ROAD FC 54 takes place this Saturday in Wonju, South Korea with a middleweight championship between La In-Jae and Yang Hae-Jun to serve as the main event.
This will be the first title defense for middleweight champion La In-Jae as he takes on Yang Hae-Jun, one of the most well-known Korean fighters of the last ten years.
La’s rise to become the middleweight champion has been meteoric, so he wants to prove to the world that he’s no longer a prospect. He will again be tested by the power of deep experience that challenger Yang possesses, champion.
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Another match in the middleweight division sees stand out rookie Hwang In-Su back in action against all-rounder Choi Won-Jun.
Wonju’s hometown hero Yoo Jae-Nam will face Kim Tae-Gyun as they both fight to climb back into the bantamweight rankings.
Openweight fighters will again make a big noise in a match between Shim Gun-Oh and Ryu Ki-Hoon. To open up the main card, thrilling Muay Thai striker Jang Ik-Hwan takes on rising bantamweight prospect Jung Sang-Jin.
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The main event for the Young Guns 43 preliminary card will be a women’s atomweight match between former title challenger Park Jeong-Eun and Shim Yu-Ri, the inevitable clash between two of Korea’s most exciting female fighters.
Muay Thai champion Oh Du-Seok will take on “Fearless Guys” TV show contestant Park Chan-Soo in a definite stand up war. Park Jae-Seong and Kim Young-Han will present a contrast of styles in the bantamweight division.
Three opening matches will showcase new prospects. Jang Jung-Hyuk versus Choi Woo-Hyuk in the lightweight division, a women’s bout between Rowan Pilger and Park Ha-Jeong, and National Muay Thai champion Kim Jin-Kuk versus Park Sung-Jun at bantamweight.
ROAD FC 54 lineup:
La In-Jae vs Yang Hae-Jun – middleweight
Hwang In-Su vs Choi Won-Jun – middleweight
Kim Se-Young vs Evgeniy Ryazanov – featherweight
Yoo Jae-Nam vs Kim Tae-Gyun – bantamweight
Shim Gun-Oh vs Ryu Ki-Hoon – open weight
Jang Ik-Hwan vs Jung Sang-Jin – bantamweight
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Park Jeong-Eun vs Shim Yu-Ri – atomweight
Oh Du-Seok vs Park Chan-Soo – featherweight
Park Jae-Seong vs Kim Young-Han – bantamweight
Rowan Pilger vs Park Ha-Jeong – bantamweight
Jang Jung-Hyuk vs Choi Woo-Hyuk – lightweight
Kim Jin-Kuk vs Park Sung-Jun – bantamweight