ROAD FC – Korea 001 Results: Former UFC vet Riki Fukuda victorious in main event

The ‘ROAD FC – Korea’ series was launched late last year for the sole purpose of serving as a launching point for foreign fighters to get into ROAD FC.

The inaugural installment of the new initiative went down Saturday night, January 18, at the Grand Hilton Convention Centre in Seoul, South Korea.

An online stream was catered to fans worldwide for a price of $9.99 at http://www.ustream.tv/roadfc.

The main event was highlighted by the return of former UFC vet Riki Fukuda (20-7), as he locked horns with Kim Hee Seung (6-2). Fukuda, fighting for the first time since getting his pink slip from the UFC, had a successful start to life outside the octagon as he notched a TKO stoppage victory which came at the 2:09 mark of the second frame.

Fukuda stops Seung via punches in the second stanza.

Fukuda stops Seung via punches in the second stanza.

The first round saw both fighters tussle in the stand-up department and clinch exchanges, but Fukuda outpointed his South Korean counterpart for the duration of the frame. In the second round, the Japanese vet secured Seung’s back, flattening him out in the process. Then with repeated blows to his head, it was only a matter of time before the referee made an intervention.

The co-main event was just as eventful. A Sol Kwon (17-8), though, had a mountain to climb after missing weight the previous day, which resulted in some serious repercussions. Along with a 2-point penalty deduction per round, officials awarded 50% of Kwon’s fight purse to opponent Mostafa Abdollahi (0-1). That effectively meant that Kwon had to garner a stoppage to gain any chance of a victory.

Fortunately for the 29-year-old, lady luck was smiling brightly on his end as a slip from Abdollahi allowed the South Korean to transition into a fight ending Rear-Naked Choke at 3:31 of Round 1.

Kwon snapped his two fight losing skid while Abdollahi, who was making his pro MMA debut, slumped to the first set-back of his career.

Check out the rest of the results below:

MAIN EVENT

  • – Riki Fukuda def. Hee Seung Kim via TKO (Punches) at 2:19 of Round 2

MAIN CARD

  • – A Sol Kwon def. Mostafa Abdollahi via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:31 of Round 1
  • – Yoon Jun Lee def. Won Gi Kim via TKO (Strikes) at 0:57 of Round 1
  • – Doo Jae Jeong def. Yong Jae Lee via TKO (Punches) at 3:12 of Round 1
  • – Sang Il Ahn def. Uh Jin Jeon via TKO (Knees) 1:35 of Round 3

YOUNG GUNS 10 PRELIMS

  • – Min Woo Kim def. Dong Jin Lee via KO (Head Kick) at 2:34 of Round 1
  • – Gwang Soo Park def. Kyu Hwa Kim via Unanimous Decision
  • – Dae Song Park def. Ho Tak Oh via Unanimous Decision
  • – Hyo Rong Kim def. In Hang Jo via KO (Strikes) at 2:15 of Round 1
  • – Kyung Gwan Ryu def. Myung Goo Yeo via Unanimous Decision
  • – Munguntsooj Nandinerdene def. Lee Byeong-Hyeon via KO (Strikes) at 0:24 of Round 1

Pictures credit: ROAD Fighting Championship

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Thinesh John is a Singapore-based MMA writer. You can check out some of his work over on MMASucka.com. Follow him (@ThineshJohnMMA), and be sure keep up with the latest Asian MMA news from FightSportAsia.com on Twitter (@FightSportAsia) and Facebook

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One Comment on “ROAD FC – Korea 001 Results: Former UFC vet Riki Fukuda victorious in main event”

  1. September 20, 2014 at 4:24 am #

    Highly descriptive article, I loved that bit.
    Will there be a part 2?

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