ROAD FC has announced that the final International Trials match for the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will be a match between Kim Seung-Yeon and Rafael Fiziev at ROAD FC 39 on 10 June.
Kim the ‘Keyboard Warrior’ (2-1) gained popularity even before the start of his professional MMA career by putting his words into action in Season 4 of the MMA reality show Crying Fist.
Kim comes from a karate background since childhood, winning the Japan Junior Kyokushin Karate competition, and placing 5th in the World Kyokushin Karate Championship.
Kim started in ROAD FC with an equally strong impression by getting back to back KOs over Nandin-Erdene and Jung Doo-Jae, and although he lost to Bruno Miranda, he remains a fan favorite for his thrilling striking.
He was originally set to face Melvin Guillard, but the well-known veteran could not fulfill his contract and the bout was scrapped.
“Ataman” Rafael Fiziev (3-0) who trains out of Phuket Top Team, is a Kyrgyzstan fighter who has amassed a record of 39-7 in Muay Thai and kickboxing – a total of 29 by way of knockout – before his successful transition into MMA.
Since 2015, he has won several commendable Muay Thai titles. He claimed the Super Muay Thai championship, the South Thailand championship, and the Russian Muay Thai championship, as well as earning silver at the IFMA World Combat Games.
Most recently, a video of him went viral when he used a move straight out of The Matrix to dodge a high kick from Sorgraw Petchyindee at the Toyota Marathon in Thailand.
As previously announced for the main event, Ham Seo-Hee will return to her home of Korea to fight for the inaugural ROAD FC Women’s Atomweight Championship against Kurobe Mina. AN openweight match will kick off the main card as wrestler Shim Yoon-Jae faces kickboxer Kim Chang-Hee.
The ROAD FC 39 card will take place on Saturday, 10 June at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul.
Women’s Atomweight Championship
Ham Seo-Hee vs Kurobe Mina
International Trials Lightweight Match
Kim Seung-Yeon vs Rafael Fiziev
Shim Yoon-Jae vs Kim Chang-Hee
Young Guns 34
-80kg Catchweight Match
La In-Jae vs Cha In-Ho