History is made – Hispanic World Championships

April 19th, 2014

After months of planning, it is finally here - The Hispanic World Championships. Hispanic spokesperson and WMC Board member Emilio Becker stated that this show is set to be a great mixture of the traditions of Muaythai crossed with the Hispanic cultures. April 19th will see the beautiful Spanish City of El Vendrell, hosting the first WTC All Hispanic title fight. The 79kg title fight will see Argentinian Damian Bujan, who ...


Chommanee Wins World Muaythai Angels

April 19th, 2014

Chommanee has become the first World Muaythai Angel Champion. The competition started with 16 girls from around the world all vying to become the new world champion. After months of round robin events there were only 4 women left: Duennapa (Thailand), Sindy Heyer (Italy), Teresa Winter (Sweden) and Chommanee (Thailand). Songkran, the Thai New Year provided the perfect opportunity to host the final of the competition and to see who would ...

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IFMA’s Sport Is Your Gang initiative wins the Spirit of Sport Awards 2014

April 17th, 2014

The most prestigious award for using the power of sport to make a difference has been awarded to Muaythai at the 2014 SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey. Sport Is Your Gang is the umbrella programme for all IFMA’s social initiatives and was launched in 2010 in cooperation with the Organisation for Peace & Sport. The president of IFMA, Dr.Sakchye Tapsuwan was delighted to know that IFMA has been given the honour ...



April 3rd, 2014

Muaythai and IFMA is one of the 5 nominees out of the 104 SportAccord world recognised sporting federations for their exceptional contribution to sport and society.   The Spirit of Sport Award was created by the SportAccord Council in 2002 to commend the commitment and humanitarian spirit of SportAccord members who have made an exceptional and lasting contribution through the use of sport as a tool for a positive social change.   The award ...


Hakeew, the pride of Canada

April 2nd, 2014

Calgary will see another world class event this Saturday 5th of April with HAKEEM DAWODU (Canada) and  SAM SAMUT KIATPHONTHIP (Thailand) fighting for the WMC Muaythai Against Drugs  Intercontinental Title. This fight has attracted huge media publicity  and the main question is… Can Hakeew make Canada proud and beat the current champion in this highly anticipated match?  


April 1st, 2014

4 x WMC World Champion, Buakaw is set to defend his WMC World title at the Monaco Fighting Masters against French super star Dijme Coulibaly. Dijme Coulibaly has fought Buakaw on a previous occasion, losing on points. He has stated that at that time he was injured and this time he is looking to even the score, vowing to give 110% in his performance for this fight. Baroness Cecile de Massy who ...


Muaythai Takes Theatre Stage By Storm

March 28th, 2014

Thrilling stage show on the origins and heroes of muaythai and muay boran opens at The Stage, Bangkok’s newest playhouse.Bringing the origins and heroes of muaythai back to life, MUAYTHAI LIVE : THE LEGEND LIVES is an epic live show that captures 300 years of Muay Thai’s history though a dazzling combination of hyper-real fights, breathtaking stunts and sweeping drama. Created and directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham, celebrated Thai director of the ...


King of Kings 7 in Cambridge

March 27th, 2014

Cambridge England will play host to the first ever Muay Thai world championships fight night. A joint sanctioned event between the United Kingdom Muaythai Federation and the WMC, is a first of its kind in Cambridge. This spectacular event will see English multiple world champion Lee Coville, take on the very tough and heavy hitter Rittijak Kaewsamrit. In what is being described as the toughest toe to toe fight England has bore witness ...



March 25th, 2014

The event was held in Perth Western Australia in front of a sell out crowd on March 15th.     The main event was a WMC Challenge held between top Thai contender and female superstar Chommanee Taehiran and Caley Reece, one of the top female fighters in the world, former IFMA World Champion, Silver medal winner World Combat Games and WMC World Champion. The first round saw a battle of tactics, as Caley looked ...


Muaythai is getting ready for 2014 SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey

March 20th, 2014

Muaythai under IFMA has been a proud member of SportAccord since 2006 and has been an exhibitor at every convention since. From Seoul to Beijing, to Athens, to Denver, to Dubai, to London and last year, to St. Petersburg. This year IFMA will proudly be putting up its booth in Antalya, Turkey in order to promote muaythai as a cultural art form and competition sport. The SportAccord Convention is a 6-day annual ...


IFMA President, guest of honour at the World Muay Boran Championships

March 18th, 2014

Grand Master Chinawut Sirisompan (GM Woody) chairman of the Kru Muaythai Association welcomed the President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan as the highest guest of honour and Stephan Fox, IFMA General Secretary and WMC Vice President at the World Muay Boran festival in the ancient capital city of Ayutthaya. IFMA and AMTAT President, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan congratulated Grand Master Chinawut on the fantastic promotion of culture and Muay Boran.


Ajarn Paiboon and Ajarn Radom receives the Golden Mongkol

March 18th, 2014

Ajarn Paiboon and Ajarn Radom needs no introduction to the Muaythai community. Ajarn Radom, the former chairman of the technical commission at the famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium as well as chairman of the WMC technical board and Ajarn Paiboon, chairman of the IFMA technical commission and the technical delegate for the last World Combat Games was honoured to accept the Golden Mongkol. IFMA President and President the amateur Muaythai Association of ...

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