ROAD FC – Korea 2 weigh ins took place at the Grand Hilton Convention Center. On the first try, all but three fighters made weight. Kim Ji-Yeon was 200g over, Han Yi-Moon was 600g, and Kim Hyeong-Ryeol was 200g over. After undressing, Ji-Yeon dropped the overage. Han Yi-Moon and Heong-Ryul passed on the second try. All nine fights are green lit for tomorrow’s event.
Once again, Japan fighters are making inroads into Korea via ROAD FC. ROAD FC – Korea 2 is the third event for the promotion this year, and while it lost star quality with Cha Jung-Hwan being injured, the remaining bouts hold lots of promise for exciting fights due to the rising talent.
PANCRASE takes part in this one, with three fighters representing against Korean opponents. Lee Yoon-Jun is the new rising star and he faces his third opponent in a row who is Japanese, “CORO” Terashima. Lee Hyung-Seok will welcome Ben Buchan for his first fight outside Japan. Crying Fist winner Han Yi-Moon gets promoted to the main card to face another young stud, Ryo Takagi.
Boxer and kickboxer Kim Ji-Yeon made her MMA debut at DEEP recently against powerful Sugi Rock and went to a draw, showing toughness against a superior opponent. She takes on another top gun in the sparse women’s scene, veteran Smackgirl Champ Takayo Hashi. With a 2-year layoff but a decade long career, Hashi can still teach the youngster some new tricks.
The Young Guns undercard is filled with guys making their pro debut so there should be a lot of fire in the house.
ROAD FC – Korea 2
March 9, 2014
Grand Hilton Convention Center
Seoul, South Korea
Live stream at http://www.ustream.tv/roadfc
Lee Yoon-Jun (5-2) Team ONE
Kosuke ‘Coro’ Terashima (9-3-3) Wayjutsu Keishukai TLive
Lee Hyung-Seok (8-6) Pohang BD
Ben Buchan (4-2) Tsudanuma Dojo
Han Yi-Moon (5-2) Team Finish
Ryo ‘AKB’ Takagi (2-4) Purebred Kawaguchi Redips
Kim Ji-Yeon Kim (0-0-1) Impact Gym
Takayo Hashi (14-4) Wayjutsu Keishukai Tokyo
Kim Min-Woo (4-1) MMA Story
Song Chang-Hyun (0-4) Team Finish
Young Guns 12 Prelims
Ki-Bum Moon (1-0) Team MAD
Kim Hyeong-Ryeol (0-5) MPA
Jung Jae-Il (0-0) Bros Gym
Oh Jae-Sung (0-1) Team Fighter
Kwak Jong-Hyun (1-1) Team Force
Kim Oo-Jae (0-0) Team POMA
Kim Seok-Yong (0-0) SSABI MMA
Kim Jin-Min (0-1) Gumi MMA