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.
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]
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]
If you’ve been following kickboxing and muay thai for the last few years, you know that Yokkao has been putting on events that have not only been wowing live audiences, but blowing them away. We’ve been getting glimpses of these shows via YouTube in the months following, but never live, worldwide. All of that changes for Yokkao 25 and 26, which take place on Monday, September 11th and will be airing live via Yokkao’s Facebook page. As you can see below, the card is stacked featuring names like Saenchai, Manachai, Singdam, Yodchai and more. The air times are below as [read more]
Legendary Thai fighter Saenchai has been and done everything, from the stadiums in Thailand to fighting the best of the best in both muay thai and kickboxing worldwide. Now, for one of his upcoming fights at Yokkao 26 on September 28th in Hong Kong he’s looking for something new, something different in the way of an open challenge. Word is that Yokkao is looking for someone from the United States or North America to challenge the legendary Saenchai. Let’s look at some of the fighters based out of the US or North America that we’d like to see fight Saenchai. [read more]
Over the years Yokkao has proven itself to be a force in the realm of muay thai gear and lifestyle apparel, but they’ve also branched out to exciting events, gyms and even their own professional team of fighters, trainers and brand ambassadors for the sport. One such fighter was Dzhabar Askerov. Askerov has always been in the discussion when it comes to the world’s top 70kg fighters in both muay thai and kickboxing and now after recovering from a rocky year in 2016 with three wins in Russian and China, Askerov has returned to the Yokkao fold, inking a management and training [read more]