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From Amateur to Professional: The Evolution of a Muaythai Athlete

July 15th, 2014

What does The Contender Asia, The Challenger Muaythai, KMax, K1, Glory, Thai Fight, and Thai Max Have in common? All the superstars have strong backgrounds and ties with IFMA and WMC. Buakaw, Yodsanklai, Khem, Mardsua and so many others represented   Thailand in IFMA World Championships, World combat games and fought for pride and honour for the Kingdom. Female superstars like Chommanee, Caley Reece, Miriam Nakamoto, and Valentina Shevchenko, to name a few, all have been IFMA ...

Epic 11 Results

July 10th, 2014

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - Epic Fight Promotions held another massive show for their 11th instalment. Main event saw Kim Olsen take on Tainui Crouch from QLD. Kim Olsen controlled this from the start losing long range techniques and staying away from Tainuis dangerous hands. Kim proved to be too strong as he picked up momentum in round 3 forcing the pace, cutting off the ring and cornering Tainui where he unloaded with a series of knees and ...

Hong Kong Muaythai United

July 9th, 2014

Hong for centuries has been the centre for martial arts. Many of the best Kung-Fu movies, celebrities like Jackie Chan, all have been superstars in Hong Kong and China long before they captured the attention of the rest of the world. The Hong Kong Muaythai Association (HKMTA), is a proud member of the WMC IFMA and FAMA. Tim Lee, one of the IFMA vice presidents and Eldy Chan, the chairman of HKMTA and vice president of ...

Lion Fight 16 Delivers in Las Vegas

July 8th, 2014

The July 4th weekend in Las Vegas was packed with excitement as Lion Fight 16 put on another world class event. The Muaythai fight card provided the excitement as advertised and it was a memorable night for all parties involved. The main event bout for Lion Fight’s Super Lightweight title featured American Muaythai superstar and WMC ranked Kevin Ross vs Australian WMC Champ Michael Thompson. This fight did not disappoint and Ross took the fight to ...

Legendary Gala Show in Hong Kong – The One Legend

July 4th, 2014

FAMA Vice President and Chairman of the Hong Kong Muaythai Association again put on a promotion under the banner of WMC The One Legend event with fighters from around the world.The KITEC arena was filled to bursting point with Chinese elite and Hong Kong celebrities, enjoying all the excitement muaythai has to offer.   IFMA Vice President Tim Lee stated that Hong Kong has truly become a force to be reckoned with, with 105 gyms working together ...

Age Does Not Matter

July 4th, 2014

Ping Ki Wong is one of the top technical officials of IFMA but also a stern supporter of the IFMA and WMC ‘Sport is your Gang’ and ‘Muaythai Against Drugs (MAD)’ campaign. 52 years young, he decided to raise money for charity and fought for the prestigious WMC MaD Belt in a special match verses David Kwon at the WMC ‘The One Legend’ event in Hong Kong. Stepping in the ring once again was done for ...

Ultra Elite Fighters Europe in Malaga

June 30th, 2014

The next episode of the Ultra Elite Fighters Europe will be coming to Malaga, Spain on July 5th. Featuring top class fighters Damián Buján, Pitbull Martínez, Martín Velasco and Sarai Medina. The stacked card will feature 8 action packed muaythai bouts with fighters from Argentina, Spain, Portugal and Russia.  

Australia versus USA heads Lion Fight 16

June 26th, 2014

Las Vegas will have a busy week ahead with UFC 175 and Lion Fight putting on a world class promotion on the 4th of July weekend. Two of the world’s best Muaythai welterweights will face off in the main event. The 2013 prince cup winner and Australian WMC Champion, Michael Thompson will face off against one of the American legends of Muaythai, Kevin Ross. The winner of this fight will secure a position in the top ...

Hong Kong and Australia in the Spotlight for the Last Week of June

June 26th, 2014

After the highlight of the successful event earlier this month at the Monte-Carlo Fighting Master in Monaco, with HSH Prince Albert II as the honorary patron and many celebrities from the Muaythai world in attendance at the event including the president of Peace and Sport, Mr Joel Bouzou, Baroness Cécile de Massy, IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox; the spotlight on Muaythai is now moving to Hong ...

7 WMC World Titles With a Fantastic Opening With HSH Prince Albert II

June 19th, 2014

It was 8 month in the making and finally Monte-Carlo made Muaythai history on June 14th at the 2014 Fighting Masters.   The event started with a great opening with HSH Prince Albert II entering the stadium and the capacity crowd standing up to show their respect to his Highness . The Baroness Cécile de Massy,  the visitors from Thailand lead by  M.L. Trinuch Sirivadhanabhakdi , the Thai ambassador to France M. Apichart Chinwanno, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan ...

Do Good Feel Good with the Green Shoots Foundation

June 19th, 2014

LONDON – WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox donned his muaythai shorts once again in support of his Do Good Feel Good campaign to inspire people to do good while getting a great work muaythai work out. Stephan, with the generous support of FightLife Co., Ltd.  took some enthusiastic do-gooders through the paces in a special charity session where all proceeds were raised funds for the Green Shoots Foundation.   Green Shoots Foundation is launching ...

Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters Weigh-In

June 17th, 2014

The all-star special weigh in took place just outside the beautiful and historical Casino De Monte-Carlo, built in the late 18th century and featured in countless Bond films. The weigh-in was officially conducted by senior WMC official Ajarn Radom and witnessed by IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, WMC Vice President Stephan Fox, The Barnoess Cecile De Massy and MFM promoter Claude Pouget. All 14 athletes vying for the 7 WMC World titles made weight and were on top ...

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