ROAD Fighting Championship announces that ROAD FC 050 will take place on November 3, 2018 for the first time in the city of Daejeon, South Korea at the Daejeon Chungmu Gymnasium. ROAD Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his fourth title defense against top contender Lee Jeong-Yeong.
Choi Mu-Gyeom (8-4, Choi Mu-Gyeom Gym) won the Featherweight title in 2014 following his entry in the ROAD FC Featherweight Tournament. In his final match against stand out Kwon Bae-Yong, he was the underdog, but he surprised everyone with his well-rounded skills and his incredible defense. Choi has now made the most title defenses of any ROAD FC Champion, three: Seo Doo-Won, Marlon Sandro, and Murat Kazgan.
Lee Jeong-Yeong (5-1, Ssen Gym) has become the standout in the featherweight division with a balance of skills in striking and grappling. At ROAD FC 046, he rematched Kim Se-Yong for the Challenger’s right. Lee was able to put Kim on the back foot with hard punches, one of which finally slammed him sprawling on his rear, and the ref had to pull Lee off to stop the bout in the first round. He had avenged his only loss in stunning fashion.
Champion Choi is 28 years old and in the prime of his career. Challenger Lee is just 22, and his future looks very bright. Choi versus Lee will be an incredible performance between two talented and well-rounded fighters, showcasing real Korean MMA!
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 050
Date: November 3, 2018
Venue: Chungmu Gymnasium
City: Daejeon, South Korea
Featherweight Championship Match
Choi Mu-Gyeom vs Lee Jeong-Yeong
About ROAD Fighting Championship
The sport of MMA is booming in Asia; since 2010, ROAD Fighting Championship has been at the forefront of the incredible growth. In this new era of Mixed Martial Arts, ROAD is committed to creating more opportunities for all fighters in growth, experience, and support. The amateur and semi-pro Central and Into Leagues provide a structured, safe, and competitive atmosphere for beginning fighters. The Young Guns undercard series brings these up and coming fighters into the spotlight as professionals.
ROAD FC events are held in major cities across Korea, Japan, and China featuring the most exciting and well-recognized Korean and international MMA fighters. ROAD FC events are broadcast live and delay in Korea, China, and Japan, Southeast Asia on KIX, and streamed live internationally on YouTube, in China on Panda.tv and in Southeast Asia on SportsFix.tv. The full archive of ROAD FC events are available on demand on YouTube and Epicentre.tv, and in China on Xunlei KanKan.