ROAD Fighting Championship 049 on August 18, 2018 in Seoul, Korea’s Grand Walkerhill resort and casino was a fast and furious event. Five out of the six matches on the card were finishes, and four of those were in the first round.
Former ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Lee Eun-Su made his return to the cage, however DEEP Champion Mizuno Tatsuya did not let him celebrate. Mizuno took down Lee very quickly in the fight. By controlling the top position, Mizuno kept Lee down and transitioned to the back where he earned a tap to a Rear Naked Choke.
Choi Mu-Bae and Ma Anding engaged in an openweight slugfest. Ma was successful with a knock down, then Choi recovered and knocked Ma down. Choi tapped into his wrestling acumen. In this manner he dominated Ma and was able to finish him with pounding from the mount position.
Wrestler Fujita Kazuyuki returned to his best techniques with Justin Morton. Fujita was very strong in the clinch. Fujita then knocked down Morton with a punch. Fujita stayed true to his wrestling and used a north south choke to finish the fight.
Shi Ming versus Harada Shiho was the only match to go to the scorecards. Shi used crisp jabs and a flurry of combinations at the final moments. Harada used grappling and tried for an arm bar submission for most of round 1. Shi Ming was scored the Split decision in a very entertaining match.
Park Hae-Jin beat Evgeniy Ryazanov with his technical jiu jitsu skills. Ryazanov opened the match using kicks. Park immediately went for the takedown. Within the first half of the round, Park had submitted Ryazanov with a Rear Naked Choke.
Zhenyue Huang surprised the audience when he immediately knocked down Muay Thai Champion Thirayut Khaorat. Khaorat made it back to his feet but Huang had already smelled blood and finished him with punches while standing.
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 049
Date: August 18, 2018
Venue: Vista Walkerhill
City: Seoul, South Korea
6th -84kg MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
MIZUNO TATSUYA defeats LEE EUN-SU by SUBMISSION (RNC) at R1 2:32
5th OPENWEIGHT BOUT
CHOI MU-BAE defeats MA ANDING by SUBMISSION (north south choke) at R1 4:07
4th OPENWEIGHT BOUT
FUJITA KAZUYUKI defeats JUSTIN MORTON by SUBMISSION (north south choke) at R2 1:19
3rd -52kg STRAWWEIGHT BOUT
SHI MING defeats HARADA SHIHO by Split Decision 2-1
2nd -65.5kg FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT
PARK HAE-JIN defeated EVGENIY RYAZANOV by Submission, RNC at R1 2:23
1st -70kg LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
HUANG ZHENYUE defeats THIRAYUT KHAORAT by TKO, R1 at 0:51