18 August, 2014 - Official results for ROAD FC 017 on Sunday, 17 August, 2014. Kwon A-Sol becomes the new ROAD FC Lightweight Champion!
At ROAD FC 017, The Lightweight Championship title was won by Kwon A-Sol
ROAD FC 017 took place Sunday, 17 August in Seoul, South Korea as the first pay per view with partner Epicentre.tv live streaming.
The Lightweight Championship between former contender Kume Takasuke and top striker Kwon A-Sol went for a thrilling three rounds. Kwon A-Sol's dominant finish with pounding from top mount secured him two of the judges' decisions in his favor. Kwon is now the new ROAD FC Lightweight Champion!
Kume surprised the crowd with his furious striking. He initiated exchanges with Kwon for the first two rounds, and then shot for his well-known take downs. But Kwon's defense proved too strong. Even in the third, when Kume was able to secure a standing back take and figure 4 body lock, Kwon defended the chokes and pounding until Kume slipped off.
At the end of the final round Kwon secured mount position and fired punches at Kume that were visibly damaging. Kwon earned the round from two of the judges while the third ruled the match a Draw. Kwon is now the new ROAD FC Lightweight Champion!
"Deadly beauty" Song Ga-Yeon made her successful MMA debut against Emi Yamamoto. Yamamoto, a first-timer herself, was unable to trade striking with Song. Once Song clinched she was able to take Yamamoto down at will with spectacular judo throws. The referee called the match when Song mounted and threw numerous undefended punches at Yamamoto during the first round.
Lee Yun-Jun once again proved that his kicks are deadly against Brazilian jiujitsu black belt Thiago Silva. Silva's shooting was forceful, but Lee defended himself. It took less than two minutes for Lee to earn a knockdown with a body kick which he followed up to pound out Silva on the ground.
Park Jung-Kyo showed great respect for his late notice opponent Kim Dae-Sung in their striking brawl by letting Kim return to standing after a knock down. Kim came back strong and they both traded damaging punches for a second round. Park's experience showed in the third when he foiled Kim's throw, took mount, and pounded him out.
Kim Nae-Chul gave a stiff MMA welcome to the cage to kick boxer Yoo Yang-Rae. For two rounds, Kim took away Yoo's reach advantage by clinching against the cage and landing take downs. Yoo was able to keep the battle standing, however, but the Unanimous Decision deservedly went to Kim.
The Young Guns 16 preliminary fights were all very exciting matches between some of Korea's up and coming young prospects. Look for these young fighters to begin appearing on the main card soon!
ROAD FC 018 will take place on 30 August, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Korea's hard-hitting Kim Hoon takes on Brazilian champion Luis "Beicao" Ramos. Another top women's bout is set to be on display, as Korea's number one female mixed martial artist and DEEP Jewels Champion Ham Seo-Hee welcomes Ukraine's Princess of Armlocks, Alyona Rassohyna. The full card will be announced soon!
Showcasing the very best of MMA sport and entertainment – ROAD Fighting Championship!
Date: Sunday 17 August, 2014
Atomweight Women's Match
Song Ga-Yeon defeat Emi Yamamoto by TKO (Pounding) at 2:23 minutes of round 1
Kwon A-Sol defeats Kume Takasuke by Split Decision at 5:00 minutes of round 3Bantamweight Match
Lee Yun-Jun defeats Thiago Silva by at TKO (Pounding) 1:38 minutes of round 1Middleweight Match
Park Jung-Kyo defeats Kim Dae-Sung by TKO (Pounding) at 3:10 minutes of round 3
Light Heavyweight Match
Kim Nae-Chul defeats Yu Yang-Rae by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 minutes of round 2
Young Guns 16 Undercard
Kim Jong-Hoon defeats Hong Jung-Gi by Split Decision at 5:00 minutes of round 2Flyweight
Kwak Jong-Hyun defeats Kim Tae-Kyun by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 minutes of round 2Bantamweight
Hong Sung-Jin defeats Park Jung-Min by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:02 minutes of round 1
Choi Mu-Song defeats Seo Jin-Soo by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 minutes of round 2
For more information, please visit the ROAD FC website at: www.ROADFC.com
Tickets are available at: http://ticket.interpark.co
Live broadcast on SuperAction in South Korea
Live internet stream of Main Card available for $14.95 beginning at 20:00 (KST/JST): http://www.epicentre.tv/event
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. ROADFC events are broadcast live and delay in Korea on SuperAction, internationally on KIX, and streamed live on Epicentre.tv internationally.
Epicentre.tv is the number one live streaming platform for combat sports in the world. Epicentre.tv live streams the number one MMA organisation in the world (UFC), the number one kickboxing organisation in the world (GLORY), the most prestigious brand in martial arts (K-1), and the leading kickboxing organisation in Europe (SuperKombat), among numerous others.
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!"