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ROAD Fighting Championship Announces the Official Weigh In Results for the Inaugural ROAD FC – KOREA 001 in Seoul, South Korea on January 18, 2014
January 17, 2014 – ROAD Fighting Championship presents ROAD FC – KOREA 001, the first of a series of monthly league events to feature foreign fighters making their debut in ROAD FC. The weigh ins for the event took place at the Grand Hilton Convention Centre today. Following the results of the recording, all eleven fights are scheduled to take place as planned.
Main Event fighters Riki Fukuda and Kim Hee-Seung both successfully made weight, with Fukuda right on point at 84kg and Kim within the 500 grams allowance at 84.45kg. The remaining fighters of the main card all made weight on the first try except Kwon A-Sol who who came in 2 kilograms over the contracted weight at 72kg. Kwon was allowed an additional two hours to lose the overage but was unable. His final weight was 71.90kg so a penalty is imposed upon him: 2 points will be deducted per each round and he forfeits 50% of his fight money to his opponent Mostafa Abdollahi.
All of the fighters on the Young Guns 10 undercard successfully made weight with only one fighter needing an additional allowance of time.
Here are the Official weigh in results:
ROAD FC – KOREA 001, 18 January, 2014
Grand Hilton Convention Centre, Seoul, South Korea
1 Middleweight – 84kg
Jeon Uh-Jin 84.05
Ahn Sang-Il 83.35
2 Lightweight – 70kg
Lee Yong-Jae 70.50
Jeon Doo-Jae 70.50
3 Featherweight – 65.5kg
Lee Yoon-Jun 65.70
Kim Won-Gi 65.95
4 Lightweight – 70kg
Kwon A-Sol 72.00 (1st) 71.9 (2nd) Penalty: 50% fight money is deducted and given to opponent, plus 2 points deducted per each round.
Mostafa Abdollahi 70.45
5 Middleweight 84kg
Riki Fukuda 84.00
Kim Hee-Seung 84.45
Young Guns 10
1 Welterweight – 77kg
Munguntsooj Nandinerdene 77
Lee Byeong-Hyeon 77
2 Lightweight – 70kg
Yeo Myung-Goo 70.90 (1st) 70.5 (2nd)
Ryu Kyung-Gwan 70.40
3 Flyweight – 57kg
Kim Hyo-Ryong 57.50
Jo In-Hang 57.10
4 Featherweight – 65.5kg
Park Dae-Seong 65.90
Oh Ho-Tak 65.85
5 Bantamweight – 61.5kg
Park Gwang-Soo 62.00
Kim Kyu-Hwa 61.65
6 Bantamweight – 61.5kg
Kim Min-Woo 61.90
Lee Dong-Jin 61.50
Tickets are available at: http://ticket.interpark.com/Ticket/Goods/GoodsInfo.asp?GoodsCode=13013789
Live broadcast on SuperAction in South Korea
Live internet stream of Main Card available for $9.99 beginning at 20:00 (KST/JST): http://www.ustream.tv/roadfc
About ROAD FC – KOREA
ROAD FC – KOREA is a new monthly league event that will serve as the launching point for the most exciting and entertaining fighters from all over the world into ROAD FC. ROAD FC – KOREA events will be broadcast live on Super Action in Korea and streamed Pay Per View internationally.
About ROAD Fighting Championship
The sport of MMA is booming in South Korea, and behind the incredible growth is ROAD FC. As this new era of Mixed Martial Arts begins, ROAD FC is committed to creating more opportunities for fighters in growth, experience, and support. The amateur and semi-pro Central and Into Leagues provide a structured, safe, and competitive atmosphere for beginning fighters. “ROAD FC – KOREA” monthly events now will provide many more opportunities for foreign fighters to compete and ascend in the rankings. ROAD FC numbered series events with the Young Guns undercard will be held approximately four times a year in major cities across Korea and Japan in 2014, featuring the most exciting and well-recognized Korean and international MMA fighters.
About ROAD FC Official Gym
To support this expansion and all ROAD FC fighters, the ROAD FC Official Gym in Gangnam, Seoul has been constructed. This state-of-the-art facility is approximately 500 square meters, has a cage built to ROAD FC specifications, and generous mat area for martial arts training and CrossFit. Famous Korean MMA fighter Seo Doo-Won, formerly of the National Wrestling Team, is the Head Coach.
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!”
For updates please visit the ROAD FC website at www.ROADFC.com and the Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/roadfightingchampionship.