Dida Diafat

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Dida Diafat
Born Dida Diafat
(1970-04-24) April 24, 1970 (age 47)
Algeria Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria
Nationality France France
Algeria Algeria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 63–67 kg (139–148 lb)
Style Muay Thai
Years active 10 (1988–1998)
Kickboxing record
Wins  
By knockout 01

Dida Diafat (born April 24, 1970 in Algiers) is an Algerian-French Muay Thai kickboxer who became a world champion in Thai kickboxing or Muay Thai at age 21.[1] A fictionalised version of his life is depicted in the 2005 movie Chok-Dee, in which he plays himself.[2]

Biography[edit]

At the age of 18, Dida Diafat left the town of Villiers le Bel (Val d'Oise) to join the Muay Thai training camps of Thailand and became 3 years later the first Algerian and Frenchman to be a Muay Thai world champion. He became the first Thai kickboxing fighter to win a contract with a French television channel - specifically, Canal+ in 1994. Following the release of Chok Dee he retired from kickboxing and decided to pursue a career in acting and in the clothing business.[2] He had a role in the 2009 horror film Mutants.

Titles and achievements[edit]

Titles[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 1997 "Songh Shaï" vase
  • 1995 Best Foot & Fist Fighter of the Year
  • 1994 Best Foot & Fist Fighter of the Year
  • 1993 Best Foot & Fist Fighter of the Year

Fight Record[edit]

Professional Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arts - Spectacles, Boxe office, Dida, victoire au poing". Artsetspectacles.nouvelobs.com. 2005-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Diafat Bio". muaythaitv.com. Retrieved 2006-03-01. 

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