After months and planning, hard sweat, dedication and sacrifices, IFMA Royal World Cup has kicked off.

The stadium was packed to bursting point with no free seat at VIP section; embassies, and sport officials from all around the world cheered for their national teams with colourful flags in an electrifying atmosphere.

This journey does not end here in Bangkok but all the gold winners in the respective weight divisions will be the first qualifiers for the World Games 2017.

Russia, Morocco, Australia, Ukraine, Finland, Belarus, England, and China have so far showed the outstanding form in the male division.

In female division Finland, Ukraine, Thailand, Sweden, Belarus, Italy, USA, Australia, Israel, Peru, Slovenia all booked their place in the second round which truly shows the strength of female muaythai.

Day two will see another exciting day with around 90 bouts on the card.