ROAD FC 045 XX: Ramona Pascual vs Jin Seo-Woo

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 045 XX ANNOUNCEMENT“FEARLESS GUYS” CONTESTANTS MATCH SET: RAMONA PASCUAL VS JIN SEO-WOO ROAD Fighting Championship announces another women's match for Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017. Korean top broadcaster MBC's MMA reality show contestants Ramona Pascual and Jin Seo-Woo will face off. MBC's “Fearless Guys” In 2017, ROAD FC signed a new broadcast agreement with South Korea's most prominent network, MBC. MBC then launched a new weekly reality television show called “Fearless Guys” on November 11th. Prospects who want to become MMA fighters in ROAD FC were selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in trials, game, and tests on the show. Many Korean celebrities and ROAD FC fighters are featured in the cast, including supermodel Han Hye-Jin, comedians Jeong Jun-Ha and Yoon Hyung-Bin, “Super Junior” K-Pop idol Leeteuk, ROAD FC Founder Jung Mun-Hong, ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol, “Kung Fu Panda” Aorigele, and Kwon Min-Seok who recently succeeded Kwon A-Sol in the second season of the reality show “Society Game”.   Ramona Pascual vs Jin Seo-Woo “Fearless Guys” is still ongoing, however, the competition has indeed been tough. Two women made it into the show, Hong Kong's Ramona Pascual and South Korea's Jin Seo-Woo. While they are both now eliminated from the finals, Jin was able to make it to the top 3. Ramona Pascual (2-2, independent) has a base in kickboxing, then she took up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to transition to MMA. After going 2-2, she dedicated herself to full-time MMA training in Korea, and the timing was perfect – she happened to audition and be selected for “Fearless Guys”. On the show, Pascual showed off her strength and brutality, especially in a sparring session against ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Kim Soo-Chul. Jin Seo-Woo (debut, Ssabi MMA) has a record of 4-1 in kickboxing before deciding to make the transition to MMA. In “Fearless Guys”, she excelled, showing off striking technique and power that were above others in her weight class. Jin already exhibits a very well-rounded game developed at Ssabi and her professional debut is expected to be impressive. Pascual and Jin have rapidly gained fame in South Korea through being on “Fearless Guys”, but now is their time to do what they truly want: deliver a stunning performance in professional MMA. Xiaomi ROAD FC 45 XX World top ranked Ham Seo-Hee will make her first ROAD FC Atomweight title defense against world top challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Ham made history by winning the first ROAD FC Women's Atomweight title by finishing DEEP champion Mina Kurobe in a thrilling battle. Jinh Yu Frey is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world's first all-female MMA promotion. ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world's most important match in the division today! Yoshiko versus Kim Young-Ji will show a very powerful young wrestler versus an hungry new judoka with striking skills in what should be a fast and brutal fight. Plus, Lee Ye-Ji will make her final bout as a “High School Fighter” against Japanese Araki Miki in what will be another exciting showdown to strengthen the women's atomweight division in Asia. And, Destanie Yarbrough versus Begimzhan Kasymova features two tremendously powerful and aggressive strikers who are going to showcase the excitement that the future of the women's openweight division holds. In this tough atomweight division, fans can expect to see Lim Seo-Hee putting in her best effort against Japan's Araki Miki in her ROAD FC debut. Young Guns 38 In the Young Guns 38 preliminary card main match, two former contestants in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament are set to meet: Nandin-Erdene versus Rafael Fiziev. It's a pairing of two brilliant strikers who know how to entertain – and finish fights in devastating fashion. Also former Tournament contestants Baoyincang and Ki Won-Bin meet with the aim to put in their toughest efforts and show off the skills they are known for. In an exciting Openweight Match, the always entertaining Chris Barnett makes his awaited return against standout wrestler and young prospect Shim Gun-Oh. In a Middleweight Match fan favorite “Special Force” Park Jung-Kyo will welcome hot prospect Hwang In-Su (2-0, Changwon KPW) to the deep end of the division. Opening up Young Guns 38 will be Kim Yong-Geun versus Kim Yi-Sack in a technical and fast-paced thriller.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 045Saturday, December 23, 2017Grand Hilton Convention CenterSeoul, South KoreaFor broadcast and times: http://roadfc.com/main/live/live.php​ Women's Atomweight ChampionshipHam Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey Women's Openweight MatchYoshiko vs Kim Young-Ji Women's Atomweight MatchLim So-Hee vs Araki Miki Women's Openweight MatchDestanie Yarbrough vs Begimzhan Kasymova Women's Bantamweight MatchRamona Pascual vs Jin Seo-Woo Young Guns 38 Lightweight MatchNandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev -72kg Catchweight MatchBaoyincang vs Ki Won-Bin Openweight MatchChris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh Middleweight MatchPark Jung-Kyo vs Hwang In-Su Bantamweight MatchKim Yong-Geun vs Kim Yi-Sack

