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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]

Dida Diafat
BornDida Diafat
(1970-04-24) April 24, 1970 (age 49)
Algeria Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria
NationalityFrance France
Algeria Algeria
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight63–67 kg (139–148 lb; 9 st 13 lb–10 st 8 lb)
StyleMuay Thai
Years active10 (1988–1998)
Kickboxing record
Wins 
By knockout01

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BiographyEdit

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 achievementsEdit

TitlesEdit

AwardsEdit

  • 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 RecordEdit

Professional Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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