Dmitry Valent becomes IFMA Muay Thai European Champion in Prague
Dmitry Valent of Belarus becomes IFMA European Champion 2018 at the 81 kg division / Pic: Czech Fighters

IFMA Muay Thai European Championships 2018

The culmination of IFMA Muay Thai European Championships in Prague saw the A-class contests among senior competitors. The final round followed youth which collected medals earlier this week. The bouts for Gold were held at the Tipsport Arena, where on Friday, famed Buakaw Banchamek made his Czech debut scoring the decision against local Michael Krcmar.

“The tournament ran on two rings all week, and then narrowed down the focus to just one today with a walk-way for the athletes to enter on. The blue and red colours of the Czech flag flew in lights along the walls, with music setting the atmosphere,” Intentional Federation of Muaythai Amateur reported.

Among the winners, Dmitry Valent of Belarus took the decision against Ali Dogan of Turkey, and became a new European Champion at the 81 kg class. The representative of the country host Jakub Klauda also took Gold when he defeated Nadir Iskakov of Russia.

The women’s bouts saw Svetlana Vinnikova of Russia scoring the decision against Viktoriia Yevtushenko of Ukraine. As well, Nili Block of Israel defeated Czech Karoline Klusova. The complete results can be found at IFMAlive.

The next event for Muay Thai amateurs is scheduled form July 21 to July 30 in Pattaya, Thailand. FISU University World Championships takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel with over 40 Nations expected to participate.