Andy Souwer vs. Dzabar Askerov and a whole lot more. They are going to offer the event via a live stream and they want to make sure that they are providing you, the fans, with the right value for your money.

Here at LiverKick we've been hosting events for a while, everything from It's Showtime to SuperKombat to Glory events and we've seen the prices vary from $10 up to $20 for the Glory World Series New Year's Eve mega-event. We know that you guys are big fans of this stuff or you wouldn't be here and that you are willing to put your money where your mouth is if the event is right. We wouldn't support something if we didn't feel that it was going to be worth your time and money and we feel that Yokkao Extreme 2013 will absolutely be worth your time and money.

So what would you be willing to pay to watch this event and support Yokkao so they can continue booking great events like this? Before you say "free," remember that they are spending a lot of money to pay for a production crew as well as the bandwidth to get the event out. They've assured us that they are really going to ramp things up to ensure that this is a HD, smooth stream no matter the amount of fans watching.

So leave a comment on the site, send a tweet to both Yokkao and us (@YokkaoBoxing and @LiverKickdotcom) or shoot us an email and we'll pass it along to them. Help us bring you the best value in Kickboxing and Muay Thai.

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Jo Prestia's Warriors Night Features Lidon vs. Yodsanklai Rematch on March 2

France is one of the strongest countries in the world for Muay Thai and kickboxing, as evidenced by the plethora of great events that take place every month there. March 2 will see French legend Jo Prestia put on a card featuring a number of names in Levallois.

Headlining Warriors Night will be a rematch between Yodsanklai Fairtex and Yohan Lidon. The two fought back in 2008 with Yodsanklai taking a second round TKO victory. They were supposed to fight again in 2011 for the MPL, but the fight ended up being cancelled due to injury. Lidon has quite the active year scheduled so far, as e fights in a four man tournament in France on February 2 at La Nuit Des Titans, then heads to Australia to fight Steve Moxon on February 22 before this fight. Yodsanklai recently knocked out Kem Sitsongpeenong last month and will face Gregory Choplin at Lion Fight 8 in Las Vegas on January 25.

Right under that fight is a fight between Abdallah Mabel and Johann Fauveau. Mabel has fought a who's who of fighters and comes off two stoppage wins in a row, over Super X and Bruce Codron respectively. Fauveau was recently signed to GLORY and will fight at GLORY 5 London later on March 23, Before this fight, Fauveau fights Ludovic Millet in France on January 19.

The rest of the fight card features a number of notable fighters like Kaew Fairtex, Bobo Sacko, one of the Bennoui brothers and Steeve Archambault and can be seen below in the official event poster.

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This Week in Muay Thai: Lumpini Title on the Line in Rematch

You asked for it, so you got it. Weekly Muay Thai coverage from Thailand will start here on LiverKick as we look to improve the site for 2013. Look for articles like this highlighting the week ahead and for results and recaps.

Thailand's Muay Thai scene is undoubtedly the best combat sports scene in the world in my eyes, with great fights between top fighters every week. The talent pool is so deep that it's as if there's a never-ending supply of good fighters coming through fighting around the country, particularly in Lumpini and Rajadamnern Stadiums. This week saw a few great and highly ranked fights like Penek Sitnumnoi vs. Pokaew Fonjaengchonburi be cancelled, but there's definitely still some good fights to go around.

January 8:

118lbs: Chokprecha Kor Sakooncher vs. Satarnfah Zakami (Eminentair) - Lumpini

This is for the Lumpini title at 118lbs, with Chokprecha and Satarnfah having fought each other twice this year. Chokprecha won their first encounter of the year back on February 14 and Satarnfah won the second one, on May 20. This should be another great fight. Their fight in May was awesome and even saw Satarnfah try to slightly mug Chokprecha after the bell.

