ROAD FC 039: Shim Yoon-Jae vs Kim Chang-Hee

Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 adds openweight match between Shim Yoon-Jae and Kim Chang-Hee   ROAD Fighting Championship announces the first match of Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 will be an openweight match between Shim Yoon-Jae and Kim Chang-Hee on June 10, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Shim Yoon-Jae (2-2, Kim Dae Hwan MMA), formerly known as Shim Gun-Oh, is a notable wrestler who decided to transition to MMA by trying out for the reality MMA show “Crying Fist”. ROAD FC CEO was impressed by the natural talent right away and signed him to a professional contract. Shim was KOed in quick fashion by heavy-handed Carlos Toyota, but he returned with a grueling decision victory over China national team wrestler Hou Zhenlin. Kim Chang-Hee (1-3, independent) is a kickboxer who has tried his hands at MMA in the past. He faced and lost to mammoths of the sport, Minowa Man and Seigo Mizuguchi. Seeing the openweight division in ROAD FC get deeper has given him the impetus to return to the cage. Kim has 30 kickboxing matches to his credit in WAKO and Max FC. ROAD FC Atomweight Championship As previously announced, Ham Seo-Hee will return to her home of Korea to fight for the inaugural ROAD FC Women's Atomweight Championship against Kurobe Mina, the current DEEP -48kg Champion. Women's MMA is growing strong in Asia, and the ROAD FC Atomweight Championship between Ham Seo-Hee and Kurobe Mina promises to showcase not only two of the best fighters in Asia, but two of the best in the world!   Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 039 Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Main Card Women's Atomweight Championship Ham Seo-Hee vs Kurobe Mina Openweight Match Shim Yoon-Jae vs Kim Chang-Hee

ROAD FC 039 update: Ham Seo-Hee vs Kurobe Mina

Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 update: Ham Seo-Hee to face DEEP Champion Kurobe Mina for the ROAD FC Women's Atomweight Championship   ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Ham Seo-Hee will return to her home of South Korea to fight for the inaugural ROAD FC Women's Atomweight Championship against Kurobe Mina, the current DEEP -48kg Champion. The match will be the main event for Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 which will take place on June 10, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.  Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 was previously announced for May 20 with the main event being the Middleweight title rematch between Champion Cha Jung-Hwan and Choi Young, but Cha has torn his shoulder and will need lengthy rehabilitation. Therefore, due to injuries on the card, Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 will be moved to June 10. The next ROAD FC XX all women's event will be announced at a later date. ROAD FC Atomweight Championship  Ham Seo-Hee (17-8, Team MAD) is the pioneer for women's MMA in South Korea. She made her professional MMA debut 10 years ago in Deep 28 Impact against Hisae Watanabe, won by decision, and became a new force in women's MMA. Ham has fought the best in the 48 and 52 kg divisions, against the likes of Mei Yamaguchi, Emi Fujino, Naho Sugiyama, Megumi Fujii, and Ayaka Hamasaki. She became the Deep Jewels Featherweight Champion and was picked up by the UFC, making history as the first female fighter from South Korea in the promotion. Finally, Ham will be fighting for her first title on home soil in ROAD FC. Kurobe Mina (10-2, Master Japan) is the current DEEP Jewels Atomweight Champion. Having fought exclusively in Jewels since her relatively late start to MMA in 2012, she's racked up an impressive career and set her self to be top 10 in the world for female atomweights. Her current 5-fight win streak includes a dominating victory over hot prospect Ishioka Saori, and a revenge match against one of her only 2 losses in which she took the DEEP Jewels belt from Sugiyama Naho. At the beginning of her career, Kurobe put herself on the map when she submitted grappling prospect Takano Satomi, and decisioned much more experienced opponents Yoshida Masako and Tomimatsu Emi. Her game is well-rounded, tough in the clinch and ground and pound. Kurobe has proven her stamina and power.  Women's MMA is growing strong in Asia, and the ROAD FC Atomweight Championship between Ham Seo-Hee and Kurobe Mina promises to showcase not only two of the best fighters in Asia, but two of the best in the world!  Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 039Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Main Card Women's Atomweight ChampionshipHam Seo-Hee vs Kurobe Mina 

