Openweight Match Chris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh

In an openweight smasher, the exciting Chris “Beast Boy” Barnett (18-6, Barnett Taekwondo Academy) returns to ROAD FC in a rematch versus Shim Gun-Oh (5-3-0-1, Kim Dae Hwan MMA). Barnett brings Taekwondo kicking skills into the cage against Shim’s powerful wrestling. Two years ago at ROAD FC 045, Barnett finished Shim with a spinning back kick, but Shim has won two matches back to back and is adamant that he keep that momentum going.

ROAD FC Featherweight Championship

As previously announced, ROAD FC Featherweight Champion Lee Jeong-Young will make his first title defense agains undefeated prospect Park Hae-Jin. These two well-rounded and extremely aggressive young prospects will deliver an incredible ROAD FC performance proving the future of Korean MMA.


A banger of a fan favorite match is set between boxer Nandin-Erdene and Taekwondo master Hong Young-Ki. Both fighters almost never go to decision, so fans can expect a truly action-packed fight. Hong Yun-Ha will welcome teenage sensation Kim Kyo-Lin to her first professional match at 53kgs. The flyweight division will play host to a Korea vs Russia match as Jeong Won-Hee meets Emil Abbasov. The welterweight division continues to heat up with the pairing of Jeong Yun-Jae and Lee Hyung-Seok.

Young Guns 44 opening matches

Japan’s undefeated prospect Takagi Daisho takes on ROAD’s international representative Yun Ho-Young. More Korea versus Russia action sees Choi Woo-Hyuk take on Shoiatbek Bazarbaev. Jin Ik-Tae and Kim Chang-Hee will take the limelight as exciting openweight sluggers.

New Wave MMA ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment. As we say in Korea, “Fighting!”

Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 055

Date: September 8, 2019

City: Daegu, South Korea

Featherweight Championship

Lee Jeong-Young vs Park Hae-Jin

Openweight Match

Chris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh

Lightweight Match

Nandin-Erdene vs Hong Young-Ki

Flyweight Match

Jeong Won-Hee vs Emil Abbasov

Women’s -53kg Catchweight Match

Hong Yun-Ha vs Kim Kyo-Lin

Welterweight Match

Jeong Yun-Jae vs Lee Hyung-Seok

Young Guns 44

Flyweight Match

Takagi Daisho vs Yun Ho-Young

Lightweight Match

Yeo Je-Woo vs Shin Ji-Seung

Bantamweight Match

Aleksei Fedoseev vs Shin Jae-Hwan

Openweight Match

Jin Ik-Tae vs Oh Il-Hak

Lightweight Match

Choi Woo-Hyuk vs Shoiatbek Bazarbaev

Bantamweight Match

Lee Jeong-Hyeon vs Hwang Chang-Hwan

Featherweight Match

Kim Tae-Sung vs Yang Ji-Hwan

About the Author

Jeremy Deschner
Black Belt in American Karate from the Texas Karate Institute. Now training in Brazilian Jiujitsu in Japan. Twitter: @mmajpn1 @jiujitsu_Jedi

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