The Road FC 53 card has received a last minute reshuffle. Out goes Jerome Le Banner who has suffered a back injury and in comes Heo Jae-Hyeok who has accepted a fight with Aorigele at very late notice.
Jae-Hyeok (1-1) is coming off a loss at Road FC 50. He tips the scale at nearly 300lbs but will still be lighter than Chinese giant Aorigele (7-2) who is one of the biggest fighters in Asian MMA.
As previously announced Road FC 53 will be headlined by a high stakes, lightweight title fight between champion Kwon A-Sol and Mansour Barnaoui. The former earned his shot at the prize by winning a 16 man tournament.
The card will also feature a lightweight rematch between Shin Dong-Guk and Hayashi Tamotsu
Road FC 53 is set for the Hanla Gymnasium in Jeju Island on May 18th.
Road FC 53, Jeju Island, May 18
Kwon A-Sol (c) vs Mansour Barnaoui ($1M Lightweight Tournament Finals)
Jerome Le Banner vs Heo Jae-Hyeok (Openweight)
Shin Dong-Guk vs Hayashi Tamotsu (Lightweight)
Lim Dong-Hwan vs Kim Tae-In (Catchweight)
Shin Ji-Seung vs Ji Young-Min (Catchweight)
Tae In Kim vs. Hyung Geun Park (Light Heavyweight)
Ji Ho Yang vs. Ji Ho Yang (Bantamweight)
Seok Han Park vs. Kenta Kubo (Bantamweight)
Gi Won Ko vs. Chang Hwan Hwang (Flyweight)
Tae Young Yoon vs. Byung Ha Lim (Welterweight)
Hee Jo Yang vs. Rowan Pilger (Bantamweight)
Ji Seung Shin vs. Young Min Ji (Catchweight)