ROAD FC 038 Results: Kim Soo-Chul new BW Champ

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 Official Results: Kim Soo-Chul becomes the new Bantamweight Champion   ROAD Fighting Championship announces the Official Results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 which took place on April 15, 2017 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. In the main event ROAD FC Bantamweight Championship, Kim Soo-Chul and Kim Min-Woo went the distance in a grueling contrast of styles. Soo-Chul played it smart against the rangier striker Min-Woo by constantly getting inside, wrestling and throwing him to the ground, where he landed as much damage as he could. On the scorecards, the points ran in Soo-Chul's direction, and he became the new ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion. Bantamweight Champion Kim Soo-Chul said, “I am really happy. I worked hard, but this is thanks to Lee Yun-Jun the former champion, my boss, and my family. Kim Min-Woo is also young and strong. I will fight him again any time.” Kim Min-Woo said, “I lost 100%. I really thought I knew how to win. I think I was too confident. My brother helped me a lot so I feel very sorry to him. I will prepare really hard next time and I will bring back the champion's belt. Mom, I'm sorry.”   Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 special matches Openweights Chris Barnett and Myung Hyun-Man made a huge entrance, and threw bombs at each other from the bell. Barnett was turning the tide with power when Myung threw a right that cut open his eyelid and swelled his eye shut, so the doctor waived off the fight just halfway through the first round. Middleweight sluggers Kim Dae-Sung and Kuwabara Kiyoshi opened up the main card with an all-out brawl. Kim got the momentum off a knockdown and brutally finished off Kuwabara.    International Trials for the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Three fighters made it into the opening round of the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament: Nandin-Erdene, Tom Santos, and Mansour Barnaoui. Nam Yui-Chul made an expected strong opening round against late notice opponent Tom Santos. Into the second round, both were much more calculating, and it paid off for Santos, who landed a huge left that floored Nam, then finished him off with punches. Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj and Bruno Miranda indeed made it a striking war the fans expected. The knockout was inevitable, and it was Nandin-Erdene's left hook that spun Miranda around and to the ground. Ki Won-Bin came out with an excellent strategy for Mansour Barnaoui, with great striking, controlling takedowns, and avoiding submissions. However, Barnaoui showed his experience and talent by taking advantage of a position to back take where he secured the RNC for the tap.  Young Guns 33 In the main event, Jang Dae-Young played a smart game against Park Hyun-Geun, stayed out of his damage and landed body kicks to get the Split Decision. In the China Trials finals match, Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu made quick work of Shang Lianru by evading his sanda kicks, getting the throw, and pounding him out from the back in just 40 seconds. Khuukhenkhuu advances to the opening round of the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament. The preliminary card opened with Lee Yoon-Jin defeating Hong Sung-Bin by TKO to injury after a huge slam on the canvas. Next, Fireman Shin Dong-Guk destroyed Lim Byeong-Ha with punches and a big knee in less than a minute. Choi Jong-Chan and Jo Gyeong-Eui put on a very well-rounded performance in which Jo earned the UD. Jeong Won-Hee waited out Yoo Jae-Nam's initial assault and found a home for his fists, knocking Yoo down and out in the first round.  New Wave MMA ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment. As we say in Korea, "Fighting!"  Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Main Card Bantamweight Championship MatchKim Soo-Chul def Kim Min-Woo by Unanimous Decision 3:0 Openweight MatchMyung Hyun-Man def Chris Barnett by TKO, doctor stoppage, R1 2:17 International Trials Group B MatchTom Santos def Nam Yui-Chul by TKO, punches, R2 3:12 International Trials Group B MatchNandin-Erdene Munguntsooj def Bruno Miranda by TKO, punches, R1 0:55 International Trials Group B MatchMansour Barnaoui def Ki Won-Bin by Submission, Rear Naked Choke, R1 4:46 Middleweight MatchKim Dae-Sung def Kuwabara Kiyoshi by TKO, R1 2:33 Young Guns 33 Bantamweight MatchJang Dae-Young def Park Hyun-Geun by Split Decision, 2:1 China Trials Finals MatchAmartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu def Shang Lianru by TKO, pounding, R1 0:40 Flyweight MatchJeong Won-Hee def Yoo Jae-Nam by TKO, punches, R1 2:54 Lightweight MatchJo Gyeong-Eui def Choi Jong-Chan by Unanimous Decision Lightweight MatchShin Dong-Guk def Lim Byeong-Ha by TKO, knee, R1 0:55 Bantamweight MatchLee Yoon-Jin def Hong Sung-Bin by TKO to injury, R1 2:00 

