The 2014 Lumpinee Ww champion Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong entered this fight with a professional record of 106-29-5 (29 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 super welterweight in the world. He lost to #1 Robin van Roosmalen last year (controversial decision van Roosmalen vs Sitthichai) but then he has won three consecutive fights beating Enriko Gogokhia in his last bout (=Sitthichai vs Gogokhia 2).
His opponent, the black belt in karate and former Glory Lw champion Davit Kiria, has an official kickboxing record of 24-10-0 (13 knockouts) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class but he comes off the loss against Enriko Gogokhia (=Kiria vs Gogokhia). In their first bout Sittichai defeated Kiria in two rounds (June 5, 2015 – Kiria vs Sitthichai); this second fight is the semifinal of the Glory lightweight contender tournament – undercard of Rico Verhoeven vs Mladen Brestovac – Glory 28. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Glory 28: Paris
Where: AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Division: super welterweight (154 lbs, 69.9 kg)
Glory 28 fight card (main fights):
Rico Verhoeven vs Mladen Brestovac
Sitthichai vs Marat Grigorian 2 final
Murthel Groenhart vs Cedric Doumbe
Marat Grigorian vs Anatoly Moiseev semifinal
Sitthichai vs Davit Kiria 2 semifinal
Saulo Cavalari vs Artem Vakhitov 2
Sergey Adamchuk vs Mosab Amrani
Sitthichai’s previous fight: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong vs Enriko Gogokhia 2
Kiria’s previous fight: Davit Kiria vs Enriko Gogokhia
(Alternative free embeddable video hosted on Youtube)