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Teams Arrive for the World Championships 2021

November 30th, 2021

After all the events were cancelled in 2020, Bangkok Thailand has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2021 World Championships. Over 200 athletes and officials are expected to travel to the Kingdom of Thailand. The opening ceremony will be a festival of cultural and sporting exchange celebrating IFMA 's full recognition by the International Olympic Committee and also the birthday celebration of his late Majesty King Rama the 9th. It is not just a World Championships though, the IFMA AGM, ...

Nick Trask Takes the Queensland Title

November 29th, 2021

Fight fans in Queensland were treated to an evening of elite-level muaythai on Saturday as Coastal Warfare returned with another corker of a card. The show which is sanctioned by the WMC, as usual, featured a stacked fight card with the headlining fight for the WMC Queensland Super Middle Weight title between Corey Crittenden and Nick Trask. This was a fight of epic proportions with both fighters giving it their all from the first round. Nick ...

Shevchenko Grapples with Hollywood

November 26th, 2021

Valentina Shevchenko, a multi-time time IFMA gold medalist, WMC champion, and UFC superstar has now set her sights on Hollywood as her next opponent. The Kyrgyzstan-born fighter has just made her acting debut, playing the fierce ladykiller and opponent of lead role Halle Berry who also wrote and directed the movie. When Halle began work on the movie, she knew she would need a real fighter to work alongside and asked for one woman and one ...

Muaythai is Proud to be a Part of UTS

November 24th, 2021

The beautiful Kingdom of Riyadh and the birthplace of Saudi Arabia was the place for the opening of UTS 2021. Over 100 organisations worked together for the UTS 2021 festival from Riyadh to the world under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee, the Internationational Paralympic Committee, the Special Olympics GAISF, and AIMS. The opening ceremony saw cities like Paris 24, Pyeongchang 24, Dhaka 26 and so many others coming together with the youth of Saudia Arabia for this heartwarming ceremony. The youth of Bangkok ...

Coastal Warfare 21

November 24th, 2021

Coastal Warfare is back with another killer line up this coming Saturday the 27th November in Queensland, Australia. The event which is sanctioned by the WMC is now on its 21st edition and will be held at the Banana Bender pub with Australia's best travelling to compete. The headline fight of the evening will see Corey Crittenden face Nick Trask for the WMC Queensland Super Middleweight title in a much-anticipated bout. From all at the WMC we ...

Lukáš Manďo Mandinec Becomes the New Intercontinental Champion

November 23rd, 2021

Saturday the 20th of November in Tashkent, Uzbekistan was a night to remember as U1 Muaythai Championships graced the city with an evening of elite-level muaythai. The show boasted an all-star international lineup with the world's best coming to challenge Uzbekistan's finest. The headline fight of the evening saw Lukáš Manďo Mandinec from Slovakia take on “Muhammadi “Jojo” Jahongir from Uzbekistan for the WMC Intercontinental Super-Lightweight title (63,5 kg). This was a very close fight ...

Origins 10 This Weekend!

November 19th, 2021

Origins Fight Promotions returns to Perth with live Muay Thai entertainment this Saturday November the 6th, 2021 for Origins 10: Eddy D'Uva vs Jack 300. Origins Fight Promotions aims to bring the most exciting in fight entertainment in one of the oldest forms of human combat known to man - Muay Thai, also known as "Science of the Eight Limbs". In the main event, see technician Eddy D'Uva (Riddlers Gym) take on the legend Komkit ...

Buakaw Receives Thai Government Recognition

November 18th, 2021

Buakaw needs no introduction in the world of sport, especially in muaythai as a multiple-time WMC/IFMA world champion and IFMA's UN Women ambassador. Buakaw has competed under the WMC and IFMA around the world and has been given special recognition by the Thai government, making him a national artist of the Kingdom of Thailand. A special meeting took place at the Thai parliament and IFMA President Doctor Sakchye Tapsuawan was invited to represent the world governing body together ...

U1 Muaythai in Tashkent this Weekend

November 17th, 2021

The weekend is almost upon us and muaythai fans will be delighted to know that Christmas has come early this year as U1 Muaythai Championships will take place this coming Saturday in Taskent, Uzbekistan. The promotion has put together an all-star line up of international fighters from four continents who will travel to the capital to take on Uzbekistan's best. The headline fight of the evening will see "Muhammadi "Jojo" Jahongir from Uzbekistan pitted against ...

Freedom Fighter Promotions 2

November 16th, 2021

On Friday the 19th November the city of New York will host an evening of muaythai action as Freedom Fighter Promotions returns with another world-class event. The event which is sanctioned by the WMC will see a headline fight for the available intercontinental lightweight title (61.22KG) which will see Amine Ballafrikh from Morocco take on the USA's own Eric Luna. Both fighters have been training intensely ahead of the bout so fireworks are expected. The United States ...

The Royal Thai Government Honours IFMA

November 15th, 2021

A special meeting took place at the Sports Authority of Thailand where all government departments from the Sports Ministry, Sports Authority, Culture Ministry, Foreign Ministry, and National Sports Development Fund came together, chaired by the President of the National Olympic Committee and Deputy Prime Minister His Excellency General Prawit Wongsuwan. The meeting outlined IFMA's achievement as the sole world recognised world organisation by the International Olympic Committee and subsequently by the National Olympic Committee of Thailand ...

Delarmino has Sights on Redemption in Thailand

November 12th, 2021

Philip Delarmino was, understandably so, dissatisfied with the way his medal bid in the International Federation of Muay thai Associations World Muay thai Championships ended last year. The top-notch muay fighter intends not to get frustrated again in the coming worlds next month in Thailand, the cradle of the extremely physical combat sport known as the “art of eight limbs.’’ “The world’s best will be there and I want to bring home a medal this time,’’ said ...

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