Watson is one of the UK’s top fighters and a regular on Yokkao events. He won the title from Sanny Dahlbeck at Yokkao 18 in March of 2016. He made his first successful defense at Yokkao 20 against Ben Hodge this past October. Watson most recently competed at Bellator Kickboxing 4 this past December in Italy where he fought Giorgio Petrosyan. Despite Petrosyan being the favorite many were stunned that Watson was stopped in the third round.
Sorgraw trains out of the famed Petchyndee Academy in Bangkok. He holds wins at Lumpinee Staidum over Saensak Petchbuncha and Manowan Sit Tong. This is going to be a stiff test for Watson, if he was looking to get an easy fight to rebound from his recent loss it didn’t happen.
Yokkao 23 will take place on March 25 at the Bolton Stadium in Manchester, UK. It will precede Yokkao 24 on the same day.
Fight Cards for Yokkao 23 and Yokkao 24:
Jordan Watson (c) vs. Sorgraw Petchyindee – For Yokkao 70 kg Championship
Liam Harrison (c) vs. Ryan Mekki – For Yokkao 65 kg Championship