ROAD FC 023 Official Results: Bantamweight Champion Lee Yun-Jun retains his title against Mun Je-Hoon
ROAD FC 023 presented by Goobne Chicken was held on 2 May, 2015 at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea
Official Results: Bantamweight Champion Lee Yun-Jun retains his title in a war with Mun Je-Hoon
4 May, 2015 - ROAD FC 023 took place on 2 May in Seoul, South Korea at the 5,000-seat Jangchung Gymnasium. Here are the Official Results.
ROAD FC 023 Main Card
ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Yun-Jun faced Mun Je-Hoon in a striker versus striker battle that delivered excitement through a full three rounds. Several times Lee's hard punches connected, and Mun returned with his hard Taekwondo kicks and a powerful flying knee. The back and forth action was edged out by Lee's connecting shots and ability to take the fight down. And so, Lee remains the ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion!
Legendary wrestler Choi Mu-Bae made a triumphant return to MMA in a dominating fight with grappling ace Lucas Tani. Tani led the charge with striking first, but Choi quickly connected with a right that stumbled Tani, and he opted to use his Jiu Jitsu skills. But Choi got out of his leg lock attempt. Choi pounded on Tani until the referee had to stop the fight. Choi's fast TKO had the crowd chanting for him!
Korea's rising female talent Kim Ji-Yeon took on Muay Thai Champion Hatice Ozyurt. Ozyurt wanted to clinch so Kim decided to show her strength. Both fighters her knees at each other, then Kim took Ozyurt down and imposed her grappling. Ozyurt defended the back choke through the first round, but in the second round, she tried a hip throw that was reversed by Kim. Kim stayed on top then transitioned for an arm bar and Ozyurt had to tap.
Japan's top ten women's fighter Emi Fujino met Sambo prodigy Park Jeong-Eun. Park thrilled with a spinning backfist and back kick. With fast footwork she punched and wobbled Fujino. Fujino remained aggressive and took Park's back so Park front flipped her! Park had to fight Fujino's back chokes through the rest of the first round. The second round was an even more exciting striking battle. Fujino got a leg trip and Park worked from bottom position to defend the pounding, and even locked on an arm bar at the bell! Fujino won the decision against the very tough new MMA fighter Park.
Popular fan favorites Kim Seung-Yeon and "Oka" Nandin Erdene swung for the fences to try to knock each other out. Kim got several knockdowns before Oka returned with superman punches. During a clinch, Kim threw up a knee that KOed Oka on the spot.
Karim Bouraarassi accepted the fight with Lee Chang-Seob even when Lee came in much heavier at weigh ins. Lee was deducted two penalty points for each round. Bouraarassi finished the fight quickly with a right hand that dropped Lee, then pounded on him until the referee stopped the fight.
Young Guns 022
Another group of tough, young fighters is coming up through the ranks of the ROAD FC amateur events, Central League and Into League. This event featured many of them.
Date: Saturday 2 May, 2015
Official Results - Main Card
6th Bantamweight Title Match
Still ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion is Lee Yun-Jun.
Lee Yun-Jun defeats Mun Jea-Hoon by Unanimous Decision
5th Heavyweight Match
Choi Mu-Bae defeats Lucas Tani by TKO(Pounding) at 1:45 of 1R
4th -63kg Catchweight Match
Kim Ji-Yeon defeats Hatice Ozyurt by Submission(Arm Bar) at 1:14 of 2R
3rd Strawweight Match
Emi Fujino defeats Park Jeong-Eun by 2:0 decision of 3R
2nd Lightweight Match
Kim Seung-Yeon defeats Oka (Nandin Erdene) by TKO(KneeKick) at 3:00 of 1R
1st Middleweight Match
Karim Bouraarassi defeats Lee Chang-Seob by TKO(Pounding) at 00:18 of 1R
8TH -77KG WELTERWEIGHT BOUT 5M2R
CHA IN-HO def Son Gyu-Suk, 1R 2:25 TKO(POUNDING)
7TH -77KG WELTERWEIGHT BOUT 5M2R
KIM SEOK-MO def Kawaguchi Yutaro 1R 4:26 TKO(POUNDING)
6TH -65.5KG FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT 5M2R
HONG SUNG-HO def Jung Young-Sam 2R 2 : 1
5TH -70KG LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
SON JIN-HO def Choi Jong-Chan 2R 3:0
4TH -84KG MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
LA IN-JAE def Kim Hyeon-Min 2R 3:0
3RD -61.5KG BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT 5M2R
JANG DEA-YOUNG def Jung Suk-Chan 1R 1:49 TKO (PUNCH)
2ND -57kg FLYWEIGHT BOUT 5M2R
KWACK JONG-HYUN def Hong Jong-Tae 2R 3:0
1ST -61.5KG BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT 5M2R
SEO JIN-SOO def Lee Yoon-Jin 1R 4:01 TKO (POUNDING)
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 - and soon internationally - 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.
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.
ROAD Inc. Plan Dept. General Manager D.K.Ahn