Update: ROAD FC 038 weigh in results

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 Official Weigh In results   ROAD Fighting Championship announces the Official weigh in results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. In the main event for the ROAD FC Bantamweight title, Kim Soo-Chul and Kim Min-Woo both made weight. Kim Min-Woo said, “Tomorrow will be my first championship match. I always train very earnestly. I have to win for my family, my mom is very sick.” Kim Soo-Chul said, “Finally, I'm here. I have the bantamweight championship match. Former champ Lee Yun-Jun, my coach Jung Mun-Hong, and my teammates always help me, so I don't think I can be defeated. Tomorrow I will win as fast as possible so I can go right back home.”   In the co-main event Openweight match, Myung Hyun-Man weighed in at 117.3 kgs while Chris Barnett smashed the scale flat with 135.7kgs. Myung said, “I will show a great fight tomorrow. I was very disappointed in my last two fights against Mighty Mo and Cro Cop. So I have to win, and keep my honor.” Barnett said, “I'm so excited to be here in Korea because I'm a Taekwondo fighter, I've always wanted to do this. So tomorrow I will show you all kinds of spinning stuff, lots of Taekwondo. Thank you so much for having me!”   In an International Trials bout for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament, former ROAD FC champion Nam Yui-Chul and last minute replacement Tom Santos got heated with a little shoving. Nam said, “I appreciate the opportunity to be in this tournament. I'm the former ROAD FC champ, so I know that many people have high expectations of me. So I have have to win.” Santos said, “I'm happy to have this chance to be in ROAD FC. Because it's my first time in this country, I have to win.”   In the second International Trials bout, Bruno Miranda came in at 300 grams over the allowance while Nandin-Erdene made weight. Nandin said, “I prepared well. Because of Kim Hoon's coaching I will win.” Miranda said, “I will do what I always do, I will finish the fight, I will get a KO.”   In the final International Trials bout on the card, Mansour Barnaoui and Ki Won-Bin both made weight. Mansour said, “It's an honor to be in this tournament, and to fight here in Korea. Thank you very much for this chance.” Ki said, “I'm so happy to get the chance to try to get in the tournament, I will do my best!”   In the opening middleweight match, both Kuwabara Kiyoshi and Kim Dae-Sung came in overweight, Kuwabara at 1.7 over and Kim at 100 grams over.  On the Young Guns 33 preliminary card, the first finals match for the China Trials with Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu and Shang Lianru both made weight. One fighter did not make weight on the first attempt, Yoo Jae-Nam came in at 300 grams over. Final results UPDATED BELOW.  Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea17:00 KST Live in Korea on MBC Sports Plus17:00​ KST Live internationally on ROAD FC YouTubeIn China on CCTV 6th -61.5kg BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPKIM SOO-CHUL 61.8kg (PASS)KIM MIN-WOO 62kg (PASS) 5th OPENWEIGHT BOUTMYUNG HYUN MAN 117.3kgCHRIS BARNETT 135.7kg 4th -70kg LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT INT TRIALSNAM YUI-CHUL 70.4kg (PASS)TOM SANTOS 69.9kg (PASS) 3rd -70kg LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT INT TRIALSBRUNO MIRANDA 70.8kg (FAIL 1st try, deduct 50% purse) Final: 70.8kg (over 300g, deduct 5 points for first round)NANDIN-ERDENE 70.4kg (PASS) 2nd -70kg LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT INT TRIALSMANSOUR BARNAOUI 69.7kg (PASS)KI WON-BIN 70.2kg (PASS) 1st -84kg MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUTKUWABARA KIYOSHI 86.2kg (FAIL 1st try, deduct 50% purse)  Final: 86.2kg (over 1.7kg, deduct 10 points for each round)KIM DAE-SUNG 84.6kg (FAIL 1st try, deduct 50% purse), Final 84.5kg PASS  XIAOMI ROAD FC YOUNG GUNS 33 Official Weigh-In Results 6th -61.5kg BANTAMWEIGHT BOUTPARK HYUNG-GEUN 61.9kg (PASS)JANG DAE-YOUNG 61.9kg (PASS) 5th -70kg LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT CHINA TRIALSSHANG LIANRU 70kg (PASS)KHUUKHENKHUU AMARTUVSHIN 70.3kg (PASS) 4th -57kg FLYWEIGHT BOUTYOO JAE-NAM 57.8kg (FAIL 1st try, deduct 50% purse), Final: 57.4 PASSJEONG WON-HEE 57.2kg (PASS) 3rd -70 LIGHTWEIGHT BOUTCHOI JONG-CHAN 70.1kg (PASS)CHO GYEONG-EUI 69.9kg (PASS) 2nd -70kg LIGHTWEIGHT BOUTSHIN DONG-GUK 70.4kg (PASS)LIM BYEONG-HA 70.4kg (PASS) 1st -61.5kg BANTAMWEIGHT BOUTLEE YOON-JIN 61.9kg (PASS)HONG SEONG-BIN 61.7kg (PASS)  

