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]
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]
On Saturday, February 3rd, Lion Fight returns in 2018 with Lion Fight 40 live from the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. The show is headlined by three big title fights, including the introduction of the Lion Fight North American Light Heavyweight Championship, with the deciding bout being between Elijah Clarke and long-time New York favorite Brett Hlavacek. Lerdsilla PhuketTopTeam will look to continue wowing muay thai fans across the world in a Lion Fight World Lightweight Championship bout with Alexi Serepisos. The main event of the show sees Chip Moraza-Pollard looking to defend his Lion Fight World Cruiserweight Championship [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]
Lion Fight headed to the UK for the first time in a clash between promotions with Muay Thai Grand Prix. The event saw multiple titles on the line, including in the main event where the Lion Fight Cruiserweight Champion, Chip Moraza-Pollard defended his title against the UK’s Jordan Smith while the vacant MTGP Cruiserweight title was up for grabs, sending Moraza-Pollard home with two world titles now. Jose Varela defended his MTGP Super Featherweight Championship against Amine Ballafrikh while James Benal won the vacant MTGP Light Heavyweight Championship against Ryan Li. Lion Fight and MTGP Cruiserweight Championship: Chip Moraza-Pollard (R5 [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]