ROAD FC 045 XX: Lim So-Hee replaces injured Lee Ye-Ji

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 045 XX ANNOUNCEMENTLIM SO-HEE STEPS IN FOR INJURED LEE YE-JI ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Lim So-Hee will replace the injured Lee Ye-Ji versus Araki Miki at Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017.   Originally, Lee Ye-Ji was set to make her final match under the moniker “High School Fighter” against Araki Miki (Pan Hui), but an ankle injury in training has sidelined her participation. ROAD FC wishes Lee a quick and full recovery. Stepping in for Lee will be “Wushu Princess” Lim So-Hee (1-1, Team Force) who is equally at home with sword or fist. At just 20 years old, she already has a sanda record of 14-5 with several national titles under her belt. Having had a trial by fire against China's standout Yan Xiaonan in her debut, Lim picked up her first win over Hana Date earlier in 2017. In this tough atomweight division, fans can expect to see Lim putting in her best effort while Araki will want to impress in her ROAD FC debut. Xiaomi ROAD FC 45 XX World top ranked Ham Seo-Hee will make her first ROAD FC Atomweight title defense against world top challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Ham made history by winning the first ROAD FC Women's Atomweight title by finishing DEEP champion Mina Kurobe in a thrilling battle. Jinh Yu Frey is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world's first all-female MMA promotion. ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world's most important match in the division today! Yoshiko versus Kim Young-Ji will show a very powerful young wrestler versus an hungry new judoka with striking skills in what should be a fast and brutal fight. Plus, Lee Ye-Ji will make her final bout as a “High School Fighter” against Japanese Araki Miki in what will be another exciting showdown to strengthen the women's atomweight division in Asia. And, Destanie Yarbrough versus Begimzhan Kasymova features two tremendously powerful and aggressive strikers who are going to showcase the excitement that the future of the women's openweight division holds. Young Guns 38 In the Young Guns 38 preliminary card main match, two former contestants in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament are set to meet: Nandin-Erdene versus Rafael Fiziev. It's a pairing of two brilliant strikers who know how to entertain – and finish fights in devastating fashion. Also former Tournament contestants Baoyincang and Ki Won-Bin meet with the aim to put in their toughest efforts and show off the skills they are known for. In an exciting Openweight Match, the always entertaining Chris Barnett makes his awaited return against standout wrestler and young prospect Shim Gun-Oh. In a Middleweight Match fan favorite “Special Force” Park Jung-Kyo will welcome hot prospect Hwang In-Su (2-0, Changwon KPW) to the deep end of the division. Opening up Young Guns 38 will be Kim Yong-Geun versus Kim Yi-Sack in a technical and fast-paced thriller.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 045Saturday, December 23, 2017Grand Hilton Convention CenterSeoul, South Korea Women's Atomweight ChampionshipHam Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey Women's Openweight MatchYoshiko vs Kim Young-Ji Women's Atomweight MatchLim So-Hee vs Araki Miki Women's Openweight MatchDestanie Yarbrough vs Begimzhan Kasymova Young Guns 38 Lightweight MatchNandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev -72kg Catchweight MatchBaoyincang vs Ki Won-Bin Openweight MatchChris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh Middleweight MatchPark Jung-Kyo vs Hwang In-Su Bantamweight MatchKim Yong-Geun vs Kim Yi-Sack 

