Pinca is widely regarded as the best non-Thai fighter on the international Muay Thai scene. His steady climb up the ladder saw him become the runner-up in last year’s prestigious Thai Fight Tournament in Thailand - the winner was reigning WMC champion Kem Sitsongpeenong. He is 27 years old this year and yet his record features early encounters with boxers from Thailand, lifelong masters of the discipline who by rights a young man from France should be unable to challenge, let alone beat. But Pinca not only repeatedly won, he often outclassed them. As he did so, his reputation steadily grew and now there are some who look at him as the pretender to Giorgio Petrosyan’s number one spot. With a deep love of Muay Thai, much of Pinca’s fighting career has been spend fighting under full Thai rules which allows use of the elbow and extensive clinching. Under Glory rules, which are designed to promote action above all else, the clinch is taken away. Elbows are also prohibited as they tend to cause cuts which can cause an early and unsatisfactory end to a bout. And so Glory represents a new challenge for Pinca but one which he is confident he can win. He considers himself amongst the best in the world and having signed with Glory, he is in the ideal place to prove it. Expect fast-paced technical action from the young Frenchman.