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ROAD FC 036 update: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament

ROAD FC 036 update: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament

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ROADFC 36: Kuntz vs Hong

 

ROAD Fighting Championship announces the next match for Round 1 of the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki. Round 1 will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11, 2017 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.

Leo Kuntz (17-3-1, American Top Team) is the Impact FC and XFC Champion. He rose to prominence with a stellar record of fight-finishing submissions and KOs which landed him on TUF Season 16 and then into the UFC. Most notable for Korean fans will be his back and forth nail-biter with Bang Tae-Hyun in UFC Seoul in which he lost a contentious split decision. Ironically, Kuntz is half Korean and has a background in Taekwondo.

Hong Young-Ki (3-3, Apgujeong Gym) is a National Taekwondo Champion who transitioned late to MMA. His story made him an instant hit when he competed in Korea’s reality MMA TV show “Crying Fist”, which led to his professional career in MMA. Hong recently dropped losses to China’s UFC veteran Zheng Lipeng and Japan UFC TUF veteran Hiroto Uesako, however he was implementing new grappling skills and game plans, so surely he will have grown from the experiences.

Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki promises to be a very technique-driven match, and it is inevitable that fans will get to see Taekwondo in MMA action!


Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 036
Date: Saturday, 11 February, 2017
Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea
Live in Korea on MBC Sports+
Live in China on CCTV
Live in Japan on Abema
Live internationally on Epicentre.tv


Main Card

  • Middleweight Match
    Riki Fukuda vs Kim Nae-Chul
  • International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
    Melvin Guillard vs Kim Seung-Yeon
  • International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
    Sasaki Shinji vs Albert Cheng
  • International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
    Kim Chang-Hyun vs Andy Main
  • International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
    Shamil Zavurov versus Kim Won-Gi
  • International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match
    Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki
  • Flyweight Match
    Nakahara Taiyo vs Moon Jea-Hoon

 

To read more on this Road FC’s 36th event, go to www.RoadFC.com

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