ROAD FC – Korea 2 “Korea vs Japan”, Lee vs Terashima, Cha vs Takagi

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ROAD Fighting Championship has announced the next event to be ROAD FC – Korea 2 on March 9, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. The event will be a “Nations Fight” theme duly named “Korea versus Japan”.

Two of ROAD FC’s best fighters in their respective divisions will take on Pancrase fighters in the first two matches announced. Lee Yoon-Jun, on fire since he gave Takafumi Otsuka a 3-round war, will take on “Coro”, a Wajutsu Keishukai prodigy in his own right. Lee will take this fight at bantamweight, though he also competes in the higher division. Cha Jung-Hwan, a brutal fighter who is probably made even more so for his last two unfortunate draws via the strange ROAD FC judges, will take on knock out artist Kenta Takagi.

Interesting to note is the fact that both Pancrase fighters have competed twice in Pancrase’s new series in the cage, Bayside Fights, so making the transition to an international stage was perfectly set for them. Both fights have the promise to be barn-burners, especially considering the whoopings Japanese fighters took at the hands of the Koreans during last weekend’s ROAD FC 14. Jo Nam-Jin smothered Shooto Champ Yamagami, Kim Nae-Chul flattened Gladiator Champ Ryuta Noji, and Kim Soo-Chul murdered Tezuka. The tide is turning as the Japanese fighters are now looking to the west – South Korea that is.

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ROAD FC – Korea 2 “Korea vs Japan”
March 9, 2014
Grand Hilton Convention Center
Seoul, South Korea

Bantamweight
Lee Yoon-Jun versus Kosuke Terashima

Welterweight
Cha Jung-Hwan versus Kenta Takagi

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Press release:

12 February, 2014 – In South Korea, the most exciting MMA action can only be found at ROAD Fighting Championship. The next epic event will be ROAD FC – KOREA 002 “KOREA VS JAPAN” which takes place on Sunday, 9 March, 2014 at the Grand Hilton Convention Centre in Seoul. At ROAD FC – KOREA 002, Nations Fight! “KOREA VS JAPAN” will introduce more foreign fighters to ROAD FC and Korea. The first two exciting match ups with Japanese fighters announced will be representatives from Pancrase: Kosuke Terashima versus Lee Yoon-Jun, and Kenta Takagi versus Cha Jung-Hwan.

In the first bout announced, Lee Yoon-Jun will welcome Pancrase fighter Kosuke Terashima to the ROAD FC cage at bantamweight. Lee has experience with Japanese fighters, having faced and defeated both Otsuka Takafumi and Kamaya Mokoto in 2013. He is a very well-rounded and technical young fighter from Team ONE at the ROAD FC Official Gym. Lee is becoming one of the most respected fighters in the ROAD FC bantamweight and featherweight divisions.

Kosuke “Coro” Terashima is a Pancrase mainstay fighter. He is a grappler from the very respected Wajutsu Keishukai gym in Japan who has made the transition to fighting in a cage at Pancrase Bayside Fight events. Terashima knocked out his last opponent to prove he has power standing as well as on the ground. This will be a thrilling match between two talented young fighters who want to make their mark in ROAD FC.

In the second bout announced, Cha “Stonecutter” Jung-Hwan will meet Kenta Takagi at welterweight. At ROAD FC 014, Cha’s student Choi Mu-Gyeom became the first ROAD FC World Featherweight Champion with a strong display of grappling and striking. Cha has faced two famous opponents, Andrews Nakahara and Luis Ramos, in his last two incredible fights that the judges thought too close and scored as Draws. Cha is extremely hungry to prove he is one of the best welterweights of the world with a win.

Kenta Takagi is an extremely experienced Pancrase fighter who has also fought in Sengoku, Cage Force, and Shooto. He is known for being a very tough striker with 9 KOs to his credit, and he has rarely been finished. Takagi also made the transition to the cage in Pancrase’s Bayside Fights, so he will be ready to face Cha in what will be an explosive and powerful match in the very competitive ROAD FC welterweight division.

Showcasing the very best of MMA sport and entertainment – ROAD Fighting Championship!

Event: ROAD Fighting Championship – KOREA 002 “KOREA VS JAPAN”
Date: Sunday 9 March, 2014
Time: 18:00 KST Young Guns 12 start, 20:00 KST Main Card start
Place: Grand Hilton Convention Centre, 353, Yeonhui-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Main Card Matches:

Bantamweight
Lee Yoon-Jun versus Kosuke Terashima

Welterweight
Cha Jung-Hwan versus Kenta Takagi

More matches will be announced shortly.

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

About ROAD FC – KOREA

ROAD FC – KOREA is a new monthly league event that will serve as the launching point for the most exciting and entertaining fighters from all over the world into ROAD FC. ROAD FC – KOREA events will be broadcast live on Super Action in Korea and streamed Pay Per View internationally.

About ROAD Fighting Championship

The sport of MMA is booming in South Korea, and behind the incredible growth is ROAD FC. As this new era of Mixed Martial Arts begins, ROAD FC is committed to creating more opportunities for fighters in growth, experience, and support. The amateur and semi-pro Central and Into Leagues provide a structured, safe, and competitive atmosphere for beginning fighters. “ROAD FC – KOREA” monthly events now will provide many more opportunities for foreign fighters to compete and ascend in the rankings. ROAD FC numbered series events with the Young Guns undercard will be held approximately four times a year in major cities across Korea and Japan in 2014, featuring the most exciting and well-recognized Korean and international MMA fighters.

About ROAD FC Official Gym

To support this expansion and all ROAD FC fighters, the ROAD FC Official Gym in Gangnam, Seoul has been constructed. This state-of-the-art facility is approximately 500 square meters, has a cage built to ROAD FC specifications, and generous mat area for martial arts training and CrossFit. Famous Korean MMA fighter Seo Doo-Won, formerly of the National Wrestling Team, is the Head Coach.

ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment.

As we say in Korea, “Fighting!”

For updates please visit the ROAD FC website at www.ROADFC.com and the Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/roadfightingchampionship.