Over 200 athletes from all regions participated in the Emirates National Championships to select the final team going to the IFMA WC 2018 in Cancun, Mexico, and Asian Championships in Macau.
UAE President H.E. Abdullah Saeed Alan chaired the event and also the President of Arab muaytahi Federation Sami Kiblawi and the President of the African Muaythai Confederatioan AbdelKarim El Hilali came as VIP of the event.

It was also a fantastic test for all the referees to be analysed by IFMA officials of the event Ryan Rudkin and Gunter Plank. IFMA Sports Director Charissa Tynan said its very important to grow muaythai in all regions and the fact that all UAE regions were present shows that UAE can become a powerhouse of muaytahi in Asia.