Fans of Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong know that not only has Sitthichai been competing in the GLORY ring, but he's also been competing in China's premier kickboxing league in Kunlun. Under the Kunlun banner Sitthichai has wins over both Murthel Groenhart and Andy Souwer. While his last fight may have been disappointing against Robin van Roosmalen, his next fight is nothing short of a dream match for fans of kickboxing and muay thai.
That fight is against Yodsanklai Fairtex.
While the big fight that everyone has wanted may be Buakaw Banchamek vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex, Buakaw's management and those in control of his career seem to be doing everything in their power to ensure that fight won't happen. At this point that is just a reality that fans will have to face. But Yodsanklai vs. Sitthichai? That's a big fight and one that fans should be over-the-moon about.
Here's what the entire card looks like this far, from Kiksie.
Tournament Semifinal #1 - 80kg
Artur Kyshenko (Ukraine) vs. Dmitry Valent (Belarus)
Tournament Semifinal #2 - 80kg
Bai Jinbin (China) vs. Arthit Hanchana (Thailand)
Middleweight World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal #1 – 70kg
Kong Lingfeng (China) vs. Victor Nagbe (Australia)
Middleweight World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal #2 – 70kg
Zhang Chunyu (China) vs. Superbon Banchamek (Thailand)
Middleweight World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal #3 – 70kg
Sittichai Sitsongpeenong (Thailand) vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex (Thailand)
Middleweight World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal #4 – 70kg
Davit Kiria (Georgia) vs. Enriko Gogokhia (Ukraine)