The opening round of the inaugural 8-man 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will be held. ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo is announced as the sixth participant.
ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo (12-5, Team Mighty Mo) is a 2-time K-1 World Grand Prix winner who also fought in DREAM and Bellator. He made his promotional debut in 2015 with a resounding 37 second KO of PRIDE legend Choi Mu-Bae. Mo then entered the first ROAD FC Openweight Tournament and defeated Choi again by TKO, submitted Myung Hyun-Man in their first meeting in the semifinals, then became the Champion when he rubber matched Choi Hong-Man. Since then, he has defended his belt twice. A third defense was planned with challenger Myung, however injury forced the Korean contender out of the bout, leaving Mighty Mo without at opponent the week of the event.
Starting in 2018, ROAD FC will be ushering in Grand Prix tournaments across multiple divisions, with annual tournaments producing yearly Grand Prix Champions. Given the new format, Mighty Mo will be recognized as the first and final ROAD FC Openweight Champion and will continue to hold his rightfully won and defended belt. Mighty Mo wishes to continue his domination of the best in ROAD FC and so he has signed on for the 2018 ROAD FC Openweight Grand Prix. Mo brings 130kgs of pure power into the cage with a 70% KO rate from his kickboxing, boxing and MMA records. Expect Mighty Mo to continue his amazing KO performances in ROAD FC!
Five other competitors have been previously announced. The USA’s Chris Barnett will bring his exciting Taekwondo striking into the mix. China’s behemoth Sanda champion Wu Lahan will bring his submission savvy back to the ROAD FC cage. Consummate underdog Kim Jae-Hun takes up the brawler’s flag for Korea. China’s standout young superstar Aorigele will look to cement his prospect status in an international field of top fighters. Romania’s PRIDE veteran Sandu Lungu will make a massive impact with judo and fists of iron. China’s standout young superstar Aorigele will look to cement his prospect status among this international field of top fighters.