ROAD FC 017
17 Aug 2014 22:00 AEDT
Epicentre.tv is proud to announce our partnership with the number one MMA organization in Asia, ROAD FC. ROAD FC will premiere on Epicentre.tv with ROAD FC 17 which will be headlined with Lightweight Title on the line!
Kume Takasuke and Kwon A-Sol will face each other for the chance at taking home former Champ Nam Yui-Chul’s belt, which he relinquished when he signed to the UFC earlier in the year. Kume already tasted the gold against Nam twice and was denied it by way of grueling battles that were nail-biters and difficult to score. Nam powered through both times in the final minutes. The title contentions snapped Kume’s incredible nine win streak of submission finishes.
Across the cage will be ROAD FC’s answer to Chael Sonnen with heavy hands, Kwon A-Sol. He has his own personalized walk out song, in case there are any doubters of his legacy. Long considered one of the top Korean exports, Kwon took a break for military service, then unceremoniously returned with two losses at ONE FC against Eduard Folayang and ROAD FC against Koji Nakamura. But then he got back on the horse and took out Mostafa Abdollahi and Brazilian black belt Giovanni Diniz both by way of surprising submission.
With Kume adapting Nam’s grinding style in his last outing, and Kwon showing he has a new ground game in his bag of tricks, the next contest for the Lightweight Championship looks to be a fun one.
Also on the card, hot rod Lee Yun-Jun is back in action against Thiago “Machinha” Silva at bantamweight. Lee is one of South Korea’s hottest up and comers who is riding a 4-fight win streak over the likes of current DEEP Bantamweight Champ Takafumi Otsuka and Japanese prospect CORO Terashima. He will face one of the three Brazilians inducted to ROAD FC in their Nation vs Nation campaign,. Silva was absolutely battered in two rounds by Moon Jae-Hoon, but he dove for a takedown and quick submission in the third to seal the deal in his favor. SIlva will face a big puzzle in Lee, and Lee could be severely challenged by Silva’s extraordinary heart and ground skills.
The battle of the beauties ROAD FC has been taunting will also happen at ROAD FC 17 as former round girl Song Ga-Yeon makes her MMA debut at 19-years old against Emi Yamamoto, also a debutant in the pro leagues. Son’gs forte is her kicking skills which have been on display all over Korean television, whereas Yamamoto has a six year base in traditional kendo, plus an amateur record. ROAD FC banks on Song to throw down, but irregardless there will be lots of eye candy for this one.