Riki Fukuda vs. Son Hye-Seok postponed, Kosuke Umeda vs. Kil Young-Bok promoted to Main Card

Later this month, South Korean giants ROAD FC hold their fifth event (ROAD FC 015) of the year. The card is scheduled to take place at Chiak Stadium in Wonju, South Korea on May 31st.

Officials have today announced Riki Fukuda vs. Son Hye-Seok is to be postponed, after Hye-Seok suffered an undisclosed injury. And with that, Kosuke Umeda vs. Kil Young-Bok now gets main card honors.

Mixed Martial Arts veteran and overall fan favorite, Riki Fukuda (20-7) debuted at the turn of the year with the South Korean promotion, stopping Kim Hee-Seung via TKO, marking his first win since being released by the UFC. But after getting his hand raised for the first time since 2012, Fukuda will now be sidelined until further notice.

His scheduled opponent, Son Hye-Seok (4-5), 27, came into the match-up fresh off the biggest win of his professional career, after defeating MMA legend Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa, ending a three-fight losing streak with the promotion. Now, after suffering an injury with less than two weeks out, both men now play the waiting game as the promotion looks reschedule the match-up for a later date.

Kosuke Umeda (13-13-1) aims to rebound from his promotional debut, after getting stopped by Kwon Bae-Young. Prior to the defeat, Umeda was on a two-fight win streak and has fought a number of notable names on the Asian MMA circuit. With his first fight of the year looming and now bumped to the main card, the 42-year-old looks to get back on track with a win over hometown native Kil Young-Bok.

Kil Young-Bok (5-2) has competed the majority of his career under the ROAD FC banner, and is currently 3-1 with the promotion thus far. Riding a two-fight win streak, Kil Young-Bok seeks to extend winning ways when he takes on the Mixed Martial Arts veteran later this month.

*You can catch all the action May 31st on internet pay-per-view via Ustream.

ROAD FC, 5/31/14
“ROAD FC 015”
Chiak Stadium
Wonju, South Korea

Featherweight Bout
Joachin Hansen vs. Seo Doo-Won II

“Crying Fist” Special Match
Kim Jae-Hoon vs. Park Hyun-Woo

Bantamweight Bout
Kim Soo-Chul vs. Issei Tamura

Middleweight Bout
Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Park Jung-Gyo

Featherweight Bout
Kosuke Umeda vs. Kil Young-Bok

Bantamweight Bout
Kim Ho-Jun vs. Cho Young-Seung

Flyweight Bout
Kwak Jong-Hyun vs. Kim Seok-Yong

Middleweight Bout
Yoon Jae-Woong vs. Kim Dae-Sung

Photo credit: Hyeong Joon Kim
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