ROAD FC Adds Soo Chul Kim, Minowaman & Sato Shoko To ROAD FC Japan

ROAD Fighting Championship will launch its global expansion by holding its first-ever overseas event in Tokyo, Japan on 25 July, 2015. ROAD FC 024 will take place at the 10,000-seat Ariake Coliseum, the 2020 Summer Olympics venue for tennis.

At ROAD FC 024, four stand out fighters from Japan and Korea have been added to the event: Minowaman, Kim Soo-Chul, Kim Min-Woo, and Shoko Sato.

Ikuhisa Minowa, known simply as “Minowaman” to his fans, is one of the most experienced, well-known, and exciting MMA fighters of all time. He has been competing in the cage and ring for almost 20 years! Minowaman has fought some of the greatest fighters of all time such as “Rampage” Jackson, Wanderlei Silva, Kazushi Sakuraba, and “Cro Cop” Filipovic. Minowaman celebrated his historic 100th fight in ROAD FC, and now he will make history again in the first ROAD FC event in Japan!

Kim Soo-Chul is one of Korea’s best fighters ever produced, and one of the best Bantamweights in the world. The former One FC Bantamweight Champion is only 23 years old with a win streak of three fights over top opponents. Kim’s has already defeated Japan’s UFC veterans Tezuka Motonobu and Tamura Issei, so his next match in Japan will be a hot contest!

Kim Min-Woo is a prospect from Korea who will be making his first fight abroad when he fights in ROAD FC 024 in Japan. His record of 5-2 at just 21 years old shows he has a very bright future in front of him. Kim was on a winning streak of 5 fights when he faced the recent Bantamweight Title Challenger Moon Jae-Hoon. He traded kick for kick with the Taekwondo Master, and went to the decision; even though the split decision went to Moon, Kim showed he is ready to challenge the best!

Sato Shoko is one of Japan’s top Bantamweights who is very well-known to Korean fans since he began competing in ROAD FC 002. Sato has fought the toughest in Korea, including Kim Soo-Chul and Moon Jae-Hoon, and he is now on a terrific winning streak of five fights in Pancrase, VTJ, and Shooto. ROAD FC is honored to welcome him back for a very exciting match in his own country of Japan!

As previously announced, the ROAD FC Middleweight Title Match will be contested for by Riki Fukuda and Jeon Uh-Jin.

“The Legendary Trio” of Korea’s famous Mixed Martial Artists will appear on ROAD FC 024 as Choi Hong-Man will compete, as well as Yoon Dong-Sik will take on Takase Daiju and Choi Mu-Bae will face Kawaguchi Yusuke.

Showcasing the very best of MMA sport and entertainment – ROAD Fighting Championship!

Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 024
Date: Saturday 25 July, 2015
Place: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan

ROAD FC Middleweight Title Match
Riki Fukuda vs Jeon Uh-Jin

Choi Hong-Man vs TBA

Choi Mu-Bae vs Kawaguchi Yusuke

Yoon Dong-Sik vs Takase Daiju

Minowaman vs TBA

Kim Soo-Chul vs TBA

Kim Min-Woo vs TBA

Shoko Sato vs TBA

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