Scandinavian muaythai is steadily increasing in strength and popularity.
The Swedish Muaythai Federation and WMC Co-ordinator Kasra Ashami and IFMA Vice President Mats Soderstrom stated that Muaythai in Scandinavia has gone from strong to stronger.
Swedish Muaythai Federation fully recognised by the Swedish government under the WMC and IFMA banner is one of the most active federations in the world.
Nordic championships are organised annually and with the support of the WMC, they organise one of the biggest professional promotions in Scandinavia, the Rumble of the Kings, which will hold its next event on 26th of November, which will see a WMC Nordic welterweight 4-men tournament.
On Saturday October 22nd, the City of Uppsala saw a WMC European junior welterweight title (-63,503 kg), which took place at the Fyrishov Arena during the IRFA (International Ring Fight Arena) event. The bout was between 2 former IFMA champions:
Martin Akhtar (Sweden) vs Ruslan Berdyev (Russia)
The Undercard will see:
Abbe Joof VS Ville Aolta for the Nordic Championship title. Both boys are ranked in the WMC European top ten.
Another great bout on the card will see former WMC world champion Jürgen Kruth.
Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland all work together under the Nordic Muaythai Federation and operate solely under the WMC and IFMA banner.