The First Annual ROAD FC AWARDS Winners!
From ROAD FC:
25 December, 2014 – The first annual ROAD FC Awards took place on 20 December, 2014 at the Glad Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. Approximately 350 fighters, coaches, celebrities and fans joined in the celebration of ROAD FC's Best of the Best.
ROAD FC fans voted on Daum and Naver for their favorite from the finalists in six categories: Best Fight, Best Knockout, Best Submission, Best Rookie, Best Coach, and Best Teamwork. The results reflect the fans, MMA specialists, and journalists in the field. The winners were given a trophy and prize money.
Best Fight: Park Jung-Ho (Jung Sim Gwan) versus Kim Dae-Sung (Team Crows) at ROAD FC 017.
- Best Knockout: Yoon Hyung-Bin (Team ONE) at ROAD FC 014, against Takaya Tsukuda
- Best Submission: Kim Soo-Chul (Team Force) at ROAD FC 018, against Tamura Issei
- Best Rookie: Song Ga-Yeon (Team ONE)
- Beast Coach: Yang Sung-Hoon, Busan Team MAD
- Best Teamwork: SSABI MMA
ROAD FC 21 – Two Title Matches!Featherweight Title Match Choi Mu-Gyeom versus Seo Doo-Hwan
Flyweight Title Match Jo Nam-Jin versus Song Min-Jong
The first ROAD FC event of 2015 will be ROAD FC 021 on 1 February, 2015 at the historic Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. Two Champions will defend their titles against the number one ranked opponents. Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will face Seo Doo-Won, and Flyweight Champion Jo Nam-Jin will rematch Song Min-Jong.
Featherweight Title Match
ROAD FC Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom won the 2013 Featherweight Tournament by defeating Kwon Bae-Yong by a Split Decision. Choi's performance that night was a remarkable display of his developed striking and grappling talents over highly respected Kwon. Choi will now defend his Featherweight Title against number one contender Seo Doo-Won.
Seo Doo-Won defeated former DREAM Lightweight Champion Joachim Hansen with a record-breaking 15 second knock out at ROAD FC 015. With this win, Seo avenged his only loss in ROAD FC, and his only loss in 6 years. Champion wrestler Seo will bring his incredible striking skills to test Champion Choi in a thrilling match up not to be missed!
Flyweight Title Match
Flyweight Champion Jo Nam-Jin finally made his return to fighting in Korea at ROAD FC 014 when he made the drop to Flyweight and defeated Shooto Champion Mikihito Yamagami. Jo faced Song Min-Jong for the Inaugural Flyweight Title match at ROAD FC 016. Song was making his Flyweight debut after being the Bantamweight Tournament Finalist. It was an action-packed match, and Jo secured the Split Decision to win the belt.
Song Min-Jong delivered a close and excellent performance in the Inaugural Flyweight Championship match. He recently rebounded when he defeated UFC veteran Issei Tamura. Therefore, he will receive the right to be Jo's first Title Challenger. The first match up between these spectacular Flyweights was fireworks, and no doubt the rematch with the title on the line will bring out their best!
Showcasing the very best of MMA sport and entertainment – ROAD Fighting Championship!
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 021
Date: Sunday 1 February, 2015
Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Featherweight Title Match
Choi Mu-Gyeom vs Seo Doo-Won
Flyweight Title Match
Jo Nam-Jin vs Song Min-Jong
For more information, please visit the ROAD FC website at: www.ROADFC.com
Broadcast live on SuperAction in South Korea
Broadcast on KIX TV
Streamed live on Epicentre.tv
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. The Young Guns undercard series brings these up and coming fighters into the spotlight as professionals. ROAD FC events are held in major cities across Korea, featuring the most exciting and well-recognized Korean and international MMA fighters. ROAD FC events are broadcast live and delay in Korea on SuperAction, internationally on KIX, and streamed live internationally on Epicentre.tv.
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!"