Archive for May, 2023

Amine Ballafrikh Becomes the Intercontinental Champion

May 30th, 2023

Saturday was an action-packed night in New York as Freedom Fighter Promotions returned for their 13th edition this time in the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens. The event was a great success with fans traveling across the country to get a glimpse of the muaythai action. Topping the bill was Amine Ballafrikh representing Morocco as he went head to head with Juan David Rios from Colombia for the WMC Intercontinental title. The bout was fought ...

Muaythai is Getting Ready for the World Combat Games

May 29th, 2023

Over 3000 people participated in the IFMA World Press Conference for the World Combat Games 2023. The event was telecasted live around the world with the VIP section filled with representatives from the Olympic Movement and embassies. The World Combat Games, which will be held in beautiful Riyadh from the 19-30 October 2023, will be the first all-inclusive martial arts multi-sport event which will include 16 combat sports, Olympic and non-Olympic, with over 2000 elite athletes.  The ...


May 26th, 2023

FIGHT 1 • Men's Quarter Finals🔴 RJ vs BA 🔵In the first fight, we had Dolf Lander (RJ) and Mateus Santos (BA) facing each other in the first round of the men's GP. Dolf dominated the 3 rounds in the judges' scoring and won by decision, advancing to the semifinal. FIGHT 2 • Men's Quarter Finals🔴 PA x SP 🔵In the second match, we had Yuri Oliveira (PA) and Caio Ribeiro (SP) disputing another spot in ...

David vs Ballafrikh: Intercontinental Bout

May 26th, 2023

Freedom brings you the biggest main event of 2023 in USA. This Saturday, May 27, Freedom 13 will promote 2 of the best lightweights in the world. Representing Morocco will be the 61kg lightweight World Freedom Champion AMINE BALLAFRIKH vs the IFMA medalist JUAN DAVID RIOS who will be representing Colombia but coming to us all the way from Belgium.These 2 athletes will be fighting for the prestigious Intercontinental Championship belt coming all the way from ...

World Muaythai Championships Singapore

May 25th, 2023

It was a night to remember in Singapore as World Muaythai Championship, 2023 Pro Series 2 took place which was sanctioned by IFMA and the WMC. The event boasted a full international line-up with a WMC MAD title on the line as well as a Super 4 Tournament held at the D' Marquee venue in, Downtown East. Competing for the WMC MAD title in the lightweight division was Enzo Petricig from France vs Wan Mee Chai ...

Challenger Battleground: It has begun!

May 24th, 2023

Who would have thought that Muaythai would be on Prime Time, National Discovery and HBO? Once again, The Challenger has made it. 12 athletes from 5 continents following their dreams, finding themselves in the ultimate Muaythai show. The first episode had record audiences when the 6 male and 6 female athletes were introduced. It’s a martial art show like no other. Eight weapons and one of the most exciting combat sports in the world. Stay tuned for the ...

Brazilian Muaythai Festival

May 24th, 2023

The Royal Thai Embassy of Brazil, IFMA, the world governing body of Muaythai and their recognized federation, CBMTT and the National Olympic Committee of Brazil organized the 2023 Brazilian Muaythai Festival. The 3-day event was held inside the Sao Palo Olympic Training Center and live demonstration performances were hosted by the Royal Thai Government and IFMA with the famous Lana Fighting Team which just came back from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the important MoU ...

The Challenger Battleground Press Conference

May 16th, 2023

The Challenger: Muaythai Returns for a High-Stakes Season featuring Professional Male and Female Fighters from Across the Globe. After a critically acclaimed debut season that earned an International Emmy Award nomination, “The Challenger” is back with a new set of contestants and even higher stakes. This season, which premieres on 17 May on HBO GO and Discovery, the show will feature professional male and female fighters from across the globe, who go toe to toe ...

IFMA World Executive Board Meeting

May 16th, 2023

The IFMA Executive Board meeting met in Bangkok as part of the IFMA World Championships 2023. IFMA President Dr Tapsuwan opened the meeting and welcomed the IFMA executive board. There were many important topics such as the financial and membership report, anti-doping report 2022 and all upcoming events such as the European Games in Kracow, the youth in Turkiye, the World Combat Games in Riyadh and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Chonburi, Thailand. IFMA ...

Magdalena Pircher Becomes the New European Champion

May 15th, 2023

Last Saturday the 6th of May in the city of Bolzano, Italy, a new European champion was crowned as Magdalena Pircher went to head to head with Spanish opponent Claudia Perona. The fight was in the flyweight division as part of the main event of the evening at Muaythai Arena presented by Sing Noi Promotions which was sanctioned by the WMC and Federkombat. After 5 hard-fought rounds, the decision went to the judge's scorecards in favour ...

IFMA Senior World Championship Finals

May 15th, 2023

The Central World Convention Center was filled to the last seat with spectators cuing outside where special screening places were organized. The event was aired on over 70 TV channels including the Olympic Channel. Seventy large screens were displayed all over Bangkok. The VIP section was filled with royalty, representatives from the Royal Thai government, embassies, the Olympic movement and the list goes on. It was an incredible day for the athletes, the promotion of Muaythai ...

Two Thumbs up for the IFMA World Championships 2023

May 10th, 2023

The 2023 IFMA Muaythai World Championships is with no doubt, one of the largest single combat events in the world. The event hosts 102 countries from all five continents with over 2000 participants from all 5 continents including countries such as Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, Refugee teams, and the list goes on. Unity in Diversity is key for IFMA as an IOC recognized organization. The event showcases various disciplines in two different areas of the competition ...

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