Best of Siam is back with its third edition tomorrow in Paris, France and once again features a card with a number of Thais being brought over to fight French competition in Muay Thai.
The main event sees a big rematch from 2010, with Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong fighting Fabio Pinca. Sitthichai won their first encounter in a tournament, so they didn't fight five full rounds. Since then, Pinca has upped his reputation by facing a number of well known Thais and hanging with them. When it comes to Muay Thai around 67-70kg, Sitthichai is probably the next big thing, although he's most definitely already one of the best there.
Right under the main event is Sitthichai's stablemate Kem Sitsongpeenong, who Pinca's teammate Mickael Piscitello. Both Kem and Piscitello fought at Yokkao Extreme on January 26, with Kem comign away with a draw and Piscitello losing a decision to Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee.
Medhi Zatout will fight Kaoponlek. Kaoponlek has been around for a very long time, since the 90s, but is still only about 34 or 35. He has lived in Italy for quite some time now after being a Lumpini champion in the 90s. He's still a tough test and a strong fighter after all these years and should make for an interesting fight with the solid Zatout.
Petchasawin Seatransferry also returns to Best of Siam, this time taking on Charles Francois. Francois has come up short in the past against Thais and this fight will be one of the bigger ones of his career.
Ayoub El Khaidar and Soufian Bougossa are two of France's brightest up and comers in the lighter weight divisions and are set to face off after some shuffling with the fight card.
Another fight sees French up and comer Raphael Llodra fighting the grizzled veteran from Holland, Marco Pique. In the lone women's bout on the card, England's Lucy Payne fights France's Sandra Sevilla.
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong vs. Fabio Pinca
Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Mickael Piscitello
Medhi Zatout vs. Kaoponlek
Charles Francois vs. Petchasawin Seatransferry
Raphael Llodra vs. Marco Pique
Ayoub El Khaidar vs. Soufian Bougossa
Sandra Sevilla vs. Lucy Payne
Fabrice Delannon vs. Joval