15 March, 2016 – ROAD FC 029 took place on 12 March, 2016. In the Main Event, Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom tactfully made his second successful defense of the title in a blistering 3 rounds with Marlon Sandro. The undercard, Young Guns 27, was broadcast on SuperAction on 13 March.
In the Main Event for Young Guns 27, Modern Pankration Federation representative Gennadiy Kovalev took on Korean boxing champion Cha In-Ho in what was expected to be a hot striker’s match up. Kovalev made clear that the nine KOs on his record were no fluke as he hunted Cha right from the bell. Kovalev got a huge double leg takedown at the cage, but immediately disregarded his own intention of taking the fight to the ground. His sights set on Cha, he swung for the fences and got the TKO halfway through the first round.
The remaining 6 fights on the Young Guns 27 card showcased a mix of fighters transitioning from the amateur ranks of ROAD FC: Into League and Central League, plus other young pros looking to launch their careers.
Kang Yeun-Su and Koo Bon-Hyuk went back and forth in their 2-round affair, with Koo doing the most work in the first with a dominant position on the ground. However, Kang came back strong in the second, dominated most of the round, and racked up the scorecards in his favor for the decision win.
Burenzorig Batmunkh proved too tough for Choi Won-Jun to handle throughout 2 rounds. Batmunkh showed good prowess in playing keep away from Choi’s powerful kicks. Batmunkh did his best work inside where he pressured, grappled and punched his way to a win.
Muay Thai proponent La In-Jae did his best work in the clinch against a very tough grinder Jeon Young-Jun. La worked constantly, didn’t allow Jeon a moment to breathe, and the scorecards proved La was the obvious winner at the end of 2 rounds.
In a match turned completely upside down, Lee Hoo-Sun’s Jiu Jitsu never came into play against striker Hong Jong-Tae, because he knocked the latter out in 41 seconds of their match.
A very evenly matched Kim Tae-Gyun and Go Gi-Won put on a good show in their dual second professional match. Go’s reach was impressive, and his takedown defense successful in the first round. Kim’s very good footwork and distancing kept him safe, and in the second his takedown racked up points. Kim continued to snipe from the outside and outpointed Go at the bell.
Kim Hyeon-Min versus Lee Jin-Kyu ended in a disappointing No Contest when Kim’s finger found its way into Lee’s eye.
Stay tuned for ROAD FC 030 in Beijing on 16 April!
Young Guns 27 Undercard Official Results:
7th -77kg Welterweight Match
Gennadii Kovalev defeats Cha In-Ho by TKO (Punch), 1ROUND, 2:15
6th -57kg Flyweight Match
Kang Yeun-Su defeats Koo Bon-Hyuk by decision 3:0
5th -77kg Welterweight Match
Burenzorig Batmunkh defeats Choi Won-Jun by decision 3:0
4th -84kg Middleweight Match
La In-Jae defeats Jeon Young-Jun by decision 3:0
3rd -65.5kg Featherweight Match
Lee Hoo-Sun defeats Hong Jong-Tae by KO (Punch), 1ROUND 0:41
2nd -57kg Flyweight Match
Kim Tae-Gyun defeats Go Gi-Won by decision 3:0
1st -77kg Welterweight Match
Kim Hyeon-Min vs Lee Jin-Kyu, No Contest, 1ROUND 3:41seconds
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