Do you know that a 32-2 fighter fought a 16 year old debutant recently?

2015-07-27 20:21





Korean promotion Road FC held their first overseas event in Japan on July 25th which include a match-up between Japanese queen of MMA Satoko Shinashi  vs 16-year-old Korean pro debutant Ye Ji Lee. Ye Ji Lee took the fight in a month’s notice after the original opponent had to pull out due to injury. Satoko’s original opponent was Korean starlet Park Ji Hye(1-0). There were no surprises as the Japanese defeated the 16-year-old Korean in round 2 via TKO.

The main event was no better.  Japanese middleweight veteran Riki Fukuda who came in with a record of 23-7 defeated Korean Uh Jin Jeon who came in with a 3-2 record via TKO in the first round.  Another one-sided affair on paper included Japanese Pride legend Ikuhisa Minowa (59-38) defeating Korean middleweight Dae Sung Kim(2-3) via unanimous decision.

Despite what seems like a one-way street for Japan, Road FC 24 had a stellar match-up between top bantamweights in the main card. 23-year-old rising Korean prospect and former One Championship bantamweight Champion Soo Chul Kim(10-5) defeated Japanese Taiyo Nakahara(14-7) via guillotine in 4:48 of the first round. Kim increased his winning streak to 4 after losing the title to current One Championship Bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes  in a unification bout.







ROAD FC announces global expansion into CHINA with 360GAME ROAD FC 027 on 26December
  ROAD FC global expansion into China with 360GAME ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai on 26 December, 2015  9 October, 2015 - ROAD FC announces global expansion into China with 360GAME presents ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai on 26 December, 2015.   During the official weigh in event on 8 October for 360GAME ROAD FC 026, ROAD FC CEO Jung Moon-Hong made the announcement that ROAD FC will be expanding operations into China.  ROAD Fighting Championship is South Korea's premier MMA organization which has held twenty-eight events since it was founded in 2011. After setting a bench mark of one event almost every month in 2014, ROAD FC embarked on a global expansion plan and held its first ever international event in Tokyo, Japan in 2015. This year will also witness more dramatic growth as ROAD FC will host its first show in China, in the metropolis of Shanghai, on 26 December. ROAD FC is currently negotiating a venue with a capacity of 18,000. 360GAME ROAD FC 027 will be broadcast live in China and internationally across multiple platforms, which ROAD FC CEO Jung revealed included: “China's State-owned broadcaster CCTV, local terrestrial broadcasters, and the internet portal of Tencent, we are scheduled to broadcast.”  Tencent is Asia's largest internet company and competes with the largest internet companies in the world.  Tencent's internet portal is one of the largest in China. ROAD FC's live broadcast in China on QQ will begin immediately with 360GAME ROAD FC 026 on 9 October. Event: "360GAME" presents ROAD Fighting Championship 026 Date: Friday, 9 October, 2015Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South KoreaMain event live at 20:00KSTLive PPV stream on at stream on Tencent at  Global expansion next event: Event: "360GAME" presents ROAD Fighting Championship 027 Date: Saturday, 26 December, 2015Place: Shanghai, China