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Road FC 16 Headlined by Flyweight Title Fight Between Nam Jin Jo and Song Min Jong

Posted on by JamesGoyder

Sung Ming JongRoad FC 16 is set for the South Korean city of Gumi on July 26 and will be headlined by a flyweight title fight with Nam Jin Jo and Song Min Jong competing for the inaugural 125-pound belt.

Jo (8-6) has won two straight fights and is coming off a career-defining win over Mikihito Yamagami at Road FC 14 when he dominated the Japanese veteran for three rounds to take a unanimous decision.

Jong (6-6) beat two tough opponents to reach the final of the recent Road FC 135-pound tournament where he was extremely unfortunate to find himself on the wrong end of a surprise split decision defeat to Kil Woo Lee.

He bounced back to beat UFC veteran Issei Tamura by first-round submission at Road FC 13 and, after being highly unlucky not to win the organization’s bantamweight belt, he will be desperate to make amends by claiming the 125-pound title.

Also on the card at the Park Chung-Hee Stadium will be a middleweight match-up that pits UFC veteran Riki Fukuda against Dong Sik Yoon, a decorated Judoka who has fought for both Pride and Dream.

Fukuda (20-7) will be looking for his second straight Road FC win after stopping Hee Seung Kim in the second round earlier this year. Yoon (6-7) has only fought once in the past five years, but the 41-year-old has notable wins over Tarec Saffiedine and Melvin Manhoef.

The third fight to have been announced by the promotion so far sees Carlson Gracie lightweight Bruno Miranda (6-1) return to Road FC to take on Lee Kwang-Hee (6-3-1), who will be competing in Korea for the first time in six years.

The entire card can be purchased for $9.99 from: www.ustream.tv/roadfc.

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