ROAD FC 017 Will Feature the Lightweight Championship: Kume Takasuke versus Kwon A-Sol

Kume Takasuke rose to the top of the Lightweight division by defeating everyone in his path with quick submissions - until he met Nam Yui-Chul in the Finals of the Lightweight Tournament.  A legendary 3-round battle ensued, and it was so close that the judges called for an overtime. Nam was triumphant on that day, but Kume was so brilliant that an immediate title challenge was granted him.  


The second Championship match was another blowout, and while Kume showed his developing wrestling prowess, Nam won the outcome again.  It was the first pair of losses on Kume's record in almost four years.  He rebounded with a dominant performance over Brazilian black belt Eduardo Simoes in which he showed a wrestling game remarkably resemblant to Nam's.


Now Kume will once again get his rightful shot at the ROAD FC Lightweight strap which has been vacated by Nam following his departure to Ultimate Fighting Championship.  Standing in his way is another tough home-grown slugger with an impressive resume, Kwon A-Sol.


Kwon notched up wins over international opponents throughout seven years in the sport in Spirit MC, Legend FC, HEAT, Gladiator, and Sengoku.  Following his mandatory military break, the controversial fighter returned to ROAD FC and was felled with a head kick by Koji Nakamura which might have stopped his career cold.  


Kwon proved that he is as tough as his own claims.  He immediately returned to the cage and rebounded with back-to-back finishes of Muay Thai Champion Mostafa Abdollahi and top-ranked Brazilian Giovanni Diniz.  


Kwon's shot at the title against Kume promises to bring a lot of talk and speculation from ROAD FC fans, as well as from the outspoken Kwon himself.  But in the cage, it will be fireworks from the opening bell!


Lee Yun-Jun vs Thiago Silva, Song Ga-Yeon vs Emi Yamamoto


At ROAD FC 017 in Seoul, outstanding fighter Lee Yun-Jun will face incredibly durable Brazilian Thiago Silva.  Lee has consistently impressed with his performances and showed an ever-improving strategy which thrills ROAD FC fans.  Silva gained fans of his own when he came form behind in his ROAD FC debut to choke out Moon Jae-Hoon in the final minutes.  This match up is guaranteed to be an emotional roller coaster of excitement!


Also as previously announced for ROAD FC 017, 19-year old sensational kickboxing beauty Song Ga-Yeon will be making her MMA debut alongside fellow beautiful newcomer Emi Yamamoto.  Song's strength in stand up has been tempered with her grappling training at the Official ROAD FC Gym, and she will look to use it against Yamamoto who already has amateur MMA experience from Japan.  Emi's six years in traditional Kendo give her a very unique stylistic background.  These two young ladies will bring deadly beauty into the ROAD FC Cage on 17 August, 2014!



ROAD FC 016 in Gumi, The First Flyweight Championship


Before ROAD FC 017, the next event coming up is ROAD FC 016 in Gumi, South Korea on 26 July.  The Main Event will be the Flyweight Championship between two of Korea's most outstanding young prospects, Jo Nam-Jin and Song Min-Jong.


In an a highly anticipated middleweight clash, PRIDE veteran and Gold Medal Judoka Yoon Dong-Sik will face international Japanese superstar Riki Fukuda.


Young Brazilian prospect Bruno Miranda advances to a major numbered series event to take on legendary striker Lee Kwang-Hee.
In a special Women's match, Gladiator Fukuoka Kickboxing Champion Kimura Hazuki makes her MMA debut against Team Posse's natural striker Song Hyo-Kyung.
The opening fight on the Main Card will be a special "Crying Fist" contenders rematch as finalist Park Hyung-Geuk seeks revenge over Season 3 winner Lim Byung-Hee.


Showcasing the very best of MMA sport and entertainment – ROAD Fighting Championship!

Event:  ROAD Fighting Championship 016
Date:  Saturday 26 July, 2014

Time:  18:00 KST Young Guns 15 start, 20:00 KST Main Card start
Place:  Park Chung-Hee Stadium, Gumi, South Korea


Main Card Matches:


Flyweight Championship

Jo Nam-Jin versus Song Min-Jong


Middleweight Match

Yoon Dong-Sik versus Riki Fukuda


Lightweight Match
Bruno Miranda versus Lee Kwang-Hee
Women's 54kg Catchweight Match
Kimura Hazuki versus Song Hyo-Kyung
Featherweight Match
Park Hyung-Geuk versus Lim Byung-Hee
Young Guns 15 Undercard
Middleweight Match
Kim Hee-Seung versus Daiju Takase
Yoon Jae-Woong versus Lee Yoo-Hyun
Cho Young-Jun versus  Jun Chan-Hyun
Lightweight Match
Ryo Kyung-Gwan versus Yoo Tae-Woo
Flyweight Match
Kim Jin-Min versus Kim Kyu-Hwa
Middleweight Match
Seol Bo-Kyung versus Kim Dae-Sung



Event:  ROAD Fighting Championship 017
Date:  Sunday 17 August, 2014

Time:  18:00 KST Young Guns 15 start, 20:00 KST Main Card start
Place: Seoul Olympic Hall  


Main Card Matches:


Lightweight Championship

Kume Takasuke vs Kwon A-Sol


Bantamweight Match

Lee Yun-Jun vs Thigao Silva


Atomweight Women's Match

Song Ga-Yeon vs TBA


More matches will be announced shortly.



For more information, please visit the ROAD FC website at:
Tickets are available at:
Live broadcast on SuperAction in South Korea
Live internet stream of Main Card available for $9.99 beginning at 20:00 (KST/JST):

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.  ROAD FC events are broadcast live and delay in Korea on SuperAction, internationally on KIX, and streamed live internationally on Ustream.

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 and the Official Facebook page at

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