Muaythai Goes Mainstream in Thailand

January 19th, 2022

Sri Lanka Muaythai which is fully recognised by the Olympic Committee had another important event. The Sri Lankan Muaythai Federation which is under the presidency of Asoka Jayarathna received a special reward for the Most Outstanding Team of the 2021 IFMA Virtual Championships at the World Championships, 2021 in Bangkok. The event was an important promotion to continue the elite athlete's development in Sri Lanka and also to promote the close ...

Istanbul in Full Preparation for 2022 European Championships

January 17th, 2022

The Turkish Muaythai Federation is in full preparation to welcome teams from across the continent of Europe to the 2022 European Championships to qualify for the final direct spots for Europe at the upcoming World Games 2022. Under the leadership of its newly elected President Hasan Yildiz, the Turkish Muaythai Federation is working at full speed to ensure a safe and high level event for all participating delegations. Registration is ...

Nak Muay 8 Series is Back!

January 14th, 2022

IFMA's main event this year will be the World Games in Birmingham in which qualifications around the world are already now in full swing. IFMA believes in gender equality and therefore the World Games has an equal number of male and female competitors this time around. The Spanish Muaythai Federation has done outstanding work over the last few years and is doing the pre-qualifier in an all-female card on the ...

WMC Fight Night, Sri Lanka

January 10th, 2022

Saturday the 15th of January in the picturesque city of Colombo, Sri Lanka will see an evening of muaythai action put together by the Sri Lankan muaythai federation. The event which is sanctioned by the WMC will feature Sri Lanka's best fighters battling it out for bragging rights and a chance to climb the muaythai ladder. The headline fight of the evening will be for the WMC Sri Lankan Title which ...

Jimmy Vienot: The Pride of France

December 22nd, 2021

Jimmy Vienot has secured his legendary status in the art and sport of muaythai, winning his fourth world title across two different weight divisions. Jimmy won gold in 2019 at the IFMA World Championships in the 75kG division and went on to win gold this year in the 71KG division. He has also won the WMC world title in the 72.5kg division twice and also the 69KG division. Jimmy is also ...

Rio De Janeiro & CBMTT wins Best Host City and Event for 2021

December 22nd, 2021

Rio De Janeiro, host of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games was the host of the 2021 South American Championships. The event was held at the historic Barra Olympic Park Velodrome, with muaythai action taking place in an astounding 6 rings of competition.  The IFMA Executive Committee voted this event as the most outstanding and best organised event in 2021.

Honouring IFMA’s Founding Members at the 2021 Awards Gala

December 21st, 2021

Each year, the IFMA Executive Committee acknowledges the most outstanding individuals who have contributed extensively in their life’s work to the IFMA & Muaythai. This year’s Lifetime Achievement awards have been presented to two very special individuals who have shaped IFMA for more than 2 decades and have played an important part in IFMA’s development and IOC recognition process. The first Lifetime Achievement award went to Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan the honorary President ...

Top Level Fighters: When in Rome

December 20th, 2021

Mark the date in your calendar as January the 30th in Rome, Italy spectators will be treated to an evening of elite muaythai of the highest calibre. The event which is sanctioned by the WMC boasts an international fight card comprised of fighters from Greece, Spain and of course Italy. The headline fight will see Italy vs Spain for the prestigious WMC European title set at 52,15 KG which will see ...

WMC Champions Booking Their Tickets to the World Games

December 17th, 2021

IFMA is the sole governing body for all muaythai with the WMC overseeing the professional rule sets. This has been the success story for many years and if you look at the former World Games and World Combat Games champions you can see the likes of Buakaw, Yodsaenklai, Superbon, Shevchenko, Vakhitov, Levin, Kulebin and the list is endless. This tradition continues as superstars such as Jimmy Vienot, Capitan Petchyindee, Kulebin, Liubchenko, ...

The Future is Safe

December 14th, 2021

The IFMA Youth World Championships 2021 outlined that the IFMA youth development work and IFMA's universality policy has paid off. The youth from 10 to 17 came together for the first championships in 16 months as during the pandemic out of safety the physical championships were stopped and changed to virtual. IFMA has used this time to continue their teaching programmes online to develop their techniques which clearly has shown success. Six ...

Olympic Movement Meets at IFMA Finals

December 13th, 2021

The IFMA finals saw a lot of support from the Olympic family.Thailand's IOC member Khun Pattana lead the delegation for the Thai National Olympic Committee and also as an IOC member.  The Thai Sports Ministry, Sports Authority and many other representatives of the National Olympic Committees came to support the athletes of the world. There were many people from embassies such as Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Ukraine, Hungary, and so many more who came to support their finalists. Thailand's ...

The IFMA Championships Come to a Halt

December 12th, 2021

After 8 Days and over 700 bouts, the IFMA World Championships have rung the final bell for 2021. The National Stadium in Bangkok was the venue where the world watched the best of the best coming to the IFMA World Championships and booking their place in the World Games 2022 in Birmingham. Many of these final matches would be a promoter's dream and would fill up any stadium around the world. There were so ...

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