ROAD FC 053: Jerome Le Banner injured

2019-05-14 06:00





ROAD Fighting Championship 053 will take place this coming Saturday, May 18, 2019. It will be the first ever professional Mixed Martial Arts event on the famous Jeju Island in South Korea. The Lightweight Title Fight between Champion Kwon A-Sol and $1 Million Tournament winner Mansour Barnaoui Kickboxing will be the main event.




Jérôme Le Banner injury


Kickboxing legend Jérôme Le Banner was set to make his debut in the ROAD FC cage in an MMA bout against Chinese heavyweight sensation Aorigele. Unfortunately, Le Banner sustained a back injury in the week previous and will be unable to compete. ROAD FC wishes his a swift and full recovery.


Aorigele vs Heo Jae-Hyeok


As a replacement, Heo Jae-Hyeok will step up on very late notice to face Aorigele. Heo (1-1, IB GYM) won his debut with a knockout finish of Kim Jae-Hoon, but lost by the same in his second outing against Shim Gun-Oh. In both instances, he showed fearless aggression, and even reversed out of a triangle to show off a big man's grappling strength. In taking up the gauntlet against Aorigele, Heo is proving that he intends to make the show go on, from singing his own walk out song to action for the fans inside of the cage.




The main event of ROAD FC 053 will be the long-anticipated Lightweight Championship defense by Kwon A-Sol as he takes on $1 Million Tournament winner Mansour Barnaoui.


Firefighter Fighter Shin Dong-Guk will rematch Tamotsu Hayashi, and with the heat between them, fans can expect the do-over to be fast and furious.


Park Hyun-Geun finally welcomes highly rated “Fearless Guys” competitor Yang Ji-Ho to ROAD FC, who trains under former ROAD FC Champion Lee Yun-Jun.


Two 90kg prospects Lim Dong-Hwan and Kim Tae-In will open up ROAD FC o53, and the strikers who open cards always deliver a good show – especially the heavyweights.



Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 053

Date: May 18, 2019

Venue: Halla Gymnasium

City: Jeju Island, South Korea

Live on DAZN in the USA

Live on YouTube internationally


ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Championship

Kwon A-Sol vs Mansour Barnaoui


Openweight Match

Aorigele vs Heo Jae-Hyeok


Lightweight Match

Tamotsu Hayashi vs Shin Dong-Guk


Featherweight Match

Park Hyun-Geun vs Yang Ji-Ho


90kg Catchweight Match

Lim Dong-Hwan vs Kim Tae-In


Young Guns 42


Bantamweight Match

Park Seok-Han vs Kubo Kenta


Flyweight Match

Go Gi-Won vs Hwang Chang-Hwan


Welterweight Match

Yoon Tae-Young vs Lim Byeong-Ha


Women's Bantamweight Match

Yang Hee-Jo vs Rowan Pilger


68kg Catchweight Match

Shin Ji-Seung vs Ji Young-Min




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