Desert Force fighter Mohammad Karaki, who parted ways with his long time team “Shogun Gym”, has agreed to a deal with new martial arts academy “Clinch Gym” by Yokkao.
The signing of Karaki immediately adds name recognition to “Clinch by Yokkao” out of which he will be fighting effective immediately.
Mohammad Karaki is a 2 division Desert Force champion and is currently undefeated, boasting 7 wins under the Middle East premier promotion. In December, he will be part of Desert Force 25 event, where he will defend his title against a soon to be announced opponent.
ArabsMMA made sure to capture this moment, and paid visit to Mr. Ralph Wahab, who is partner at Clinch alongside Ayman Suleiman.
“My partners and I were interested in the cultural aspect of Muay Thai and we are practitioners ourselves, and that was one of our biggest motives. That’s how Clinch came to life. We wanted to represent a brand, and we found, Yokkao, who are of the biggest promoters of Muay Thai in the world. We are the official representatives of Yokkao in Lebanon.
The idea had an emotional drive, we wanted to come up with an initiative, where us as clients would enjoy the service, and CLINCH is exactly that. A client centered martial arts facility, for everyone looking to shape up. The sport we fell in love with, we want to spread its benefits for everyone searching for a multi beneficial sport to enroll in.”
When asked, why was Mohammad Karaki picked to represent the gym, Ralph added:
“When you first encounter fighters, you form a personal rapport, that you relate to yourself and to your brand.
Mohamed Karaki has both charisma and talent, and of course he is a two division champion in Desert Force.
We known him personally, and the combination of all that helped us choose him”
YOKKAO Fight Team is one of the biggest Muay Thai promoters in the world. The team has sponsored and signed the best and greatest of Muay Thai Fighters from around the world such as Buakaw Por Pramuk (today Buakaw Banchamek), Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, Saenchai PK SaenchaiMuayThaiGym, Yoddecha Sityodtong, Ekapop Sor Klinmee, Tham Sityodtong, Dzhabar Askerov, Cedric Muller, Kem Sitsongpeenong, Jordan Watson and Liam Harrison. YOKKAO has also partnered with the best Muay Thai Camps in Thailand such as Por Pramuk Muay Thai Camp in Chaoechanegsao, Sityodtong Muay Thai Camp in Pattaya and 13 Coins in Bangkok recognizing them as the first official YOKKAO Training Centers, setting a new standard to fans as to the where to head for the best Muay Thai Gyms and camps in Thailand.