Road FC 52 Adds Bantamweight Title Fight Between Kim Min-Woo and Moon Je-Hoon

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ROAD FC 52
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Next month’s ROAD FC 52 has added a bantamweight title fight between Kim Min-Woo and Moon Je-Hoon, two former title challengers.

South Korea’s ROAD FC continues to assemble next month’s ROAD FC 52 event in Seoul. On Monday, the promotion announced via press release that a bantamweight title fight had been added to the card. In that, Kim Min-Woo, a former bantamweight title challenger in the organization, will take on Moon Je-Hoon for the vacant title.

Min-Woo (8-2) actually lost a championship fight to countryman Kim Soo-Chul, when the title was up for grabs back in 2017 at ROAD FC 38. He and Moon Je-Hoon have met twice before, with each taking one fight a piece. That makes their title fight next month a rubber match, with the gold adding to the stakes. Je-Hoon (11-12), competing for over a decade, is a Taekwondo specialist who has lost two straight. He last competed for RIZIN in December, where he lost a unanimous decision against Kai Asakura.

Also added to the ROAD FC 52 card is Jang Ik-Hwan (6-2) vs. Jang Dae-Young (5-2). The bantamweight pairing will see Muay Thai specialist Ik-Hwan looking to bounce back from the first loss of his career, against Heili Alateng. Earlier in his run as a pro, Ik-Hwan suffered his only other defeat against current UFC prospect Kai Kara-France.

The ROAD FC 52 card to date is as follows:

ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Final Match: Shamil Zavurov vs Mansour Barnaoui

Bantamweight Championship: Kim Min-Woo vs Moon Je-Hoon

80kg Catchweight Match: Kim Seung-Yeon vs Ki No-Joo

Lightweight Match: Bruno Miranda vs Hong Young-Ki

Bantamweight Match: Jang Ik-Hwan vs Jang Dae-Young

ROAD FC 52 takes place Saturday, February 23 at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea.

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