Archive for December, 2020

Petchmorakot: Reaching for the Stars

December 23rd, 2020

Petchmorakot Petchyindee is rapidly becoming one of the greatest fighters of this era and has given the fans some great performances over the last 10 years. Originally from the Ubon Ratchathani province in the Northeast of Thailand Petchmorakot is known for his devastating elbows, knees and slick style. Petchmorakot is a two-time Lumpinee champion and holds wins over fighters such as Auisiewpor Sujibamikiew, Kwankaw, Wanchai Sor Kitisak, Pokaew, Petpanomrung Kiatmuu9, Liam Harrison and the best pound ...

Yodsanklai: The Boxing Computer

December 22nd, 2020

Yodsanklai Fairtex also known simply as Yod in Thailand is one of the best muaythai fighters of the last 20 years, racking up close to 300 fights across his career. Yodsanklai is often referred to as the boxing computer by the Thai newspapers as a testament to his perfect technique. Originally from Nong Bua Lamphu Province in the Northeast of Thailand, Yodsanklai began training muaythai at 8 years old when his older brother introduced him to ...

Jordan Watson: Pride of Britain

December 18th, 2020

Jordan Watson is a fighter from the UK known as "Quadzilla" due to his heavy kicks and fights out of the world famous Bad Company gym in Leeds. One of the unsung heroes of the sport, Jordan has been in there with some of the best in the game including Buakaw, Giorgio Petrosyan, Yodsaenklai and Saiyok to name a few. Jordan began training at the age of 6 years old under the tutelage of trainer Richard ...

Artem Vakhitov: WMC and IFMA Champion

December 17th, 2020

For those of you who have been following the sport of muaythai for the last 12 years or longer it is more than likely that you have stumbled across the name Artem Vakhitov, the Russian muaythai fighter who dominates both the cruiserweight and heavy weight divisions. Vakhitov began training at 11 years old, breaking onto the scene in 2009 before becoming five-time Russian champion. He then went on to win four IFMA European gold medals ...

Russian Cup A Huge Success

December 16th, 2020

The Russian Muaythai Federation just concluded the all Russian event for youth and senior athletes. The host city, Nizhniy Novgorod, saw a record number of Muaythai athletes, and the event itself broke the most number of athletes ever gathered for a Russian national event. More than 1000 athletes checked into the official venue over 5 competition days for the Muaythai Russian Cup.  A few famous names were noticed who got to defend their national colours like Artem ...

Artem Pashporin: Russian Champion

December 15th, 2020

Artem Pashporin, a name that needs no introduction in the muaythai world has had a successful career both on the amateur and professional levels. Born in the city of Bogorodsk in the Nizhny Novgorod region, Pashporin fights out of the world famous Budokai Muaythai Gym and is a WMC European Champion amongst his many other accolades. On the professional side Pashporin has been in the ring with some of the all time greats including Buakaw, ...


December 14th, 2020

Special year – special vote: this year we celebrate 40 years of The World Games, and have a special vote planned for this purpose: The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time! Member federations have nominated 25 candidates for the online vote, and the list will be published immediately after New Year, on 4 January 2021. The candidates can be from any edition of The World Games’ 40 year long history, as long as they are ...

In Memory of King Rama 9

December 11th, 2020

The IFMA international office joined over 20 min in Thailand for the Buddhists chanting ceremony in loving memory of King Rama 9. Over 40,000 temples nationwide commemorate the birthday of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The day is also celebrated as a national day and father's day. His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej was at the time of his passing the world longest serving monarch in the Thai history. 

Peru and Trinidad R&J Seminar

December 4th, 2020

The Peruvian Muaythai Federation and the Trinidad and Tobago Muaythai Federation took part in a referee and judge masterclass led by some of the highest experts in the game last weekend. The course material was divided into 3 parts including the amateur (IFMA), Professional (WMC), and the newly formatted virtual championship rules. The seminar was opened by IFMA Director Charissa Tynan and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox. After a warm welcome to all participants, Stephan gave ...

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