Adult cartilages have limitations in tissue repair because they do not have blood vessels and nerves. Damaged cartilage associated with diseases and injuries increases in pain as time passes. Tissue engineered cartilages are made as an alternative cure. However, the cost using tissue engineering is expensive and the knowledge of material safety is lack. Based on this, recently, several researchers have attempted to make engineered cartilages using cells only instead of biomaterials. Even though various studies have attempted to make matured cartilages using the scaffold-free system with growth factors and bioreactors, we intended to make engineered cartilages using cells and their own ECM on the scaffold-free system without any other stimuli. Primary fetal cartilage derived progenitor cells (FCPC) were isolated, proliferated, and differentiated on the scaffold-free system. And then scaffold-free engineered constructs were fabricated. These scaffold-free engineered constructs were cultured in vitro for 1, 2, and 3 weeks. Their histological, biochemical, and mechanical evaluations have been carried out. With culture time, volume, GAG and collagen contents of scaffold-free engineered constructs were increased, while their DNA amounts were rarely changed. The mechanical strength showed the highest point on week 3. In addition, their adhesive properties were observed. When they were transplanted to ex vivo model, defects were repaired and integrated with neighbor host tissues very well in all groups without any difference no matter their in vitro culture period. Also, the scaffold-free constructs used FCPC and cultured for two weeks in vitro that had similar ECM components with natural cartilage and the adhesive ability. Therefore, they were effective for repairing cartilage defect when they were transplanted to in vivo model. Generally, most efforts for tissue engineered cartilages have been focused on maturation of tissues. However, this study attempted to identify paste-type engineered cartilages had adhesive ability and show repairs of cartilage defects using them.