New CEO Kim Dae-Hwan

 ROAD FC ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW CEO KIM DAE-HWAN ROAD Fighting Championship announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Kim Dae-Hwan.   Following yesterday's announcement by ROAD FC Founder and President Jung Mun-Hong that he was tendering his resignation as CEO, ROAD FC announces the appointment of new a CEO, Mr Kim Dae-Hwan.ROAD FC was founded in 2010 by Mr Jung Mun-Hong, who built, funded and directed the rebirth of MMA in Korea following the traumatic effect that the shocking demise of Pride FC had on Asia. Mr Jung's vision led ROAD FC to become the best mixed martial arts promotion that South Korea has ever enjoyed. In July of 2015, ROAD FC started its global expansion with shows in Japan and China, obtained major brand sponsors, and negotiated ground-breaking nationwide tertiary broadcasts in 16 countries worldwide, including China's massive state channel CCTV. Currently, ROAD FC is the first Korean sports brand to achieve global recognition. Succeeding Mr Jung as ROAD FC CEO is Mr Kim Dae-Hwan. Mr Kim has been a well-known broadcasting commentator for combat sports on many top channels for the past 13 years. He has worked hard to develop MMA in South Korea by supporting athletes domestically and abroad, opening gyms, coaching and competing. His professional record stands at 8-1 in the welter- and middleweight divisions, with six knockouts in a row. Mr Kim's most recent bout in October 2017 was a highlight reel-worthy KO win to claim the Wardog Middleweight title in Japan. CEO Kim stated, “The former CEO Jung Mun-Hong started ROAD FC as an eager young man, and now it is the best Asian MMA organization. In the history of combat sports in South Korea, a brand like ROAD FC has never existed. There are about 1,000 ROAD FC affiliate gyms operating in South Korea alone. It is an honor to be inaugurated as the CEO of such an organization. Watching ROAD FC's development from the outside, I have seen how it has developed, and I have many thoughts about what the fans want, and where ROAD FC can progress. I will do my best to make sure that ROAD FC continues as the top organization in Asia, and further the global initiative.” Founder Jung Mun-Hong stated, “When I started ROAD, my wish was to make a stage where my students and juniors could fight forever. I wanted to create a self-sustaining promotion, not a promotion that could fall under the influence of the external environment. Now, ROAD has become a global institution that will never collapse and will continue to evolve further. I am certain that Kim Dae-Hwan will steer Asia's number one MMA league in the direction of even further growth.” The inauguration ceremony of CEO Kim will be held on December 23 at the Year End Festival following ROAD FC 045 XX at the Grand Hilton Seoul, South Korea. 

CEO Jung Mun-Hong announces his resignation

 On November 29, 2017, ROAD FC Founder and CEO Jung Mun-Hong suddenly announced his resignation on his Instagram and Facebook accounts. An official statement is forthcoming.   Below is the English translation of Mr. Jung's personal message.    I leave ROAD FC today. In my life, when my spirit and body were the clearest and healthiest, I devoted all my youth to ROAD, so I have no regrets and no worries. When I started ROAD, my wish was to make a stage where my students and juniors could fight forever. I wanted to create a self-sustaining promotion, not a promotion that could fall under the influence of the external environment. In the past, when mixed martial arts returned to the dark ages, there was no place for my brothers and sisters to go. But now, ROAD has become a global institution that will never collapse and will continue to evolve further. Lastly, I would like to ask you juniors: Please protect those who are weaker than yourself. Please challenge those who are stronger than yourself. Please keep the values and honor of martial arts. Thank you. Jung Mun-Hong    

