Full fight card revealed for Road FC 56 in Yeosu
Road FC 56 is locked and loaded for an intriguing event on November 9th in the southern city of Yeosu, South Korea with a total of 12 bouts. Two explosive middleweight clashes are among the new additions to the lineup.
Choi Won Jun (4-3) will once again enter his upcoming fight as the underdog against Heat middleweight champion Henrique Shiguemoto (12-3-1). The MMA Story product recently shocked the Korean MMA community and etched his name in the promotion’s history books by knocking out Hwang In Soo in five seconds.
He will try to do the same against Shiguemoto, who is currently riding a seven fight winning streak dating back to 2014. The Japanese powerhouse has finished his last six opponents and will look to earn himself a title shot with a devastating victory over Choi.
Fan favorite Hwang In Soo (4-1) will also be making his return on the same night. The Team MAD prospect made a name for himself by starching his first four adversaries without much resistance but in his last outing had his hype train derailed in just five second by the aforementioned Won Jun.
Hwang will take on Korean MMA journeyman Kim Eun Soo (7-5), who is also in bad need of a win. Kim has only competed twice in the last four years, losing both fights via submission. Expect a stand up battle between these two power strikers that will end up with one of them face down on the canvas.
In addition to the middleweights, a key featherweight fight pitting Kim Se Young (5-3) against Jang Dae Young (5-3). While Kim has been a staple of the division for years and coming off a convincing win over Evgeniy Ryazanov, Jang will be entering the cage at 145lbs for the first time since his professional debut back in 2015.
The previously announced headliner will be a number one contender bout between former lightweight champion Kwon A Sol (21-11) and $1 Million Lightweight Tournament finalist Shamil Zavurov (35-6-1). Both individuals are coming off submission losses to Mansour Barnaoui in their last appearance in the Road FC cage.
Bantamweight champion Kim Min Woo (9-2) will make his first title defense in the co-headliner against Jang Ik-Hwan (8-2). This has been shaping up to be a grudge match with both fighters trading verbal jabs on social media on a constant basis leading up to the event.