December 16, 1984
Maha Sarakham, Thailand
|Native name||เข้ม ศิษย์สองพี่น้อง|
|Other names||Khem Fairtex
Khem Sor Ploenchit
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||71.0 kg (156.5 lb; 11.18 st)|
|Fighting out of||Bangkok, Thailand|
Fairtex Gym (2008-2009)
Sor Ploenchit ( -2008)
|Years active||12 (1997–present)|
Kem Sitsongpeenong (Thai: เข้ม ศิษย์สองพี่น้อง; born December 16, 1984), formerly known as Khem Fairtex, is a Thai Muay Thai kickboxer and the reigning Thailand and WMC Muaythai super welterweight world champion.
Biography and career
Kem Sitsongpeenong was born as Surasak Pakkhothakang (สุรศักดิ์ ปักโคทะกัง) in Maha Sarakham Province in Northeastern (Isan) region of Thailand on December 16, 1984. He had his first fight at the age of 13 in 1997.
Following a disappointing showing at the IFMA 2012 World Muaythai Championships where he lost out to Vitaly Gurkov in the finals to take bronze, Kem returned to the professional ranks on September 28, 2012 when he defeated Thepsuthin Pumpanmuang, Prakaysaeng Gaiyang 5 Daow and Sirimongkol Sitanuparp, respectively, to win the Toyota Vigo Marathon 2012.
Kem lost to eventual tournament winner Andy Souwer by majority decision (29-29, 29-28, 30-28) at the quarter-final stage of the Shoot Boxing World Tournament 2012 on November 17, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.
On May 6, 2013, Kem defeated Dylan Salvador by unanimous decision at MAX Muay Thai 1 in Surin, Thailand.
He was expected to fight at MAX Muay Thai 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 29, 2013 but withdrew for undisclosed reasons.
Kem competed in the welterweight (-70 kg/154 lb) tournament at Xtreme Muay Thai 2014 in Kowloon, Hong Kong on March 29, 2014, and was initially set to face Seyedisa Alamdarnezam in the semi-finals. His opponent was later changed to Victor Nagbe, who knocked out Kem with a second round high kick.
Titles and achievements
- 2012 Toyota Vigo Marathon Tournament Champion (154 lbs)
- 2012 WBC World Muaythai Super Welterweight Champion (154 lbs/69.853 kg)
- 2011 Thai Fight Tournament Champion (-67 kg)
- 2011 21st Isuzu Cup Tournament champion
- 2010 Nuit des Champions Muaythai belt (-70 kg)
- 2010 Explosion Fight Night Volume 01 Tournament champion (71 kg)
- 2009 MTA Muaythai World champion (69 kg)
- 2009 Nuit des Champions Muaythai belt (-67 kg)
- 2009 WMC Super Welterweight (154 lbs) World champion
- 2009 Thailand Super Welterweight (154 lbs) champion
- 2008 WMC/S-1 King's Cup tournament champion
- 2007 Rajadamnern Stadium Super Featherweight (130 lbs) champion
- Thailand Super Bantamweight champion
130 Wins, 26 Losses, 4 Draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- "Kem Sitsongpeenong profile". www.sitsongpeenong.com/. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
- "Fighter detail". www.muayrec.com. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
- Kem Sitsongpeenong Wins Toyota Marathon
- S-Cup Update: Tournament Field Settled, Quarterfinal Matchups Announced
- Hinata vs. Ristie Rematch, Imada vs. Abdollahi Complete S-Cup Fight Card
- K-1 World MAX Final 8: Tournament Line-up
- Muay Thai Combat Mania 2012, December 30: Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex
- Yodsaenklai Fairtex stops Kem Sitsongpeenong with third round elbow KO in Pattaya
- Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Jordan Watson added to Yokkao Extreme 2013
- Yokkao Extreme 2013 Live Results
- Yokkao Extreme 2013 Recap: Askerov Upsets Souwer, Thais Showcased
- Best of Siam 3 Tomorrow: Pinca vs. Sitthichai Rematch
- Best of Siam 3 Results: Sitthichai Tops Pinca
- MAX Muay Thai Live Results and Play-by-Play
- HUGE France vs. Thailand Card Announced: Yodsanklai, Saenchai, Kem and More Headline
- Massive WBC Millennium Muay Thai Event Might Be a Bust: Are Unconfirmed Fight Cards Getting Out of Control?
- Aikpracha vs. Warren Stevelmans, Sitthichai vs. Juri Kehl Headline MAX Jakarta
- MAX Ultimate Fights Revealed: Buakaw vs. Dong Wen Fei, Aikpracha vs. Jordan Watson
- MAX Muay Thai in China: Buakaw Victorious
- Max Muay Thai China Full Fights & Result run-down
- MAX Muay Thai Results: Buakaw Beats Kehl, Sagetdao Wins Tournament
- Max Muay Thai "The Final Chapter" Results
- Vital Hurkou takes the second win over Kem Sitsongpinong
- Xtreme Muay Thai 2014 set for March 29th in Hong Kong, China with two 4-Man Tournaments
- Victor Nagbe defeats Kem Sitsongpeenong via headkick KO
- Muay Thai in Macau Results: Kem, Buakaw, and Saenchai victorious
- Videos: NONG-O wins TOYOTA MARATHON