10 April, 2014 – ROAD FC 015 will feature the an epic rematch between Seo Doo-Hwan and Joachim Hansen at the Main Event on 10 May, 2014 in Wonju, South Korea.
Plus UFC veteran Issei Tamura will meet former ONE FC Champion Kim Soo-Chul, Park Jung-Kyo will take on Minowaman, and international star Riki Fukuda will face Son Hye-Seok.
ROAD FC 015 Main Event Matches
ROAD Fighting Championship announces the next numbered event for 10 May, 2014 in Wonju, South Korea. ROAD FC 015 will charge out with Seo Doo-Won versus Joachim Hansen 2: The Epic Rematch. Almost exactly one year before this event, Korean Pitbull met Hellboy in the ROAD FC cage for the first time. The match became an instant classic, with Seo almost KOing Hansen in the first, then Hansen coming back to submit Seo in the second. Who will be the victor in the rematch? The fans will be the winners in this exciting bout between two of Asian MMA’s most thrilling featherweights.
ROAD FC 015 fulfills the fans desire for ultimate action with a match up between one of Korea’s hottest bantamweights, Kim Soo-Chul, and UFC veteran Issei Tamura. Kim beat his way through the ranks to claim the ONE FC Bantamweight Title, and then in a rough 5-rounder relinquished it to Bibiano Fernandes. He got back on the fast track to stardom with a monumental win over strongman Tezuka Motonobu. Now he’ll face another great wrestler who is also a knock out artist, Issei Tamura. Tamura matched the best of the best in Shooto with multiple KOs before getting a shot in the UFC. Continuing to face many stiff opponents, including recent ROAD FC Bantamweight contender Song Min-Jong, Tamura’s career has been on a bit of a seesaw. The standout grappler still has Krazy Bee KO power and he’ll look to load that into the chamber for his next match with Kim in ROAD FC 015.
The legend of MMA Ikuhisa Minowa returns to ROAD FC to face another hungry Korean adversary in Park Jung-Kyo. The Minowaman is coming off his historic 100th fight in ROAD FC where he KOed the KO machine Kim Hoon, and ended his most recent fight – and his opponent’s leg – by a terrifying lateral knee bar. Facing this daunting prospect will be a man with no fear of names, Park Jung-Kyo. Park has faced some of the best Korean and Japanese fighters across two divisions in his MMA career. When he steps in the cage with Minowaman, fans know that in ROAD FC, anything can happen.
ROAD FC is proud to have Japanese world superstar Riki Fukuda make his second ROAD FC appearance against wild man Son Hye-Seok. Fukuda has delivered some of the nastiest wars in the business. After his controversial dismissal from the UFC, he signed to ROAD FC and punched his way back through Kim Hee-Seung. Fukuda has his next opponent in short order, Son Hye-Soek. Son has faced very threatening opponents before, and claims a huge knockout of Minowaman as the most recent notch on his record. He’s a fighter with plenty of go and aggression in the tank. Once these middleweight wrecking machines collide, this will be a fight that ends in seconds, not in rounds.
Showcasing the very best of MMA sport and entertainment – ROAD Fighting Championship!
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 015
Date: Saturday 10 May, 2014
Time: 18:00 KST Young Guns 14 start, 20:00 KST Main Card start
Place: Chiak Stadium, Wonju, South Korea
Main Card Matches:
Seo Doo-Won versus Joachim Hansen
Issei Tamura versus Kim Soo-Chul
Park Jung-Gyo versus Ikuhisa Minowa
Son Hye-Seok versus Fukuda Riki
“Crying Fist” Special Match
Kim Jae-Hoon versus Park Hyun-Woo
Matches for Young Guns 14 will be announced shortly.
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 $9.99 beginning at 20:00 (KST/JST): http://www
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 internationally on Ustream.
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!”