In the second of two Korean-Japanese fighter matchups on the Road FC tournament stage, South Korea suffered a stunning defeat.
Park Hae-jin (31) lost a three-round unanimous decision to Devana Shutaro (38-Japan) in the quarterfinals of the Gupne Road FC 064 lightweight tournament at Wonju General Gymnasium in Gangwon Province on Thursday afternoon.
In the first round, Park took control of the center of the cage. When her opponent threw a punch, she stood her ground. Devana, who is skilled in jiu-jitsu, quickly switched to the ground and overwhelmed Park. Devana wrapped his left hand around Park’s neck and continued to pound away with his right hand. By the end of the first round, Park was unable to break the grip.
Park tried to strike again in the second round, but Devana took the fight to the ground with ease. Once again in top position, Devana took advantage of the situation. Park didn’t give up and reversed the position. Finally in full mount, Park landed some ground and pound, but the round ended.
Devana continued to dominate Park 메이저사이트 on the ground in the third round. Near the end of the round, Park attempted a choke, but Devana was able to hold on and take the decision.
In the next bantamweight quarterfinal tournament, Korea’s Problem Hoon (39) lost a unanimous decision to Akira Haraguchi (28-Japan).
In the first round, the Taekwondo fighter used his fancy kicks to take on Haraguchi. However, Haraguchi caught a right kick and the fight went to the ground. Haraguchi, a former wrestler, tied him up on the ground.
In the second round, Mun caught another kick. Haraguchi immediately went for a rear naked choke. It worked, but Mun held on for dear life. They stood briefly, but Haraguchi regained the ground game and dominated the round.
Final round. A kick catch prevented Mulhun from stepping forward. Haraguchi tried to clinch as Munghoon hesitated. The ground and pound resumed. In the end, Problem Hoon suffered his second Korean-Japanese loss of the tournament with a third round unanimous decision.