Young Guns 38 now open

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 045 XX ANNOUNCEMENTYOUNG GUNS 38 NOW OPEN ROAD Fighting Championship opens all matches on the Young Guns 38 preliminary card for Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017.   Baoyincang vs Ki Won-Bin In a -72kg Catchweight Match is the return of former $1 Million Lightweight Tournament contestants Baoyincang (11-4, Xindu Martial Arts Club) and Ki Won-Bin (5-5, Team Posse). Baoyincang's sanda base and durability has made him one of the biggest threats from China, with a very thrilling display of kicks. Ki has worked his way up from the ROAD FC amateur leagues through Young Guns to the Tournament, and has cemented his place as an exciting striker, do or die. With both fighters coming off losses, this will be a chance for Baoyincang and Ki Won-Bin to put in their toughest efforts and show off the skills they are known for. Chris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh In an exciting Openweight Match, the always entertaining Chris Barnett (15-6, Barnett Taekwondo Academy) makes his awaited return against standout wrestler and young prospect Shim Gun-Oh (3-2, Kim Dae-Hwan MMA). Barnett has impressed the fans with his stunning strength and versatility in the cage as well as his demeanor outside of it, though he's experienced two difficult results against Myung Hyun-Man in ROAD FC. Shim was signed directly from the reality show “Crying Fist” as a standout young wrestler who had natural striking skill, and after hitting a rough patch, turned his training and focus around, ready to make his mark. Openweight fighters are always exciting, however Chris Barnett versus Shim Gun-Oh has the added elements of emotion and fan appeal to make this match even more engrossing. Park Jung-Kyo vs Hwang In-Su In a Middleweight Match fan favorite “Special Force” Park Jung-Kyo (7-8, Black Bear Camp) will welcome hot prospect Hwang In-Su (2-0, Changwon KPW) to the deep end of the division. Park has fists of concrete, with a head and heart to match, whose every bout has gotten the fans on their feet. Hwang has announced himself as a new force with two knock outs ins a row by utilizing his reach, speed, and timing. In a match of experienced power versus youthful aggression, Park Jung-Kyo will bring the fight and Hwang In-Su will have his chance to prove himself with a big step up in competition. Kim Yong-Geun vs Kim Yi-Sack Opening up Young Guns 38 will be Kim Yong-Geun (2-2, Team Finish) versus Kim Yi-Sack (1-0, Team Strong Wolf) at Bantamweight. Yong-Geun is a strong wrestler who has put in commendable performances with his grappling skills and good striking. Yi-Sack is a national Sambo champion hailing from the same team as standout female fighter Park Jung-Eun, who has gone 7-3 as an amateur in the ROAD FC Central League. Well-rounded prospects Kim Yong-Geun and Kim Yi-Sack are expected to produce a technical and fast-paced opening thriller.  Xiaomi ROAD FC 45 XX Previously announced as the main event, world top ranked Ham Seo-Hee will make her first ROAD FC Atomweight title defense against world top challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Ham made history by winning the first ROAD FC Women's Atomweight title by finishing DEEP champion Mina Kurobe in a thrilling battle. Jinh Yu Frey is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world's first all-female MMA promotion. ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world's most important match in the division today! Yoshiko versus Kim Young-Ji will show a very powerful young wrestler versus an hungry new judoka with striking skills in what should be a fast and brutal fight. Plus, Lee Ye-Ji will make her final bout as a “High School Fighter” against Japanese Araki Miki in what will be another exciting showdown to strengthen the women's atomweight division in Asia. And, Destanie Yarbrough versus Begimzhan Kasymova features two tremendously powerful and aggressive strikers who are going to showcase the excitement that the future of the women's openweight division holds. In the Young Guns 38 preliminary card main match, two former contestants in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament are set to meet: Nandin-Erdene versus Rafael Fiziev. It's a pairing of two brilliant strikers who know how to entertain – and finish fights in devastating fashion.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 045Saturday, December 23, 2017Grand Hilton Convention CenterSeoul, South Korea Women's Atomweight ChampionshipHam Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey Women's Openweight MatchYoshiko vs Kim Young-Ji Women's Atomweight MatchLee Ye-Ji vs Araki Miki Women's Openweight MatchDestanie Yarbrough vs Begimzhan Kasymova Young Guns 38 Lightweight MatchNandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev -72kg Catchweight MatchBaoyincang vs Ki Won-Bin Openweight MatchChris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh Middleweight MatchPark Jung-Kyo vs Hwang In-Su Bantamweight MatchKim Yong-Geun vs Kim Yi-Sack

