At the press conference in Bangkok IFMA President Doctor Sakchye and United Arab Emirates Board Member – Executive Director Mr. Tareq Almheiri signed an agreement confirming the Asian Championships 2019 to take place in Abu Dhabi in December this year.
UAE has shown dedication to the sport with impressive progress of its athletes within the last two years. The World Championships 2018 in Mexico was prime time for the UAE team winning gold medals for their country.
The UAE National Championships demonstrated that they are ready to host events of any level and the Asian Championships is a great opportunity to bring the world muaythai elite to their beautiful country.
Dr. Sakchye congratulated Mr. Almheiri and stated that he is proud to spread muaythai into the Middle East. The Asian Championships will definitely be a great booster in development of muaythai in the United Arab Emirates.