ROAD Fighting Championship presents ROAD FC 014, the first numbered series event for 2014. ROAD FC 014 will be held in Seoul, South Korea at Seoul Olympic Hall on Sunday, February 9, 2014. The Main Event will be the Featherweight Tournament Final match between Kwon Bae-Yong and Choi Mu-Gyeom for the very first Featherweight Championship Belt. The next two bouts announced are Kume Takasuke versus Eduardo Simoes and Jo Nam-Jin versus Yamagami Mikihito.
Former Lightweight Tournament Finalist and Championship contender Kume Takasuke (15-3-4) will face Brazilian Eduardo Simoes (7-2-1-1) at ROAD FC 014. Kume is one of Japan’s best lightweights, a master grappler with lightning speed. He continued a 10-fight winning streak through the ROAD FC Lightweight Tournament with every win by submission. When he faced Nam Yui-Chul for the Final match for the Lightweight Championship, the match was so competitive that the judges needed a fourth round to determine the victor. ROAD FC honored Kume by awarding to him Nam’s first title defense. While Nam became the victor and Champion on both occasions, the pair of fights for the Title remain two of the best bouts in ROAD FC history.
ROAD FC is proud to welcome another high-level Brazilian fighter to Korea, Brazilian Top Team’s Eduardo Simoes. Simoes has distinguished himself in Brazilian MMA and Vale Tudo promotions and is undefeated since 2007. He is a submission and wrestling specialist who started at the famed Ruas Vale Tudo then with the Brazilian Top Team where among his primary sparring partners were Rousimar Toquinho and Milton Vieira. Simoes has been a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt for over ten years and has many championships to his credit. Simoes is fearless in the cage, and is known for his guard pass and heel hook finishes. Kume Takasuke versus Eduardo Simoes will be an incredibly fast, technical and exciting match in the ROAD FC cage that will surely showcase high level grappling from both players.
Young yet highly experienced Korean MMA fighter Jo Nam-Jin (7-6) versus Shooto Flyweight World Champion Yamagami Mikihito (10-2) is the third bout announced for ROAD FC 014. Jo joins ROAD FC for the first time in his career as one of Korea’s most prolific MMA fighters on the international scene. Jo trains with Kim Dong-Hyun and former ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Kang Kyung-Ho at Team MAD in Busan. At only 22-years old, he has already fought some of the top fighters in his division, such as Taiyo Nakahara and BJ Kojima. He is an exciting fighter who has never been finished.
ROAD FC is honored to welcome Shooto Champion Yamagami Mikihito to Korea. Yamagami is a very rangy southpaw kickboxer at 1.73m tall. He has also competed successfully in kickboxing tournaments. Yamagami has defended his Shooto title one time in 2012 and then defeated Japanese legend Mamoru Yamaguchi. Yamagami has proved that he has knockout power. Jo has stood and traded with the best. This match will showcase two of the most exciting fighters in the world flyweight division.
These are the first three fights announced for ROAD FC 014. More exciting matches on the card will be announced shortly.
ROAD FC – KOREA 2 will be held on March 9, 2014 at the Hilton Grand Convention Centre in Seoul, South Korea. Matches will be forthcoming.
ROAD FC 014, 9 February, 2014
Seoul Olympic Hall, Seoul, South Korea
Featherweight Tournament Final Match
Kwon Bae-Yong versus Choi Mu-Gyeom
Kume Takasuke versus Eduardo Simoes
Jo Nam-Jin versus Yamagami Mikihito
Tickets are available at: http://ticket.interpark.com/Ticket/Goods/GoodsInfo.asp?GoodsCode=13013789
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.tv/roadfc
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!”
For updates please visit the ROAD FC website at www.ROADFC.com and the Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/roadfightingchampionship.
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