ROAD Fighting Championship announces the opening of ROAD FC 054 which will take place on June 15, 2019 in Wonju, South Korea. The main event will be Middleweight Champion La In-Jae’s first defense of the belt against top challenger Yang Hae-Jun.
ROAD FC Middleweight Championship
Middleweight Champion La In-Jae (8-0-1, Team Korea MMA) created the changing of the guard when he defeated long-time Korean MMA fighter “Ryo” Choi Young in a blazing three round battle at ROAD FC 048. He is a dominant wrestler with powerful striking who has worn down opponent after opponent, going undefeated and showing that he can dismantle whatever game plan is brought to him with grinding precision.
Yang Hae-Jun (12-6, Team Posse) is a veteran from Spirit MC and Neofight, and rose to international acclaim at Legend FC. He has been the powerful, threatening knockout artist with an increasing cache of weapons in his arsenal. Although Yang lost in his highly anticipated return against the acrobatic Michel Pereira, he came back to choke out Lim Dong-Hwan at ROAD FC 052.
Champion 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.
ROAD FC 053
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.
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
Aorigele vs Jérôme Le Banner
Tamotsu Hayashi vs Shin Dong-Guk
Park Hyun-Geun vs Yang Ji-Ho
90kg Catchweight Match
Lim Dong-Hwan vs Kim Tae-In
Young Guns 42
Park Seok-Han vs Kubo Kenta
Go Gi-Won vs Hwang Chang-Hwan
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
La In-Jae vs Yang Hae-Jun