ROAD FC 15 takes place on May 31, 2014 in their hometown of Wonju, South Korea. The main event is Seo Doo-Won rematching Joachim Hansen, Issei Tamura faces Kim Soo-Chul, and Minowaman is back against Park Jung-Gyo.
Seo DooWon and Joachim Hansen faced off in the ROAD FC cage almost one year ago to the day. It was an epically fierce battle between two aggressive and calculating well-rounded fighters. Seo dropped Hansen in the first, then Hansen surged back with a choke to finish it in the second. A rematch between the superstar Hellboy and Korean MMA icon Pitbull promises to bring the pain.
UFC vet Issei Tamura gets another chance to shrug off his bad luck, but it will be an uphill battle against one of Korea’s best young fighters, Kim Soo-Chul. Kim smashed his way through Motonobu Tezuka and applied beautiful brutal boxing for the finishing touch. Tamura will need to bring back his once-famous Krazy Bee hands, and if he does, this could be a surprising bout.
Minowaman will face another Korean who looks skimpy on paper, Park Jung-Kyo. However, to Park’s credit, most of his opponents have been tough stand-outs. He took both Ken Hamamura and Cha Jung-Hwan to decisions. If Minowaman saw Park during his fights in Gladiator, expect a quick finish, or at least an attempt at one. If he’s an unknown, then Super Hulk might make it an interesting match.
When Riki Fukuda’s opponent got injured, former featherweight tournament contenders Kosuke Umeda and Kil Young-Bok got rightfully bumped up to the main card. Kil is a decorated wrestler who will have his hometown crowd on his side, but Umeda is no stranger to Korea either, having gone 50/50 against the slew he’s already faced in his long, storied career.
Korea’s MMA reality competition television show “Crying Fist” winds up its third season with a match between two ex-gangsters, Kim Jae-Hoon and Park Hyun-Woo. They were featured in the special “Tokyo Express” that was filmed in Japan, where they got a shock face off from Bob Sapp, and experienced a brawl at a notorious Outsiders event.
The Young Guns 14 undercard once again features a mix of young up and comers getting a shot on the big stage as they look to gain experience and prove themselves worthy of a main card feature.
ROAD FC 15
May 31, 2014
Wonju, South Korea
Main card streamed live PPV at: http://www.ustream.tv/roadfc
Seo Doo-Won versus Joachim Hansen
Park Jung-Gyo versus Ikuhisa Minowa
Issei Tamura versus Kim Soo-Chul
Kil Young-Bok versus Kosuke Umeda
“Crying Fist” Season 3 Special Match
Kim Jae-Hoon versus Park Hyun-Woo
Young Guns 14 Under Card:
Kim Ho-Jun versus Cho Young-Seung
Kwak Jong-Hyun versus Kim Seok-Yong
Lee Chan-Ho versus Kim Dae-Sung
Oh Ho-Tak versus Tyrone Henderson
Yoo Jae-Hak versus Kang Sung-Mok
For more information, please visit the ROAD FC website at: www.ROADFC.com
Tickets are available at: http://ticket.interpark.com/Ticket/Goods/GoodsInfo.asp?GoodsCode=13013789
Live broadcast on SuperAction in South Korea
Live internet stream of Main Card available for $9.99 beginning at 20:00 (KST/JST): http://www.ustream.tv/roadfc