Video: Highlights from Yokkao 8

With another event in the vault, Yokkao have now released it’s latest installment of highlights.

This time we focus on Yokkao 8 that took place earlier last month, March 8th at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, England.

Yokkao 8 in co-promotion with SuperShowdown featured a bevvy of stars. And along with great fighters came great matchmaking, proving why Yokkao is one of the best promotions in combat sports.

Commentator Vinny Shoreman was full of high praise:

Yokkao 8!! Was THE best event EVER in Muay Thai I’ve ever seen!!! @yokkaoboxing @SuperShowDown @LiverKickdotcom breathtaking

In the main event of the evening England’s very own Liam Harrison took center stage against Frenchman Houcine Bennoui, in a much anticipated match-up between the two.

Liam Harrison, 28, who snapped a 4-fight losing streak late last year entered the bout as the favorite. While France’s Houcine Bennoui came into the contest fresh off a win over fellow countrymen Mehdi Zatout. After five grueling back and forth rounds, the fan favorite Harrison was declared the victor on Points.

Yokkao’s co-main event saw a rematch, as Dean James locked horns once again with Thailand’s Rungravee Sasiprapa. The 24-year-old Rungravee previously won the contest handily on Points.

However, this time, James came out looking sharp from the outset and after three toe-to-toe rounds the match-up was called after Rungravee sustained an unfortunate injury to his arm.

The Reebok Stadium also played host to such names as talented Brit Reece McAllister, Steve Long, Rittuak Kaewsamrit, Panicos Yusuf, Tim Thomas, Daniel McGowan, Chris Whittle and Brad Stanton to name a few.

*You can check out the results from the event here.

Thanks to Yokkao, you can now watch highlights of the show on their official YouTube channel.

Photo credit: Yokkao
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