Rodrigo Caporal vs Park Dae-Sung added to ROAD FC $1m tournament trials


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu maestro Rodrigo Caporal will face Korea’s “Mad Dog” Park Dae-Sung for a spot in ROAD FC’s $1 Million Lightweight Tournament.

The two Asian MMA veterans will meet at ROAD FC 36, which takes place on 11 February at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul.

Caporal (13-6), who hails from Brazil and trains in Hong Kong, is an avid BJJ competitor.

The RUFF Champion has been a formidable grappler in Asia and a long-time face on the Asia MMA scene. Caporal competed in his first ROAD FC for the China Trials for the $1 Million Tournament. He lost by penalty for missed weight, but his dominant performance awarded him another shot.

Caporal will be hungry for the chance to fight in front of his huge Korean student-base.

Park Dae-Seong (4-1-0-1) fits his “Crazy Dog” moniker very well. He developed through the ROAD FC amateur Into League.

His first professional opponents were much more experienced, but once he caught his timing, he went on an impressive four-fight win streak.

A total of five matches have been announced for the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament, where the winner will get the chance to face lightweight champion and ROAD FC bad boy A-Sol Kwon.

Other bouts previously announced include legendary MMA veteran Melvin Guillard, who will face Korean hot prospect Kim Seung-Yeon. Former ROAD FC title challenger and Shooto Champ Sasaki Shinji will face UFC and TUF China veteran Albert Cheng.

First generation Korean Mixed Martial Artist Kim Chang-Hyun takes on once King of Pancrase Andy Main. Russian standout Shamil Zavurov will meet surging Korean Kim Won-Gi. Impact FC Champ and UFC vet Leo Kuntz will take on Taekwondo master Hong Young-Ki in a technique-driven match with Taekwondo in action.

Also, former ROAD FC Champion Riki Fukuda versus Kim Nae-Chul will be a battle of two powerful middleweights who are working for the right to challenge ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Cha Jung-Hwan. Plus, two bantamweights drop to flyweight as Moon Jea-Hoon meets Nakahara Taiyo to determine the new powerhouse in the division. Infamous Japanese female pro wrestler Yoshiko will make her MMA debut.

ROAD FC 36 goes down on Saturday, 11 February at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul.

Middleweight Match
Riki Fukuda vs Kim Nae-Chul

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
Melvin Guillard vs Kim Seung-Yeon

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
Sasaki Shinji vs Albert Cheng

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
Kim Chang-Hyun vs Andy Main

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
Shamil Zavurov versus Kim Won-Gi

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
Rodrigo Caporal vs Park Dae-Seong

Flyweight Match
Nakahara Taiyo vs Moon Jea-Hoon

Women’s Openweight Match
Hirano Yoshiko vs TBA