Kim Soo-cheol (32-ROAD FC Wonju) made Korean fighters proud. Kim defeated Russia’s Alexey Indenko (34) with a guillotine choke 55 seconds into the first round in the quarterfinals of the ROAD FC 064 -63 kg bantamweight tournament at the Wonju General Gymnasium on Thursday.

Kim will next face Brazil’s Bruno Azevedo, who defeated Park Hyung-geun, in the quarterfinals of the Gupne ROAD FC 065 global tournament in Anyang in August.

Kim Soo-cheol is considered the “strongest fighter in Asia. He has been crowned champion in every organization he has competed 메이저놀이터 in, including Japan Rising Lion featherweight champion, One Championship bantamweight invitational champion, and ROAD FC bantamweight and featherweight champion. In Japan’s RIZIN FC, he is also receiving championship-level treatment after defeating bantamweight Grand Prix winner Hiromasa Ogikubo.

Indenko is the No. 1 ranked bantamweight in the Russian organization MFP. He has won several MFP tournaments. For a bantamweight, he has a physical advantage due to his height (1.80 meters) and long reach. His striking is strong and his ground game is flawless.

Kim Soo-cheol’s performance was more of a worry than an expectation as the Korean was wiped out on the day. Cha Min-hyuk, Han Sang-kwon, Park Hyung-geun, Yoon Tae-young, Park Hae-jin, Ang Ji-yong, and Matterhoon Mun all lost to foreign players in the tournament. Nandin Erden, a Mongolian player who recently took Korean citizenship, was the only Korean player to win.

Road FC champions Park Hae-jin and Problem Hoon also fell, leaving Korean fighters’ pride in the dust. All eyes were on Kim Soo-cheol to be the last one standing.

Kim did not disappoint. He was fierce from the beginning of the first round. He took the fight to the ground early on and quickly got the tap. After taking the fight to the ground, when Indenko tried to get up, Kim jumped up and wrapped his arms around Indenko’s neck, pulling him to his feet with all his might. Indenko was unable to react to the suddenness of Kim’s attack and quickly tapped to the rear-naked choke, drawing one of the loudest cheers of the night.

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