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Buakaw, He for She Ambassador

January 13th, 2017

Muaythai is an Olympic recognised sport and always has and always will play an important part in contributing to social development and use the power of the sport and athletes to create a better tomorrow. Over many years social projects have been carefully planned such as Sport is your Gang by example which won the 2014 world spirit of sport award. Unity and diversity, anti-discrimination, gender equality, Muaythai for Everybody as a healthy lifestyle, cooperation with ...

General Chetta Congratulates IFMA

January 12th, 2017

General Chetta Thanajaro the Honoury President of the Olympic Committee of Thailand congratulated IFMA on their recognition by the IOC. The WMC which was established in 1995 under directive of the Royal Thai government to foster and promote all aspects of Muaythai has been a firm partner of IFMA since day 1. The marriage of WMC and IFMA is unbreakable as all key officials of IFMA hold executive positions in the WMC committee, by example the ...

France vs Belgium at Muaythai Attitude V

January 11th, 2017

Saturday 14th January will see the beautiful city of Conflans, Sainte-Honorine, France host the fifth edition of Muaythai Attitude. France continues to be a powerhouse for Muaythai and is growing from strength to strength with national treasures such as Fabio Pinca continuing to dominate both the national and international Muaythai market. The event will see 12 international professional fights featuring the crème de le crème of Europe’s athletes all competing to be the best they can ...

VOTE for Sofia OIofsson as 2016 IWGA Athlete of the Year!!

January 10th, 2017

Voting has opened to select IWGA's 2016 Athlete of the Year. IFMA is counting on all stakeholders and members to cast their votes EVERY DAY to ensure that MUAYTHAI champion Sofia Olofsson gets the victory and honour for MUAYTHAI!! Great news! Our WMC and IFMA world muaythai champion and most outstanding female athlete of the Royal World Cup 2015, Sofia Olofsson, is one of the nominated candidates for the 2016 Athlete of the Year by the International World ...

Wu Fights in December

December 19th, 2016

Friday 23rd December will see the latest edition of Wu Fights in the beautiful city of Foshan, China. For the next 14 months the People’s Republic of China will be one of the centres of World Muaythai with the 15 event series of Wu fights in which the best Muaythai fighters of the world will take on China’s best on the road to become the ultimate winner. The second round of the event will see multiple ...

Thai Leading Masters Show Respect

December 13th, 2016

Hundreds of year old traditions came alive on December 5th at the WMC  and IFMA King Rama 9 Memorial Muaythai Tournament, where over 200 leading masters from all Muaythai styles, male and female from all regions of Thailand came together in a very special ceremony. Grom Tanai Luek have always been the guards of masters protecting King and country and they all came together to show their respect to the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama the ...

Buakaw Banchamek vs Andrei Kulebin Results

December 12th, 2016

Saturday the 10th December saw Phoenix promotions host one of the biggest fights of the year in Beirut, Lebanon which saw 5 time WMC champion Buakaw Banchamek go head to head with 5 time IFMA and WMC champion Andrei Kulebin. Both stepped into the ring to decide who will take home the junior middleweight (welterweight) Phoenix/WMC belt. Both athletes had a fantastic year, Buakaw only one loss in China against Yi Long the Chinese champion but ...

Lumphinee 60th Birthday

December 9th, 2016

  Friday the 9th December marks the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the prestigious Lumphinee stadium. The stadium is world famous and has showcased the best of the best in Muaythai since opening its doors in 1956. WMC and Lumphinee have always had great cooperation, especially as Lumphinee stadium is under the auspices of the Royal Thai Army and General Chetta Thanajaro being the former supreme commander and defence minister of Thailand. Cooperation has been conducted ...

Trinidad makes History

December 8th, 2016

A full capacity crowd came to watch the Super 4 female tournament for the Unite to end violence against women trophy. The line-up included the best of the best with Janice Lynn from Canada, Candice Mitchell from Trinidad and Tobego, Sawsing Sor Sopit from Thailand and Nguyen Ti Hong Nang from Vietnam. For the first fight Candice took on Sawsing from Thailand and put on an amazing performance with Trindad showing the universalism Muaythai has now reached ...

The Phoenix Rises from the Ashes

December 8th, 2016

Beirut will be the Muaythai center of the world on 10th December with the main event between two of the world’s best Muaythai fighters fighting for the title. Buakaw 5 times WMC world champion and ambassador of IFMA’s He for She campaign will be challenged by Andrei Kulebin, 5 times IFMA champion for this historical showdown. Promoter Serge Saad said that he is delighted to bring this event to Beirut under the umbrella of WMC and ...

Rumble of the Kings Results

December 8th, 2016

Isa Tidblad vs Patricia Axling  The sixth bout of the evening was between two girls from Stockholm – Sweden. 2016 IFMA 57 kg world and European Champion Patricia Axling went up against 2014 IFMA World Champion and 2016 IFMA European Champion in the 60kg division. The first round started with exchanges of technical attacks from both parties. Isa seemed to have a certain advantage with good flow and timing with her combos. Patricia felt comfortable but did not ...

Germany Silences Thailand

December 6th, 2016

The December 5th event in memorandum of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej was a very emotional event with a special stadium built in an amazing setting outside the famous Lumphinee Park in Bangkok. It was a beautiful evening with the VIP section packed with dignities from around the world with the special trophy which was donated by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The super 4 male line up included Jarred Rothwell (South Africa), Michalis Manoli (Cyprus) Penyai ...

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