This past weekend in China Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong defeated Marat Grigorian for a fourth and what he declares a final time. While the fight was close and there is a subset of fans that felt that Marat was given a raw deal by the judges, for Sitthichai he feels like their feud is over after a fourth victory over Grigorian. It seems difficult to argue at this point, as four fights and four victories for Sitthichai seems like the final nail in the coffin of that feud. In the video below Sitthichai explains that he had to fight carefully because he [read more]
The GLORY 57 results are in and it proved to be an interesting show for the Chinese market. GLORY 57 Shenzhen went down today in China, seeing Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong defend his GLORY Lightweight Championship in his fourth and perhaps final meeting with Marat Grigorian, where he was able to defeat Marat for the fourth time. Marat put up a good fight and has grown a lot since their last meeting, but it still wasn’t enough to defeat the renowned top lightweight. GLORY 57 Results GLORY Lightweight Championship: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (R5 – Split Decision) Marat Grigorian Cedric de Keirsmaeker (R3 – [read more]
On August 25th in Shenzen, China Sitthichai will once again look to defend his GLORY Lightweight Championship against an old foe that he knows quite well in Marat Grigorian. Grigorian, with his fourth fight against the Thai pound-for-pound king will be looking to show his growth as a fighter and person. GLORY released this profile on Grigorian ahead of the fight.
Today GLORY released the full fight card from GLORY 57 Shenzen, which features a pretty impressive eight-man lightweight tournament featuring all Chinese talent that spans the prelims and SuperFight Series. The show’s headliner is a GLORY Lightweight Championship bout between Marat Grigorian and champion Sitthichai, in yet another meeting between the two men. Has Marat grown enough to be able to take Sitthichai out for good? That’s the question and the recent victories that Grigorian holds may be the key to him finally usurping the king of the division. The card also features what should be a fun bout between [read more]
After winning a tournament to secure his position, which would be to fight Chinese star Yi Long, many saw it as a must-win situation for Sitthichai. Yi Long is a well-known Chinese superstar with an interesting record of decision wins in China and a few highlight reels that made him popular across the world. Needless to say, Sitthichai had to knock Yi Long out to be awarded a decision at WLF today and that’s exactly what he did. Watch below as he lands a beautiful left head kick that sends the “Shaolin Monk” crashing down, his head thrumming against the [read more]
GLORY Lightweight Champion likes to keep busy and doesn’t just fight in GLORY like many of his European counterparts. Oh no, he trots the globe and fights all comers all of the time. He’s a part of the 2017 Wu Lin Feng 70kg Yi Long challenge tournament and in the semi-finals he squared off against a former K-1 World MAX Champion in Enriko Kehl. Sitthichai walks away victorious, yet again and moves on to the finals where he will fight the other finalist, Chingiz Allazov, in a rematch of their 2014 bout that saw Sitthichai pull off the victory [read more]