ROAD FC has announced a pair of bouts for its upcoming ROAD FC 52 card, taking place in Seoul, South Korea next month.
A handful of fights for the upcoming ROAD FC 52 were announced by the South Korean promotion on Monday. In a press release, the promotion unveiled that a pair of reality TV stars would join the card, which will be topped by the previously announced Million Dollar lightweight tournament finals. The event takes place February 23 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.
In the main event, tournament finalists Shamil Zavurov (35-5-1) and Mansoul Barnaoui (17-4) face off with a title shot against lightweight champion Kwon A-Sol awaiting the winner. Zavurov, who holds the Octagon FS lightweight championship, will have the edge in experience. That said, Barnaoui has found plenty of success in his career, and is a former M-1 and BAMMA champ.
All four of Barnaoui’s fights during the tournament ended via submission.
The battle of reality TV stars announced Monday by ROAD FC sees “Crying Fist” winner Kim Seung-Yeon (3-2) face off against “Fearless Guys” runner up Ki No-Joo (2-1). Crying Fist, which launched in 2011 on Korean TV channel XTM, plays out as a TUF style competition, with competitors training under a coach and celebrity mentor.
A similar concept, Fearless Guys offered a spot on the ROAD FC roster to winners.
Also added to the card, a lightweight scrap between Bruno Miranda and Hong Young-Ki.
ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Final Match
Shamil Zavurov vs Mansour Barnaoui
80kg Catchweight Match
Kim Seung-Yeon vs Ki No-Joo
Bruno Miranda vs Hong Young-Ki