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Virtual Muaythai Becomes a Reality in Afghanistan

August 10th, 2020

Last weekend Afghanistan saw its biggest event ever with participants joining and competing at their national event without leavinghome. Afghanistan Virtual Championships 2020 entered the sports history books as the fist event held through the internet. Hundreds and hundreds of participants across genders and ages registereded to perform their skills in four competitions: Shadow Box, Wai Kru, Max Fit, and Aero Fit. Afghanistan has been one of the most active muaythai federations in the Middle East to ...

IFMA Virtual Championships 2020: Max Fit

August 7th, 2020

Strength and conditioning make the base of any sport and muaythai is no exception. It makes a difference between a winner and runner up in the last rounds of the competition.  IFMA Virtual Championships will feature the Max Fit competition among four to let athletes and muaythai enthusiasts put their strength, power and stamina to a test and be named the first IFMA Virtual World Champion. This competition will focus on contestantsā€™ strength, power and stamina. This will ...

Muaythai Returns to the UAE

August 5th, 2020

Muaythai Night Abu Dhabi has become the first event after the lockdown which became a top followed event for all martial arts followers in UAE. Held behind closed doors in a specially placed arena at Al Forsan International Sports Resort the event could not slip to the attention of thousands of local spectators and international crowd around the world. Strict precautions have been observed in the buildup of the event with every person coming to the ...

Saensatharn: 2 Time World Champion

August 4th, 2020

Saensatharn PK Saenchai Muaythai gym formerly Sor Suradej is a fighter that needs no introduction on the muaythai scene. A two time WMC world champion from Khon Kaen, Saensatharn has beaten many top names including Yodwicha, Chamukathong and Pascal Shroth to name a few. Saensatharn became the WMC champion by beating Dylan Salvador in Paris by decision in May 2016. To date Saensatharn has had 172 fights with 137 wins and is a Lumphinee and Thai ...

Mission 89, GoodCorporation, FIFA & IFMA Working Towards the Protection of Youth

July 31st, 2020

IFMA has joined up with anti-trafficking charity Mission 89 and GoodCorporation alongside other leading sports organisations such as FIFA, to commit to the fight against child trafficking in sport, by supporting the principles outlined in the Framework on Safeguarding Children from Trafficking in sport. The Framework draws on best practice models from international organisations such as UNICEF, FIFA and StreetFootballWorld. Practices and procedures that should be followed to manage the safe recruitment of child athletes from ...

Saenchai Turns 40 Today

July 30th, 2020

Saenchai the muaythai legend proves that age is just a number as he turns 40 years old today. Saenchai is a 3 time WMC world champion and has had 346 fights with 299 wins and is considered by many to be the greatest pound for pound fighter to date. Saenchai continues to compete at the highest level and is currently on a 53 win streak. From all at the WMC we wish Saenchai a very happy birthday and ...

All-Star Lineup for the Finals of the Ukrainian Nationals

July 27th, 2020

The final bouts of the Ukrainian National Championships were a spectacle not to miss with Muaythai world champions present in almost each weight category. Many top fighters competed including Igor Liubchenko, Vasil Sorokin, Oleg Prymachov, Sergey Kulyaba, Vladislav Mykytas, Viktoria Yevtushenko to name a few. Ukraine can truly be proud of the level of muaythai they have with world champions building the image of the country as a martial arts loving sport. It is inevitable that ...

Long Live the King

July 27th, 2020

Gyms to Reopen Tomorrow in the UK

July 24th, 2020

Good news for the UK muaythai scene as the government have announced that gyms can reopen from Saturday the 25th July. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic gyms throughout the UK were forced to close their doors in March to prevent further infection of the virus. Muaythai practitioners from the UK had to adapt to the lock down regime with many turning to home workouts and online strength and condition classes to try and stay in ...

2021 To See Direct Qualifiers For The World Games

July 23rd, 2020

The qualification events for The World Games have never been more tense and exciting as for the Birmingham edition. Whereas some IFMA athletes already secured the spot for the 2022 Games others can jump from 0 to the top of the list with all IFMA events being direct qualifiers for The World Games 2022 in USA. With Arafura Games and IFMA events postponed to the next year it will be a true shark tank ...

Throwback to the Challenger Series

July 21st, 2020

The Challenger Muaythai Series was a highly successful reality TV series broadcast on AXN and sanctioned by the WMC. The show was broadcast every Thursday and was watched by millions of viewers across the globe. The show followed the lives of 16 contestants as they took part in group challenges with elimination fights each week and were subject to rigorous training dished out by trainers Hanarong and Nugget Mcnaught. 16 middleweight fighters had the chance to win ...

Myriame vs Funda World Title Fight Confirmed

July 17th, 2020

Some positive news was revealed this week as the world title fight between Myriame Djedidi from France and Funda Alkayis from Turkey has been reconfirmed. The date was originally set for April but due to Covid 19 was put on ice. September the 26th has now been confirmed with the French Sport Authorities Myriame is theĀ current WMC intercontinental and 2 time WMC European champion as well as an IFMA gold medalist. She became the Intercontinental champion following ...

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