The opening round matches in the 2018 ROAD FC Openweight Grand Prix are now set.
Four grand prix bouts and a reserve match will take place May 12 from the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China.
Jerome Le Banner takes on Wu Lahan, Chris Barnett meets Alexandru Lungu, Aorigele faces Kim Jae-Hun and champion Mighty Mo battles Gilbert Yvel. The reserve match will see Kong Handong take on Kazuyuki Fuijta.
Might Mo is 12-5 and the openweight champion, as the American will take on Yvel, who sports a 39-16-1-1 record. Le Banner is 3-3-1 and will meet the unbeaten Lahan (5-0).
Barnett, also from America, is 16-6 and takes on the 16-4 Lungu. Aorigele is 6-3-0-1 and gets the winless Jae-Hun (0-3).
Below is more information about ROAD FC from a press release:
The sport of MMA is booming in South Korea, and behind the incredible growth is ROAD FC. As this new era of Mixed Martial Arts begins, ROAD FC is committed to creating more opportunities for fighters in growth, experience, and support. The amateur and semi-pro Central and Into Leagues provide a structured, safe, and competitive atmosphere for beginning fighters. The Young Guns undercard series brings these up and coming fighters into the spotlight as professionals.
ROAD FC events are held in major cities across Korea, Japan, and China featuring the most exciting and well-recognized Korean and international MMA fighters. ROAD FC events are broadcast live and delay in Korea on MBC, in China on CCTV, internationally on KIX, and streamed live internationally on YouTube, in China on Panda.tv and in Southeast Asia on SportsFix.tv. The full archive of ROAD FC events are available on demand in China on Xunlei KanKan, internationally on Epicentre.tv, and scheduled to air on The Fight Network in Canada.
New Wave MMA ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment. As we say in Korea, “Fighting!”