IFMA Muay Thai World Championships 2018
IFMA Muay Thai World Championships 2018: Komsan "Yodwicha" Tantakhob victorious over Andrei Kulebin / Pic: IFMA

IFMA Muay Thai World Championships 2018 results

The final day of Muay Thai World Championships 2018 held in Cancun, Mexico, saw the elite fighters battling out in their respective weight classes. The programme comprised fifteen bouts with famed Chomanee, Yodwicha, Andrei Kulebin, among others, aspiring to earn IFMA Gold.

In the women’s 48 kg class Suphisara Konlak of Thailand scored the decision against Vera Buga of Russia, and became the two-time IFMA World Champion, following last year’s competition in Minsk. In the 51 kg division Josefin Lindgren Knutsson of Sweden similarly defeated Bui Yen Ly of Vietnam. Arguably the highlight of the day among women’s bouts saw Sofia Olofsson of Sweden taking the decision against Thai star Yadrung “Chomanee” Tehiran in the category of 54 kg.

Ukrainian Igor Liubchenko, who is fresh off the win at Real Hero Muay Thai tournament in Bangkok, added IFMA World Championships Gold to his collection when he defeated Abdulmalik Mugidinov of Russia in their 63.5 kg finale. Komsan Tantakhob of Thailand, known in Muay Thai circuits as “Yodwicha” took the decision against Belarusian “Bullet” Andrei Kulebin in the 71 kg class.

The best team award went to Russia. The complete results and scoring can be found at IFMAlive.com.

“IFMA would like to congratulate and thank the Mexican Muaythai Federation for a great tournament, which will leave lasting memories with all the athletes who took part in this week’s festivities. President Elisa Salinas and her colleagues especially Jesus Santamaria who worked tirelessly for months to make this happen, and the results could be seen in the happy faces everywhere this evening,” International Federation of Muaythai Amateur stated in its report on the final day of competition.

In addition, IFMA Muay Thai Worlds 2018 held from May 10 to May 19 in Cancun, Mexico, was a qualifying tournament for The World Games 2021.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.

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