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Farid Villaume

Updated: 2008-11-05
Farid Villaume


Country France Age 42
Club Phenix Muay Thai Height 180 cm / 5'11"
Style Muay Thai Weight 70 kg / 154 lbs
Categories MAX

* 1997 French Muay Thai Champion * 1998 French Muay Thai Champion * 1998 Amateur Muay Thai World Champion * 2000 WMC World Champion * 2003 MTA World Champion * 2004 EMF European Champion * 2004 WMC World Champion

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 1 1 0 0 0
Other Fights 56 53 34 3 0
Statistics 57 95% 60% 5% 0


Fighting style: Agressive
Best weapons: Left straight, right hook, right uppercut, middlekicks, straight knees

Titles: French Muay Thai champion 1997 & 1998, amateur Muay Thai world champion 1998, WMTC world champion 2000 (dec win against Orono, Bangkok, Thailand), WTA World champion 2003 (dec win agaisnt Sakmongkol, Tieste, Italy), EMF european champion 2004, ranked n°5 at Lumpinee Stadium in 2000

Biggest wins: Saimai (ko), Sakmongkol (dec), Sakhet Dao (ko), Vihoknoi (dec), Nuangtrakarn Por Muang U Bon (ko), Monkong Kiatsomkumg (ko)

Comments: For a lot of people in France, Farid Villaume is the most talented Muay Thai fighter the country has produced since the legendary Dany Bill.

Farid had the privilege to train as a kid with Thai instructors such as Lom Isarn, Lamkong or Soudareth. This is probably why Villaume is one of the few foreigners to fight exactly like a Thai.

Villaume reached the last King's Birthday tournament final, koed two Thai fighters in the same night while he had shin injuries, definitely one of his biggest achievements. Who knows what would have happened if during the last fight against Suriya (that Farid lost on decision), Thai officials wouldn't have shortened the last round of two minutes?

Villaume's almost perfect technique, added to good boxing skills, devastating punching power and an agressive, straight forward style makes him one of the most exciting Muay Thai fighters today. Many think he has more than it takes to fight in Superleague or K-1 Max, unfortunately management problems will probably always prevent him from showing the world how much of a fantastic fighter he is.

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