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Thai Sensation Manachai Picks Up Another Win in Phuket

Muay Thai sensation Manachai picked up yet another victory this past weekend in Thailand, this time in the southern isle of Phuket. Manachai, under the YOKKAO Next Generation banner, the promotion headed to Bangla Stadium in Phuket to feature up-and-coming names with Manachai headlining the card against a MAX Muay Thai fighter, Phetnarin. Manachai turned up the heat in the fourth round with a series of low kicks that put Phetnarin down to the canvas, ending the bout in dramatic fashion and picking up yet another victory for the young Thai sensation. He’ll return to the ring later this month at YOKKAO [read more]

Yokkao Muay Thai Superstar Manachai Fights for WBC World Title in October

On October 29th in Hong Kong at Yokkao 34 international muay thai superstar Manachai will be challenging for a WBC world title. Manachai will be squaring off against Brazilian muay thai expert Julio Lobo for the WBC Muay Thai World Welterweight title. The WBC muay thai titles are some of the most significant around, with this title’s lineage dating back to 2006 and being held by such stars as Fabio Pinca and Liam Harrison. The title, currently vacant, will be on the line to crown a new champion and many believe that Manachai will take the belt home to Team Yokkao. [read more]

Manachai and the Yokkao Fight Team Train With the Legendary Alfio Romanut

Since signing with Yokkao and joining the Yokkao Fight Team, Manachai has raised his profile internationally by quite a bit. This year alone his record sits at 5-1, with the full force of the Yokkao brand behind him while he traverses the globe challenging the best in the world, as well as training with the best coaches that he can find. As a part of that, coming off of his big victory at All Star Fight 5 against Nauzet Trujillo, Manachai did some training with the legendary Italian coach Alfio Romanut. Romanut, who is perhaps best known for his work with [read more]

Yokkao Returns to Its Origins With Yokkao 35/36 in Italy Featuring Saenchai

When Yokkao launched their series of events it all happened in 2012, starting off in Italy. Since then Yokkao has gone on to stage events in many different parts of the globe, all while expanding their brand of gear, their gyms and their fight team. Now, in 2018, Yokkao sits comfortably in its position as one of the global leaders for muay thai. In 2019 they’re set to return to their roots by heading back to Italy, where it all began, to stage another big show. While details are sparse yet, we do know that Yokkao 35 and 36 will [read more]

Muay Thai Sensation Manachai Picks Up a Win at All Star Fight in Hong Kong

This past weekend at the big All Star Fight event in Hong Kong saw Buakaw Banchamek go to a decision against Victor Nagbe, but the highlight for a lot of fight fans was seeing Manachai YOKKAOSaenchaiGym back in action and once again picking up a big victory. He fought against Abdou Haddad from Canada, who put up a good fight for three rounds, but ultimately saw Manachai walk away victorious. Manachai has upped his profile since joining YOKKAO’s fight team and training at the YOKKAOSaenchaiGym, where his talents have been appreciated by a broader audience while he grows into one [read more]

Even Wiz Khalifa Can Learn From the Legendary Saenchai

The ability to transcend the sport of muay thai is a rare one, yet something that Saenchai has been able to do in spades over the span of his legendary career. Not only has his influence bled over into kickboxing and MMA, but it’s moved well beyond that, with his influence even felt in professional wrestling. So how big of a deal is Saenchai? A big enough deal that internationally-acclaimed rap star Wiz Khalifa booked some one-on-one time with the legend during Saenchai’s recent tour of the west coast for a special, private seminar. View this post on Instagram @saenchaithailand [read more]

Yokkao Fighter Saenchai Heads to Canada For Three-Day Seminar Event

International muay thai mega-star Saenchai is known as one of the most daring, creative and dangerous strikers in the world today, earning his stripes not just in the stadiums of Thailand, but by taking his act on the road and fighting anyone, anywhere at any time. He’s truly a superstar and fans in Canada will now have the opportunity to learn from one of the all-time greats at the end of this month as Yokkao is bringing Saenchai to Canada on April 28, 29th and 30th. The events take place at Budo Canada in Toronto and Sherbatov MMA in Laval [read more]

Watch Yokkao’s Manachai in His Latest Fight From Italy, Plus Details on Next Fight

Yokkao has always been about pushing the sport of muay thai further and growing the sport, be it through their super-popular gear, their live events or their fight team. Their latest crown jewel is the young Thai fighter Manachai. Manachai has been on a roll of late and that roll continued yesterday in Italy where he fought Christian Zahe. You can watch the entire fight below, thanks to Yokkao’s Facebook page. Manachai returns to the ring on April 29th in Southampton in the UK for Yokkao Next Generation, a talent-scouting event that features Manachai against Mo Abdurahman in the main [read more]

Yokkao Holding the Yokkao UK Open Championship Event in April

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]

WATCH: Manachai YokkaoSaenchaiGym Destroy His Italian Opposition

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.