Archive for July, 2020

Mission 89, GoodCorporation, FIFA & IFMA Working Towards the Protection of Youth

July 31st, 2020

IFMA has joined up with anti-trafficking charity Mission 89 and GoodCorporation alongside other leading sports organisations such as FIFA, to commit to the fight against child trafficking in sport, by supporting the principles outlined in the Framework on Safeguarding Children from Trafficking in sport. The Framework draws on best practice models from international organisations such as UNICEF, FIFA and StreetFootballWorld. Practices and procedures that should be followed to manage the safe recruitment of child athletes from ...

Saenchai Turns 40 Today

July 30th, 2020

Saenchai the muaythai legend proves that age is just a number as he turns 40 years old today. Saenchai is a 3 time WMC world champion and has had 346 fights with 299 wins and is considered by many to be the greatest pound for pound fighter to date. Saenchai continues to compete at the highest level and is currently on a 53 win streak. From all at the WMC we wish Saenchai a very happy birthday and ...

All-Star Lineup for the Finals of the Ukrainian Nationals

July 27th, 2020

The final bouts of the Ukrainian National Championships were a spectacle not to miss with Muaythai world champions present in almost each weight category. Many top fighters competed including Igor Liubchenko, Vasil Sorokin, Oleg Prymachov, Sergey Kulyaba, Vladislav Mykytas, Viktoria Yevtushenko to name a few. Ukraine can truly be proud of the level of muaythai they have with world champions building the image of the country as a martial arts loving sport. It is inevitable that ...

Long Live the King

July 27th, 2020

Gyms to Reopen Tomorrow in the UK

July 24th, 2020

Good news for the UK muaythai scene as the government have announced that gyms can reopen from Saturday the 25th July. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic gyms throughout the UK were forced to close their doors in March to prevent further infection of the virus. Muaythai practitioners from the UK had to adapt to the lock down regime with many turning to home workouts and online strength and condition classes to try and stay in ...

2021 To See Direct Qualifiers For The World Games

July 23rd, 2020

The qualification events for The World Games have never been more tense and exciting as for the Birmingham edition. Whereas some IFMA athletes already secured the spot for the 2022 Games others can jump from 0 to the top of the list with all IFMA events being direct qualifiers for The World Games 2022 in USA. With Arafura Games and IFMA events postponed to the next year it will be a true shark tank ...

Throwback to the Challenger Series

July 21st, 2020

The Challenger Muaythai Series was a highly successful reality TV series broadcast on AXN and sanctioned by the WMC. The show was broadcast every Thursday and was watched by millions of viewers across the globe. The show followed the lives of 16 contestants as they took part in group challenges with elimination fights each week and were subject to rigorous training dished out by trainers Hanarong and Nugget Mcnaught. 16 middleweight fighters had the chance to win ...

Myriame vs Funda World Title Fight Confirmed

July 17th, 2020

Some positive news was revealed this week as the world title fight between Myriame Djedidi from France and Funda Alkayis from Turkey has been reconfirmed. The date was originally set for April but due to Covid 19 was put on ice. September the 26th has now been confirmed with the French Sport Authorities Myriame is the current WMC intercontinental and 2 time WMC European champion as well as an IFMA gold medalist. She became the Intercontinental champion following ...

Tolga Ebren, fought like a lion …

July 16th, 2020

Tolga Ebren was born on February 21, 2001 in Eindhoven. At the age of six he started Muaythai training with his uncle Duran Ebren, from Muaythai Academy Duran Gym. When he was ten years old, he wanted to quit Muaythai to do something else. He then chose to play football. After two years of the football adventure, Tolga wanted to return to train Muaythai with his uncle and not without merit. He became Dutch champion in ...

Muaythai Included in FISU University Combat Championships

July 15th, 2020

History will be made in 2022 in the beautiful city of Yekaterinburg, Russia when for the first time FISU will organise a cluster event for combat sports.  6 combat sports have been selected to be part of this event with boxing, karate, wrestling, wushu, sambo and muaythai. IFMA and muaythai got recognised by FISU in 2015 and 2018 has seen the muayuthai world coming together in Pattaya, Thailand for a successful University Muaythai World Championships.  IFMA would ...

Anuwat Kaewsamrit: The Iron Hands of Siam

July 13th, 2020

Anuwat Kaewsamrit is a man who earned a fierce reputation on the muaythai circuit during his career and picked up many accolades along the way. Aside form being crowned as a WMC world champion, Anuwat is also a Lumpinee and multiple time Rajadamnern Champion. Finishing his career with 152 fights with 108 wins, 61 of those by way of knock out, Anuwat earned himself the name the Iron Hands of Siam. He became the WMC champion beating ...

Rajadamnern Free Live Stream Link

July 10th, 2020

Rajadamnern Stadium will begin hosting fights this coming Wednesday the 15th July after a 4 month hiatus and have just released the live stream link. Sor Sommai have put together an amazing fight card to welcome back the sport and due to the government regulations on no spectators at sporting events fight fans can watch the show live for free on their computer or mobile phone. The live streaming will be from 19.00 onwards on the ...

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