ROAD FC 050 ANNOUNCED FOR THE CITY OF DAEJEON
HONG YOUNG-KI VERSUS NAKAMURA KOJI
Hong Young-Ki (4-4, Team Korea MMA) is a National Taekwondo Champion who transitioned late to MMA. His story made him an instant hit when he competed in Korea’s reality MMA TV show “Crying Fist”, which led to his professional career in MMA. Hong went 3-1 in his impressive debut, then faced losses to some tough opponents: China’s UFC veteran Zheng Lipeng, Japan UFC TUF veteran Hiroto Uesako, and UFC veteran Leo Kuntz. Hong rebounded at ROAD FC 046 with a submission victory over Eom Tae-Woong.
Nakamura Koji (15-14-3, P’s Lab Osaka) is a 10-year veteran of MMA fighting in Japan’s DEEP and Pancrase over thirty times. He’s a knockout artist who prefers to stay on his feet and trade. Like Hong, Nakamura just turned around a losing streak with a win in early 2018. Nakamura’s biggest career win happened at ROAD FC 013 in 2013 when he knocked out Hong’s teammate and current ROAD Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol with his signature head kick and punches.
Hong Young-Ki will be carrying a double load of pressure in his home town when he faces Nakamura Koji to seek revenge for his teammate!
As previously announced, ROAD Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his fourth title defense against top contender Lee Jeong-Yeong. Champion Choi is 28 years old and in the prime of his career. Challenger Lee is just 22, and his future looks very bright. Choi versus Lee will be an incredible performance between two talented and well-rounded fighters, showcasing real Korean MMA!
Also, the second match opened for the card will be a battle between MMA legends as Choi Mu-Bae meets Fujita Kazuyuki. This will be a heroic battle between two 48-year old PRIDE veterans, and a triumph for “uncles” everywhere!
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 050
Date: November 3, 2018
Venue: Chungmu Gymnasium
City: Daejeon, South Korea
Featherweight Championship Match
Choi Mu-Gyeom vs Lee Jeong-Yeong
Choi Mu-Bae vs Fujita Kazuyuki
Hong Young-Ki vs Nakamura Koji