World Muaythai Council The Official World Governing Body for Professional Muaythai Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:42:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WMC I-1 World Muaythai Grand Extreme to Thunder in Hong Kong Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:34:09 +0000 On 2 November 2015 the Hong Kong International Trade & Exhibition Center (Star Hall) will host the I-1 World Muaythai Grand Extreme 2015 which is held in cooperation with the World Muaythai Council under the sanctioning of the Hong Kong Muaythai Association.

Hong Kong and its love for martial arts as the main city for so many famous martial art movies will come alive again when the WMC event series will be again filling every seat and the Hong Kong International Trade & Exhibition Center.

The 2 main matches of the night are going to be the WMC I-1 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE  competed in Super-4 format in two weight divisions in 72kg and 57kg category.


The middle weight super 4 contenders are:

Mardsua Tum (Thailand), winner of the reality show “Challenger” and 3-time I-1 World Champion; former WMC world champion

Giorgos Kostanov (Cyprus), current U.S.M.T.A Champion of Cyprus;

Eddie Vendetta (Colombia), a.k.a. “Colombian Warrior”, Champion of Colombia, South Thailand Stadium champion

Carlo Doinjashvili (Goergia), a.k.a. “Beko”, current Champion of Georgia and Caucasus.


The 4 champions competing for the 57 kg Super-4 are:

Ali Yaakub (Malaysia), former I-1 Super-4 International Champion, 5-time Champion of Malaysia, and Z-1 International Champion; multiple IFMA Champion

Arnon Setthanwa (Thailand), a.k.a. “Jack the Ripper”, Thailand National Champion; top ranked WMC fighter

Ncedo Gomba (South Africa), South African muaythai champion and

Alexi Serepisos (New Zealand), 2-time North Island Champion and Current TBA Champion.


The undercard will see all the local talents making a name for themselves and trying to get in the ranking of HKMTA to participate in upcoming Asian Beach Games and Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games.


Ricky Fei Long (Hong Kong)
Xavier Tam (Hong Kong)


Wong Kwok-Yin Cookie (Hong Kong)
Kwok Hoi-Ling (Hong Kong),


More international exciting bouts will be contested between:

Chak Kam-Ho (Hong Kong), Former Hong Kong Champion
Theo Giannopoulos (Greece), XFS World Champion

Pavlos Kaponis (Greece), aka “Diamond”, 4-time Greek Champion and IMC World Champion
Singbrid Ka Bee (Thailand), Former Nakhon Ratchasima Champion, Winner of Hero Legends Championship

Special thank you to promoter Kim Yip and the Hong Kong Muaythai Association for another world class muaythai event in one of the most dynamic cities in the world Hong Kong.


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Giving Back Is Part of Muaythai Tue, 22 Sep 2015 05:09:03 +0000 Social responsibility is important for muaythai and the WMC and IFMA are involved in an important charity programme. Muaythai Against Drugs, Sport is Your Gang and co-operation with UN Women. This Saturday there is a charity event which is supported and sponsored by World Muaythai Council and IFMA. The event would consist of Muaythai Cultural show, Muaythai Live and Muaythai Superfights, Male and Female.


Elite Boxing has joined forces with a local charity SATI to Launch the Muay Ying campaign aimed at empowering women and protecting vulnerable girls. To kick-start the Muay Ying campaign, Elite Boxing is donating 25% of ticket revenues from the EFN Champions League event at Asiatique on September 26 to support female charities under the supervision and guidance of SATI.

Beneficiaries of these donations include vulnerable girls living on the streets and in the neglected areas of Bangkok. Elite Boxing’s head female trainer Tannapat Sirimat will provide free muaythai and self-defense training for the girls in order to give them the mental and physical toughness required to resist being ensnared by human traffickers and lured into the sex trade.


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In addition, all females who purchase a ticket for the EFN Champions League will also receive an invitation to a workshop on muaythai philosophy and culture. The workshop demonstrates how training in this traditional Thai martial art can empower women to be more confident and independent by improving their mental as well as their physical strength. All female ticket purchasers will also receive one free self-defense training session at Elite Boxing’s Elite Fight Club Gym in Bangkok

We would like to thank Elite Boxing for their vision and contribution to a worthwhile project. We look forward to see you all at the event at Asiatique on Saturday 26th September 2015.
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Laos hosts a spectacular round of Top King Series Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:36:02 +0000 After a fantastic event in Russia the next leg  of Top King was held in Laos  Thailand’s neighbour country where muaythai has a huge popularity.
Khayal Dzhaniev,  WMC and IFMA Russian champion  who just recently won the muaythai living legend, Buakaw Banchamek was matched against Albanian athlete Eddy Paci and showed again why he is  one of the top fighters in the world  by winning another important match.

