December 24, 2013 – ROAD Fighting Championship is thrilled to announce Muay Thai Champion Mostafa Abdollahi versus top Korean striker Kwon A-Sol at ROAD FC – KOREA 1 on January 18, 2014 in Seoul.
ROAD FC is pleased to announce the signing of another international star to the roster who will debut at ROAD FC – KOREA 1, Mostafa “Persian Mos” Abdollahi. His is not a name known in MMA, but in Muay Thai and kickboxing he is world-famous. The former Coach of the Iran National Team has won Championship belts from Thailand and all over the world in his almost 100 fights. Abdollahi has transitioned to MMA with the help of Vuyisile Colossa and Alberto Mina at Epic MMA in Hong Kong, where he is based. He will now take up the challenge inside the cage against a formidable striker in his own right.
Kwon A-Sol (16-8) is well-known as one of Korea’s first generation MMA exports. The knock out artist has entertained fans all over the world with his aggressive style and powerful punches, putting on exciting matches with top foreign opponents Eduard Folayang, former DEEP Champ Daisuke Nakamura, and TUF China’s Ning GuangYou. Kwon put his MMA career on hold for military service then returned to shake off the ring rust against heavy-handed Japanese fighter Koji Nakamura at ROAD FC 013. He was far too tentative in the match and it cost him dearly, as Koji took advantage and dropped him with a high kick. Kwon immediately wanted a shot to redeem himself and prove he still has what it takes against any tough striker.
As a finalist on The Challenger TV show who has 26 KOs to his name, there is no doubt “Persian Mos” has magic in his stand up game. Nine-year MMA veteran Kwon is hungrier more than ever to reclaim his legendary striker status. If this match up between world-class strikers is going to be stand-and-bang or ground-and-pound will be decided at ROAD FC – KOREA 1, an exciting new era of international MMA in Asia!
The Main Event for ROAD FC – KOREA 1 in Seoul, South Korea on January 18, 2014 will be the Middleweight Superfight of Riki Fukuda versus Kim Hee-Seung. More bouts will be announced soon.
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
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!”
For updates please visit the ROAD FC website at www.ROADFC.com and the Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/roadfightingchampionship.