Kem Sitsongpeenong

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Kem Sitsongpeenong
เข้ม ศิษย์สองพี่น้อง
Born Surasak Pakkhothakang
(1984-12-16) December 16, 1984 (age 32)
Maha Sarakham, Thailand
Native name เข้ม ศิษย์สองพี่น้อง
Other names Khem Fairtex
Khem Sor Ploenchit
Nationality Thai
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 71.0 kg (156.5 lb; 11.18 st)
Division Bantamweight
Style Muay Thai
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Bangkok, Thailand
Team Sitsongpeenong Muaythai
Fairtex Gym (2008-2009)
Sor Ploenchit ( -2008)
Trainer Monlit Sitpohdaeng
Years active 12 (1997–present)
Kickboxing record
Total 160
Wins 130
By knockout 23
Losses 26
By knockout 7
Draws 4
Other information
last updated on: June 6, 2014

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.[1]

Biography and career[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4][5][6]

He was knocked out with a third round elbow by former stablemate Yodsaenklai Fairtex at Muay Thai Combat Mania: Pattaya in Pattaya, Thailand on December 30, 2012.[7][8]

Kem fought to a draw with Jordan Watson in a three round bout at Yokkao Extreme 2013 on January 26, 2013 in Milan, Italy.[9][10][11]

He floored Mickael Piscitello with elbows numerous times en route to a unanimous decision win at Best of Siam 3 in Paris, France on February 14, 2013.[12][13]

On May 6, 2013, Kem defeated Dylan Salvador by unanimous decision at MAX Muay Thai 1 in Surin, Thailand.[14]

It was reported that he would fight Mehdi Zatout at the WBC World Muay Thai Millennium Championship in Saint-Pierre, Réunion on September 7, 2013.[15] However, he denied ever being on the card.[16]

He was expected to fight at MAX Muay Thai 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 29, 2013 but withdrew for undisclosed reasons.[17]

He KO'd Maiki Karathanasis with a third round elbow at MAX Muay Thai 3 in Zhengzhou, China on August 10, 2013.[18][19][20]

He beat Vahid Roshani by decision at MAX Muay Thai 5: The Final Chapter in Khon Kaen, Thailand on December 10, 2013.[21][22]

Kem lost the WBC Muaythai World Super Welterweight (-69.8 kg/154 lb) Championship when he was defeated by Vitaly Gurkov via decision at Ring Wars in Milan, Italy on January 25, 2014.[23]

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.[24] His opponent was later changed to Victor Nagbe, who knocked out Kem with a second round high kick.[25]

He defeated Singmanee Kaewsamrit via TKO due to a cut in round two at Muay Thai in Macau on June 6, 2014.[26]

Titles and achievements[edit]

  • Professional:
  • Amateur:
    • 2012 I.F.M.A. World Championships in Saint Petersburg, Russia Bronze -71 kg

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Kem Sitsongpeenong profile". Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Fighter detail". Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Kem Sitsongpeenong Wins Toyota Marathon
  4. ^ S-Cup Update: Tournament Field Settled, Quarterfinal Matchups Announced
  5. ^ Hinata vs. Ristie Rematch, Imada vs. Abdollahi Complete S-Cup Fight Card
  6. ^ K-1 World MAX Final 8: Tournament Line-up
  7. ^ Muay Thai Combat Mania 2012, December 30: Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex
  8. ^ Yodsaenklai Fairtex stops Kem Sitsongpeenong with third round elbow KO in Pattaya
  9. ^ Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Jordan Watson added to Yokkao Extreme 2013
  10. ^ Yokkao Extreme 2013 Live Results
  11. ^ Yokkao Extreme 2013 Recap: Askerov Upsets Souwer, Thais Showcased
  12. ^ Best of Siam 3 Tomorrow: Pinca vs. Sitthichai Rematch
  13. ^ Best of Siam 3 Results: Sitthichai Tops Pinca
  14. ^ MAX Muay Thai Live Results and Play-by-Play
  15. ^ HUGE France vs. Thailand Card Announced: Yodsanklai, Saenchai, Kem and More Headline
  16. ^ Massive WBC Millennium Muay Thai Event Might Be a Bust: Are Unconfirmed Fight Cards Getting Out of Control?
  17. ^ Aikpracha vs. Warren Stevelmans, Sitthichai vs. Juri Kehl Headline MAX Jakarta
  18. ^ MAX Ultimate Fights Revealed: Buakaw vs. Dong Wen Fei, Aikpracha vs. Jordan Watson
  19. ^ MAX Muay Thai in China: Buakaw Victorious
  20. ^ Max Muay Thai China Full Fights & Result run-down
  21. ^ MAX Muay Thai Results: Buakaw Beats Kehl, Sagetdao Wins Tournament
  22. ^ Max Muay Thai "The Final Chapter" Results
  23. ^ Vital Hurkou takes the second win over Kem Sitsongpinong
  24. ^ Xtreme Muay Thai 2014 set for March 29th in Hong Kong, China with two 4-Man Tournaments
  25. ^ Victor Nagbe defeats Kem Sitsongpeenong via headkick KO
  26. ^ Muay Thai in Macau Results: Kem, Buakaw, and Saenchai victorious
  27. ^ Videos: NONG-O wins TOYOTA MARATHON