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Vladiimir Konsky  from Slovakia  which has been ranked in the  WMC top ten fought another WMC  top ranked fighter Yodpayak from Thailand. Konsky showed again  why he is one of the worlds best by beating Thailand and at the same time showing again that muaythai is truly an international sport.

Saeid Chahardouli from Iran won against Austrailan Tass Tsitsiras  in one of the under-card fight.

Swiss Muaythai which has been  growing  under the wings of IFMA and WMC showed again that they are in improving form with Jimmy Venot winning against Ayman Nayanesh from Congo.

Petchbonbu from Thailand  was matched against Matt Embree from Canada which both fighter going toe to toe for the entire match. Petchbonchu winning a close encounter  and Matt  getting a standing ovation for a great performance.

Belarus which is one of the top 5 in the WMC and IFMA world ranking showed again why they are one of the powerhouses with  Dmitry Varets won  against Dejrit Poptheeratham  from Thailand.
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Thai superstar Rungrat Sasiprapagym  was matched against Indoor Asian Gold medal winner and channel three super star Vahid Shahbazi from Iran  and this has been the fight of the night two true warrior showing the entire muaythai arsenal in a world class match  Thailand winning by a single point.

The event  proved again that Top King series is truly a great promotion for Muaythai  but also that muaythai  is one of the most exciting ring sports and that many countries are as strong or stronger than Thailand.


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Hungary has been taken over by Muaythai Mania Sat, 19 Sep 2015 08:10:41 +0000 Muaythai Mania has organised the first ever female four-athlete tournament in Hungarian professional muaythai, together with a male tournament and a super fight, where Gabor Gorbics, the winner of 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games stepped in the ring against an experienced thai fighter, Deo “Check Bin” Phetsangkhat in a 5-round bout. 


Muaythai Mania 9.

BSK Center, Budapest, Hungary
12. September 2015.
Female tournament 63,5 kg
elimination fights (3×3)
1.Bélik Tímea – Tollár Team 
vs Nagy Fruzsina – Thor Gym (WP 3:0)

2.Rácz Irén – Cutler Gym vs Kovács Alexandra – Tong Thai (WP 3:0)

Male tournament 69,85 kg

elimination fights (3×3)

3.Bodnár Dániel – Majzik Team vs Varga Gyula – Taskó Fight (WP 3:0)

4.Kovács Krisztián – Hajdúság vs Gál Ádám – Salgó Fight (WP 3:0)

Female tournament final

5.Kovács Alexandra – Tong Thai vs Bélik Tímea – Tollár Team (WP 2:1)

Male tournament final

6.Gál Ádám – Salgó Fight vs Bodnár Dániel – Majzik Team (WP 3:0)

Prestige Fight 5×3 66,68 kg

7.Görbics Gábor – Hungary vs  Deo “Check Bin” Phetsangkhat Thailand (TKO 1st round; cut due to elbow punch, doctor stopped the bout)
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Z1- 8th Royal Cup Muaythai Championship Fri, 18 Sep 2015 05:11:12 +0000 The Z1 8th Royal Cup MuayThai Championship, the longest running muaythai event in Malaysia will bring the show once again for the eighth consecutive time on 4th and 5th December 2015.

The venue this time is at the historic Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

The event which is schedule to start at 8 pm local time is expected to last for 3 hours each night.

The event, organised by Z1 International Sdn Bhd, is sanctioned by World Muaythai Council and Malaysia Muaythai Association. This year’s championship is organised as an effort to promote Malaysia as a muaythai venue and exposing local talents to the world.
Among the interesting additions at this year’s championship is the:

Z1 WMC Super 4 tournament 72.5KG on day2 and it  features 4 fighters from the challenger series 2012

Z1 WMC Super 4 tournament 57KG on day 1 and feturing local hero and defending champion Ali Yakob

Z1 WMC World Champion title 63.5 kg

Z1 WMC International Champion title 65 kg


To add to the excitement, we will feature four female fighters with the main event being Dilara Yildiz from Germany who will be defending her  Z1 Female Champion’s belt.

Muaythai fans will get to enjoy a total of 14 fights consisting of:

2 Super 4 Tournaments

2 title fights

1 female title fight

1 female super fight

4 male super fights

Numerous MuayThai stars from all four different continents are expected to be in the line up for this edition.

Z1 will announce soon more details on the event.

