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]
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]
Tomorrow Muay Thai Grand Prix and Lion Fight make their first joint venture into the realm of promoting with MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39. The event, which airs on BoxNation in the UK and FloSports worldwide, is set to be a clash of international muay thai styles with an exciting, title-fight-laden card. Below you can watch the weigh-ins from MTGP’s Facebook page. Keith McLachlan and Dean James did not make weight, forcing last-minute changes to the card. Jose Varela will now defend his MTGP belt against Amine Bellafriekh.
On November 18th MTGP in the UK welcomes Lion Fight abroad with Lion Fight’s first international outing with MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39. The card is stacked full of international showdowns, with enough titles on the line to drive record-keepers crazy. One of the fights featured on this card is UK’s Jersey Pinto against the USA’s Eddie Abasolo. MTGP and Lion Fight have thrown together these quick hype videos leading up to November 18th.
On Saturday, November 18th Lion Fight Promotions, along with Muay Thai Grand Prix in the UK, will promote MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39, a blockbuster, international clash of two renowned muay thai promotions. The card is filling out, lined with five big title fights with a whopping six titles on the line. The main event sees the Lion Fight World Cruiserweight title on the line against the MTGP World Crusierweight title as Chip Moraza-Pollard squares off against Jordan Smith. Amine Ballafrikh will challenge MTGP’s Dean James for the MTGP World Featherweight Championship, Jose Varela vs. Keith McLachlan for the MTGP [read more]
Sunday in Bolton, UK, Yokkao returned with another blockbuster doubleheader that has had the UK fight scene buzzing yet again. This time it was for Yokkao 27 and 28, featuring two huge world title fights featuring UK stars Jordan Watson and Liam Harrison. In the Yokkao 27 main event Harrison stopped German challenger Kevin Burmester in the second round via TKO to retain his -65kg championship. In the main event of the Yokkao 28 portion Jordan Watson retaining his -70kg championship against Thailand and Yokkao Fight Team’s own Pongsiri PKSaenchaiMuayThaiGym via a knockout. ** YOKKAO 28 Results ** YOKKAO World [read more]
Tomorrow at Macron Stadium in Bolton, Yokkao returns to the UK with yet another huge event. The UK fans have been spoiled with the high-quality events that Yokkao has been providing them with and this one is shaping up to be no different. They held the weigh-ins today, which went by without a hitch. For those of us outside of the UK, check out Yokkao’s shop for their world-famous muay thai gear (use the discount code “LiverKick” for 30% off) and follow all of the updates on their Facebook page, which usually gets all of the photos, videos and news [read more]
On Sunday, October 15th, Yokkao returns to the UK with their brand of top-level muay thai that has been driving fans in the UK nuts with another double-header in Yokkao 27 and 28. Each card has its own stacked card, making a 12-fight overall card featuring some of the best from the UK, Thailand and more. Yokkao 27 is headlined by Yokkao -65kg World Champion Liam Harrison taking on Kevin Burnmaster, while Yokkao 28 sees Yokkao -70kg World Champion Jordan Watson against Pongsiri PKSaenchaiMuayThaiGym. ** Supershowdown presents YOKKAO 28 ** YOKKAO World Title -70kg YOKKAO World Champion vs YOKKAO Fight [read more]
Tonight at Foxwoods Resort and Casino Lion Fight returned for Lion Fight 38, featuring a night of high-octane muay thai action, including a Welterweight Championship bout in the main event, where Regian Eersel avenged his first career loss against Matous Kohut to walk away with the Lion Fight Welterweight gold firmly around his waist. Main Event – Welterweight Title Fight – Regian Eersel (47-4) scored a fifth round KO against Matous Kohout (36-10) at 1:01. Co-Main Event – Light Heavyweight Fight – Elijah Clark (7-1) outlasted Juan Jackson (9-2) to win by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) Cruiserweight Fight – Brett Hlavacek [read more]