April 24, 1970
Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||63–67 kg (139–148 lb)|
|Years active||10 (1988–1998)|
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. A fictionalised version of his life is depicted in the 2005 movie Chok-Dee, in which he plays himself.
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. He had a role in the 2009 horror film Mutants.
Titles and achievements
- 1991-1998 Competed in 16 World Championships in Muaythai, Kickboxing and won 11 titles
- 1993 World Muaythai Champion in Paris
- 1992 World Kickboxing Champion in Levallois
- 1991 World Muaythai Champion in Paris Bercy
- 1991 World Muaythai Champion (-63 kg)
- 1989 French Muaythai Champion Class A
- 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
|Professional Kickboxing record|
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- "Arts - Spectacles, Boxe office, Dida, victoire au poing". Artsetspectacles.nouvelobs.com. 2005-02-17.
- "Diafat Bio". muaythaitv.com. Retrieved 2006-03-01.
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