March 12, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results for ROAD FC 037 XX, South Korea’s historic first all-female MMA league, and Young Guns 32 which took place on Saturday, March 11, in Seoul, South Korea.
ROAD FC XX
In the main event, Kang Jin-Hee kept the worst of Raika Emiko’s boxing at bay with kicks, distance, and clinch. Raika was able to play it smart and bide her time for some punches that closed Kang’s eye, and in the third round she nailed takedowns to secure the unanimous decision from the judges.
In the co-main event, Lee Ye-Ji rematched Shinashi Satoko and the outcome was dramatically different. Lee was a much stronger and smarter fighter this time around, reversing Shinashi’s throws, and dominating her on the ground. The brilliant match went the distance and Lee deserved the Unanimous Decision win in her revenge match.
Park Jeong-Eun played a cautious first round against newcomer Park Na-Young, but in the second she got in with some painful kicks and unloaded with punches that had the referee jumping in to stop it. Na-Young, just 16 years old, will be a smart fighter to watch as she grows.
Lim So-Hee and Hana Date didn’t have the most eventful match, but Lim showed off strong takedowns and some smart combinations to earn the Unanimous Decision.
Wang def Hong
Fujino Emi showed Natalya Denisova how an experienced fighter can take advantage of any situation. With her brutal takedowns and power on the ground, Fujino eventually pulled off the RNC victory in the second round.
Shim Yu-Ri and Harada Shiho played two very different games, with Shim strikes and knees earning the points over Harada’s shoots and ground game.
Wang Xiangjie and Hong Yun-Ha opened the first all-female card with a great show of strength and went the distance. Wang played a more technical fight, hurt with her knees, and got the win on the scorecards.
Young Guns 32 Preliminary Card
Nezu Yuta and Jang Ik-Hwan truly made for a Main Event of Young Guns 32 with a 3-round striker’s classic. The tide moved back and forth between the two Muay Thai aficionados, and when it went to the scorecards, Jang was the lucky outpointer.
Alatengheili got almost nothing off before Asakura Kai knocked him down with a right and followed up with a knee to the face that stopped the match at just 29 seconds.
Jeon Young-Jun came in overweight and with 10 points penalty per round, so he needed to finish Kim Su-Won in the first, and he did with working to mount and pounding to the referee stoppage.
Shin Seung-Min ran the takedowns and pounding on Yang Junkai to get the dominant victory.
Asakura Mikuru put on a well-rounded and powerful performance then karate kicks Oh Du-Seok in the first round to get the TKO win.
In a bloody thriller, Kim Tae-Gyun opened with big punches, but Wang Deyu caught his rhythm and came back with every combination in the book. Kim landed more damage and 2 judges awarded him the decision.
Go Gi-Won got an early knockdown, but Yun Ho-Young’s grappling in the first and comeback striking counters in the second earned him the Unanimous Decision.
In the opening match, Lim Dong-Hwan racked up kicking points in round 1; although Choi In-Yong turned it up in round 2, it wasn’t enough and Lim took the decision win.
Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 037
Date: Saturday, 11 March, 2017
Place: Grand Hilton Convention Centre, Seoul, South Korea
ROAD FC XX Main Card
#7 Women’s Flyweight Match
Raika Emiko def Kang Jin-Hee by Unanimous Decision
#6 Women’s -46.5kg Catchweight Match
Lee Ye-Ji def Shinashi Satoko by Unanimous Decision
#5 Women’s Atomweight Match
Park Jeong-Eun def Park Na-Young by TKO R2 2:07
#4 Women’s Atomweight Match
Lim So-Hee def Hana Date by Unanimous Decision
#3 Women’s Strawweight Match
Fujino Emi def Natalya Denisova by Submission, RNC R2 1:25
#2 Women’s Strawweight Match
Shim Yu-Ri def Harada Shiho by Unanimous Decision
#1 Women’s -50.5kg Catchweight Match
Wang Xiangjie def Hong Yun-Ha by Decision 2:1 Draw
Young Guns 32 Preliminary Card
#8 Bantamweight Match
Jang Ik-Hwan def Nezu Yuta by Unanimous Decision
#7 Flyweight Match
Asakura Kai def Alatengheili by TKO R1 0:29
#6 Middleweight Match
Jeon Young-Jun def Kim Su-Won by TKO R1 1:39
#5 Featherweight Match
Shin Seung-Min def Yang Junkai by Unanimous Decision
#4 Featherweight Match
Asakura Mikuru def Oh Doo-Suk by TKO, R1 4:06
#3 Flyweight Bout
Kim Tae-Gyun def Wang Deyu By Split Decision 2:1
#2 Flyweight Match
Yun Ho-Young def Go Gi-Won by Unanimous Decision
#1 Middleweight Match
Lim Dong-Hwan def Choi In-Yong by Split Decision 2:1 Draw
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