ROAD FC 017, The Lightweight Championship
ROAD FC 017 takes place this Sunday, 17 August in Seoul, South Korea. The Lightweight Championship is set between former contender Kume Takasuke and top striker Kwon A-Sol and will be live streamed on Epicentre.tv for $14.95 USD.
This will be the third time Kume has contested for the ROAD FC Lightweight title. He and Champion Nam Yui-Chul treated ROAD FC fans to two incredibly exciting wars which saw Nam keep and defend the belt prior to his signing to the UFC. Kwon has won two in a row by finishing opponents by submission which is in contrast to his known striking ability. Both fighters have made decisive developments in their already exciting styles, therefore this Lightweight Championship match promises to be another blockbuster bout!
"Deadly beauty" Song Ga-Yeon will be making her highly anticipated MMA debut alongside fellow beautiful newcomer Emi Yamamoto. Song started as an internet sensation and quickly became a hit with fans all over Korea with her appearances on "Crying Fist" and "Roommates". However, fighting is her life, and Song expects this first match to launch a long career in the sport of MMA. Yamamoto comes from the prestigious Mouri Dojo in Japan; although she will also be making her pro debut, she already has amateur MMA experience. Neither lady wants to start up their MMA journey with a loss; expect these beauties to throw down!
Korean prodigy Lee Yun-Jun will face the incredibly durable Brazilian Thiago at bantamweight. Lee has been on a stellar run in ROAD FC with four straight wins that includes top Japanese opponents Takafumi Otsuka and Kosuke Terashima. Silva made himself a hit with ROAD FC fans when he made a come from behind surge to defeat Moon Jae-Hoon with a choke. A recent fight in Brazil also extended his win streak to four. Can Lee handle Silva's jiujitsu? Can Silva handle Lee's striking? ROAD FC 017 will see which hand gets raised!
With Ahn Sang-Il injured due to broken ribs in training, Kim Dae-Sung stepped up on short notice to face Park Jung-Kyo. Kim opened up ROAD FC 16 with an incredible display of his striking arsenal, including knees, elbows and punches. Park made a similar display of his heavy hands when he made a comeback after 2 years by knocking out Minowaman cold in the first round. Fans can most certainly expect leather to be traded in this hard-hitting 88kg match!
Another pair of big strikers graces the ROAD FC Main card as Kim Nae-Chul welcomes Glory kick boxer Yoo Yang-Rae to the world of MMA. Kim will have no fear against K-1 veteran Yoo because he's never been knocked out, and Yoo will be looking to change his perception with his legendary kicks when they open up the Main Card for ROAD FC 017 in Seoul!
Showcasing the very best of MMA sport and entertainment – ROAD Fighting Championship!
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 017
Date: Sunday 17 August, 2014
Time: 18:00 KST Young Guns 16 start, 20:00 KST Main Card start
Place: Seoul Olympic Hall, Seoul, South Korea
Main Card Matches:
Atomweight Women's Match
Song Ga-Yeon 47.70/47.45
Emi Yamamoto 47.15
Kume Takasuke 70.40
Kwon A-Sol 70.40
Lee Yun-Jun 62.35
Thiago Silva 62.36
Kim Dae-Sung 88.40
Park Jung-Kyo 88.05
Light Heavyweight Match
Kim Nae-Chul 93.30
Yoo Yang-Rae 92.90
Young Guns 16 Undercard
Lightweight Match - CANCELLED
Jung Doo-Jae (failed to make weigh ins) vs Moon Ki-Bum
Kim Jong-Hoon 61.90
Hong Jung-Gi 61.95
Kim Tae-Kyun 57.50
Kwak Jong-Hyun 57.35
Park Jung-Min 61.20
Hong Sung-Jin 61.85
Choi Mu-Song 65.40
Seo Jin-Soo 66.20/65.50
For more information, please visit the ROAD FC website at: www.ROADFC.com and the Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/
Tickets are available at: http://ticket.interpark.
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/
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 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!"