Fans and combat sport enthusiasts alike can also obtain more information at or

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Thai Fight is going to Russia Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:45:51 +0000 Thai Fight is going to Russia with joint organisation taking place in the Russian capital.

Fight card promises to bring the house down in Moscow Russia on Thursday 17 September 2015 where Thai superstars will compete against Russian champions.

The Fight Card is following:

  • Saenchai (THA) vs Takhmasib Kerimov (RUS)
  • Sudsakorn(THA) vs Ivan Kosykh(RUS)
  • Super X(THA) vs Aleksei Dodonov(RUS)
  • Saiyok(THA) vs Roman Babaev(RUS)
  • Iquezang(THA) vs Vladimir Shuliak(RUS)
  • Jaotalay(THA) vs Kiamran Nabati(RUS)

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WMC Congratulates Lion Fight Promotions on the Important Partnership Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:17:46 +0000 Lion Fight

Lion Fight, widely regarded as the premier muaythai promotion in the world, where so many WMC champions take part, is joining forces with Britain-based Muaythai Grand Prix, a game-changing agreement that will see both promotions swap elite fighters and pit Lion Fight champions vs. MTGP champions. The historic partnership also includes Grand Prix qualification tournaments and the signing of new talents.

The Lion Fight president Scott Kent told that he was  has been very excited on the partnership and said that he is looking forward to promote muaythai around the world.

The next event of the Lion Fight will take place in Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket – US on September 25th with a loaded card featuring two world title bouts and top talents such as Ky Hollenbeck, Jo Nattawut, Ognjen Topic and fast-rising star Gaston Bolanos.

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Ky Hollenbeck (17-3-1) vs. Richard Abraham (7-2) headlines the September card, while the evening’s co-main event pits New Jersey’s Ognjen Topic against Ireland’s Stephen Meleady for the vacant Lion Fight lightweight world title. World champ Joe Nattawut, a native of Thailand now living and training in Atlanta, also defends his super welterweight title against a challenger to be named. Five Lion Fight 24 main card fights will be broadcast live on AXS TV.

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Main Event
160 lbs Ky Hollenbeck (San Francisco, CA) vs Richard Abraham (Chicago, IL)

Co-Main Event – Title
134 lbs Ognjen Topic (Lodi, NJ) vs Stephen Meleady (Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM / IRELAND)

Feature Fight – Title
154 lbs Jo Nattawut (Atlanta, GA) vs Charlie Peters (London, UNITED KINGDOM)

142 lbs Gaston Bolanos (Dublin, CA) vs Ben Yelle (Marquette, MI)
142 lbs Chris Mauceri (Kingston, NY) vs Nicolas Parlanti (Brooklyn, NY / FRANCE)
134 lbs Julio Pena (Boston, MA) vs Yeison Berdugo (Providence, RI / COLOMBIA)
155 lbs Danny Millet (New York, NY) vs PJ Sweda (Philadelphia, PA) NON-TELEVISED PRO BOUT

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EFN Champions League Gets Ready To Fight For Women’s Rights Tue, 15 Sep 2015 04:43:43 +0000 Following the successful launch of the new Elite Fight Night (EFN) Champions League last month, preparations are now well underway for the second in the series of four qualifying events that will culminate in a grand finale at the Kings Cup on December 5.

Just as with EFN Champions League Round 1, the second event in the series is set to be held at Asiatique in central Bangkok. EFN Champions League Round 2 will also follow the same 4-man qualifying tournament with the winner booking his place in the prestigious King’s Cup on December 5.

The fightcard for EFN Champions League Round 2 has now been finalized and has a very international feel. With Thai fighter Changgpuerk winning EFN Champions League Round 1 and booking his place at the Kings Cup, there will be no Thai fighters in Round 2. The four confirmed fighters are Jayy Tonkin of Australia, Salah Khalifa of England, James Heelan of Ireland and Jerson Constantino from Brazil.


While EFN Champions League Round 2 will take place at the same venue and follow the same 4-man format as the debut event, there are also some fundamental differences. Whereas EFN Champions League Round 1 included 2 MMA superfights in support of a campaign by AIMS to promote both Muaythai and jiu jitsu, Round 2 will see Elite Boxing joining forces with local charity SATI to promote women’s rights and empowerment.

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As part of this campaign, EFN Champions League Round 2 will include 2 female Muaythai superfights. In addition, 25% of ticket sales revenue will be donated to support female charities under SATI. Elite Boxing has also announced that each woman who buys a ticket to EFN Champions League 2 will also receive an invitation to a presentation on Muaythai culture and a free self-defense lesson at the Elite Fight Club (EFC) Gym in Bangkok.