ROAD FC 045 XX: Yoshiko vs Kim Young-Ji

  XIAOMI ROAD FC 045 XX ANNOUNCEMENTYOSHIKO'S NEXT OPPONENT IS KIM YOUNG-JI  ROAD Fighting Championship announces Yoshiko's opponent for Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017. Yoshiko will face Kim Young-Ji at openweight.  Yoshiko vs Kim Young-Ji As previously announced, outstanding women's professional wrestler from Japan, Yoshiko (2-0, SEAdLINNNG), will be making her third appearance in an MMA bout in the ROAD FC cage. Kim Young-Ji (0-2, Team J) will be her next opponent. Kim competed in judo throughout high school, and then grew her MMA skills in the ROAD FC amateur Central League while competing in kickboxing. She made her professional debut in Japan's DEEP against the current phenom King Reina, and followed up with a Shooto match against Sarah McCann. Although Kim has yet to win in her pro career, she's not daunted by her next opponent. Yoshiko versus Kim Young-Ji will show a very powerful young wrestler versus an hungry new judoka with striking skills in what should be a fast and brutal fight.  Xiaomi ROAD FC 45 XX Previously announced as the main event, world top ranked Ham Seo-Hee will make her first ROAD FC Atomweight title defense against world top challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Ham made history by winning the first ROAD FC Women's Atomweight title by finishing DEEP champion Mina Kurobe in a thrilling battle. Jinh Yu Frey is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world's first all-female MMA promotion. ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world's most important match in the division today! Plus, Lee Ye-Ji will make her final bout as a “High School Fighter” agains Japanese Araki Miki in what will be another exciting showdown to strengthen the women's atomweight division in Asia. And two former contestants in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament are set to meet: Nandin-Erdene versus Rafael Fiziev is a pairing of two brilliant strikers who know how to entertain – and finish fights in devastating fashion.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 045Saturday, December 23, 2017Grand Hilton Convention CenterSeoul, South Korea Women's Atomweight ChampionshipHam Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey Women's Openweight MatchYoshiko vs Kim Young-Ji Women's Atomweight MatchLee Ye-Ji vs Araki Miki Women's Openweight MatchDestanie Yarbrough vs Begimzhan Kasymova Young Guns 38 Lightweight MatchNandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev 

ROAD FC 045 XX: Yarbrough vs Begimzhan

  XIAOMI ROAD FC 045 XX ANNOUNCEMENTDESTANIE YARBROUGH VS BEGIMZHAN KASYMOVA   ROAD Fighting Championship announces another women's openweight match for Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017. Destanie Yarbrough of the USA will take on Kyrgyzstan's Begimzhan Kasymova. Destanie Yarbrough vs Begimzhan Kasymova Destanie Yarbrough (1-1, Buhawee Muay Thai USA/ Halo Jiu-Jitsu) is an American Football player with a martial arts background in boxing and Muay Thai. She won her first pro MMA fight in just 33 seconds, then faced Gabi Garcia in Rizin. With massive striking she damaged, but the decorated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt was able to secure a submission win. Begimzhan Kasymova (1-0, NO MAD) of Kyrgyzstan is a Master of Sports in sambo, a 3-time national armwrestling champion, and a 2-time national boxing champion. She began boxing as a teenager for fitness, and it soon became a way of life. Begimzhan's interest in MMA grew, so she began studying and had her first professional match just 3 months ago, winning by TKO in just over a minute. Destanie Yarbrough versus Begimzhan Kasymova features two tremendously powerful and aggressive strikers who are going to showcase the excitement that the future of the women's openweight division holds. Xiaomi ROAD FC 45 XX Previously announced as the main event, world top ranked Ham Seo-Hee will make her first ROAD FC Atomweight title defense against world top challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Ham made history by winning the first ROAD FC Women's Atomweight title by finishing DEEP champion Mina Kurobe in a thrilling battle. Jinh Yu Frey is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world's first all-female MMA promotion. ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world's most important match in the division today! Plus, Lee Ye-Ji will make her final bout as a “High School Fighter” agains Japanese Araki Miki in what will be another exciting showdown to strengthen the women's atomweight division in Asia. And two former contestants in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament are set to meet: Nandin-Erdene versus Rafael Fiziev is a pairing of two brilliant strikers who know how to entertain – and finish fights in devastating fashion.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 045Saturday, December 23, 2017Grand Hilton Convention CenterSeoul, South Korea Women's Atomweight ChampionshipHam Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey Women's Openweight MatchYoshiko vs Kim Young-Ji Women's Atomweight MatchLee Ye-Ji vs Araki Miki Women's Openweight MatchDestanie Yarbrough vs Begimzhan Kasymova Young Guns 38 Lightweight MatchNandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev 

