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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 ...

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 ...

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 Italy's own Alessio Ancinelli take ...

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 days with over 100 bouts ...

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 muaythai ambassador, Buakaw was there ...


December 11th, 2021

IFMA World conference 2021 was held in Bangkok as a hybrid event. There were many important points on the agenda including IFMA’s restructuring in the leadership. Important signings took place. One of them being the European Championships which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. The MoU was signed by the IFMA President Dr. Tapsuwan, Turkish Muaythai President Hasan Yildiz, witnessed by Her Excellency the Turkish Ambassador and IFMA Director General Charissa Tynan. The IFMA Senior World ...

The Muaythai World Celebrates Charissa Tynan Elected Director-General

December 9th, 2021

The IFMA World Executive Board Meeting met in Bangkok during the IFMA World Championships to discuss important IFMA matters after IOC recognition. One of the important decisions made was the official handover of the IFMA leadership. IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox who is also the Vice President of GAISF and AIMS and United Through Sports President has been an instrumental figure in IFMA but has already taken a more inactive role in IFMA over the last ...

IFMA World Championships Sets New Record

December 8th, 2021

The Nimibutr Thai National Stadium was the battlefield for round 2 at the IFMA Youth and Senior championships 2021. A record of 150 fights took place in 3 rings for 11 hours straight. All 3 rings were telecasted live. The day very much showcased the universality of muaythai in which the established muaythai countries of the home country Thailand, Russia, Belarus, France, Ukraine, Sweden and the list goes on… had some great wins but also some surprising ...

The Nak Muay Field of Play is Officially Open at Nimibutr Stadium

December 7th, 2021

The long-awaited IFMA 2021 World Championships in Bangkok commenced today and began with the One Standard Muaythai Cultural Workshop lead by Cultural Commission Chair Ajahn Chao alongside Kru Id with special guest and multiple world champion and muaythai superstar Buakaw. The afternoon began at Nimibutr Stadium with a whopping 134 bouts. Bangkok witnessed the true spirit of muaythai with not only top performances from former seasoned senior IFMA world champions such as Dzimitry ...


December 6th, 2021

Athletes from 91 countries proudly marched in the national stadium of Bangkok, Thailand for the opening ceremony of the IFMA World Championships 2021. A standing ovation was given to the first 2 teams the IFMA Refugee Team, Team Afghanistan and certainly Team Thailand. IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan praised the IFMA community for their resilience during these challenging times and that Thailand is proud to have been given the rights to host the 2021 World Championships ...


December 5th, 2021

Today marks Father’s Day in the kingdom of Thailand celebrating his late Majesty King Rama the 9th and in respect to the motherland of the sport Thailand. The IFMA world championship opening ceremony will be held on the event of December 5th where 90 countries have made their way to Thailand. The opening ceremony will be a festival of cultural exchange and understanding from the past to the present and IFMA’s wish towards the future. The opening ceremony will ...

Teams Heading to the Motherland for the IFMA 2021 World Championships

December 3rd, 2021

Teams from around the world are checking into airports to board their flights to Bangkok and some have already touched down in the Motherland for the 2021 IFMA World Championships. Team UAE had a huge send off at the Abu Dhabi Airport and the Director of UAE Muaythai and IFMA Executive Board Member Tareq Al Muhairi, stated that Team UAE with 33 people are ready to face the best athletes of the world especially as the host ...

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