Kim Nae-Chul vs Hwang In-Su
Kim Nae-Chul (6-4, West Gym/Team Posse) has been in ROAD FC since ROAD FC 007 back in 2012. He has never been finished, delivered 3 KO victories including one over Ryuta Noji, and had a Fight of the Year with Park Jung-Kyo at ROAD FC 033. At the beginning of 2017, Kim fought Riki Fukuda in the Middleweight title contender eliminator, and while he lost on the scorecards, his performance was impressively thrilling. Kim is a precise and powerful striker with a huge gas tank that makes him the ultimate threat to his next opponent.
Hwang In-Su (3-0, Team MAD) debuted in MMA in 2017 with three knockouts in a row, his last one being over the much more experienced Park Jung-Kyo in just 11 seconds. He was a contender for 2017 Rookie of the Year, and is seen as the hottest Middleweight prospect in Korea right now. Hwang is an aggressive striker who swarms, overpowers, and looks to finish his opponents with punches.
Kim Nae-Chul is looking to get back into title contention, and Hwang In-Su is definitely making the ROAD FC Middleweight division more interesting. Expect fireworks when these two fast and accurate strikers engage!
ROAD FC Openweight Championship
The main event will be Openweight Champion Mighty Mo defending his belt against former tournament adversary Myung Hyun-Man. Myung is Mo’s only adversary to make it into the third round with him in the last 4 years. Fans can surely expect a war!
$1 Million Lightweight Tournament Semifinals
The four fighters in the semifinals for the $1 Million Tournament represent the best lightweights from across the globe. They are all ranked at the top in their country, and have held titles in highly respected promotions such as M-1, Shooto Brazil, and BAMMA. All have fought at least four matches to get to this point, and combined, they’ve accrued a tally of 126 professional MMA fights.
Ronys Torres versus Shamil Zavurov is a contrast in grappling styles between the best lightweights from Brazil and Russia in this semifinals match. Torres likes to show off his superb technique to get the finish, while Zavurov is willing to grind his opponents down round after round.
Shimoishi Kota versus Mansour Barnaoui will two very different approaches to showcase power, timing and technique in their semifinals match. Shimoishi quickly engages to get the fight to the ground, while Barnaoui looks for the opening to finish in any position, standing or grappling.