ROAD FC 043: former champ Lee Kil-Woo returns

2017-09-06 06:00




ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 (formerly 044) will take place on October 28, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea at the Jangchung Arena. Added is a match between former ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Kil-Woo and Asakura Mikuru.


Xiaomi ROAD FC 043


As previously announced, this event will be headlined by the ROAD FC Interim Middleweight Championship between top contenders and Korean MMA originals Choi Young and Kim Hoon.


As the second bout announced for Xiaomi ROAD FC 043, former ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Kil-Woo returns after hiatus from the cage to face Asakura Mikuru at featherweight.


Lee Kil-Woo (4-6, Ssabi MMA) had a tough career start against veterans like Shintaro Ishiwatari and Makoto Kamaya. In 2013 he turned it around when he won the ROAD FC Bantamweight Tournament, defeating future ROAD FC Flyweight Champion Song Min-Jong to become the Champion of the division. Injury and surgery set him back a year and a half to finally make his first title defense. Lee Yun-Jun was rocketing in his career and knocked out Kil-Woo in the first round to become the new Bantamweight Champion.


After almost two and a half years away from the cage to focus on building his gym and students, Lee Kil-Woo has decided it's finally time to make his comeback.


Asakura Mikuru (5-0, RINGS/Triforce Asakasa) returns to ROAD FC after defeating Muay Thai champion Oh Doo-Seok in March of this year. He racked up an impressive 7-1 amateur record in The Outsider, then made his pro debut and claimed both the Featherweight and Lightweight titles in the promotion. The karateka and his brother Kai are quickly becoming two of the hottest prospects from Japan.



Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 043

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea


Interim Middleweight Championship

Choi Young vs Kim Hoon


Featherweight Match

Lee Kil-Woo vs Asakura Mikuru




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