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President Sakchye Welcomes the Muaythai Family in Thailand

February 5th, 2020

The IFMA Executive Board Members gather in Bangkok for a three-day meeting to discuss IFMA’s strategy for 2020. IFMA President welcomed all the EB members in the ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel which has become the hub of many Muaythai world championships for many years and home of the IFMA social gym. IFMA President, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, greeted all the attendees in Bangkok who arrived from all parts of the world and thanked them for making time ...

Jake Purdy vs Timothee Vandenouc European Title Bout

February 3rd, 2020

The 7th March in the aptly named city of Nice, France will see an evening of world class muaythai sanctioned by the WMC. On the line at this event is the WMC Middleweight European Title (72.5kg) which both Jake Purdy and Timothee Vandenouc have keenly had their eye on for quite some time. Jake Purdy is a man who needs no introduction in the muaythai world. A well-respected fighter from the UK, Jake fights out of ...

Petchmorakot vs Jamal

January 31st, 2020

Friday the 7th of February is a date for the diary for all muaythai fans as the highly anticipated match between Petchmorakot and Jamal will be finally upon us. ONE Championship: Warrior's Code brings another stacked card to the Istoro Senayan Sports Arena, Jakarta. Petchmorakot Petchyindee from Thailand is well known in ONE Championship due to an epic drama last year during the Super 8 tournament for 1 million USD prize money. Following a win over ...

Futures 11 Muaythai

January 28th, 2020

Futures Muaythai Promotions will return to Mandurah for an evening of muaythai action on Saturday the 29th of February. The 11th event from the promotion will see an all-star line up of some of the best Ozzy fighters on the scene. Headlining the card will be a bout between WMC Australian champion Lee 'Hard as Fook' from Phoenix gym and notable athlete Roy Wills from the Pit which is set up to be an amazing fight. Aside ...

The Entire World Sport Community Mourns the Death of a True Sporting Legend

January 27th, 2020

Recognised as one of the greatest internationally acclaimed basketball players of all time and a truly inspiring ambassador on and off the court, Kobe Bryant, at the age of 41, died in a devastating helicopter crash Sunday morning, which also took the life of his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. On the court, Bryant led the Los Angeles Lakers for two decades, winning five NBA finals. Bryant was also a true ambassador of the Olympic Movement, leading the ...

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 ...


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 ...

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