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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 ...

Angel Fight

April 7th, 2017

From the people who brought you World Muaythai Angels comes Angel Fight. Angel Fight will see sixteen female athletes from all 5 continents go head to head in a 57kg competition from April to June 2017. Originally set to be all filmed in China the first event has now been changed to the motherland of the sport Thailand and will take place at the Sports Authority of Thailand beginning on April the 9th. 16 female athletes ...

Samui Fight

August 31st, 2017

Koh Samui will host an event entitled Samui Fight from the 9th to the 10th September at the Wharf to promote tourism in the region. The event will see some of Thailand's best athletes go head to head and feature former WMC Champions such as Iquezang Kor Rungthanakeat and Manasak Pinsinchai on the card to name a few. The two day promotion will also feature a full female card entitled Woman's fight which will see both IFMA and ...

An Angelic Victory for Yolanda Schmidt

December 18th, 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 took place on Saturday December the 16th this time in the Sports Authority of Thailand. The competition which was sanctioned by the WMC was 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 merged the semi-final and ...

Caley Reece: The First ever Female WMC champion in 2 Divisions

March 31st, 2020

Caley Reece is one of Australia's most decorated athletes and one of the WMC's most successful fighters picking up many titles and having defeated many notable opponents including Chommanee Sor Taehiran, Tiffany Van Soest and Jessica Gladstone to name a few. Caley's WMC journey began at 25 years old following a lengthy winning streak where she went on to win the WMC Western Australia State and Australian National Featherweight titles. After conquering Australia it was then time to ...

Sport is Your Gang Colombia Provides a Second Chance for Colombian Youth

June 22nd, 2021

Gelen Melissa Cossio is a young happy Colombian girl with a difficult story behind her. She was born in CHOCO area… one of the most biodiverse places in the world but also one of the most dangerous places to live full with guerrillas, paramilitary forces, criminal gangs, corrupted politicians and the list goes on. Additionally, there is no infrastructure for the most basic human needs such as health care and education. CHOCO is a place ...

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