On Sunday, Jan. 31, South Korea’s ROAD Fighting Championship hosted its 28th event from the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul.

In the night’s main event, UFC veteran Riki Fukuda looked to defend his middleweight title against Jung-Hwan Cha. The 35-year-old Fukuda was released from the UFC following a 2-3 run with the promotion, but the Japanese fighter had rebounded by going 4-0 with one no-contest in his five appearances under the ROAD banner. All four of his recent wins had come via strikes. Cha, meanwhile, is a well-traveled veteran that was 3-0-2 over his last five outings. He bested Alexandre Barros at ROAD FC 019 in November by unanimous decision.

The main card kicked off at 5 a.m. ET.

Jung-Hwan Cha def. Riki Fukuda by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:37- for middleweight title
Jea-Hoon Moon def. Yuta Nezu by split decision
Alatengheili def. Min-Seok Kwon by split decision
Jeong-Eun Park def. Liu Xianoi by submission (arm triangle choke). Round 2, 2:24
Hyung-Su Kim def. Byeong-Oak Cho by unanimous decision

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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