After stumbling across a previous set date, Revolution has now confirmed that its second event will take place on September 12, 2014. Tickets are on sale and athletes have been contracted.
Hong-Man Choi is facing Carlos Toyota in the main event. Choi, a Korean wrestling and kickboxing based fighter, is now walking around at 120kgs and says he feels lighter for it. That’s a substantial difference from his days in K-1 at 160kgs where he holds notable wins over Semmy Schilt, Bob Sapp, and Mighty Mo. Other than that his fame extends to others he’s faced: heel-hooked by Minowaman, arm barred by Fedor, kicked down by Cro Cop. This will be his first MMA match since 2009.
Toyota’s career has been in Japan’s DEEP and Gladiator promotions. Toyota is a BJJ black belt who has won the Pan Ams, Euorpeans, Asians, and All Japans. This will be his first MMA fight since 2011. There’s no need to state the obvious striker-versus-grappler set up for this one.
Female notable standup fighters Lim Su-Jeong of K-1 and Khan fame and boxing stand out Leica will face off. Both are making their MMA debuts, therefore a special ruleset of 30 seconds on the ground limit will be initiated. Lim, known as “Beautiful Fighter, is a cult figure of sorts in Korea, where she appears on television shows.
Leica has fought for both the WBA and WBC lightweight titles, and won the OPBF female lightweight title. Early in her career she defended the WIBA Women’s International Boxing Association featherweight title multiple times to put herself on the map.
Idol Kim Tae-Hyun will make his MMA debut against Daisaku Tanaka from Team Banana who is 40 years old with a record of 3-2.
September 12, 2014
SK Handball Stadium
Seoul, South Korea
“Leica” Emiko Raika