ROAD FC 014 has four new additions, including Soo Chul Kim vs. Motonobu Tezuka

Four new contests are now official for ROAD FC 014.

The event is set to take place on February 9 at the Seoul Olympic Hall in Seoul, South Korea, with the main card streaming LIVE online at for a price of USD $9.99.

The slated bouts to the line-up include Kume Takasuke (15-3-4) vs. Eduardo Simoes (7-2-1, 1 NC) at 155-lbs, Jo Nam-Jin (7-6) vs. Yamagami Mikihito (10-2) at Flyweight, a Light Heavyweight tilt pitting Kim Nae-Chul (2-3) against Noji Ryuta (18-7) and Soo Chul Kim (7-5) vs. Tezuka Motonobu (20-7-4) at 135-lbs.

Officials relayed the updates to Fight Sport Asia.

Headlining the ROAD FC 014 bill is the conclusion of the promotion’s inaugural Featherweight tournament, between Bae Yong Kwon and Choi Mu Gyeom.

Takasuke boasted an incredible nine-fight winning streak prior to back-to-back defeats in his championship title encounters with recent UFC signee, Nam Yui Chul. The 28-year-old’s pair of tilts with Chul has remained, to date, as two of the best tussles in ROAD FC history. He is undoubtedly one of Japan’s top prospects, and fans could possibly see him in the UFC in the near future.

Simoes, a member of Brazilian Top Team, is a submission specialist with over ten years of experience as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. A former competitor in Vale Tudo and Brazilian MMA promotions, Simoes is known for his relentless guard pass and heel hook finishes. He’s set to make his promotional ROAD FC debut in what promises to be an incredibly fast, technical and exciting match that will surely showcase some high level grappling from both fighters.

조남진vs야먀가미 미키히토Mikihito is the reigning Shooto Flyweight champ who went 2-0 in 2013 with wins over Mamoru Yamaguchi and Narongchai Dragontail. A rangy southpaw on a seven fight winning run, he is primarily known for his kickboxing traits having stood and traded with the best.

Jin’s record may suggest he isn’t a high caliber fighter, but the quality of opponents he has faced to date implies otherwise. With match-ups against Ruel Catalan, Taiyo Nakahara, Kentaro Watanabe, Shinichi Kojima, Kevin Belingon and Dae Hwan Kim among others, Jin has established himself as one of South Korea’s most prolific fighters on the international stage. A former Legend FC and Shooto vet, the 22-year-old has never been finished as well despite having six losses on his resume. He trains with the likes of Kyung Ho Kang and UFC vet Dong Hyun Kim at Team M.A.D..

After two victories under the ROAD FC banner, Chul returns to the South Korean outfit on the heels of consecutive setbacks. A Team Posse native, Chul transitioned to MMA three years ago following stints in IKF and K-1, and has gone the distance on all but one of his MMA fights, including his most recent bout against the top ranked Japanese 205-lbs fighter, Inoue Shunsuke.

Noji, meanwhile, experienced mixed results in the early on-goings of his career, but has since leveraged on an 8-1 run. After a TKO victory in his ROAD FC debut, the 35-year-old garnered his third stoppage on the trot by finishing Won Chang Choi in his most recent outing. Noji was a former contender for DEEP’s Light Heavyweight crown too. This rare 205-lbs bout will showcase two of the toughest and fiercest strikers in the division who are guaranteed to throw fight-ending strikes.

Kim, 22, lost his ONE FC Bantamweight championship title to Bibiano Fernandes in October last year. The South Korean starlet gained many fans during his tenure with ONE FC, by earning impressive victories over the likes of Leandro Issa and Kevin Belingon. But his toughest test comes in due course when he locks horns with former UFC vet and promotional debutant, Motonubu Tezuka.

Back-to-back defeats against Alex Caceres and Vaughn Lee contributed to Tezuka’s release from the UFC. The 26-year-old talented grappler rebounded with a victory over Taichi Nakajima at PANCRASE 247, before falling short to Yuta Nezu at a Vale Tudo Japan event last year.

With that, the latest ROAD FC 014 fight card now includes:

  • Bae Yong Kwon vs. Choi Mu Gyeom (ROAD FC Featherweight Tournament Final match-up)
  • Kume Takasuke vs. Eduardo Simoes
  • Jo Nam-Jin vs. Yamagami Mikihito
  • Kim Nae-Chul vs. Noji Ryuta
  • Soo Chul Kim vs. Motonobu Tezuka

Pictures credit: ROAD Fighting Championship


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  1. ROAD FC 014 line-up set with eleven fights | FSA - FightSport Asia - February 5, 2014

    […] Previously announced match-ups for the main card included Kume Takasuke (15-3-4) vs. Eduardo Simoes (7-2-1, 1 NC) at 155-lbs, Jo Nam-Jin (7-6) vs. Yamagami Mikihito (10-2) at Flyweight, a Light Heavyweight tilt pitting Kim Nae-Chul (2-3) against Noji Ryuta (18-7) and Soo Chul Kim (7-5) vs. Motonobu Tezuka (20-7-4) at 135-lbs. […]

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