5 Facts About Morocco’s Muay Thai Star Mouhcine Chafi

Mouhcine Chafi - ONE Championship
Mouhcine Chafi - ONE Championship

Mouhcine Chafi is getting ready for his second bout in ONE Championship against Russia’s Dmitry Menshikov at ONE Fight Night 17.

Chafi, 26, hopes to get his first promotional win this Saturday December 9 after falling to Sinsamut Klinmee by unanimous decision.

Ahead of Chafi’s next fight at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, we list five facts about the Moroccan Muay Thai star.

1. Chafi Started in Karate

Following in the footsteps of his father, Chafi started his martial arts career in karate.

After training in karate for four years, he moved to Kickboxing and Muay Thai, combining all three disciplines into his game.

2. Chafi’s Been with His Coach for a Long Time 

For the majority of Chafi’s career, he’s been training under the respected coach Lluis Lloret.

Since 2016, Chafi has moved from being an amateur to a world champion, gaining his nickname “The Assassin” in the process.

3. Chafi Has Won World Titles at All Levels 

Chafi has collected world titles at every level, amassing an impressive 31-6-2 professional record.

A WBC Muay Thai European, International, and World Champion, Chafi captured the WBC Light Heavyweight Muay Thai World Title this past July.

4. Chafi worked as a Full-time Chef

The Moroccan paid the bills by working as a chef before becoming a full-time Muay Thai athlete.

Chafi remained focused on martial arts during that time, finding the time to train every day.

5. Chafi Comes from a Family of Farmers

Chafi is known for his work ethic, putting in the hard work to prove himself throughout his career.

Hailing from a family of farmers, the Moroccan has undoubtedly learned his first lesson of the value of hard work at home.

ONE Fight Night 17 kicks off at 3:00 AM Mecca on December 9. MENA audience can watch the show on BeIN Sports.

In the main event, ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing world champion Roman Kryklia and WBC Heavyweight Muay Thai champion Alex Roberts fight for the inaugural ONE Heavyweight Muay Thai world championship.

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