The Road to Yokkao's initial event in Bangkok, Thailand was off to a rousing start. Authentic Muay Thai was indeed on full display. Yokkao's dream of opening up a path of fighters is well on its way to realization if the results of the first one are any indication.
All four fights in the card delivered the kind of action and even drama that fans of real Muay Thai have come to expect. Each of the fights displayed the skills, power, stamina, and heart that only warriors possess. Indeed, they showed that all of them deserve the opportunities that Yokkao is set to open for them.
First off, the main event that featured a battle for the first ever Yokkao National Flyweight Title was a hotly contested war, to say the least. Chalawan and his opponent, Petchpadriew, went at it from the opening bell. There was no feeling out process as the intensity of their exchanges increased from round to round.
Chalawan was slightly more aggressive, athough he displayed what you might call controlled agression. He maintained that frenetic pace until the last round. In the end, his hand was rightly raised as the winner of Yokkao's first National Flyweight Championship.
Saksri's fight, on the other hand, was a masterclass in ring generalship. While his foe, Pranjanban, chose to attack, he was content to wait and counter. Saksri dislayed beautiful movement, just staying out of reach and harm's way. He also made successful counters against most of the attacks thrown against him. Itwas a diminating performance that showcased the high level of skills that Saksri possesses. And a great way to start his career as a part of the Yokkao Fight Team.
The first two bouts set the stage as they delivered on the action and made the audience want more. Opening the card was a match between Dooen PhukongOng tor-Mor and Kongnapha BKC Gym. Dooen had the right mindset by being aggressive from the start and got rewarded by a beautiful KO victory. The second fight did not dissapoint, either, as PetchChiang Yuen Jitmuangnon battled Suekabdab Deanghanomdongrak in a give and take contest. Suekabdab managed to pull it off in the end.
It truly was a great start, not just for the Road to Yokkao, but for the aspiring and up-and-coming fighters that want to climb the ranks. Muay Thai in general will also benefit. After all, fighters from all over the world who have been waiting for a chance to show their abilities will now have a stage to perform. Yokkao has opened up a path for them and there is no limit to where they can go and what they can achieve.
For the fans, the Road t Yokkao is also a series that respects the roots of the art and what it means to Thai culture. It will give people a chance to experience what true and traditional Muay Thai is all about. The sights, sounds, emotions - the entire Muay Thai experience will be right there in the best stadiums.
This is just the beginning, now that the road to Yokkao has been opened, expect more of the events in different parts of the world. From Thailand to Italy, the US, the UK, Australia, and more. There is no limit to where the road can and will take muay Tai fighters thatdare to be great!