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Glory signs Sittichai to multi-fight deal

Thai standout Sitthichai Sitsonpeenong (97-27-5, 25 KO's), a Lumpini Stadium champion, has signed with the GLORY World Series.

‘Sitthichai', as he is known to his fans, has been one of the brightest rising stars on the Muay Thai scene and is now looking to bring that momentum into the international kickboxing circuit and make a name for himself worldwide.

The Thai talent has signed a multi-fight deal with GLORY and is expected to debut in the lightweight (70kgs/155lbs) in the summer. Further details on his debut date and opponent will be announced in the near future, though he is certainly not setting his sights low.

"Sitthichai wants to make a name for himself. He believes he can beat Robin van Roosmalen, Andy Ristie, Davit Kiria, any of the top guys in the GLORY lightweight division right now, so those are the kind of fights he is aiming to get for himself," said a spokesman for his management team.

A veteran of more than 130 fights, Sitthichai was once riding a 35-fight win streak which only came to an end when he was on the wrong side of a controversial judges' decision in Italy. His victories include wins over GLORY veterans such as Murthel Groenhart, Jordan Watson and Fabio Pinca.

He currently holds a prestigious Lumpini Stadium championship title in his native Thailand (at 147lbs) and is ranked #2 in the official WBC Muay Thai rankings at the same weight. He has also won two of the Toyota-sponsored eight-man tournaments which are staged periodically in Thailand.

Sitthichai had his first professional fight at the age of eleven and in his adult years his fights have taken place between 146lbs and 154lbs (66kg to 70kg). When not in training camp his weight is around 72kgs (158.4lbs) which means he will not be making a big weight cut to meet GLORY's lightweight limit.

"We've all seen the success that Buakaw Banchamek has had on the international kickboxing circuit. Sitthichai is very confident he can be the next Thai star on the scene. He's very much looking forward to showing the GLORY fans around the world what he can do," said Cor Hemmers, GLORY matchmaker and Head of Talent Operations.




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oneloveSVK (55 posts)
Posted: 2015-03-10 at: 05:53
Great news ! I always love to see bouts between top MT fighters and top KB fighters. Also I think Sittichai deserves to fight in the best stand-up fighting organization...I only wonder if GLORY still is the best...but it is for sure one of the best...
Rishi (1321 posts)
Posted: 2015-03-17 at: 05:11
@oneloveSVK well i like that to but in a way it,s not fair ..they should change the rules and allow thai clinch work and elbows ..

A lot of these top level muay thai fighters are stripped of their weapons cause let,s be honest a muay thai fighter who is forbidden to use his elbows and clinch work is just handicap they have to change the way they fight just to play by the rules

Yet kickboxers don,t have to change anything in their fight system ..my opinion is if you really want muay-thay vs kickboxing than change the rules

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