ROAD FC has added a bantamweight match-up between ROAD FC stalwart Moon Jea-Hoon and Shooto Pacific Rim champion Nezu Yuta for the co-main event of ROAD FC 28.
Moon Jea-Hoon has been one of the most active and respected fighters in ROAD FC. His back and forth wars have seen him give up the Bantamweight Tournament Finals to former Champ Lee Kil-Woo, then earn a fantastic come from behind KO over Marcos Vinicius.
Moon received his first title shot at ROAD FC 023 in the summer of 2015 against current title holder Lee Yun-Jun. Moon threw his Taekwondo kicks in force, and while he didn’t end up with the strap transferred to his waist, he made the champ’s first defense a brutal one.
Nezu Yuta is the Shooto Pacific Rim Champion at Featherweight and on a nine-fight win streak. That includes his first appearance with ROAD FC where he head kick KOed Park Hyun-Geun in just 21 seconds, plus notable wins over Wicky Nishiura and Motonobu Tezuka. Nezu’s Muay Thai is a force to be reckoned with. Having come up through the ranks of the respectable Shooto since 2007, Nezu has a depth of experience that presents a threat to the entire ROAD FC Bantamweight division.
As previously announced, the main event for ROAD FC 28 will see middleweight champion Riki Fukuda (23-7-0-1) make his first title defense against Korea’s number one-ranked welterweight, Cha Jung-Hwan (11-6-3).
The event will take place on Sunday, 31 January at Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea.