Umar Semata

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Umar Semata
Born (1987-05-20) May 20, 1987 (age 31)
Uganda, Africa
Other namesThe Pain
NationalityUgandan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Middleweight
Super Middleweight
StyleMuay Thai
Fighting out ofPhuket, Thailand
TeamMuay Thai Plaza (2010–2012)
Lion Muay Thai (2012–2013)
Tiger Muay Thai (2014–present)
TrainerSatawut Intapun
Yodkunsup Por Pongsawang
Years active9 (2006–present)

Umar Semata (born May 20, 1987) is a Ugandan middleweight and super middleweight Muay Thai fighter who is the current World Boxing Council Muaythai Super Middleweight International Champion, a title he has held since 14 June 2013.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early career[edit]

After winning numerous events in boxing, he was spotted by Shala Golola who immediately recognized his talents and convinced him to swap to Muay Thai.[2] Semata was selected at the age of 18 to represent the Ugandan national Muay Thai team to compete in Thailand.

Muay Thai career[edit]

In an event organized by the World Professional Muaythai Federation Semata lost by point to Saenchai on 20 July 2012 in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand.[3][4]

Sub-Saharan African Muay Thai International Champion[edit]

Semata won on points the World Boxing Council Muaythai against Australian fighter Rhys Karakyriacos. The fight took take in Semata's hometown of Kampala, Uganda on the 14th of June 2013.[1][5]

Lethwei[edit]

In 2017, Semata agreed to terms with the World Lethwei Championship.[6][7]

On 4 November 2017, Semata made his Lethwei debut against veteran Soe Lin Oo at WLC 3 in Yangon, Myanmar inside the Thuwunna Stadium. Semata lost by knockout in the second round.[8]

Professional Lethwei record[edit]

Professional Lethwei record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Muay Thai record[edit]

Professional Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rhys Karakyriacos
World Boxing Council Muay Thai Interim Super Middleweight Champion
June 14, 2013 –
Succeeded by
N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WBC MUAYTHAI Championships come to continental Africa". WBC Muay Thai. July 9, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Semata has Golola to thank". Daily Monitor. May 19, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "World Professional MuayThai Federation". WPMF Ranking Committee. July 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ugandan Umar Semata fighting Saketdao Petchpayathai". Guy Lazarus. March 20, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  5. ^ Dave Walsh. "LiverKick - LiverKick". Liverkick.comm. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  6. ^ "World Lethwei championship to be held in Myanmar". Sport 360. 16 February 2017.
  7. ^ "၂၀၁၇ တြင္ က်င္းပမည့္ ျမန္မာ့႐ိုးရာ လက္ေ၀ွ႔ပြဲတြင္ ထိုးသတ္ရန္ ႏိုင္ငံျခားသားႏွစ္ဦးႏွင့္ စာခ်ဳပ္". DVB.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  8. ^ "開始間近!判定有り、タイム無しラウェイ!~『WLC(World Lethwei Championship)-3 "LEGENDARY CHAMPIONS"』ミャンマー・ヤンゴン大会!!". Miruhon. Miruhon. 2017-11-04. Retrieved 2017-03-06.