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The Rematch is on!

July 12th, 2019

Friday the 12th of July will see the rematch of Giorgio Petrosyan and Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy after the previous bout ended in one of the most controversial decisions the sport has ever seen. The One Championship Masters of Destiny is heading to the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumphur, Malaysia with another amazing line up but this fight will definitely be the highlight of the evening. In the previous fight the decision was overturned as it was said ...

Greek Muaythai Recognition 1 Year Anniversary

July 10th, 2019

Olympia was in the centre of Greek civilisation where the first addition of the games took place in 776 BC and evolved into the modern Olympic Games which nowadays the world is celebrating every 4 years. IFMA is proud that the Panhellenic Muaythai Federation has been fully recognised in Greece last year and a special celebration was held to mark the one year anniversary. Muaythai history can be traced back centuries ago, an ancient art which ...

Myriam Eyes up the WMC World Title

July 9th, 2019

Myriam Djedidi is someone who needs no introduction in the muaythai world and is known as the Queen of muaythai in France. Fighting at Super flyweight (52.15kg), Myriam is the current WMC intercontinental and 2 time WMC European champion as well as an IFMA gold medalist. She became the Intercontinental champion following a valiant performance against Canadian athlete Yumiko Kawano from Canada in what was an epic battle. Myriam now has her heart set on winning the world title as ...

Andy ‘The Punisher’ Howson to Join ONE Championship

July 3rd, 2019

It is an exciting week for fight fans around the world as Andy Howson, a man that needs no introduction in the muaythai world has just signed a 6 fight contract with the ONE Championship.  Also know as ‘The Punisher’ and ‘The Lord of War’ he has made a name for himself as one of the most fierce fighters in the 55kg Bantamweight division, never failing to put on a good show. Hailing from the Bad ...

iGLA Heads to the Olympic Birthplace

June 30th, 2019

The Panhellenic Muaythai Federation has just hosted the biggest iGLA Khru seminar to date with over 100 people participating. The federation is hosting a series of seminars from the 27th June to the 2nd July to celebrate one year of recognition by the Greek Ministry of Sport. Coaches came from all parts of Greece including some of the 200 islands which make up the country to celebrate this auspicious event showing strength and unity in the ...

Epic 20 Wreaks Havoc

June 24th, 2019

Saturday the 6th of July will see the return of Epic Promotions in Mirrabooka, Perth this time at the Herb Graham Centre. The team have put together another amazing fight card featuring the best of the best from Australia as well as international athletes under the sanctioning of the WMC. The Headline event will see Lloyd Dean from Riddlers gym go head to head with Khumsab from Bailey Fight which is a bout everyone has been ...

JIMMY VIENOT JOINS TEAM FRANCE FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 21st, 2019

One of the biggest names of the modern era of muaythai Jimmy Vienot made the French team for the World Championships which definitely adds to the chances of team France being on top of the rankings for the team result. Current world title holder by the most reputable sanctioning body WMC Jimmy is now one of the most desired athletes by any promoter and his appearance at the World Championships will make so many spectators follow ...

Boxing Bar VI, Italy

June 18th, 2019

Saturday the 15th June in the quaint city of Pistoian in the Tuscany region of Italy saw an event of muaythai action as Boxing Bar returned. The 6th event in the series which was sanctioned by the WMC was a massive success as spectators were treated to an evening of bouts comprised of international athletes and home grown heroes. Beginning at 3pm the event opened with a series of bouts under IFMA rules then at 19.30 ...

SIMON OGOLLA HANGS UP HIS GLOVES

June 14th, 2019

One of the notable IFMA team members in Sweden in the +91 kg division Simon Ogolla has just finished his muaythai career transitioning to a coaching job within the Swedish national team. He will try a new experience of being at the other side of the ring during the competition in Bangkok. Muaythai followers will remember the rivalry of Simon with Ukrainian Tsotne Rogava which shook the ring with their powerful kicks. Simon can be proud of ...

Sports Authority of Thailand Sets Up a Muaythai Stage for the World Championships

June 12th, 2019

The official venue of the World Muaythai Championships, The Sports Authority of Thailand will soon become one of the biggest muaythai sites setting up three competition rings, fan zone, expo-zone and entertainment taking over the main sports facility of Thailand from 20 to 29 July. Extensive presentations were made by the local organising committee at the weekly meeting with the Amateur Association of Thailand with diagrams and proposals to make this event one of the most ...

The Hitman Returns to ONE Championship

June 10th, 2019

Liam 'the Hitman' Harrison has got muaythai fans excited around the world as he will return to ONE Championship this Saturday the 15th of June in Shanghai, China. A former WMC world champion and hailing from the world famous Bad Company Gym in Leeds, Liam will take on Rodlek PK. Saenchaimuaythaigym, a current WMC world champion and one of the best in the game from Thailand. In his previous performance in ONE an on point Harrison dominated the ...

YOKKAO 45 – 46 RETURNS TO TURIN ON 25 JAN 2020!

June 6th, 2019

After the immense success of YOKKAO 35 - 36, the YOKKAO team has now officially announced that YOKKAO 45 - 46 will return to Turin, Italy on 25 January 2020. The double event will be held once again at the Palaruffini multi-purpose indoor arena. YOKKAO 35 - 36 saw a sold-out venue with nearly 5000 fight fans congregating from Italy and around the region. The stacked card starred many of the biggest names in Muay Thai ...

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