131lbs: Kwankao Chor. Rajapatsadu-Esarn vs. Kangkenlek Ioderm (SPB Car Network) - Lumpini

Kwankao comes off a loss to Pornsaneh Sitmonchai in his last fight on November 3, where he was stopped in the third round. 2012 saw him move up in weight quite a bit, as the fight with Pornsaneh was at 128lbs while he fought at 125 and below for most of the year. In this fight he moves up again, to 131, but it's also against another fighter who usually fights lower in Kangkenlek. Kangkenlek comes off a stoppage via knees to the body of Ponsawan Lukprabaht in his last fight. This should be a pretty tough fight for Kwankao, as Kangkenlek is a strong clincher.

January 9:

Songkom Sakhomsin vs. Aikmongkol Gaiyanghadao - Rajadamnern

Songkom makes his return to Muay Thai after his second pro boxing bout on December 2 and he jumps right back in against stiff competition. Aikmongkol comes off a win over Saengmorakot Tor Manothammaraksa on December 18 after an exciting loss to Mondam Sor Weraphon back in November. This should be a pretty fun fight. Songkom has sharp hands and possesses knockout power but Aikmongkol is scrappy and versatile.

The rest of the post will be updated later today.

January 10:

Sakmongkon 96Penang vs. Kaimukdam Aikbangsai - Rajadamnern

Both guys had struggles in 2012. Sakmongkon was able to end 2012 on a winning note with a win over Pingern Por Chaiwat on December 12. Kaimukdam is the Rajadamnern champ at 122lbs and defeated the 118lbs champ of Rajadamnern, Manasak Pinsinchai, twice last year. I think Kaimukdam should win here and that he's faced and done better against better competition.

Sirimongkon PKMuayThai vs. Tapaotong Eminentair - Rajadamnern

Sirimongkon is the Rajadamnern featherweight champ though he drew with Yusuke Shimizu in Japan in December. He's a slow starter while Tapaotong can get aggressive and start quickly. Sirimongkon also fights moving backwards a lot. It may be a game of cat and mouse with Tapaotong doing the chasing and if he were to win, he'd probably do it by forcing Sirimongkon into his type of fight.

January 11:

Yokvitaya Phetsimean vs. Newwangjan Pagonponsurin - Lumpini

Good fight here. Yokvitaya is no joke, and was just outgunned by Singthongnoi back in November but there's definitely no shame in that. Newwangjan had a pretty good 2012 but unfortunately for him he was put on a highlight reel by Superbank, courtesy of a running teep to the face. Yokvitaya is probably a bit bigger and I'd have him as a favorite here.

Seeoui Sor Sunantachai vs. Lookman Fonjaengchonburi - Chumpon Province

The always exciting Seeoui returns to action in what could be an action packed fight against Lookman, who also isn't one to shy away from throwing down. Lookman can take shots as well as dish them out. Seeoui is always involved in wars and Lookman probably won't back down from a fight so this could be a cracker. The two had quite a good fight on June 24, with Lookman winning.

Photo via muaythai2000.com

 

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Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee vs. Mickael Piscitello Rematch Added to Yokkao Extreme 2013

Yokkao's big event on January 26 in Milan, Italy keeps on growing, with a new match-up recently being added to the already stacked card.

Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee will fight Mickael Piscitello at 70kg in a rematch of their fight from September. That fight took place on Thai Fight in Lyon, France and Piscitello scored an upset win after cutting Sudsakorn with an elbow. The fight was competitive so this one should be good, with Sudsakorn definitely wanting to avenge that loss, as he looked very upset after the first fight.

The fight takes place in Muay Thai rules but with three rounds of three minutes. So far the fight card includes, among others:

70kg K-1: Andy Souwer vs. Dzhabar Askerov

71kg MT: Aikpracha Meenayothin vs. Frank Giorgi

63kg MT: Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym vs. Diesellek Aoodonmuang

70kg MT: Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee vs. Mickael Piscitello

70kg MT: Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Jordan Watson

65kg MT: Houcine Bennoui vs. Imwiset Pornnarai

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