From ROAD FC:
Choi Hong-Man signs with Asia's number one MMA league ROAD Fighting Championship
On 26 April, 2015 ROAD FC officially announces that "Techno Goliath" Choi Hong-man has signed a contract to fight. Choi is one of the most famous Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Artists to come from South Korea. He stands at a giant 2.18m and possesses the skills to make him a threat to anyone in the cage or ring. Choi joins the ranks of other legendary Korean MMA fighters now signed with ROAD FC, including Yoon Dong-Sik and Choi Mu-Bae.
Choi started his martial arts career in traditional Korean wrestling. He won the 2003 Cheonhajangsa Ssireum Championship. Choi started Kickboxing in K-1 in 2005 and became the K-1 Seoul GP 2005 Champion. He has notable wins over Semmy Schilt, Gary Goodridge, and Might Mo. From 2006 to 2009 he fought MMA in K-1, PRIDE and DREAM, against the top fighters Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko Filipovic, and Minowaman.
Choi Hong-Man stated:
"ROAD FC is the best promotion in Asia. In addition, ROAD FC acknowledges that my presence has value. Because of this, I'm now with ROAD FC, and I'm going to show the power of Korean MMA to the world."
ROAD FC CEO Jung Moon-Hong stated:
"2015 is the year that ROAD FC makes a global expansion and pushes for world-wide awareness, and the signing of Choi Hong-Man plays a part in that."
Choi Hong-Man's first fight will be announced soon.
ROAD FC 023 presented by GOOBNE Chicken will take place on 2 May, 2015 at the Jangchung Stadium in Seoul
Bantamweight Champion Lee Yun-Jun will defend his title for the first time against rising Challenger Mun Je-Hoon at ROAD FC 023. With Lee's calculating and deadly kicks, and Mun's ferocious striking style, the Bantamweight Championship title defense will be guaranteed to deliver fireworks!
Choi Mu-Bae will make his return to MMA against Lucas Tani. PRIDE veteran Choi will pit his world class Greco Roman wrestling skills against Tani's BJJ accolades.
Song Hyo-Kyung has been injured during training for her fight with Emi Fujino. Stepping in to face Fujino is Park Jeong-Eun. Park will be making her professional MMA debut after going 3-0 in ROAD FC's amateur Central League. She is a Sambo proponent with a record of 5-3. Park was on the Sambo National Team from 2013-14 and won Bronze at the 2014 Asian Games. Park is also 9-1 in Kickboxing.
In another Women's Match, surging Kim Ji-Yeon will take on Muay Thai Champion Hatice "The Turkish Delight" Ozyurt.
Fan favorite Nandinerdine "Oka" will welcome "Crying Fist" Season 4 winner Kim Seung-Yeon to the world of professional MMA.
GUMI MMA Coach Lee Chang-Seob will jump back into the cage to challenge himself against Golden Glory proponent Karim Bourarassi of Tatsujin Dojo.
Showcasing the very best of MMA sport and entertainment – ROAD Fighting Championship!
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 023
Date: Saturday 2 May, 2015
Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Bantamweight Title Match
Lee Yun-Jun vs Mun Je-Hoon
Choi Mu-Bae vs Lucas Tani
Women's Strawweight Match
Park Jeong-Eun vs Fujino Emi
Women's 63kg Catchweight Match
Kim Ji-Yeon vs Hatice Ozyurt
Nandinerdene vs Kim Seung-Yeon
80kg Catchweight Match
Lee Chang-Seob vs Karim Bourarassi
YOUNG GUNS 022
Son Gyu-Suk vs Cha In-Ho
Kim Seok-Mo vs Kawaguchi Yutaro
Joeng Yoeng-Sam vs Hong Seong-Ho
Son Jin-Ho vs Choi Jong-Chan
La In-Jae vs Kim Hyeon-Min
Jang Dae-Yeong vs Jeong Seok-Chan
Kwak Jong-Hyeon vs Hong Jong-Dae
Seo Jin-Soo vs Lee Yoon-Jin
For more information, please visit the ROAD FC website at: www.ROADFC.com
Tickets are available at: http://ticket.interpark.com/Global/index.asp
Live broadcast on SuperAction in South Korea
Live internet stream of Main Card available for $14.95 on Epicentre.tv .