Insight: get to know Chris Barnett

Taekwondo black belt B-boy in a teddy bear suit?! “Huggy Bear” Chris Barnett puts the fun into fighting.    Chris “Huggy Bear” Barnett (15-3, Barnett Taekwondo Academy) will face Myung Hyun-Man at Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017. Ahead of the match, he shared his Taekwondo background, his positive message, and what it means to fight much taller opponents regularly. The American heavyweight is a rare ray of bubbling sunshine in what can be the harsh and intense environment of MMA. “Beast Boy”, or “Huggy Bear” as he's most recently come to be known, walks out to extremely happy music in a great big teddy bear suit. It seems very out of place, but Barnett aims to break the stereotype of the fighter to his fans, family, and friends. “I've got a boy and a girl, and they know I fight and they love it. But my mom still won't watch my fights.  So I want to break the stereotype of the fighter. That's why I dance on the way out to the cage. I want everybody to have fun.” Barnett's children may not be ready for the cage quite yet, but they do have a head start already. Aside from recently being Alistair Overeem's training partner, Huggy Bear runs his own martial arts school, the Barnett Taekwondo Academy.  And he comes from a long line of Taekwondo black belts in his family. “I use lots of different styles, but I will always go back to Taekwondo. I started when I was just 4 years old. And now, my little girl is taking Taekwondo!”     For a heavyweight fighter, Taekwondo isn't exactly a base you would think of as natural. However, Barnett has shown a lot of success with it. He's been one of the most athletic heavyweights ever seen (just check out one of his B-boy videos here!), and always brings his A-game. Barnett has a 90% knockout rate! “My base is Taekwondo and also wrestling, but even now, my favorite techniques are still all kinds of spinning attacks. Tornado kicks, backfists, you name it, I'll throw it.” Barnett has shown people that his wrestling is top notch as well, he's got great balance and uses his low center and massive frame to smother his opponents. He has never been finished, not on the ground and not standing. In the beginning of his MMA career, he knocked out Johnathan Ivey and Kenny Garner, and retired Mario Rinaldi. Later, he continued with big KOs over Travis Wiuff and Emil Zahariev – both in IGF – which made him an instant hit in Japan. Barnett faced famous prowrestler Shinichi Suzukawa and beat him twice, went the distance against one of Europe's best heavyweights Oli Thompson, and lost a contentious split decision versus Kirill Sidelnikov in the first Rizin.    Barnett's surprise when people see him fight live, is that he is not a tall heavyweight. At just 5'9”, he tweeted once before weigh ins, “I'm the tallest width wise!” Since he's stood up to the usually towering men in his division, he's proved that nothing will break his confidence. Not even his next opponent, Myung Hyun-Man, a Muay Thai fighter who is 6'3”. “Sure he's tall, but everybody I fight is tall. I just hope he has a good and healthy camp. I can't wait to put on a show!” And a show is what the fans are going to get at ROAD FC 038. From his hilarious and mood lightening entrance, to his all-out style in the cage, fans are definitely in for a treat when Huggy Bear makes his next performance. Perhaps there will be another career in front of a camera for the entertaining heavyweight in the future? “I would like to act one day. But right now I want to fight. I'll fight anybody. Since my first fight, I was set up to lose, against a guy with over 80 fights. Guess what, I won, and I keep on winning. It means everything that my fans keep supporting me!”      

