ROAD FC announces Bantamweight Title match for December 14th: Lee Gil-Woo vs Lee Yoon-Jun

ROAD FC 20 Bantamweight title Lee Gil-Woo vs Lee Yoon-Jun
ROAD FC 20 Bantamweight title Lee Gil-Woo vs Lee Yoon-Jun

ROAD FC 20 will take place on December 14, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. The first match announced will be Lee Gil-Woo’s first Bantamweight title defense against Lee Yoon-Jun.

 

Gil-Woo’s Cinderella story began with a tragic start in Sengoku, ROAD FC, and DEEP. He was pit against and lost to the likes of Shintaro Ishiwatari and Kang Kyung-Ho. In the ROAD FC Bantamweight tournament, a new Gil-Woo emerged. He decisioned Hong Jung-Gi and KOed Mun Jae-Hun to catapult himself into the finals, where he met young, tough, and hungry Song Min-Jong.

Gil-Woo had already lost to Song back in 2011, so he knew the opponent he was up against. Plus, Song had starched the heavily favorited Korean Zombie protege Yoon-Jun in the tournament semifinals.

The first ROAD FC Bantamweight Championship was a 3-rounder that showed grit, power, and technique from the two Korean standouts. Gil-Woo walked away with the Split Decision, but there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that Min-Jong was a new star on the horizon.

Now Gil-Woo is recovered from a neck injury sustained in training, and will return to the cage for his first time since he won the title in June of 2013. His first opponent, Yoon-Jun, may have lost in the tournament, but has since racked up five wins impressively over international competition, and looks to be a very stiff challenger.

Yoon-Jun came back from his tournament loss first with a 3-round spanking of now DEEP Bantamweight Champion Takafumi Otsuka. He took out two more opponents and then faced “Coro” Kosuke Terashima, a fellow prodigy from Japan, and picked him apart over three rounds. Yoon-Jun’s last match saw his famous flying knee come out and Thiago Silva was put away in short order.

Yoon-Jun is one of the hottest prospects in Korean MMA today. Gil-Woo knows exactly who is coming for his belt, and he’s sure to be training hard for him.

ROAD FC 20
December 14, 2014
Seoul, South Korea

Bantamweight Championship
Lee Gil-Woo vs Lee Yoon-Jun

Women’s Atomweight
Song Ga-Yeon vs TBA

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