ROAD FC 055 Adds Chris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh
By Press Release
For release on July 31, 2019 – ROAD Fighting Championship will host the next event ROAD FC 055 on 8 September 2019 in Daegu, South Korea. The main event will be Lee Jeong-Young’s first defense of the Featherweight title against challenger Park Hae-Jin.
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.
ROAD FC 055
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
Lee Jeong-Young vs Park Hae-Jin
Chris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh
Nandin-Erdene vs Hong Young-Ki
Jeong Won-Hee vs Emil Abbasov
Women’s -53kg Catchweight Match
Hong Yun-Ha vs Kim Kyo-Lin
Jeong Yun-Jae vs Lee Hyung-Seok
Young Guns 44
Takagi Daisho vs Yun Ho-Young
Yeo Je-Woo vs Shin Ji-Seung
Aleksei Fedoseev vs Shin Jae-Hwan
Jin Ik-Tae vs Oh Il-Hak
Choi Woo-Hyuk vs Shoiatbek Bazarbaev
Lee Jeong-Hyeon vs Hwang Chang-Hwan
Kim Tae-Sung vs Yang Ji-Hwan