ROAD FC 040 XX: Ham Seo-Hee in Atomweight title match

ROAD FC 040 XX: Ham Seo-Hee in Atomweight title match    Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 XX: Ham Seo-Hee returns to Korea for the ROAD FC Women's Atomweight Championship ROAD Fighting Championship announces that the second all-female MMA card Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 XX will take place on June 11, 2017 in the Grand Hilton Convention Centre in Seoul, South Korea. The Main Event will be the return of Ham Seo-Hee to her home of Korea to fight for the inaugural ROAD FC Women's Atomweight Championship. Ham Seo-Hee (17-8, Team MAD) is the pioneer for women's MMA in South Korea. She made her professional MMA debut 10 years ago in Deep 28 Impact against Hisae Watanabe, won by decision, and became a new force in women's MMA. Over the next 7 years, Ham racked up an impressive record of 12-5 fighting at 48 and 52 kgs, and earned wins over the likes of Mei Yamaguchi, Emi Fujino, and Naho Sugiyama. Ham has only been finished twice in 10 years: by the legendary Megumi Fujii and Invicta Atomweight champ Ayaka Hamasaki. Ham debuted in ROAD FC in 2014 and won back to back matches against Alyona Rassohyna and Shino VanHoose. Next she claimed Deep Jewels Featherweight title from Saori Ishioka. Then Ham was picked up by the UFC and made history as the first female fighter from South Korea in the promotion. She made her debut in one of the greatest strawweight fights of all time against Joanne Calderwood. Ham went 1-3 with the promotion with her last back to back losses being widely proclaimed as massive robberies by the judges. Now Ham will once again be fighting live in her home of Korea, and will again make history by competing in the first ROAD FC Women's Atomweight Championship match. Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 040 XXDate: Sunday, June 11, 2017Place: Grand Hilton Convention Centre, Seoul, South Korea ROAD FC XX Main Card Women's Atomweight Championship Ham Seo-Hee vs TBA  

Young Guns 33 update: Lee Hyung-Seok replaces Jin Tae-Ho

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 Young Guns 33 update: Lee Hyung-Seok replaces Jin Tae-Ho against Kim Kyung-Pyo    ROAD Fighting Championship announces a change to the Young Guns 33 preliminary card on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Kyung-Pyo (6-1, MMA Story) was set to take on Jin Tae-Ho (2-3, Ronin Crew) at lightweight, however Jin has injured his knee in training and will undergo surgery. Kim will now face Lee Hyung-Seok (13-9, Team Hon). Kim is coming off an excellent win over former Pancrase and Gladiator champ Yamashita Gota. He is a well-rounded prospect from the gym with two ROAD FC champs: Cha Jung-Hwan and Choi Mu-Gyeom.  Lee is coming off a loss in the Lightweight Trials to Toninho Furia.  As a seasoned competitor, he's not a stranger to accepting tough fights, and has agreed to step in on short notice.  Lee is a 10-year journeyman and ROAD FC stalwart who has racked up submission wins in Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan. As previously announced for the main event of Young Guns 33, “Crying Fist” alumnis Park Hyun-Geun and Jang Dae-Young face off. Both proven that their grappling and striking are equally impressive, so their match up will be a turning point for the two up and comers.   Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038 Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Live in Korea on MBC Live in Japan on Abema Live in China on CCTV Main Card Bantamweight Championship Match Kim Soo-Chul vs Kim Min-Woo Openweight Match Chris Barnett vs Myung Hyun-Man International Trials Group B Match Nam Yui-Chul vs Mike Bronzoulis International Trials Group B Match Bruno Miranda vs Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj International Trials Group B Match Mansour Barnaoui vs Ki Won-Bin Middleweight Match Kuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung Young Guns 33 Bantamweight Match Park Hyun-Geun vs Jang Dae-Young China Trials Finals Match Shang Lianru vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu Flyweight Match Yoo Jae-Nam vs Jeong Won-Hee Lightweight Match Lee Hyung-Seok vs Kim Kyung-Pyo Lightweight Match Choi Jong-Chan vs Jo Gyeong-Eui Lightweight Match Park Chan-Sol vs Lim Byeong-Ha Bantamweight Match Lee Yoon-Jin vs Hong Sung-Bin

