TOP FC 3 features Kim vs Rimbon, plus Korean journeymen come home, amateurs turn pro


TOP FC 3 takes place on August 9, 2014 in Jeonju, South Korea. Kim Eun-Su versus Moise Rimbon headlines the card along with other staples of the Korean MMA scene who have fought abroad.


Also, fighters who have excelled in the promotion’s amateur league get there shot on the main stage.

Kim Eun-Su has put together a string of three wins by KO enroute to his main event chance. However, he faces a mountain of a challenge at the hands of Moise Rimbon who is now six in a row, and who can boast taking Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to decision in Sengoku after beating Peter Graham and Anthony Perosh. This strikers’ set up should be over in a flash.

Choi Yeong-Gwang steps back in the ring for a second go at undefeated amateur Yoon Min-Uk since their first went to a NC. A head kick KO loss broke Choi’s top contender status at Legend FC. Yoon went 3-0 in the TOP FC amateur league before getting his shot on the main card.

Han Seung-Hwa rides a four-fight win streak as he welcomes Lee Yeong-Ho to his first pro fight. Han has also fought internationally and counts Yukio Sakeguchi and Harris Sarmiento as his opponents. He also spoiled Choi Yeong-Gwang’s return to Korean MMA with a 29 second head kick KO. Lee is being highly touted for this fight. Both of his amateur matches have ended with him arm locking his opponent quickly. However, Han’s striking will be a very big deterrent for the shoot.

On the National League prelims, the main fight sees two Korean journeymen finally face off in front of a home crowd. Kang Bum-Chan and Kang Jung-Min have both fought Japanese rankers like Yoshiro Koyama and Naoyuki Kotani respectively. As each man needs to push his win column into a more favorable percentage, there will be no love lost in this one.

TOP FC 3 will be shown live in Korea on IP Sports TV.


August 9, 2014
Jeonju, South Korea

#13 – Middleweight
Kim Eun-Su (5-2) 김은수 (노바MMA) VS Moise Rimbone (20-9-3) 림본(푸켓탑팀)

#12 = Featherweight
Choi Yeong-Gwang 최영광 (노바MMA) VS Yoon Min-Uk 윤민욱(코리안탑팀)

#11 – Featherweight
Lee Chang-Ju 이창주(정심관) VS Cho Seong-Won 조성원(팀매드)

#10 – Middleweight
Kim Jae-Yoon 김재영(노바MMA) VS TBA

#9 – Lightweight
Michael Ahn 마이클 안(코리안탑팀) VS Lee Dong-Yeong 이동영(트라이스톤)

#8 – Lightweight
Han Seung-Hwa 한성화(전주 퍼스트짐) VS Lee Yeong-Ho 이영호(블랙샤크)

#7 – Bantamweight
Kim Ki-Yeong 남기영(옥타곤멀티짐) VS Park Han-Bin 박한빈(트라이스톤)

National League Prelims

#6 – Lightweight
Kang Bum-Chan 강범찬(코리안탑팀) VS Kang Jung-Min 강정민(동천백산)

#5 – Welterweight
Jang Se-Yoon 정세윤(정심관) VS Lim Jae-Yeong 안재영(정진MMA)

#5 – Bantamweight
Jung Han-Kuk 정한국(팀매드) VS Jung Gwang-Seok 정광석(팀 에이스)

#4 – Bantamweight
Jeon Hong-Il 전충일(전주 스플렉스) VS Jo Jeong-Hwan 조정환(정심관)

#3 – Bantamweight
Kim Myeong-Gu 김명구(전주 퍼스트짐) VS Ahn Jeong-Hyun 안정현(팀 울프)

#2 – Welterweight
김인송(블랙샤크) VS 지상원(파라에스트라)

#1 – Featherwight
박경호(파라에스트라) VS 양성준(전주 퍼스트짐)