IFMA Muay Thai
IFMA Muay Thai World Championships 2018 is held from Thursday May 10 to Saturday May 19 in Cancun, Mexico. The happening makes history as the first time when such event takes place on Pan-American continent, with dozens of Nations partaking in the competition.
Numerous teams have gathered in Cancun five days before the official opening ceremony, transforming the city into the biggest international Muay Thai camp. The bouts are held at the Oceana Hotel, which becomes the center of Muay Thai universe for the next ten days.
IFMA Worlds is held in accordance with the Olympic single-elimination tournament. To take Gold the contender has to earn victories in every bout, going through the eighth-finals, quarterfinals, semifinals and final (depending on the quantity of participants in the division). The roster is divided on A and B classes, comprising male and female competitors battling out in their respective weight divisions.
The bouts are expected to be transmitted on the official YouTube channel of International Federation of Muaythai Amateur. In addition, the organization launched a scoring portal accessible at IFMAlive.com, where viewers can already see the lineups in weight divisions, information about the athletes and more.