Young Guns 33 complete with 7 matches

 Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 finalizes Young Guns 33 preliminary card with seven matches   ROAD Fighting Championship opens the full preliminary card, Young Guns 33, for Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. As previously announced for the main event of Young Guns 33, “Crying Fist” alumnis Park Hyun-Geun and Jang Dae-Young face off. Both proven that their grappling and striking are equally impressive, so their match up will be a turning point for the two up and comers.   China Trials In the China Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament, finalists Shang Lianru (5-5, Guangdong Glory Fight Club) and Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu (4-3, Shiren Beelii) will face one another for the right to be seeded. Shang made a huge statement in his opening match by blasting Nuertiebieke Habetihan with punches that knocked him down, then followed up with pounding to get the fast win.  Khuukhenkhuu defended the shoots of Rodrigo Caporal, and mounted a striking comeback, so including Caporal's penalties for missing weight, Khuukhenkhuu got the decision. Shang versus Amartuvshin is a contrast of styles and experience, as the 18-year old Chinese striker takes on the sambo and judo standout from Mongolia.  Young Guns 33 A fast-paced flyweight match is set between Yoo Jae-Nam (4-6, Team Force) and Jeong Won-Hee (debut, Ssen Gym). Yoo has faced many strong Japanese opponents: he went the distance against former Shooto champ and UFC vet Yasuhiro Urushitani, had an upset win over Shooto champ Mikihito Yamagami, and faced DEEP champ Tatsumitsu Wada. Yoo's recent record of 3 losses in a row makes him hungry to fight on home soil again and change his luck. Jeong will make his professional MMA debut following a kickboxing career record of 9-5. His transition to MMA was made in the amateur ROAD FC Attack League where he went a respectable 6-1-1. Jeong's chance on Young Guns was granted by winning the Attack League flyweight tournament held in February. Yoo versus Jung will be a fast-paced bout between exciting fighters who look for the finish. Kim Kyung-Pyo (6-1, MMA Story) and Jin Tae-Ho (2-3, Ronin Crew) will meet each other at lightweight. Kim is coming off an excellent win over former Pancrase and Gladiator champ Yamashita Gota. He is a well-rounded prospect from the gym with two ROAD FC champs: Cha Jung-Hwan and Choi Mu-Gyeom.  Jin is coming off a loss in DEEP against one of the best strikers in Japan, Juri Ohara, but by going the distance he proved that he is developing into a well-rounded fighter. Jin has a strong jiujitsu game that has earned him 2 submission finishes. Kim versus Jin is a test for both fighters to see which young prospect will climb higher towards a main card match. In another lightweight match, Choi Jong-Chan (1-3, Team J) and Jo Gyeong-Eui (0-2, Team Poma) young fighters look to make a mark. Choi is a judoka who was also a contestant on “The Crying Fist” MMA reality show. Jo went 3-0 in the amateur ROAD FC Central League with all submission finishes. This match will be hot as both fighters desperately need the win. Also at lightweight is a match between Park Chan-Sol (3-0, Blacklist) and Lim Byeong-Ha (0-4, Team Finish). Park's respectable 3-3 in the amateur ROAD FC Into League transitioned him into pro MMA, and after recovering from injury for a year, he now returns. Lim also transitioned from amateur MMA through the ROAD FC Central League where he won the lightweight tournament. Park will knock off the cage rust while Lim is looking for his first professional win. Lee Yoon-Jin (1-2, Team Posse) and Hong Sung-Bin (0-1, Team Hon) will open up the Young Guns 33 card. Lee is a 20-year old prospect with strong wrestling and heavy hands, and he went undefeated in the amateur ROAD FC Central League. Hong is a 19-year old who went 3-3 in the amateur ROAD FC Attack and Into Leagues, making an impressive pro debut by going the distance with Shooto veteran Yuki Yamamoto. These bantamweights are the definition of Young Guns.  Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South KoreaLive in Korea on MBCLive in Japan on AbemaLive in China on CCTV Main Card Bantamweight Championship MatchKim Soo-Chul vs Kim Min-Woo Openweight MatchChris Barnett vs Myung Hyun-Man International Trials Group B MatchNam Yui-Chul vs Mike Bronzoulis International Trials Group B MatchBruno Miranda vs Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj International Trials Group B MatchMansour Barnaoui vs Ki Won-Bin Middleweight MatchKuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung Young Guns 33 Bantamweight MatchPark Hyun-Geun vs Jang Dae-Young China Trials Finals MatchShang Lianru vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu Flyweight MatchYoo Jae-Nam vs Jeong Won-Hee Lightweight MatchKim Kyung-Pyo vs Jin Tae-Ho Lightweight MatchChoi Jong-Chan vs Jo Gyeong-Eui Lightweight MatchPark Chan-Sol vs Lim Byeong-Ha Bantamweight MatchLee Yoon-Jin vs Hong Sung-Bin

