The full fight card has been released for Road FC 62 and there will be four titles on the line. The event is set for the Swiss Grand Hotel in Seoul on December 18th.
The promotion will be crowning a new bantamweight champion. Min Woo Kim, who signed on for the Road to UFC 135lbs tournament but couldn’t make weight, appears to have been stripped of the belt.
Replacing him will be either Ik Hwan Jang (8-3) or Je Hoon Moon (11-13). The former is coming off an unsuccessful title shot at Road FC 56 while the latter has lost his last three and last won a fight in 2017.
Soo Chul Kim, who fights on the Rizin 40 card, also appears to have vacated his featherweight title. Seung Mo Park (3-1) and Hae Jin Park (9-2) will face off for the vacant belt.
Road FC will also be crowning a light heavyweight champion for the first time. Tae In Kim (3-0) faces Brazilian debutant Daniel Gomez for that strap.
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As previously announced Si-Won Park will be defending his lightweight title against Yeo Je-Woo at Road FC 62 is the promotion’s second event this year using its regular branding and ruleset. There are currently four fights confirmed for the card which will be headlined by a lightweight title bout.
Park (7-0) won the title at Road FC 61 in July. The champion is coming off back to back first round stoppage wins and holds a perfect professional record.
Woo (5-1) is on a four fight winning streak that dates all the way back to 2018 when he was beaten by Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj at Road FC 51. He avenged that loss with a win over the Mongolian at Road FC 60 in May.
The card will also feature former lightweight champion A Sol Kwon (21-12). In 2020 he announced he was retiring from MMA in order to become a missionary in Brazil.
He came out of retirement to face Yui Chul Nam in a boxing match earlier this year. But Kwon dropped a decision to the UFC veteran and hasn’t won a fight since 2016 when he was the Road FC lightweight champion.
The 36 year old faced Eduard Folayang on the inaugural ONE Championship card. At Road FC 62 he has been matched with Japanese journeyman Koji Nakamura (13-16-4).
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In the light heavyweight division Kim Tae In (3-0) takes on Daniel Gomes (11-6-1). The Brazilian has been competing in Japan and is coming off back to back wins there.
The other fight on the card is in the middleweight division. Yoon Tae-Young (4-1) will be looking for his fifth straight win when he takes on debutant Lee Young-Chul.
Road FC was founded in 2010. Since then Korean promotion has seen numerous fighters go on to sign with ONE Championship and the UFC including Soo Chul Kim, Kyung Ho Kang and Yui Chul Nam.
In 2020 Road FC also launched a promotion with modified rules call AFC. There have been eight of these events with the most recent taking place last month in Seoul.