The ROAD FC Bantamweight Title has long been a very hotly contested title. The first Bantamweight Tournament yielded the first Champion, Kang Kyoung-Ho, one of the best bantamweight fighters in the world today. After he relinquished the belt to join the UFC, Lee Kil-Woo won the next challenge, then had to return it due to a surgery.
Standout Lee Yun-Jun then fought Moon Jea-Hoon and won, but a tragic health issue kept him from defending. Korea’s best bantamweight Kim Soo-Chul finally got his shot after an incredible win streak, and defeated Kim Min-Woo to become the fourth Champion. At the end of 2017, Kim Soo-Chul suddenly retired and vacated the title
At ROAD FC 052, the last two challengers for the Bantamweight belt will face off for the chance once again to own it. This will be a rubber match, as they have fought twice before, each holding a decision win over the other.
Kim Min-Woo (8-2, Moai Gym) is a very well-rounded fighter with wins over Shoko Sato and Yuta Nezu. His only losses come against Moon Jea-Hoon – which he avenged in their second meeting – and the title match against Kim Soo-Chul.
Kim Min-Woo highlights: https://youtu.be/
Moon Jea-Hoon (11-12, Octagon Multi Gym) is a Taekwondo specialist and a stalwart of Korean MMA. He has been representing ROAD FC in RIZIN and DEEP in the last two years, and counts many fight of the night accolades in his 11-year career.
Moon Jea-Hoon highlights: https://youtu.be/
The ROAD FC Bantamweight Championship match between Kim Min-Woo and Moon Jea-Hoon promises to bring another amazing performance from these two aggressive rivals – exactly the kind of action that ROAD FC fighters are known for!
New Wave MMA 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!”
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 052
Date: February 23, 2019
Venue: Jangchung Arena
City: Seoul, South Korea
Live broadcast partners:
Canada: The Fight Network
MAIN CARD: 19:00KST
ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Final Match
Shamil Zavurov vs Mansour Barnaoui
Kim Min-Woo vs Moon Jea-Hoon
Bruno Miranda vs Hong Young-Ki
Jang Ik-Hwan vs Jang Dae-Young
80kg Catchweight Match
Kim Seung-Yeon vs Ki No-Joo
Michel Pereira vs Kim Dae-Sung
YOUNG GUNS 41: 16:00KST
Yang Hae-Jun vs Lim Dong-Hwan
-64kg Catchweight Match
Shin Seung-Min vs Jung Sang-Jin
Hong Jung-Gi vs Kim Tae-Sung
Hwang Chang-Hwan vs Lee Seong-Su
Lee Jeong-Hyeon vs Park Su-Wan