There's some huge Muay Thai events and fights on the table for this month. We'll highlight a lot of the top stadium match-ups, as well as fights taking place around the world.
February 2: Stephen Meleady vs. Silatong Mor Watanachai
This was originally going to be a big fight between Meleady and Mathias Gallo Cassarino (Sitsongpeenong), but Mathias pulled out and now Meleady faces Silatong. It's still the main event of the card, and a win here would still be big for Meleady to advance his position in the stadiums.
February 5: Wanchalerm Aoodonmuang vs. Thongchai Sitthongsak
This is a battle of two young, up and coming fighters that haven't quite reached the elite level yet. Wanchalerm in particular has had some big success but is still just outside the peak of 135lbs and under. Both fighters like to clinch, with Thongchai in particular being very aggressive. This fight could be a grueling clinch war, with the winner taking a step forward to bigger things.
February 5: Chokprecha Kor. Sakooncher vs. Ponkrit Chor. Chernkamon
Chokprecha is the current Lumpini champ at 118lbs. He's an all action fighter and in recent times has even been fighting more intelligently, and his recent run of success can be attributed to that. Ponkrit will give him a fight, and these two are likely to fight to the very last bell.
February 5: Pentai Singpatong vs. Jomhod Eminentair
Pentai and Jomhod fought in October. Pentai won but Jomhod gave him a good fight, and here we can probably expect more of the same.
February 5: Wanchalong Sitzornong vs. Yokphet Somphongmabtaput
These two fought in November with Yokphet getting the win. Wanchalong is one of the most exciting fighters in Muay Thai and if their last fight is anything to base this one off of, it should be another action packed fight.
February 7: Singdam Kiatmoo9 vs. Yodwicha Por Boonsit
This is a huge fight. Yodwicha is the Lumpini champ at 130lbs while Singdam is the Lumpini champ at 135lbs. Yodwicha has surprised a lot of people with his recent run that even saw him step up in weight and beat Petboonchu. In the midst of all this, Yodwicha is stil very young, while Singdam is at the top of his game despite having been around for a very long time.
February 7: Penek Sitnumnoi vs. Petpanomrung Wor Sungprapai
The last time these two fought it ended with a controversial decision. Penek won, but a lot of people thought Petpanomrung deserved the nod. Petpanomrung comes off his very impressive win over Sam-A. He beat Sam-A after losing a controversial decision to him, will he continue the pattern and do the same against Penek?
February 7: Sam-A Gaiyanghadao vs. Pokaew Fonjaenchonburi
Sam-A comes off his loss to Petpanomrung here. The last time him and Pokaew fought, it was a competitive fight and Sam-A put on a masterful performance to hold Pokaew off, not allowing him to impose is clinch game. I think this might be another very close, technical battle.
February 8: Damien Alamos vs. Lampard Sor. Khamsing
This is a rematch from last year in France. Now the fight is in south Thailand where Damien fights quite a lot. Lampard was competitive last time so this should be more of the same and should make for another good fight.
February 14: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong vs. Fabio Pinca
This is a big rematch, with Sitthichai having won the first fight back in 2010. Both fighters' careers have changed a lot since then. Sitthichai is a top Thai anywhere from 67-70kg and still continues to get better. Pinca has faced a who's who of Thais at his weight but lately hasn't gotten the big win, with the exception of the controversial Saenchai win.