A new line of female fight and casual gear will also be presented at EFN Champions League Round 2 as part of a collaboration with leading Thai e-Commerce site, MOXY. The new merchandise will be available for purchase on MOXY from early 2016.

For more information on the event please visit

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Lukas Dvorak Wins the European Title for Czech Republic Mon, 14 Sep 2015 06:21:56 +0000 4The Czech Muaythai Federation has been an orgainser of the muaythai event with the main match being WMC European Title match between the host Lukas Dvorak and Italian Lorenzo Demenichini.

Late afternoon of the day before the fight night, press conference and official weigh in under supervision of WMC representative Jens Wilke from Germany and C.M.T.A. president Petr Ottich took place in premises of H-D Prague hall. Despite the cheerful atmosphere before the match spectators could enjoy an uncompromising struggle in the ring.

The long-awaited fight for prestigious title match for the European WMC Muaythai title took place in Prague in cooperation with a regular event „Prague Harley Days“.


Czech athlete got his Italian rival into first counting in second round and the Italian put all his effort and skills to recover and continue the match which was accompanied by a strong spectatorship support. In the second round Dvorak developed his success with referee ending the match with K.O. result.


Lukas „Fuki“Dvorak becomes European WMC Champion in 86,18 weight category.

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Being the Muaythai Czech Republic Champion and European WMC Muaythai Champion, Lukas Dvorak has one aim – International WMC Title. The possessor of the title in this weight category, Arthem Vakhitov may have another opinion on this and this will make the match even more interesting.


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Last Edition of Topking World Series Rocks China Wed, 09 Sep 2015 05:08:59 +0000 China hosted the last edition of the Topking World Series on September 4, 2015 in Zhoukou, Henan with many muaythai matches with top athletes from Thailand as well as other parts of the world.

The opening muaythai match was held in 70 kg division between Apisak Fight Factory Gym (Thailand) vs. Zhang Chunyu (China) which has brought down the house and not even referees could make a decision as for who was the winner of the match which has finished with a draw honouring both athletes.

This has been a truly electrifying night which showed spectators all the beauty of muaythai. Among the other matches Ukrainian champion, Sergey Kulyaba defeated Nichikawa Tomoyuki from Japan, Peruvian athlete Sergio Giovanni Mazzetti turned to be stronger than his competitor from Morocco, and Thai superstar Aikpracha Meenayothin finished the match with Belarus athlete Pavel Dzialendzik in the first round by TKO.

Rest of the matches have finished with the following results:
Sergey Kulyaba (Ukraine) def. Nichikawa Tomoyuki (Japan) by decision
Kem Sitsongpeenong (Thailand) def. Martin Meoni (Italy) by TKO in round 1
Sergio Giovanni Mazzetti (Peru) def. Carlos De Celis (Spain) by decision
Pu Dongdong (China) def. Nabil Boujenan (Morocco) by decision
Aikpracha Meenayothin (Thailand) def. Pavel Dzialendzik (Belarus) by TKO in round 1
Thongchai Sitsongpeenong (Thailand) def. Aydin Tuncay (Turkey) in round 1


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Vladivostok Super 8 – Battle of Champions Mon, 07 Sep 2015 08:18:02 +0000 More than 6000 spectators gathered to become a witness of the eight matches from different martial arts competed between the team Russia against the rest of the world.

This was the first time when the event is held outside the Russian capital Moscow and the full sport hall is a great evidence that other regions are craving for such events.

Muaythai was represented by the Vladimir Oleynik from Russia who had to replace 3 times world champion Artem Vakhitov and Ukrainian athlete Oleg Prymachev. This was the first muaythai match held in the city of Vladivistok.

In a close match Oleg Prymatchev came as the winner becoming the representative of the team of the world winning Russian team.


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Poland challenges Thailand for the Poland First Muaythai Event Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:51:46 +0000 The Orbit Sport Hall which will be an official venue for the World Games 2017 will host the first WMC event on October 24 under the patronage of the Thai Family.

Polish muaythai stars and holders of WMC titles Tomas Makowski, Oskar Staszcak, Marcin Lepkowski and Pawel Jedzejczyk will clash in a fair fight with Thai athletes who will visit Poland and be the pioneers of muaythai into the country which will soon have an honour to hold a big multi sport event.

This is going to be a historical events and all the audience will be a witness of the spectacle which will definitely make an electrifying atmosphere throughout the show and give the best emotions to everyone.

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