Son of Palestine inching in on 200 pro fights
Rami Ibrahim, the longest active Muay Thai fighter in North American history, will compete in his 186th professional Muay Thai fight when he takes on Nelson Moreira under the USKA Fights banner, Oct. 21 from the Econo Lodge in Allentown, PA.
The announcement came via USKA promoter Irv Althouse last night at USKA Fight Night at the 2300 in Philadelphia, PA. Ibrahim’s student Lauren Mull fought in the evening’s co-main event earning a split decision win over Devon Estes.
“Rami is one of the most humble people I have ever met,” Althouse said. “He has done more for this sport then any other person ever will! I will never forget in his title fight against Joe Logan. In the last round he knew he was winning looked down at me from the clinch and winked. Never has a fighter done that in 18 years.”
Rise of Rami Ibrahim
Ibrahim originally hails from the Palestinian town of Silwad, but now calls Philadelphia home.
Not only a professional fighter, Ibrahim is also a well known political activist for his country of Palestine and gives everything he has to support and share his views on freeing his country. Adding to his his illustrious resume, Ibrahim is also a trainer of many Muay Thai//Boxing/MMA champions at his very own gym, Rami Elite.
Rami’s family lost everything during the Gulf War. He and his five brothers came with their parents to Philadelphia to start over again. The family enrolled him into martial arts to keep him off of the streets and out of trouble. It was the best thing they ever could have done. Rami has become a role model and a leader in the martial arts community. He’s never had any children of his own, but considers every student that comes into Rami Elite to be family.
Check out Rami Elite at 7249 Rising Sun Avenue in Philadelphia.
Moreira has 28 wins to his credit along with five losses. He is the 2016 FIMT World champino and 2014 FIKB European champion. The Team Dinamite fighter is currently ranked number 18 in the world with WBC.