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Dida Diafat Bio

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.

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Titles and achievements
    • 2.1 Titles
  • 3 Awards
  • 4 Fight Record
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Biography

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

Titles

  • 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

Awards

  • 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

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also

External links


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