Finland, Ukraine, Moldova Finish the Muaythai Year With a Bang

Amazing events took place in Europe last weekend where contenders for the national team were revealed, country champions announced, and friends made in different European cities. 

Muaythai in Finland heated up the Helsinki Muaythai Club on the Christmas Eve with more than 40 bouts and total of 7 hours of fights offered to spectators at the venue and more than 40,000 people able to see the event live at the EMF Facebook channel. 

One more important fact was that Katarina Perikkio was announced the head referee of the Finnish Muaythai Federation and took this role at the event. It is first time that female specialist was nominated for this position in the history of Finnish muaythai and EMF congratulates Ms. Perikkio for this achievement she truly deserves.

It was a great event and Finnish Muaythai is fully prepared for the next year with so many talented athletes contending for the national championships next year.


Moldovan National Championships took place on Sunday and was an official qualifier for next year World Championships in Mexico. It was a true catalyst of amazing bouts for the chance to make the team for the biggest muaythai event next year. All athletes had maximum motivation and showed their best. The winners got the best reward for their work in the gyms – a possibility to represent their country in the beautiful Cancun!

The Ukrainian National Cup was closing the weekend programme. It was another amazing events with bouts worth the best international events between more than 250 athletes. The Ukrainian muaythai is truly rich for talents at all ages and genders. It’s hard not to give your 100% when such legends of Ukrainian muaythai like Igor Liubchenko stand next to the ring giving you advice. 

Separate compliments should go to the organizer of the event the city of Vinnitsa in the west of Ukraine and the sports club Knockout. The event started with an amazing opening ceremony organized in cooperation with the regional federation of cheerleading. 

For spectators it was a true celebration of martial arts as it was the first time that Ukrainian muaythai elite visited Vinnitsa. 

The President of the regional muaythai federation Viktor Torkotiuk said that it’s a truly notable event for our city, and never have so many outstanding athletes gathered here. 

Pavel Yevtushenko who does not need introduction in the world of muaythai said that Ukrainian Muaythai Federation hope that this will be a great start of holding events in this beautiful city, and they have everything to grow youth in sport. 

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