A Sol-Kwon to face Shamil Zavurov at an upcoming Road FC event
Former Road FC lightweight champion Kwon A-Sol has shut down rumors of retirement.
During a press conference held at Art Nouveau Hotel in Southern Seoul, Road FC brass revealed that Kwon (21-11) will return to competition later this year against $1 Million Lightweight Tournament finalist Shamil Zavurov.
The South Korean was last seen in action at Road FC 53 losing his lightweight crown on Jeju Island. After a 30-month absence, he was dismantled by Mansour Barnaoui in the first round with the Frenchman earning $1 million USD and the belt for the rear naked choke win.
Zavurov is also coming off a loss to Barnaoui. In the finals of the lightweight tournament at Road FC 52 he was flat lined by a flying knee after 30 seconds of the third and final round.
Five months later, Zavurov got back to his winning ways by obtaining a decision over Matias Jaurez in the main event of Gorilla Fighting 14 in his native land of Dagestan at welterweight.
These two have some history and the organization seems to be trying to capitalize on the build-up. Kwon has been verbally assaulting Zavurov and his cousin, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, for the past two years during the lightweight tournament.
Kwon was openly rooting for Zavurov to defeat Barnaoui in the finals, just so could face the Dagestani. A date has not been set for the matchup and there is currently only one event scheduled on the Road FC calendar.
Road FC 55 is set for Daegu on September 8th and will be headlined by a featherweight title bout pitting champion Lee Jung-Young against undefeated challenger Park Hae-Jin.