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Jake Purdy Gives His Thoughts on Upcoming European Title Bout

January 24th, 2020

Jake Purdy is a man who needs no introduction in the muaythai world. A well-respected fighter from the UK, Jake fights out of Free Style Combat in Exeter under the tutelage of trainer Sonny Perez. The WMC Sport Director Andrew Scott got time this week to talk to Jake about his upcoming European title bout against Timothée Venderouc. AS: What does it mean to compete for this title? JP: To fight for the WMC belt ...

World Games Direct Qualifiers: Anaelle Angerville

January 23rd, 2020

Anaelle Angerville is one of few athletes taking a chance of gaining a direct qualifier for The World Games 2021 in USA. The games are now a year ahead and the race for the points is getting ever tougher with IFMA holding world and continental events in so many parts of the world. France already secured its representation in Birmingham with Anaelle Angerville winning the gold medal at the Arafura Games 2019. Annaelle has become one of the ...

FULL FIGHT CARD ANNOUNCED FOR YOKKAO 45-46

January 20th, 2020

The countdown begins for YOKKAO 45-46 with less than two weeks left to fight night in Turin, Italy. Organised in partnership with YOKKAO Italy promoter, Carlo Barbuto, the 45-46th edition of the official event series will be held on 25 January at the PalaRuffini Arena.. Yokkao are marking their return to Italy with another stacked card of stellar match-ups following the sold-out success of last year’s event in Turin. This year’s massive fight card features ...

Myriam Plans to Take Over the World

January 17th, 2020

Myriam Djedidi is an athlete that needs no introduction in the world of muaythai. Representing France Myriam holds a myriad of titles as an IFMA gold medalist, 2-time WMC European Champion, and WMC Intercontinental champion Myriam's journey with the WMC began in 2017 on a quest to become the WMC European champion at 53.8kg which saw her face Vanessea Da Waele from Belgium and emerge victorious. Fast forward one year and it was time for Myriam ...

Andy Howson Heads to One Championship

January 16th, 2020

Andy 'the punisher' Howson will make his debut in the ONE Championship WARRIORS CODE in Jakarta on Friday the 7th of February. Andy will join his cousin Liam Harrison in the show who wowed fans last weekend with a first-round knock out in Bangkok. Andy fights out of the world-famous Bad Company gym in Leeds under the tutelage of trainer Richard Smith and holds many notable victories as well as being a former WMC champion. The ...

Thai Fight Chiang Rai February 29th

January 15th, 2020

Thai Fight returns on the 29th of February to celebrate the leap year in style and will head to the North of Thailand to the city of Chiang Rai in the Golden Triangle region. The event is run in conjunction with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and is aimed at promoting tourism in the North of Thailand and will feature the usual roster of muaythai superstars including multiple time WMC world champion Saenchai, Tengnung, PTT and ...

Liam Harrison Steals the Show

January 13th, 2020

Liam Harrison wowed fans all over the world on Friday with an astonishing win over Mohammed Bin Mahmoud from Malaysia. The Brit fighting out of the Bad Company Gym in Leeds made his third debut in the One championships at the A NEW TOMORROW show in Bangkok on January 10th. During the first round, the Malaysian fighter wasted no time in springing into action jumping in and out of Harrison's range trying to land shots. A ...

YOKKAO 47: DEAN JAMES VS DAREN ROLLAND

January 10th, 2020

Fight fans are in for a treat as another exciting match-up has just been added to the YOKKAO 47-48 line-up. It’s the third UK vs France bout on the card and features veteran fighter, Dean James against the French phenom, Daren Rolland. At just 21 years of age, Daren Rolland the young phenom has a wealth of experience and fought against Muay Thai legend, Sam-A Kaiyanghadao in his last outing. Training out of Team El Quandili ...

Voting Starts Today: IWGA Athletes of the Year 2019

January 9th, 2020

Today Muaythai is again nominated for the Athlete of The Year 2019 with Jimmy Vienot (FRA) representing the sport. From 8th to 30th January every day vote for Muaythai and Jimmy at https://www.theworldgames.org/awards/Athlete-of-the-Year-2019-70 You can give your votes to the candidates on The World Games website once per 24 hours. Rules for voting: 1. Vote for Jimmy to gain two votes2. Vote your second candidate to give one vote. IMPORTANT: Your vote for Muaythai will only count if you also ...

WMC Sri Lanka Successful First Event!

January 8th, 2020

Saturday the 28th of December saw the first professional muaythai event put together by the recently established WMC Sri Lanka in the Royal Mas Arena in the countries capital Colombo. The Sri Lankan Muaythai Federation under the presidency of Mr Asoka Jayarathna has been working tirelessly over the last 6 months to establish the professional side of muaythai in Sri Lanka and this first event bore the fruits of their hard labour. The first event was ...

Abu Dhabi Reveals the Names of the Asian Champions 2019

December 23rd, 2019

The Asian Muaythai Championships 2019 concluded in Abu Dhabi and marked the end of the Muaythai year for IFMA athletes. It was a true highlight in the IFMA calendar and the Asian Champions of 2019 demonstrated the highest level of Muaythai to bring their countries to the top of the podium and let the national anthems sound live on the Olympic Channel. Athletes from Vietnam, India, Philippines, Lebanon and Iraq made it to the final in ...

IFMA Makes History for Females in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

December 11th, 2019

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia made history this weekend as the first ever female muaythai seminar was held in the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee Sports Complex in Riyadh. The seminar was organised by the Olympic Committee of Saudi Arabia in conjunction with IFMA, the world governing body for the art and sport of Muaythai, recognised by the International Olympic Committee. The Chair of the IFMA Athletes’ Commission, Ms. Janice Lyn, conducted this two-day seminar with 20 ...

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