ROAD FC Flyweight Champ Jo Nam-Jin injured, Takeshi Kasugai signed for interim title shot

ROAD FC 21 Interim Flyweight title Song Min-Jong vs Takeshi Kasugai
ROAD FC 21 Interim Flyweight title Song Min-Jong vs Takeshi Kasugai

ROAD FC 21 takes place on February 1, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea and the double title event now sees a change in match ups as Champ Jo Nam-Jin is sidelined from his rematch with Song Min-Jong.

 

ROAD FC announced on its Facebook page that the title match will still go ahead as an interim title affair, with one of Japan’s hot flyweights Takeshi “Agar” Kasugai stepping up on late notice to face primary contender Song. Featherweight Champ Choi Mu-Gyeom is also set to defend his title against Seo Doo-Won.

Jo sustained an injury to his back in training. It is not known how long the Team MAD international stand out will take to recover, so ROAD FC has chosen to set an interim title to keep the match alive. Hopefully Jo’s injury will heal quickly; the very young fighter could also take the opportunity to get his mandatory military service out of the way should this prove to be a lingering issue.

Kasugai recently defeated UFC vet and current HEAT Champ Motonobu Tezuka. The 26-year old’s record is an impressive 14-3-1 with wins over Fumihiro Kitahara, DEEP Champ Yuki Motoya, and Naoyuki Kato. Likely Agar would have spun even higher on the radar if he lived in Tokyo, rather than Nagoya. As it stands, Kasugai’s grappling and striking will be very much a test for Song.

 

ROAD FC 21
February 1, 2015
Jangchung Gymnasium
Seoul, South Korea

Live streamed at http://www.epicentre.tv/eventdetail/tabid/111/id/174/Default.aspx

Featherweight Title Match
Choi Mu-Gyeom vs Seo Doo-Won

Interim Flyweight Title
Song Min-Jong vs Takeshi Kasugai

Bantamweight Match
Kim Soo-Chul vs Wagner Campos

Lightweight Match
Kim Chang-Hyun vs Sasaki Shinji

Female Atomweight Match
Park Ji-Hyae vs Irie Miyu

Featherweight Match
Tyrone Henderson vs Hong Young-Gi

YOUNG GUNS 20 prelims

Featherweight Match
Kim Wong-Gi vs Lee Hyung-Seok

Lightweight Match
Jung Je-Il vs Kim Kyung-Pyo

Featherweight Match
Jang Dae-Young vs Kim Pan-Su

Welterweight Match
Oh Jae-Sung vs Shota Fujii

Flyweight Match
Seo Dong-Su vs Chae Joang-Heo

Lightweight Match
Kim Yo-Han vs Kim Yi-Sak

Bantamweight Match
Jang Ik-Hwan vs Park Jae-Seong

Flyweight Match
Yoon Ho-Young vs Kim Jae-Kyung

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