ROAD FC 054 update: Hwang In-Su returns, Young Guns 43 preliminary card open


ROAD FC 054 additional bouts

Middleweight stand out rookie Hwang In-Su (4-0, Team MAD) returns to face Choi Won-Jun (3-3, MMA Story) a heavy hitter with submission skills. Hwang was pulled from a fight with Yang Hae-Jun due to injury, and now fully recovered, he’ll take to the cage again. Choi put in a good performance to earn a decision over Jeon Uh-Jin but then was on the receiving end of a KO by acrobat Michel Pereira, so he is hungry to get back to winning by defeating a strong rookie.

Bantamweights Yoo Jae-Nam (6-8, Road Gym Wonju) and Kim Tae-Gyun (2-4, Team Finish) will meet in an effort to climb back into the rankings. Yoo recently won a revenge victory by choke out over Han Yi-Moon to get himself out of a rut. Kim defeated hot Chinese prospect Wang Deyu, but then lost to newcomer Yuki Ito. Yoo is hoping to surge back into his former prospect glory while Kim wants to redeem his recent loss, so this should be a hotly contested battle for pride.
Young Guns 43

A women’s atomweight match between former title challenger Park Jeong-Eun (4-6-1, Team Strong Wolf) and Shim Yu-Ri (5-2, Team Genius), two very exciting fighters, will be the main event for the Young Guns 43 preliminary card. Park has been fighting at the very top of the division in ROAD FC, Japan and China, taking both ROAD FC Champion Ham Seo-Hee and DEEP stand out Tomo Maesawa to decisions last year. Shim is on a three-fight win streak with very strong displays of her sanda, Muay Thai, and Taekwondo. These young women have become fan favorites, and their inevitable meeting will cause sparks to fly in the division.

At featherweight, Muay Thai champion Oh Du-Seok (1-4, 5 Star Gym) will take on “Fearless Guys” TV show contestant Park Chan-Soo (1-0, Ssabi MMA). Oh is known for his striking acumen, and Park’s own amateur championship kickboxing skills are going to match well and make this a definite stand up war.

Park Jae-Seong (2-1, Road Gym Wonju) and Kim Young-Han (1-3, Team Hon) will present a contrast of styles in the bantamweight division. Park’s heavy wrestling game will be pitted against Kim’s striking skills. Kim enjoys being in the clinch as he’s shown in his lengthy amateur record, so Park will be forced to bring his A game.

Jang Jung-Hyuk (1-2, Kim Dae-Hwan MMA) and Choi Woo-Hyuk (4-2, Ssen Gym) are prospects looking to establish themselves in the lightweight division. They are both well-rounded and have great endurance, with Jang’s grappling being his strength and Choi’s in his striking.

National Muay Thai champion Kim Jin-Kuk (1-2, 5 Star Gym) will face well-rounded rookie Park Sung-Jun (0-1, Ssabi MMA) at bantamweight. Kim is still trying to find his footing after switching to MMA, so Park’s MMA style will present a good test.

Middleweight Championship

At ROAD FC 054, Middleweight Champion La In-Jae will take on challenger Yang Hae-Jun in his first title defense. La will again be tested by the power of deep experience that challenger Yang has, however La wants to prove to the world that he’s no longer a prospect, but a champion.


Prior to ROAD FC 054, ROAD FC 053 will take place on May 18 as the very first MMA event on the resort island of Jeju, South Korea. The main event will be the long-anticipated Lightweight Championship defense by Kwon A-Sol as he takes on $1 Million Tournament winner Mansour Barnaoui. The co-main event will be the return of young Chinese heavyweight standout Aorigele against kickboxing legend Jérôme Le Banner.

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 053

Date: May 18, 2019

Venue: Halla Gymnasium

City: Jeju Island, South Korea

ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Championship

Kwon A-Sol vs Mansour Barnaoui

Openweight Match

Aorigele vs Jérôme Le Banner

Lightweight Match

Tamotsu Hayashi vs Shin Dong-Guk

Featherweight Match

Park Hyun-Geun vs Yang Ji-Ho

90kg Catchweight Match

Lim Dong-Hwan vs Kim Tae-In

Young Guns 42

Bantamweight Match

Park Seok-Han vs Kubo Kenta

Flyweight Match

Go Gi-Won vs Hwang Chang-Hwan

Welterweight Match

Yoon Tae-Young vs Lim Byeong-Ha

Women’s Bantamweight Match

Yang Hee-Jo vs Rowan Pilger

68kg Catchweight Match

Shin Ji-Seung vs Ji Young-Min

Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 054

Date: June 15, 2019

Venue: Wonju Gymnasium

City: Wonju, South Korea

Middleweight Championship

La In-Jae vs Yang Hae-Jun

Middleweight Match

Hwang In-Su vs Choi Won-Jun

Bantamweight Match

Yoo Jae-Nam vs Kim Tae-Gyun

Young Guns 43

Women’s Atomweight Match

Park Jeong-Eun vs Shim Yu-Ri

Featherweight Match

Oh Du-Seok vs Park Chan-Soo

Bantamweight Match

Park Jae-Seong vs Kim Young-Han

Lightweight Match

Jang Jung-Hyuk vs Choi Woo-Hyuk

Bantamweight Match

Kim Jin-Kuk vs Park Sung-Jun

ROAD054 Hwang vs Choi ROAD054 La vs Yang ROAD054 Yoo vs Kim ROADYG43 Jang vs Choi ROADYG43 Kim vs Park ROADYG43 Oh vs Park ROADYG43 Park vs Kim ROADYG43 Park vs Shim

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