Best of Siam 3 held another big show in Paris, France yesterday and by all accounts it was another evening of great Muay Thai.
In the main event, Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong fought Fabio Pinca in a rematch from just over three years ago. Pinca wouldn't get revenge, as Sitthichai continued to show that at 67-70kg he's arguably the best in Muay Thai. Sitthichai dominated over the course of five rounds and got a clear unanimous decision victory.
Right before the main event was Kaoponlek taking on France's Mehdi Zatout. Kaoponlek, even at 36 years of age, is still a very formidable opponent and he showed exactly why, getting a unanimous decision victory, clearly controlling most of the fight.
Sitthichai's stablemate Kem Sitsongpeenong was also back in action, against fellow Yokkao Extreme competitor Mickael Piscitello. Like Sitthichai, Kem dominated his French opponent, scoring multiple knockdowns with elbows over the course of the fight. Kem would go on to get a unanimous decision win.
French up and comer Raphael Llodra got one of his biggest wins to date, defeating Marco Pique by TKO, after Pique failed to answer the bell before the fifth round. Apparently Pique was on the verge of throwing up. Llodra got stronger as the fight went on.
The lone women's bout of the evening was between France's Sandra Sevilla and England's Lucy Payne. In what was described as a close fight, Sevilla won a split decision. Some had Payne winning.
Much like Petchasawin's fight at Best of Siam 2 against Bobo Sacko, his fight yesterday against Charles Francois was also described as action packed. Francois got cut very early but managed to hang in the fight and hurt Petchasawin later on, before getting dropped with a high kick himself. In the end, Petchasawin walked away with a split decision win.
Another close fight on the card was a battle of two very bright up and comers, Ayoub El Khaidar and Sofiane Bougossa. Bogossa got a decision win in another fight that could've gone either way.
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong def. Fabio Pinca by unanimous decision.
Kaoponlek def. Mehdi Zatout by unanimous decision.
Raphael Llodra def. Marco Pique by TKO (Gave Up) after Round 4.
Kem Sitsongpeenong def. Mickael Piscitello by unanimous decision.
Sandra Sevilla def. Lucy Payne by split decision.
Petchasawin Seatransferry def. Charles Francois by split decision.
Sofiane Bougossa def. Ayoub El Khaidar by decision.
Fabrice Delannon def. Karim Joval by TKO in Round 4.