August 17, 2018 – ROAD Fighting Championship 049 will take place on August 18, 2018 in Paradise: the Vista Walkerhill resort complex n Seoul, South Korea. The weigh ins were held today. The main event, a Middleweight Match between former Champion Lee Eun-Su and challenger Mizuno Tatsuya, is confirmed to go.
All six matches on this bespoke card will take place.
Former ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Lee Eun-Su finally makes his return to the cage after a two year hiatus due to injury. He is known for his aggressive striking. He’ll face Mizuno Tatsuya, the current DEEP Middleweight Champion. He is known for his judo, tenacity, and heart. Lee Eun-Su versus Mizuno Tatsuya will be a thrilling champion versus champion, style versus style match.
Tatsuya Mizuno stated:
“I’m the DEEP middleweight champion and I prepared a lot for today. Tomorrow I will show you a good game with pride as the DEEP middleweight champion.
Lee Eun-Soo stated:
“I am back after two years, and I am very honored to be able to fight the Japanese DEEP Champion. I will work hard tomorrow.”
“Busan Heavy Tank” Choi Mu-Bae returns to face China’s up and comer Ma Anding in an openweight slugfest.
Ma Anding stated:
“I am honored to participate in ROAD FC. I’ll show you what I can do in the cage tomorrow.”
Choi Mu-Bae stated:
“It has been 15 years since I started fighting. There have been many changes, and MMA has improved a lot. I worked hard for one year to show you a new look this time. I hope that the results will show up well in this match. I am older but I am going to continue. Who says this is the end?!”
Fujita Kazuyuki versus Justin Morton will be another openweight bout that features wizened legend versus surging local champ.
Justin Morton stated:
“When I was 11 years old, I watched Kazuyuki Fujita, and now I am going to fight with him. I am honored to come to ROAD FC. I’m not here to be nice. I will KO Fujita tomorrow by any means necessary.”
“I will just keep challenging by utilizing my past fighting experience. I will show you a good game tomorrow.”j
Shi Ming versus Harada Shiho is a match in the growing women’s strawweight division.
Harada Shiho stated:
“My opponent is a like a little sister who is six years younger than me. I got help from many people and I did my best to prepare for the match. So I will show you a good game.”
Shi Ming stated:
“I am young, but I have good technique. I will show you tomorrow. Please stay tuned.”
Evgeniy Ryazanov versus Park Hae-Jin is a bantamweight match between two very different backgrounds and styles.
Park Hae-Jin stated:
“I have never had a submission win in my career, but I think I have a good chance this time. I will finish my opponent and change his nickname from ‘BAD BOY’ to ‘BED BOY’.”
Evgeniy Ryazanov stated:
“I feel really good now, I prepared a lot because this is my second match in ROAD. I will show you a winning performance.”
Zhenyue Huang versus Thirayut Khaorat is a lightweight bout between two very exciting young strikers.
Thirayut Khaorat stated:
“I will have fun tomorrow.”
Zhenyue Huang stated:
“I am honored to participate in ROAD FC. Tomorrow I will show my opponent what Chinese kungfu is like.”
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 049
Date: August 18, 2018
Venue: Vista Walkerhill
City: Seoul, South Korea
International Broadcast: 19:00 KST Youtube/roadfc
Official Weigh-In Results
6th -84kg MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
LEE EUN-SU VS MIZUNO TATSUYA
LEE EUN-SU : 84.5kg (PASS)
MIZUNO TATSUYA : 84kg (PASS)
5th OPENWEIGHT BOUT
CHOI MU-BAE VS MA ANDING
CHOI MU-BAE : 110.4kg
MA ANDING : 113.5kg
4th OPENWEIGHT BOUT
FUJITA KAZUYUKI VS JUSTIN MORTON
FUJITA KAZUYUKI : 116.3kg
JUSTIN MORTON : 103.3kg
3rd -52kg STRAWWEIGHT BOUT
SHI MING VS HARADA SHIHO
SHI MING : 52.2kg (PASS)
HARADA SHIHO : 52.1kg (PASS)
2nd -65.5kg FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT
EVGENIY RYAZANOV VS PARK HAE-JIN
EVGENIY RYAZANOV : 65.8kg (PASS)
PARK HAE-JIN : 65.9kg (PASS)
1st -70kg LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
HUANG ZHENYUE VS THIRAYUT KHAORAT
HUANG ZHENYUE : 70.5kg (PASS)
THIRAYUT KHAORAT : 70.5kg (PASS)