Archive for September, 2021

Muaythai Reopens in the Kingdom

September 30th, 2021

Thailand like many other countries has had and is still continuing to fight the Covid 19 pandemic. The pandemic has affected all areas of society and certainly sport and muaythai have been no exception. Thailand has experienced many lockdowns and muaythai like other sports has had to make sacrifices and lose income resulting in gyms closing with no opportunities for athletes. Two months ago the Kingdom of Thailand was in celebration of the full recognition by ...

World Title Showdown in France

September 29th, 2021

This weekend will see the fight of the champions of champions between Jimmy Vienot from France and Yodwicha from Thailand. After the full recognition of muaythai by the International Olympic Committee. IFMA, the WMC, and the French federation have joined forces to promote muaythai even more in France. The French Muaythai federation is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee of France and President Nadir Allouache is also a member of the French Olympic Committee and an IFMA Executive Board member.  This event ...

World Championships 2021 Site Visit, Phuket Thailand

September 27th, 2021

An important meeting took place between the Governor of Phuket Mr. Narong Woonciew, Mr.Wirat Patee, Director of Sports Authority of Thailand Phuket Office, IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan and Secretary General Stephan Fox, representatives of the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand, IFMA Technical Delegate Ajarn Paiboon Srichaisawat and IFMA’s Local Organising Committee partner Brite Panther led by CEO Mr. VitSuthithavil. The main meeting took place at the venue Blue Tree where the delegation was briefed ...

Saudi Arabia Muaythai Fever

September 24th, 2021

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which has been awarded the 2023 World Combat Games is promoting martial arts and combat sports on all levels. Having made a major impact at the recent Tokyo 2020 Olympics in martial arts, the National Olympic Committee and Sports Ministry under His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal Al-Saud has continued to push all sports and gender equality in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Muaythai is no exception ...

Art of Muaythai Fight Night

September 22nd, 2021

The 7th of November is a date for the Muaythai calendar as the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands will be graced with a fight night put together by Art of Muaythai Fight Promotions. The event will celebrate the recent inclusion of IFMA into the International Olympic Committee with a series of fights under IFMA and WMC rules. The card will be comprised of fighters from the grass-root level all the way up to elite showcasing ...

Over 100 R&Js Attend the Training Webinar for IFMA Virtual Championships 2021

September 20th, 2021

Over 100 technical officials and national federation administrators participated in the R&J Training Webinar for the 2021 IFMA Virtual World Championships last Friday. The session was opened by IFMA Secretary General Stephan Fox who reiterated the importance of the event which brings opportunity to participate at an IFMA international event to those who may normally not have the ability to travel to the regular live events. Importantly, he noted that the event enables both athletes and ...

EMF President Meets the Thai Ambassador to Ukraine and Poland

September 17th, 2021

Mr. Gennadiy Trukhanov in his capacity of Mayor of the city Odessa had a meeting with H.E. Mr. Chettaphan Maksamphan, Ambassador of Thailand to Poland and Ukraine. With Ukraine sharing the spotlight with the top muaythai teams Mr. Maksamphan became a guest of honour in the headquarters of the Ukrainian Muaythai Federation and saw where and how the youth grow into muaythai world champions.  IFMA gold medalists like Sergey Kulyaba, Igor Liubchenko made a pads session reminding ...

Silvestre vs El Salehy Added to the Card

September 16th, 2021

Just when you thought Empire Fight could not get any better they go and add another super fight to the card which will now see Cindy Silvestre face Ines El Selhy. The pair will engage in a 3x 3-minute super-fight set at 52KG on October the 2nd in Axone Montbeliard, France. Cindy represents France and has a wealth of experience under her belt or belts in her case and has trained and fought in Thailand. She ...

The SportAccord President Visits Muaythai Competition In Kazan

September 15th, 2021

The President of SportAccord and GAISF Raffaele Chiulli was a guest of honour at the muaythai competition which was part of the CIS Games where athletes from 10 countries competed for the first edition of medals and the valuable qualification points for the World Combat Games 2022. GAISF Vice President and IFMA Secretary General Mr Stephan Fox introduced Mr. Chiulli to the field of play highlighting him to the participating teams and sharing IFMA’s longstanding goals and ...

The Results are in from Immortal Champions

September 14th, 2021

It was a cracker of a day on Sunday the 12th of September as Immortal Champions hosted a night of muaythai action at the Clapham Grand in the UK. The best homegrown athletes from around the country all came to face off at this prestigious event which boasted a stacked fight card as well as 2 UKMF titles on the line. Josias Gomes vs Thai Barlow (Winner) UKMF 55.3kg British Title‘A Class’ Muaythai competition requires first-class ...

Pride Fight Series Returns

September 13th, 2021

Excitement is building with only three weeks to go until Pride Fighting Series graces the Noarlunga Leisure Centre in Adelaide Australia. The show which is sanctioned by the WMC is now in its third edition and promises not to disappoint with another killer lineup. Despite various setbacks, the team have powered through in the face of adversity to ensure the show goes ahead and with a rescheduling of the date due to Covid restrictions the date ...

Noi vs Peposhi Added to Empire Fight

September 10th, 2021

Empire Fight organisation has dropped another A-class fight to an already stellar lineup as Adam Noi from France will now face Berjan Peposhi from Albania. This is a much-anticipated bout between two of the best in the 63.5 division. The pair will face off on October the 2nd at Empire fight in Axone, Montbeliard in France, and will compete for the prestigious Empire title. Adam Noi from the famous Venum Training Camp is a ...

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