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Schmidt vs Barlow

February 26th, 2018

One of the most exciting fights the year has seen so far was recently announced which will see Yolanda Schmidt from Australia go head to head with Iman Barlow from the UK. All female fight series are growing in popularity in recent times with shows such as Thai fight now promoting female fights alongside all female line ups such as Muaythai Angels which is great news for the sport. Yolanda is an outstanding and well known ...

Next Generation of Nak Muay

May 13th, 2020

IFMA would like to send a warm congratulations to our recent mothers and fathers in Muaythai who are not only multiple world champions but have been real “Game Changers” for Muaythai. First off, we have a tri-athlete, world Muaythai champion and sports nutritionist from Costa Rica, Marcela Soto, who gave birth to twin boys, Simon and Saul, 7 months ago. Marcela has been an ambassador of muaythai, fighting 67 times in Bangkok, Thailand, and ...

The IFMA Mourns the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 9th, 2022

It is with profound sorrow that we learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II which is a huge loss to sport and to all society. Her Majesty will be remembered as an extraordinary woman who led a remarkable life displaying incredible leadership, touching the lives of so many through her care and unwavering commitment to her duty to all people.  The IFMA Family joins the people of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and all those around the ...

WMC Champions – Female Power with Caley Reece

June 20th, 2012

This week’s edition of WMC Champions features the stunning two time WMC World champion Caley Reece, a woman who has truly has earned her spot among the sport’s elite. Caley has been part of the WMC/IFMA for many years winning a medal at the 2010 SportAccord World Combat Games and twice winning the WMC world title. She has risen to become a media celebrity in Australia and has gained well deserved recognition for being the first Muaythai ...

2014: A Knockout Year for Muaythai

January 22nd, 2015

While the New Year has started with many activities planned for 2015 such as the Muaythai Day gala event, IFMA Muaythai University World Cup (under patronage of FISU), the African Championship in Morocco, the all-important Royal World Cup in Bangkok, and many more, last year marked many important milestones for Muaythai. February: saw Muaythai day, organized by the cultural ministry in conjunction with WMC and IFMA celebrated in Bangkok and other cities around the world. April: saw ...

Muaythai Athlete Sofia Olofsson wins IWGA Athlete of the Year

February 4th, 2017

Sofia Olofsson (SWE) tops the polls and wins the IWGA Athlete of the Year 2016! The 28-year-old Muaythai fighter wins the race by a huge margin . Olofsson won 39 % of the votes, making her clear number 1.After the victory, Sofia was quoted saying: “It feels incredible to get so many votes! I would like to thank all of the Muaythai community and all of my supporters from Sweden and the rest of the world. ...

WMC/IFMA Female Gala

June 7th, 2017

12 countries will participate in a special Muaythai promotion and to showcase the gender equality in Muaythai it is an all-female card. The event is there to promote IFMA’s cooperation with UN Women to create awareness towards violence against women. There will be a world title fight between Tisha Rongreankeelakoraj (Thailand) and Fani Sasiprapa Gym (Greece) in the 60kg weight division and an intercontinental title at the 63.5kg as well as 2 title fights for the ...

World Muaythai Angels Final!

December 13th, 2017

Following a massive success with round 2 of World Muaythai Angels at the U-Tapao International Airport, Thailand, the semi-final and final rounds are set to take place on Saturday December the 16th this time in the Sports Authority of Thailand. The competition which is sanctioned by the WMC is a sixteen-woman elimination tournament at 57kg which began in April. Due to complications some fighters were not able to continue in the tournament so the organisers have ...

MTGP Angels, Athens

February 12th, 2020

The global fight scenes spotlight is no longer purely occupied by men, as the rise of numbers of talented female fighters in the sport is a fact we no longer can deny. To celebrate and further support the growth of female fighters, The Greek promotion of MTGP/KGP, lead by Pavlos Kaponis and sanctioned by the WMC have created a fight-series for woman, called “MTGP/KGP Angels”, next event will be the 23rd of February in Athens. ...

“Yut, Chock, Yut, Yaek, Ying!” IFMA’s HERStory about Female Referees

June 14th, 2021

Women’s participation in muaythai 40 years ago was very much unthinkable especially in the motherland of Thailand. In the early 90’s, IFMA and the WMC stood up for gender equality, breaking the history marked by division and discrimination and started a journey with major accomplishments for all stakeholders in the muaythai family and important steps towards the empowerment of women, girls and gender equality.  Breaking social barriers and allowing, encouraging and promoting female muaythai athletes ...

Rebecca Hödl Receives Recognition at the Styrian Galanacht des Sport in Graz

October 6th, 2022

The Styrian Galanacht des Sport in Graz is a night of heroes for Austrian sport. Every year the county of Styria/Austria elects an outstanding sportsman and sportswoman out of all athletes of Austrian government recognized sports. This year, the award of the Styrian Sportswomen of the Year 2022 went to the Austrian IFMA Athlete, Rebecca Hodl who won silver at the 2022 European Championships in Istanbul and 4th place at The World Games in Birmingham, USA. Her ...

EFN Champions League Gets Ready To Fight For Women’s Rights

September 15th, 2015

Following the successful launch of the new Elite Fight Night (EFN) Champions League last month, preparations are now well underway for the second in the series of four qualifying events that will culminate in a grand finale at the Kings Cup on December 5. Just as with EFN Champions League Round 1, the second event in the series is set to be held at Asiatique in central Bangkok. EFN Champions League Round 2 will also follow ...

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