ROAD FC 15 headlined by Seo vs Hansen rematch, Kim vs Tamura, plus return of Fukuda and Minowaman



ROAD Fighting Championship sets their fifth event of the year on Many 10, 2014 in their hometown of Wonju, South Korea. The main event is Seo Doo-Won rematching Joachim Hansen. Newly added bouts are Issei Tamura versus Kim Soo-Chul, while Riki Fukuda and Minowaman see respective Korean opponents.

Previously announced for ROAD FC 15, Seo Doo-Won and Joachim Hansen take to the cage for a do-over to see who can drop who the fastest this time around. The first match was a technical and fast-pasted barn-burner, and hopefully the two will throw out similar antics in their second go-round.

Issei Tamura is back in action against Kim Soo-Chul. These guys have careers that seem to be going in opposite directions, with Kim on the ascent and Tamura faltering in his first ROAD FC appearance. Kim thrashed powerful wrestler Motonobu Tezuka when he ventured into Korea, which will indicate to Tamura that his shoot-and-takedown approach won’t be a useful game to apply. Instead, Tamura should get out the Krazy Bee KO hands he was once known for and see if he can match the level of boxing Kim so eloquently displayed his last time out.

Riki Fukuda will meet Son Hye-Seok in what will obviously start as a striking match. Son’s biggest accomplishment to date has been KOing Minowaman, so his momentum will be carrying him to attempt felling another giant. Fukuda and his chin are not going to oblige that so easily.

Minowaman will face another Korean who looks skimpy on paper, Park Jung-Kyo. However, to Park’s credit, most of his opponents have been tough stand-outs. He took both Ken Hamamura and Cha Jung-Hwan to decisions. If Minowaman saw Park during his fights in Gladiator, expect a quick finish, or at least an attempt at one. If he’s an unknown, then Super Hulk might make it an interesting match.

Also announced is a fight in conjunction with the television show “Crying Fist” in which ROAD FC is heavily involved. The match is between two ex-gangsters, Kim Jae-Hoon and Park Hyun-Woo, who turned their focus around to MMA in joining the amateur MMA competition.

May 10, 2014
Chiak Stadium
Wonju, South Korea

Main Card Matches:

Featherweight Superfight
Seo Doo-Won versus Joachim Hansen

Bantamweight Match
Issei Tamura versus Kim Soo-Chul

Middleweight Match
Park Jung-Gyo versus Ikuhisa Minowa

Middleweight Match
Son Hye-Seok versus Fukuda Riki

“Crying Fist” Special Match
Kim Jae-Hoon versus Park Hyun-Woo

Press release:

10 April, 2014 – ROAD FC 015 will feature the an epic rematch between Seo Doo-Hwan and Joachim Hansen at the Main Event on 10 May, 2014 in Wonju, South Korea.

Plus UFC veteran Issei Tamura will meet former ONE FC Champion Kim Soo-Chul, Park Jung-Kyo will take on Minowaman, and international star Riki Fukuda will face Son Hye-Seok.

ROAD FC 015 Main Event Matches

ROAD Fighting Championship announces the next numbered event for 10 May, 2014 in Wonju, South Korea. ROAD FC 015 will charge out with Seo Doo-Won versus Joachim Hansen 2: The Epic Rematch. Almost exactly one year before this event, Korean Pitbull met Hellboy in the ROAD FC cage for the first time. The match became an instant classic, with Seo almost KOing Hansen in the first, then Hansen coming back to submit Seo in the second. Who will be the victor in the rematch? The fans will be the winners in this exciting bout between two of Asian MMA’s most thrilling featherweights.

ROAD FC 015 fulfills the fans desire for ultimate action with a match up between one of Korea’s hottest bantamweights, Kim Soo-Chul, and UFC veteran Issei Tamura. Kim beat his way through the ranks to claim the ONE FC Bantamweight Title, and then in a rough 5-rounder relinquished it to Bibiano Fernandes. He got back on the fast track to stardom with a monumental win over strongman Tezuka Motonobu. Now he’ll face another great wrestler who is also a knock out artist, Issei Tamura. Tamura matched the best of the best in Shooto with multiple KOs before getting a shot in the UFC. Continuing to face many stiff opponents, including recent ROAD FC Bantamweight contender Song Min-Jong, Tamura’s career has been on a bit of a seesaw. The standout grappler still has Krazy Bee KO power and he’ll look to load that into the chamber for his next match with Kim in ROAD FC 015.

The legend of MMA Ikuhisa Minowa returns to ROAD FC to face another hungry Korean adversary in Park Jung-Kyo. The Minowaman is coming off his historic 100th fight in ROAD FC where he KOed the KO machine Kim Hoon, and ended his most recent fight – and his opponent’s leg – by a terrifying lateral knee bar. Facing this daunting prospect will be a man with no fear of names, Park Jung-Kyo. Park has faced some of the best Korean and Japanese fighters across two divisions in his MMA career. When he steps in the cage with Minowaman, fans know that in ROAD FC, anything can happen.

ROAD FC is proud to have Japanese world superstar Riki Fukuda make his second ROAD FC appearance against wild man Son Hye-Seok. Fukuda has delivered some of the nastiest wars in the business. After his controversial dismissal from the UFC, he signed to ROAD FC and punched his way back through Kim Hee-Seung. Fukuda has his next opponent in short order, Son Hye-Soek. Son has faced very threatening opponents before, and claims a huge knockout of Minowaman as the most recent notch on his record. He’s a fighter with plenty of go and aggression in the tank. Once these middleweight wrecking machines collide, this will be a fight that ends in seconds, not in rounds.

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