Umar Semata

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Umar Semata
Born (1987-05-20) May 20, 1987 (age 31)
Uganda, Africa
Other names The Pain
Nationality Ugandan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Super Middleweight
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Phuket, Thailand
Team Muay Thai Plaza (2010–2012)
Lion Muay Thai (2012–2013)
Tiger Muay Thai (2014–present)
Trainer Satawut Intapun
Yodkunsup Por Pongsawang
Years active 9 (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]