Archive for June, 2021

Star Fight Arena Muaythai Gala Tonight!

June 30th, 2021

Star Fight Arena in cooperation with the Turkish Muaythai federation have put together another fantastic muaythai gala to promote and showcase Turkish muaythai to the world on Wednesday June the 30th. The Turkish Muaythai Federation is one the leading muaythai federations in Europe under the presidency of Halil Durna and the Vice Presidency of Hasan Yildiz. Turkish muaythai is putting on this WMC event to decide the finalists for the Turkish national team who will travel to ...

Caley Reece: Muaythai in Her Blood

June 29th, 2021

Caley Reece, is without doubt, one of the most decorated and outstanding muaythai athletes from Australia and worldwide. Her fight record speaks for itself with 64 fights, 59 wins and 5 losses.  Caley holds multiple World titles featuring the coveted WMC (World Muaythai Council) logo. She qualified to compete at the World Combat Games winning a silver medal on the SportAccord stage. Caley won multiple national titles in a variety of weight classes and is the ...

Muaythai Supershow in Dubai

June 28th, 2021

The UAE Muaythai Federation under the Presidency of HE Abdullah Saeed Amer Al Neyadi put on a muaythai super event with 15 bouts on the card and 4 of them for prestigious World Muaythai Council belts. The event was sanctioned by the UAE Muaythai Federation and certainly IFMA, the world governing body and the WMC. Athletes from 20 countries participated in the event showcasing that events are possible again taking into consideration the restrictions and ensuring ...

Joint Press Conference in Dubai

June 25th, 2021

This weekend will see an important WMC and IFMA event in Dubai which includes athletes from over 20 countries. The highlight of the event will be 4 WMC title fights. The Secretary General who is also the Vice President of GAISF travels to this important event to be part of the official opening of the World Muaythai Series which Dubai has been chosen to be the first country. The Executive Director and Board member of the UAE Muaythai ...

International Referee Seminar in Dubai

June 25th, 2021

IFMA and the WMC, the sole recognised muaythai organisation by the International Olympic Committee organised an important referee and judge seminar in the United Arab Emirates this week. The UAE Muaythai Federation under the chairmanship of His Excellency Abdullah Al Neyadi and the sole recognised federation in UAE by the National Olympic Committee and the Sports Council organised this important seminar to ensure the continued wellbeing and safety of the athletes. The seminar was headed by ITO Gunter Plank, Doctor Erdogan Aydin ...

IFMA Celebrates Olympic Day with #IFMAODC2021

June 24th, 2021

Today we celebrate Olympic Day around the world. A tradition which started on June 23rd 1948. The World Olympic Day is significant as it aims to attract Every Body regardless of age, gender, abilities and social background. We all stand together in solidarity.  Olympic Day bases itself on 3 pillars: Move, Learn and Discover. This year’s Olympic Day is exactly one month before the opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games and we all see the ...

Siam 2 Sydney: Full Fight Card Released

June 23rd, 2021

This weekend Sydneysiders will be treated to a full day of muaythai bouts with amateur to elite level as well as numerous Thai festivities put together by Siam 2 Sydney. This is one of the promotions strongest line ups to date with the creme de la creme of Australian fighters coming to compete. Yolanda Schmidt will return to the ring after a long hiatus to take on Diandra Martin and Dala Thongsamouth will defend her WMC ...

Past, Present & Future

June 22nd, 2021

In my country there is a proverb (a whakataukĩ) that suggests, “If you understand where you are from and who you are then you will know where you are going.” When I think of this proverb, it is our latest collective accomplishment that comes to mind - we literally have only one month until we attain full IOC recognition. Who are we?… We are IFMA.  “We are the art of heart and body, pride and honour we embody, we ...

Sport is Your Gang Colombia Provides a Second Chance for Colombian Youth

June 22nd, 2021

Gelen Melissa Cossio is a young happy Colombian girl with a difficult story behind her. She was born in CHOCO area… one of the most biodiverse places in the world but also one of the most dangerous places to live full with guerrillas, paramilitary forces, criminal gangs, corrupted politicians and the list goes on. Additionally, there is no infrastructure for the most basic human needs such as health care and education. CHOCO is a place ...

4 WMC Titles on the Line This Weekend

June 21st, 2021

The United Arab Emirates is one of the leading muaythai powerhouses in Asia which hosted the unforgettable Asian championships in 2019 and is the host of the IFMA World Championships in 2022. Muaythai is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee of UAE under the Presidency of His Excellency Abdullah Al Neyadi and Director Tareq Al Mehairi. This Friday will see another world class muaythai event with four titles on the card showcasing not only the ...

Kevin “The Soul Assassin” Announces Retirement

June 18th, 2021

Kevin Ross is one of the most outstanding muaythai practitioners of the United States and considered by many as one of the pioneers of the sport. Born In Pennsylvania and today residing in Las Vegas, Kevin in his younger years walked a challenging path of life until he turned his life around finding the spirit and art of muaythai. His 20 year muaythai journey took him around the world and Kevin has become a household name in the Kingdom of ...

Saudi Arabia’s Muaythai Development towards the World Combat Games 2023

June 18th, 2021

First Female Saudi Muaythai Championships After the first all-female coaching seminar coordinated by the Chair of the IFMA Athletes Commission and former world champion Janice Lyn, Saudi held their first female national youth championships.  The event was held under the sanctioning of the National Olympic Committee. Nak Muay Ying from all Saudi regions coming together for this historical event.  His Highness Prince Fahad Al Saud the President of muaythai in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stated ...

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