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European Title to be Contested This Weekend

January 28th, 2022

This coming Sunday the 30th of January expect Fireworks as Top Level Fighters returns with another action-fueled evening of elite international muaythai. The show which is sanctioned by the WMC will be held in Fiumicino, Rome and features some of Italy's best pitted against international fighters. The headline event of the evening will see Alessio Ancinelli from Italy and Ion Fernadez from Spain battle it out for the WMC European title set at 52.16KG. Davide Carlot, IFMA Executive ...

Diplomacy Through Sport

January 26th, 2022

Diplomacy Through SportKingdom of Thailand & Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Today has marked a historical day between two kingdoms, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, when His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Thailand and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concluded a two-day ...

Bilal Chareuf Bags the European Title

January 25th, 2022

It was an amazing evening of muaythai action this Friday the 21st of January as Em Strasbourg Muaythai show successfully delivered on all levels. The show which was sanctioned by the WMC featured a stacked international lineup alongside some of the best French muaythai fighters on the scene. Headlining the card was Bilal Chareuf from France who went toe to toe with Omar Moreno from Spain as they contended for the vacant light heavyweight WMC European ...

European Title in Strasbourg

January 21st, 2022

The beautiful French city of Strasbourg which is also the seat of the European parliament will be the host next of the next WMC French muaythai event. The French Muaythai Federation (FKKMDA) under the presidency of Nadir Allouache who is also an IFMA Executive Board member is with no doubt one of the leading federations in the world. Muaythai in France is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee in which Nadir Allouache is also an Executive Board member. WMC promoter Pascal Arene stated ...

“Muaythai” The Pride of Thailand

January 20th, 2022

National Identity Foundation supports IFMA to enhance Muaythai towards the highest recognition. Muaythai, known to some as “Muay” or “Thai boxing” dates back to the days of ancient Siam. The martial art in the battlefields was used to uphold the freedom and independence of modern Thailand. Muaythai is inherently woven into the fabric of the heritages and cultures of the Kingdom of Thailand with the traditions of the ancient art & sport deeply rooted. Muaythai is based on 5 important pillars, ...

Muaythai Goes Mainstream in Sri Lanka

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 cooperation with the motherland Thailand ...

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 open and in full swing ...

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 29th of January. Nak Muay 8 ...

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 will see Kumudu face Vishnu ...

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 a Lumpinee Stadium champion and ...

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 of IFMA who has served ...

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