ROAD F 045 XX: Lee Ye-Ji vs Araki Miki

  XIAOMI ROAD FC 045 XX ANNOUNCEMENTWOMEN'S ATOMWEIGHT MATCH ADDED: LEE YE-JI VS ARAKI MIKI ROAD Fighting Championship announces another women's match for Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017. “High School Fighter” Lee Ye-Ji will face Araki Miki.   Lee Ye-Ji vs Araki Miki “High School Fighter” Lee Ye-Ji (3-3, Team J) started her professional MMA career at just 16 years old and experienced 6 matches in 3 countries against the stiffest of competition. She has faced massive veterans Hisae Watanabe and Satoko Shinashi, avenging her first loss to Shinashi as the co-main event on the first all-female ROAD FC XX card. Lee narrowly lost a split decision to Araki's teammate Tomo Maesawa in her most recent outing, and the match showed her exactly what she needs to work on. Araki Miki (5-2, Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA), also known by her Chinese name Pan Hui, is riding a 2-fight win streak as she makes her debut match in ROAD FC. After losing a decision to warhorse Emi Tomimatsu, she rebounded at DEEP Jewels 17 and then with a great win over Izumi Noguchi at Grandslam 6. Araki will not be an easy follow up for Lee, as her grappling skills will test the young prospect. Lee versus Araki will be another exciting showdown to strengthen the women's atomweight division in Asia! Xiaomi ROAD FC 45 XX Previously announced as the main event, world top ranked Ham Seo-Hee will make her first ROAD FC Atomweight title defense against world top challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Ham made history by winning the first ROAD FC Women's Atomweight title by finishing DEEP champion Mina Kurobe in a thrilling battle. Jinh Yu Frey is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world's first all-female MMA promotion. ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world's most important match in the division today! Plus, outstanding women's professional wrestler from Japan, Yoshiko, will be making her third appearance in an MMA bout in the ROAD FC cage. And two former contestants in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament are set to meet: Nandin-Erdene versus Rafael Fiziev is a pairing of two brilliant strikers who know how to entertain – and finish fights in devastating fashion.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 045Saturday, December 23, 2017Grand Hilton Convention CenterSeoul, South Korea PART 2 Women's Atomweight ChampionshipHam Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey Women's Heavyweight MatchYoshiko vs TBA Women's Atomweight MatchLee Ye-Ji vs Araki Miki PART 1 Lightweight MatchNandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev

ROAD FC 045: Nandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 045 ANNOUNCEMENTLIGHTWEIGHT THRILLERS CLASH: NANDIN-ERDENE VS RAFAEL FIZIEV ROAD Fighting Championship announces a lightweight bout between former $1 Million Tournament contestants Nandin-Erdene and Rafael Fiziev on Part 1 of Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017.   Nandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj (7-3, Team Fighter) is a Mongolian mainstay of ROAD FC whose rise up the rankings has been remarkable. He was a Mongolian National Kickboxing Champion and a National Boxing Champion before he moved to South Korea for work. Nandin's infectious smile and lightning KOs have made him a fan favorite. Nandin-Erdene went on a rampage in 2016-7 with back to back KOs over Ki Won-Bin and Korean OG “Parky”, straight into the $1 Million Tournament International Trials with a win over Bruno Miranda, and an opening round massive upset over Toninho Furia. As the competition got deeper, Nandin-Erdene's spree came to an end as the young phenom Mansour Barnaoui owned him in the clinch, then finished him off with a choke on the canvas. “Ataman” Rafael Fiziev (4-0, Tiger Muay Thai) is a Kyrgyzstan fighter who has amassed a record of 39-7 in Muay Thai and kickboxing – a total of 29 by way of knockout – before his successful transition into MMA. Since 2015, he has won several commendable Muay Thai titles. He has two titles in Thailand, a Russian Muay Thai championship, and took silver at the IFMA World Combat Games. A video of him went viral when he used a move straight out of The Matrix to dodge a high kick during a Toyota Marathon match. Fiziev holds all first-round finishes including his remarkably devastating win over Kim Seung-Yeon in the final International Trials bout for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament. Although his debut earmarked him for the opening round of 16, Fiziev sustained a broken hand against Kim, and needed extensive recovery time, which kept him from the tournament. Now, with the doctor's clean bill of health, fans can finally watch the super striker in action once more. Nandin-Erdene versus Rafael Fiziev is a pairing of two brilliant strikers who know how to entertain – and finish fights in devastating fashion. ROAD FC Atomweight Championship Previously announced as the main event, world top ranked Ham Seo-Hee will make her first ROAD FC Atomweight title defense against world top challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Ham made history by winning the first ROAD FC Women's Atomweight title by finishing DEEP champion Mina Kurobe in a thrilling battle. Jinh Yu Frey is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world's first all-female MMA promotion. ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world's most important match in the division today! Plus, outstanding women's professional wrestler from Japan, Yoshiko, will be making her third appearance in an MMA bout in the ROAD FC cage. 

