ROAD FC 021 update: Flyweight Champion Jo Nam-Jin is injured; Song Min-Jong vs Takeshi Kasugai to be Interim Title Match
ROAD FC 021 announcement: Flyweight Champion Jo Nam-Jin is Injured.
Challenger Song Min-Jong will fight Japan's Takeshi Kasugai for the Interim Flyweight Title.
20 January, 2015 - ROAD FC is saddened to announce that Flyweight Champion Jo Nam-Jin has sustained a lumbar herniated inter vertebral disc and will not be able to to rematch Song Min-Jong for his first Title Defense. ROAD FC wishes Champion Jo a fast, complete recovery.
The match will proceed as the Interim Flyweight Title Match. Challenger Song Min-Jong will now face Takeshi Kasugai of Japan, who steps in on just 2 weeks' notice.
Kasugai is from the Japanese promotions HEAT, Vale Tudo Japan, and DEEP. He is a representative of Shimura Dojo in Nagoya where he is teammates with DXFC Champion Kazuma Sone and Gotoku Onda, a Heavyweight fighter known to Korean MMA fans from when he competed in Super Sambo Festival. MARS, and The Khan.
Kasugai is an excellent grappler and kick boxer who holds a record of 14w, 3l, and 1d. Song versus Kasugai will showcase two of the best Flyweight fighters in Asia as they compete for the ROAD FC Interim Flyweight Title!
ROAD FC 021: "Champions Day"
ROAD FC 021 on 1 February, 2015 at the historic Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. is "Champions Day". Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will face Seo Doo-Won as the second Title Match on the very exciting first Card of the New Year!
One of South Korea's most popular rising fighters, Kim Soo-Chul will face Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and UFC The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil veteran Wagner "Galeto" Campos.
Former Spirit MC Champion Kim "Armbar" Chang-Hyun will take on Japanese grappling stand out Sasaki Shinji.
Another beautiful female fighter, Park Ji-Hyae, will be making her professional MMA debut with Japan's Irie Miyu, another young female atomweight fighter starting her career in MMA.
Grappling prodigy Tyrone Henderson and Tae Kwon Do Champion Hong Young-Gi have their first chance to fight on the Main Card.
Date: Sunday 1 February, 2015
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. The Young Guns undercard series brings these up and coming fighters into the spotlight as professionals. ROAD FC events are held in major cities across Korea, 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 Epicentre.tv.
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!"