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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.