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Petchphangan T Ded 99 Becomes the New WMC World Champion

June 13th, 2022

The city of Valenza, Italy was the place for the WMC world title fight sanctioned by the Italian Muaythai federation, Federkombat and IFMA. The event took palace at a venue that was filled to the bursting point with many sporting personalities participating. Muaythai which is fully recognised by the International Olympic Committee of Italy sent its Vice President, Silvia Salis to represent CONI. The supporting bouts had the audience fully prepped for the final fight when the Italian hero Alex Avogadro took on the Rajadamnern champion Petchphangan T Ded 99. 5 ...

2022 IFMA Athletes World Conference

June 9th, 2022

The IFMA Athletes Commission invited the IFMA Athletes of the world to the 2022 IFMA Athletes Conference at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. The conference was hosted by the IFMA Athletes Commission Chair, Janice Lyn from Canada and Vice Chair, Lennert Swart from South Africa. IFMA believes education is the key to success and the conference covered two very important topics in the current world of sport; safeguarding and anti-doping. Special speakers James Tucker from ...

Immortal Champions UKMF Title Results

June 9th, 2022

This weekend, the 5th of June was one to remember in the UK capital as Immortal Champions took place with some of the UK's best homegrown fighters in attendance at the Clapham Grand. The UKMF English title bout between Elia Dewu & Haquda Abdul, had everyone on their feet, delivering what everyone came to see. After a cautious start in round 1, Dewu forced Abdul onto the back-foot in round 2, with the fierce exchanges which took ...

IFMA Awards Night, Abu Dhabi

June 8th, 2022

At the end of every IFMA event, it’s time to celebrate the event itself and all the hard work of the athletes and to recognize individuals who excelled throughout the event. In the spirit of friendship and respect, the IFMA family came together at Abu Dhabi National Convention Center. It was a classy and memorable Awards Gala with awards given to the following: Best Wai Kru: Nirawan Tangchio (THA) Spirit of Sport: UAE Rising Star (Female): Eleina Lopez (BRN) Rising Star (Male): ...

Full House at the Finals at the ADNEC for the 2022 World Championships

June 7th, 2022

The finals of the IFMA World Championships in Abu Dhabi had VIPs including Ambassadors from all over the world flocking to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center to cheer and support the heroes of their countries.  H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan was present to cheer and support the UAE National Team and the event. A huge delegation from Thailand travelled all the way to Abu Dhabi to witness this historic championship including: Mr. ...

And the Medal Goes to…

June 6th, 2022

The Abu Dhabi National Convention Centre has been the center of the world of Muaythai for the past 9 days. From the incredible Venue to the educational opportunities available to the coaches and athletes, to the cheer of the fans as their national heroes fought for gold, this was truly an event that will go down as one of the greatest World Championships in the history of IFMA. It was the elite athlete’s time to ...

Golden Fight: WMC World Title Bout

June 2nd, 2022

June the 11th is the date for a big showdown in Valenza, Italy as Italian fighter Alex Avogrado and Thailand's Petchphangan T Ded 99 will go head to head for the vacant WMC Super Featherweight World Title. The fight will be the main event of the Golden Fight Night event which is sanctioned by the WMC and FederKombat. Alex Avogadro has amassed 58 fights with 48 wins in his career and is the top Italian fighter ...

Day 4 of the IFMA 2022 World Championships

June 2nd, 2022

Day 4 saw a record number of fights in all 3 rings. It was The World Games athletes which have already qualified for Birmingham putting on sensational performances. There was a 3-hour telecast with the highlights of all 3 rings which had a record number in the United Arab Emirates. You can watch all interviews, highlights on UAM and we are getting ready for the semi-finals. For the winners, medals will be secured so tomorrow will ...

DAY 3 IFMA World Championships

June 1st, 2022

Day 3 saw a lot of surprising upsets and Asia showing some muscle against the regular European powerhouses. In the female bouts, the 2022 SEA Games gold medalist, Bang Thi Mai defeats France’s Asia Devismes, Bahrain’s two female powerhouses, Beatriz Diniz and Elaine Lopes made their debut with triumphs against Poland’s Dominika Chabiniak and France’s Nadia Slimani. For the male division, Iran’s Ramin Alizadeh Takhsami defeats Poland’s Rafal Radosz, Iraq’s Mustafa Al Tekreeti defeats Eddy Rafael Ruiz ...

WMC India Ranking Series 7 a Great Success

May 31st, 2022

Residents of Calicut in Karala, India were in for a treat on Sunday as the WMC India Ranking Series came to town with a full fight card of muaythai action. This was the 7th edition hosted by WMC India and the fights certainly did not disappoint. Fighters from across the country traveled to compete in the event in the South Indian state, each hoping to earn a spot in the rankings. WMC promoter Balkrishna Shetty stated that ...

Day 1: IFMA World Championships in Abu Dhabi

May 30th, 2022

After a spectacular Opening Ceremony, the muaythai competitions commenced with 3 rings and 92 bouts on day 1. The event started with Home Team Ilyass Hbibali and IFMA WC from UAE taking on the African Champion from Mauritius Veejaye Agathe. It was the right scene setter for this world class elite event and after 3 rounds of dynamite muaythai, UAE took the first win for the home team with His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed al ...

Thank You Vietnam!

May 27th, 2022

As an IFMA tradition, the spirit of fair play and friendship must continue after the competition comes to an end and the Farewell Party was certainly a night of friendship. The event was organized by the Vietnam Muaythai Federation, IFMA and supported by the National Sports Development Fund who brought all the teams, ITOs and musicians together to enjoy each other’s company and friendship. The Chair of the Vietnam Muaythai Fedeation, Madame Le Na, opened the event ...

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