ROAD FC 22 takes place on March 21, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea with the main event being Kwon A-Sol’s Lightweight title defense against old rival Lee Kwang-Hee.
In another highly promoted bout, two PRIDE era fighters Yoon Dong-Sik and Daiju Takase were set to meet on the main card. However, Takase missed weight on the first go – something that hasn’t happened to the consummate journeyman who’s been traipsing through everything from welterweight to open weight in his career.
Takase was given two 2-hour slots to make the weight, but could not shed the final 300 grams over the catchweight 88 kilogram limit plus 500 gram allowance.
Takase looked very bad at the original weigh in and it was obvious his cut had been hard. He continued to try but was unsuccessful. Apparently the match was negotiated for the better part of the day with the final decision being Yoon’s refusal to take the bout. The official statement is simply this:
“Yoon Dong-Sik and Takase Daiju will not meet at ROAD FC 022. Takase missed weight by 300 g within the allotted time. Based on the contract, Yoon refused the fight”
It’s an ironic let down for fans of the well-known fighters, given that both men have faced larger opponents than each other in their respective careers. While it’s disappointing Takase did not make the weight, it’s also a shame that Yoon couldn’t be persuaded that the overage was not going to put him at any significant disadvantage.
ROAD FC 22
March 21, 2015
Seoul, South Korea
Live stream on Epicentre at http://www.epicentre.tv/eventdetail/tabid/111/id/176/Default.aspx
OFFICIAL WEIGH IN RESULTS
YOUNG GUNS 021 UNDER CARD
1ST -57 FLYWEIGHT BOUT
CHAE JOUNG-HEON ( -57.45 통과 ) VS KIM JIN-MIN ( 57.30 통과 )
2ND -70KG LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
JUNG YUN-JAE ( -70.4 통과 ) VS LEE SANG-IL ( -70.5 통과 )
3RD -57KG FLYWEIGHT BOUT
KWACK JONG-HYUN ( -57.5 통과 ) VS KIM KYU-HWA ( -57.5 통과 )
4TH -61.5 BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT
HONG JUNG-GI ( 61.95 통과 ) VS CHOI MU-SONG ( -61.6 통과)
5TH -61.5 BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT
TANAKA DAISAKU ( -60.5 통과 ) VS LEE JAE-HO ( -61.5 통과 )
6TH -77 WELTERWEIGHT BOUT
LEE JIN-KYU ( -77.3 통과 ) VS KIM JONG-MOK ( -77.25 통과 )
7TH -68 CATCHWEIGHT BOUT
KIM HYUNG-SU ( 68.45 통과 ) VS BRIAN CHOI ( 68.4 통과 )
8TH -77 WELTERWEIGHT BOUT
KUWABARA KIYOSHI ( 무단이탈/ 79kg fail. ) VS KIM SEOK-MO ( 77.3 통과 ) – 2x fail 900 g over, penalty: 1 point per round deduct.
ROAD FC 022 MAIN CARD
1ST -120 HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
LUCAS TANI ( 100.5 통과 ) VS SIM GUN-HO ( 120.2 통과 )
2ND -61.5 BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT
CHO YOUNG-SEUNG ( 61.95 통과 ) VS TAMURA ISSEI ( 61.5 통과 )
3RD -84 MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
JEON UH-JIN ( -84.2 통과 ) VS PARK JUNG-KYO ( -83.9 통과 )
4TH -88 CATCHWEIGHT BOUT – CANCELLED
TAKASE DAIJU ( -88.8 실패 over +300) VS YOON DONG-SIK ( -88.4 통과 )
5TH -84 MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
LEE DOOL-HEE ( -84.1 통과 ) VS FUKUDA RIKI ( -84.15 통과 )
6TH -70 LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
LEE KWANG-HEE ( -70.3 통과 ) VS KWON A-SOL ( -70.45 통과 )