ROAD FC $1 Mil Tournament Semifinals

 $1 MILLION TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS SET:Ronys Torres vs Shamil ZavurovMansour Barnaoui vs Shimoishi Kota Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 took place on November 11, 2017 at the Hebei Gymnasium in Shijiazhuang, China. The event aired live on CCTV5 in China, MBC Sports+ in South Korea, Abema in Japan, MNB in Mongolia, SportsFix in Southeast Asia, and YouTube around the world. On CCTV5, ROAD FC 044 live achieved third in the ratings with a 4.88% share, the historic high for ROAD Fighting Championship!   The quarterfinals for the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament were held between the eight fighters who made it through 4 separate international trials comprising over 40 contestants, and the 16-man opening round. Ronys Torres vs Shamil Zavurov Brazil's number one-ranked Ronys Torres wasted no time taking phenom striker Tom Santos into his forte of the grappling realm. He locked on an armbar and ended the fight in the first round. Former M-1 Champ Shamil Zavurov showed off his superman shoots against MGL-1 Champ Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu. After three rounds, Zavurov's dominating grinding style earned the decision victory. Following the original brackets as designated from the blind draw after the opening round, Ronys Torres and Shamil Zavurov will meet each other in the semifinals. Torres' jiujitsu and Zavurov's wrestling are examples of the best grappling in the global lightweight division. This match will be an incredible display of top talent. Mansour Barnaoui vs Shimoishi Kota Former M-1 and BAMMA Champ Mansour Barnaoui dealt with Mongolian National Boxing Champ Nandin-Erdene's power punches by using the clinch, then putting the fight on the ground where he got a choke from behind in just two minutes. Japan Trials winner Shimoishi Kota spoiled China Trials winner Baoyincang's homecoming with superior wrestling and control on the ground. Bao had no defense and tapped out to an armbar in the second round. The second of the two semifinals matches will be Mansour Barnaoui versus Shimoishi Kota. Barnaoui has proven that he is world-class in both his striking and ground skills, while Shimoishi has shown he can throw bombs and smother his opponents on the ground. Young phenom versus wizened grinder sets an exciting atmosphere for this unpredictable match. These four impressive fighters have made it one step closer to winning the historic ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament, and the chance to face ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol for the all the glory and the belt. 

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ROAD FC announces global expansion into CHINA with 360GAME ROAD FC 027 on 26December
  ROAD FC global expansion into China with 360GAME ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai on 26 December, 2015  9 October, 2015 - ROAD FC announces global expansion into China with 360GAME presents ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai on 26 December, 2015.   During the official weigh in event on 8 October for 360GAME ROAD FC 026, ROAD FC CEO Jung Moon-Hong made the announcement that ROAD FC will be expanding operations into China.  ROAD Fighting Championship is South Korea's premier MMA organization which has held twenty-eight events since it was founded in 2011. After setting a bench mark of one event almost every month in 2014, ROAD FC embarked on a global expansion plan and held its first ever international event in Tokyo, Japan in 2015. This year will also witness more dramatic growth as ROAD FC will host its first show in China, in the metropolis of Shanghai, on 26 December. ROAD FC is currently negotiating a venue with a capacity of 18,000. 360GAME ROAD FC 027 will be broadcast live in China and internationally across multiple platforms, which ROAD FC CEO Jung revealed included: “China's State-owned broadcaster CCTV, local terrestrial broadcasters, and the internet portal of Tencent, we are scheduled to broadcast.”  Tencent is Asia's largest internet company and competes with the largest internet companies in the world.  Tencent's internet portal QQ.com is one of the largest in China. ROAD FC's live broadcast in China on QQ will begin immediately with 360GAME ROAD FC 026 on 9 October. Event: "360GAME" presents ROAD Fighting Championship 026 Date: Friday, 9 October, 2015Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South KoreaMain event live at 20:00KSTLive PPV stream on Epicentre.tv at http://www.epicentre.tv/events/road-fc-026/Live stream on Tencent QQ.com at http://sports.qq.com/zt2015/ROADFC/  Global expansion next event: Event: "360GAME" presents ROAD Fighting Championship 027 Date: Saturday, 26 December, 2015Place: Shanghai, China   
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