ROAD FC will launch its global expansion by holding its first-ever overseas event in Tokyo, Japan
13 May, 2015 - ROAD Fighting Championship will launch its global expansion by holding its first-ever overseas event in Tokyo, Japan on 15 July, 2015. ROAD FC 024 will take place at the 10,000-seat Ariake Coliseum, the 2020 Summer Olympics venue for tennis.
Choi Hong-Man, Choi Mu-Bae, and Yoon Dong-Sik turned from their top spots in the respective fields of ssireum wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, and judo to MMA. These athletes-turned-living second lives left a distinct mark on the martial arts stage.
Choi Hong-Man will make his debut with ROAD FC in his return to MMA
"Techno Goliath" Choi Hong-Man is an over 2-meter giant who turned from Korean traditional wrestling to kickboxing. On 19 March, 2005 at the K-1 Grand Prix in Seoul he debuted against Wakashoyo and KOed him, then stopped Akebono on the same night with a 29 second TKO.
Since continuing to fight in K-1, Choi Hong-Man earned a record of 12-6 and showed his incredible KO power against top opponents in the world, including Bob Sapp, Jerome Le Banner and Gary Goodrich. In MMA with K-1 and DREAM, he also fought the best in the world, like Fedor, Mirko Cro Cop, and Minowaman.
On the expansion of ROAD FC to Japan, ROAD FC CEO Jung Moon-Hong said:
"We've worked towards this for the past five years, now all the rehearsals are over. Japan will led the advance, proving that we want to work together to expand Korean MMA around the world. ROAD FC will be South Korea's first MMA league to export to a foreign country and it will surely be a success story."
Showcasing the very best of MMA sport and entertainment – ROAD Fighting Championship!
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 024
Date: Saturday 25 July, 2015
Place: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan
Choi Hong-Man vs TBA
Choi Mu-Bae vs TBA
Yoon Dong-Sik vs TBA
For more information, please visit the ROAD FC website at: www.ROADFC.com
Live broadcast on SuperAction in South Korea
Live pay per view stream on 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. 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.
As we say in Korea, "Fighting!"