Lee Jeong-Young faces Park Hae-Jin at Road FC 55
Road FC 55 is set for Daegu on September 8th. The Korean promotion’s calendar had been looking a little empty but an upcoming event was announced on Twitter earlier today:
— ROAD FC (로드FC) (@ROADFC) June 25, 2019
The main event pits newly crowned featherweight champion Lee Jeong-Yeong against undefeated challenger Hae Jin Park. The former will be making the first defence of the title he won at Road FC 50.
For Park (7-0) this will be the first fight in over a year. Lee (6-1) is also coming off a long period of inactivity, he has not fought since November when he stopped Mu Gyeom Choi to win the 145lbs title.
Earlier this month a new middleweight champion was crowned at Road FC 54. Yang Hae-Jun stopped La In-Jae late in the second stanza to become the seventh man to claim the promotion’s 185lbs crown.
At Road FC 53 the previous month Mansour Barnaoui scored a lucrative win over A Sol Kwon. It earned him the lightweight title and a prize of 1 million USD, only the second time a fighter from outside Korea has won one of the promotion’s titles.
In previous years Road FC has put on cards in Japan and China but the 2019 cards have all been local. There have been three ‘Central League’ events since the start of the year but none are currently booked and these developmental shows appear to be on hiatus.