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Ignite the Fight: Main Event

October 22nd, 2021

Saturday the 6th of November in the beautiful city of Brisbane will see an evening of muaythai action of epic promotions. Ignite the Fight which is sanctioned by the WMC now arrives at its 31st edition and promises not to disappoint with an all-star line featuring some of Australia's best. The main event of the evening will see Quinton 'Da Hitman Smith' (Athlete Muaythai) face Boum Lambarki (The Fight Centre- Brisbane). 18 year old prodigy Quinton hailing ...

South American Championships Spectacular Opening

October 21st, 2021

The Rio Olympic Velodrome located in the Barra Olympic Park Sports Complex was the venue for a spectacular opening for the 31st South American Muaythai Championships. The opening ceremony included cultural performances from all over South America showcasing unity and diversity, incorporating the Olympic values of excellence, respect, and friendship. The President of the National Olympic Committee of Brazil Mr. Paulo Wanderley Teixeira was of the many VIPs besides the Minister of Citizenship at the mayor’s office of ...

The Thai Embassy Cup Gathers African Countries in Cote D’Ivoire

October 19th, 2021

African Muaythai is going from strong to stronger, and Cote D’Ivoire is one of the driving forces in west Africa. The Cote D’Ivoire Muaythai Federation is fully recognised by its National Olympic Committee and was granted the rights to organise the 1st Ambassador Cup in cooperation with the Royal Thai Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and IFMA. Since muaythai was fully recognised by IOC the Royal Thai Government and its diplomatic missions around ...

Muaythai Back in the Motherland

October 18th, 2021

Thailand, like any other country in the world, had to face and is still facing so many challenges of covid-19 and certainly muaythai is no exception. The National Muaythai Association of Thailand has been working closely with IFMA to host the 2021 IFMA World Championships together with the Royal Thai Government in the Motherland in December. The next two weeks will determine who will represent the Kingdom in both the Junior and Senior divisions ...

The Best of the Best

October 14th, 2021

Hungary has become one of the leading muaythai forces in Europe and over the last few years have put their names down in the medal tables both on the continental and world level. Ukraine is one of the leading muaythai countries in the world and one of the founding members of both IFMA and EMF and for generations have produced world-class elite athletes. The time has come where 2 champions of both IFMA and EMF will meet ...

European Title to be Contested

October 12th, 2021

Saturday the 16th of October in the beautiful city of Alicante will host an evening of international muaythai of the highest calibre. The event will see local homegrown heroes take on some of Europe's best in a bid to gain bragging rights. The main event of the evening will see local hero Kevin Martinez take on Turkish whizz kid Seyh Samil Omer Calhan for the WMC European title set at 53.5KG. Seyh Samil is a 5-time ...

Nina Wins the European Title

October 11th, 2021

The city of Leobon, Austria made history this weekend when Austrian Muaythai champion Nina Scheucher competed against Raffaella Di Biasi from Germany for the WMC European title. Both fighters need no introduction and have competed in multiple high-level events such as the IFMA World Championships, World Games, and European Championships. This was a much-anticipated fight between two athletes who left no stone unturned in their training. Muaythai which is fully recognised in Austria has come on and leaps on bounds over ...

Let the Games Begin

October 7th, 2021

The World Virtual Championships 2021 started with over 70 countries participating in different disciplines, including wai kru, shadow boxing, mai muay, max fit, and shadow refereeing.  IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan welcomed the participants on the virtual platform, highlighted the solidarity of the IFMA family during these challenging times again, and praised the IFMA family’s innovation and flexibility.  IFMA Vice President, General Udomdej, shows his pride in IFMA’s IOC recognition and IFMA’s mission to protect the cultural heritage of muaythai.  IFMA’s ...

History Made with Online Referee Championships

October 5th, 2021

The technical officials are of the highest importance to ensure safety and fair play on the field of play. IFMA is permanently evolving to guarantee most importantly the athlete's safety and One Standard rules for all officials from around the world.  This year IFMA for the first time is not only giving opportunities to the athletes but also for the officials to participate in the online championships. The officials will showcase Yut, Yaek and Chok and all the important techniques on the ...

We are proud to present the Main Event for MUAY THAI FOR LIFE 1.0.

October 5th, 2021

This is a Lightweight WMC European Title Fight (58.97kg) between two of Europe´s most formidable muay thai fighters. Both fighters are national champions and come from strong muay thai nations. Representing France and Siam Muay La Belle Eqiupe Gym. We are honored to introduce: Florent Louis-Joseph. He is the current muay thai champion of France and has a record of 24-2-0. Louis-Joseph is a very skilled and strong athlete that has defeated fighters such as Payak ...

Jimmy Becomes World Champion for the Third Time

October 4th, 2021

The fight of the champions of champions kept its promise on Saturday to showcase Muaythai at the world level. Jimmy Vienot a multiple-time IFMA gold medalist and WMC champion took on Yodwicha, an IFMA world champion, and multiple-time Thailand stadium champion. Five rounds of world-class muaythai took place showcasing all weapons. Yodwicha came into the fight on a long unbeaten record knowing that Jimmy is a two-time WMC world champion and this would be no easy fight. Jimmy ...

WMC European Title to be Contested in Leoben

October 4th, 2021

October the 9th is a date for the muaythai calendar as Nina Scheucher from K.S.F. Gym Leoben (Austria) and Raffaella Di Biasi from Profighting Lampertheim (Germany) will compete for the WMC European title in Leoben, Austria. The title will be contested during the Austrian National Championships which will be the first IFMA/WMC Austria event to be held since IFMA was fully recognised by the IOC. Athletes from seven provinces are expected to take part in the championships ...

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