ROAD FC: First match for Road FC 24 Japan announced is Yoon Dong-Sik vs Takase Daiju
ROAD FC 024 will be held on 25 July, 2015 at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan
First Match Announcement: Yoon Dong-Sik versus Takase Daiju
Legendary Fighters Choi Hong-Man and Choi Mu-Bae will also participate
19 May, 2015 - ROAD Fighting Championship will launch its global expansion by holding its first-ever overseas event in Tokyo, Japan on 25 July, 2015. ROAD FC 024 will take place at the 10,000-seat Ariake Coliseum, the 2020 Summer Olympics venue for tennis.
For the first fight announced on ROAD FC 024, the highly anticipated match between PRIDE veterans Yoon Dong-Sik and Takase Daiju will take place. They were first scheduled to meet at ROAD FC 022, however, Takase missed weight and the fight was cancelled. With reparations made, the match is now rebooked.
Yoon was an Olympic-calibre Judoka who made his professional debut in PRIDE one decade ago. Since then, Yoon has become a Korean MMA legend. Even at the age of 42, he is determined to have great success in ROAD FC. Yoon lost to Fukuda in his ROAD FC debut, but he came back to defeat Amilcar Alves with a clear cut Unanimous Decision. Yoon has faced many ROAD FC veterans before: Melvin Manhoef, former Champion Shungo Oyama, and Andrews Nakahara.
Along with Yoon, "The Legendary Trio" of Korea's famous Mixed Martial Artists Choi Hong-Man and Choi Mu-Bae will also participate.
Date: Saturday 25 July, 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 and now Japan 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.