Lumpini Stadium Champion Sitthichai Sitsonpeenong (97-27-5, 25 KO’s) has signed a multi-fight deal with Glory World Series. “Sittichai” is a rising Muay Thai star looking to join the Glory ranks at 155lbs. in the lightweight division.
“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.
With more than 130 professional fights under his belt, Sitthichai Sitsonpeenong was riding a 35-fight winning streak at one point in his seasoned career, taking wins over Glory competitors Murthel Groenhart, Jordan Watson, and Fabio Pinca. Sitthichai Sitsonpeenong is Lumpini Stadium champion at 147 lbs. in his native Thailand and ranked at #2 in the official WBC Muay Thai rankings.
Sitthichai began his professional career as many young Muay Thai fighters do in Thailand, fighting at the young age of 11. Now at 23, he has the potential to be a talented Glory prospect. While the Rules of Glory limit Muay Thai-style clinching and prohibit strikes with the elbow or forearm, Sittichai has been previously successful under K-1 style rules of competition.
“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.
There is no official announcement of his first opponent in the promotion or when he will be fighting, but expect to see an expert showing of Muay Thai technique when he makes his debut.