ROAD Fighting Championship Announces the Full Fight Card for the Inaugural ROAD FC – KOREA 001 in Seoul, South Korea on January 18, 2014
January 14, 2014 – ROAD Fighting Championship is excited to announce the full fight card for the very first ROAD FC – KOREA and the preliminary Young Guns 10 undercard. ROAD FC – KOREA 001 takes place at the Grand Hilton Convention Centre in Seoul, South Korea on January 18, 2014. The Main Event will be Japanese top fighter Riki Fukuda versus Korean prodigy Kim Hee-Seung.
Live broadcast on SuperAction in South Korea
Live internet stream of Main Card available for $9.99 beginning at 20:00 (KST/JST): http://www.ustream.
ROAD FC – KOREA 001 Main Event will be Riki Fukuda versus Kim Hee-Seung. Fukuda (19-7) is a two year veteran of the UFC and the former DEEP Middleweight Champion. He is a powerful and ferocious fighter who delivers incredibly action-packed matches. Kim (6-1) is a rising prospect who is a stable mate of ROAD FC World Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul at the renowned Team Posse. He is well-rounded, unpredictable and entertaining. This match exemplifies ROAD FC commitment to producing a new era of international MMA in Asia.
Mostafa “Persian Mos” Abdollahi versus Kwon A-Sol showcases the second introduction of a foreign fighter to ROAD FC. Abdollahi is a world-famous Muay Thai contender and kick boxer. He was on the TV series “The Challenger” with teammate Vuyisille Colossa – another ROAD FC fighter – and he has almost 100 fights. Kwon (16-8) is well-known as one of Korea’s best knock out artists who has already fought top international competition. He recently returned from military service and is eager to put his career back on track with the defeat of a dangerous striker.
Also on the Main Card is Yoon-Jun Lee (4-2) versus Won-Gi Kim (1-3-1). Lee had an incredible 2013 with back to back wins at bantamweight over two extremely experienced opponents. Korea’s fast rising prodigy will now challenge himself with a return to featherweight, where he started his MMA career. Facing him will be Kim, who made the move down to featherweight in 2013. Kim will possess a size advantage and will hope that can finally put the odds in his favor over a rapidly rising star.
Yong-Jae Lee (7-4) and Doo-Jae Jeong (5-12) are both looking to rebound from a loss that stopped win streaks. Both are very experienced fighters at home and abroad, and both have begun to find success in their MMA careers. Lee has five knockouts to his credit, so grappling-savvy Jeong has been training with expert striker Kim Hoon to improve his game for this fight. It will be an unpredictable and thrilling match between two fighters who have rarely gone to decision.
Uh-Jin Jeon (1-1) versus Sang-Il Ahn (4-4) is the first fight of ROAD FC – KOREA 001. Jeon is a fresh Team MAX fighter who committed to an MMA career with a huge KO win at the Young Guns undercard at ROAD FC 13. Ahn is a long time veteran of the sport who put his career on hold to fully rehabilitate and open his own gym, Beautiful Monster. The stakes are high for both fighters as they transition to the Main Card, so they will be looking to prove themselves worthy of the status by delivering action-packed performance.
ROAD FC – KOREA 001, 18 January, 2014
Grand Hilton Convention Centre, Seoul, South Korea
Main Event – Middleweight Superfight
Riki Fukuda versus Kim Hee-Seung
Kwon A-Sol versus Mostafa Abdollahi
Yoon-Jun Lee versus Won-Gi Kim
Yong-Jae Lee versus Doo-Jae Jeong
Uh-Jin Jeon versus Sang-Il Ahn
* Young Guns 10 Preliminary Card *
Min-Woo Kim versus Jung-Gi Hong
Gwang-Soo Park versus Kyu-Hwa Kim
Dae-Song Park versus Ho-Tak Oh
Hyo-Ryong Kim versus In-Hang Jo
Myung-Goo Yeo versus Kyung-Gwan Ryu
About ROAD FC – KOREA
ROAD FC – KOREA is a new monthly league event that will serve as the launching point for the most exciting and entertaining fighters from all over the world into ROAD FC. ROAD FC – KOREA events will be broadcast live on Super Action in Korea and streamed Pay Per View internationally.
About ROAD Fighting Championship
The sport of MMA is booming in South Korea, and behind the incredible growth is ROAD FC. As this new era of Mixed Martial Arts begins, ROAD FC is committed to creating more opportunities for fighters in growth, experience, and support. The amateur and semi-pro Central and Into Leagues provide a structured, safe, and competitive atmosphere for beginning fighters. “ROAD FC – KOREA” monthly events now will provide many more opportunities for foreign fighters to compete and ascend in the rankings. ROAD FC numbered series events with the Young Guns undercard will be held approximately four times a year in major cities across Korea and Japan in 2014, featuring the most exciting and well-recognized Korean and international MMA fighters.
About ROAD FC Official Gym
To support this expansion and all ROAD FC fighters, the ROAD FC Official Gym in Gangnam, Seoul has been constructed. This state-of-the-art facility is approximately 500 square meters, has a cage built to ROAD FC specifications, and generous mat area for martial arts training and CrossFit. Famous Korean MMA fighter Seo Doo-Won, formerly of the National Wrestling Team, is the Head Coach.
ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment.
As we say in Korea, “Fighting!”