ROAD FC 53 will take place on Saturday 18 May on Jeju Island in South Korea.
Following a successful weigh-in event, the lightweight title fight between champion Kwon A-Sol and $1 Million Tournament winner Mansour Barnaoui will go ahead as the main event.
ROAD FC lightweight champion Kwon A-Sol (21-10) returns to face tournament winner Barnaoui (18-4). The last time we saw Kwon in the cage was December 2016. Barnaoui has fought five times in that period. But the champ was unfazed.
“Kwon A-Sol has returned. I will show you the real Kwon A-Sol tomorrow,” he said during the Friday weigh-ins.
China’s “Heavyweight Supernova” Aorigele got a late replaced opponent after Jerome Le Banner dropped out (again). His new opponent Heo Jae-Hyeok has gone 1-1 in the ROAD FC cage.
All 10 fighters made weight and the event is set to stream live on YouTube from 7pm local time.
Road FC 53 card includes:
Kwon A-Sol (70.2kg) vs. Mansour Barnaoui (70.1kg) – lightweight title
Aorigele (163.3kg) vs. Heo Jae-Hyeok (135.9kg)
Hayashi Tamotsu (70.4kg) vs. Shin Dong-Guk (70.2kg)
Lim Dong-Hwan (89.4kg) vs. Kim Tae-In (90.5kg)
Park Hyung-Geun (66kg) vs. Yang Ji-Ho (65.6kg)
Park Seok-Han (61.4kg) vs. Kubo Kenta (61.7kg)
Go Gi-Won (57.4kg) vs. Hwang Chang-Hwan (57.4kg)
Yoon Tae-Young (77.1kg) vs. Lim Byeong-Ha (77.4kg)
Yang Hee-Jo (61.9kg) vs. Rowan Pilger (60.7kg)
Shin Ji-Seung (67.7kg) vs. Ji Young-Min (68.3kg)