ROAD FC 038: Myung vs Chris Barnett

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 main card finalized with Myung Hyun-Man vs Chris Barnett   ROAD Fighting Championship opens the full main card for Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Openweight strikers Myung Hyun-Man and Chris Barnett complete the line up. Myung Hyun-Man (3-3, Team Gangnam/Apgujeong Gym) is a heavyweight Muay Thai standout of over 30 wins who transitioned to MMA in 2013. He KOed Liang Lingyu in the 2015 ROAD FC Openweight Tournament quarterfinals and met Mighty Mo in the semis. The fight nearly went the distance with a thrilling stand up display from both knockout artists, but Mo got the submission win on the canvas in the third. It was a repetition – if unpredictable - result when Myung met Cro Cop in RIZIN. Now he's ready to redeem himself in the cage once more. Chris “Huggy Bear” Barnett (15-3, Barnett Taekwondo Academy) is one of the toughest men to hit the Asian MMA scene in the last 3 years. In his US career he KOed Kenny Garner and Travis Wiuff amongst others his 90% knockout finish stats. Barnett's only losses were to Eric Prindle, Oli Thompson, and a contentious split to Kirill Sidelnikov in RIZIN. Barnett is going to show Korea what a Taekwondo background can accomplish for a heavyweight fighter. Co-main event Myung Hyun-Man versus Chris Barnett is going to add fireworks to an already stacked ROAD FC card! Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 As previously announced to headline Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, two of Asia's best bantamweights will face each other for the ROAD FC Bantamweight title. Korean #1 ranked phenom Kim Soo-Chul and #2 ranked ultra prospect Kim Min-Woo will face each other for the vacant belt. Plus, Kuwabara Kiyoshi and Kim Dae-Sung ride impressive victories into their opening middleweight match. ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament As previously announced for the International Trials on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul meets Legacy FC Champion Mike Bronzoulis, ROAD FC fan favorites Bruno Miranda and Nandin-Erdene will face each other in a striker's dream match up, and former M-1 and BAMMA champ Mansour Barnaoui takes on surging Ki Won-Bin in a fight for the quickest KO.  Also on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, the China Trials Finals will take place which will see two winners from a field of eight fighters finally seeded in the 16-man opening round of the $1 Million Tournament. Young Guns 33 In the main event of the preliminary card, “Crying Fist” alumnis turned pro face each other. Park Hyun-Geun and Jang Dae-Young have both proven that their grappling and striking are equally impressive, so their match up will be a turning point for the two up and comers.   Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Main Card Bantamweight Championship MatchKim Soo-Chul vs Kim Min-Woo Openweight MatchChris Barnett vs Myung Hyun-Man International Trials Group B MatchNam Yui-Chul vs Mike Bronzoulis International Trials Group B MatchBruno Miranda vs Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj International Trials Group B MatchMansour Barnaoui vs Ki Won-Bin Middleweight MatchKuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung Young Guns 33 Bantamweight MatchPark Hyun-Geun vs Jang Dae-Young

Japan Trials winner: Shimoishi Kota

Shimoishi Kota wins the Japan Trials to be seeded in $1 Million Tournament   In a single night, 4-man tournament Shimoishi Kota proved himself the strongest man of the evening by defeating two opponents during the Japan Trials in DEEP Osaka Impact 2017. Shimoishi faced frontrunner Okano Yuki in the first fight and was able to outlast the grinding style to the bell. In the second fight, Luiz Andrade and Eto Kimihiro also went to decision with Kimihiro outpointing the perennial LW gatekeeper on the scorecards. When Shimoishi met Eto in the finals, fireworks finally ensued.  Shimoishi thrilled with a huge flying knee that dropped Eto to the canvas, then finished him off on the ground with pounding to become the Japan Trials winner.    DEEP Osaka Impact 2017March 20, 2017 Japan Trials Results Match AShimoishi Kota def Okano Yuki by Unanimous Decision Match BEto Kimihiro def Luiz Andrade by Unanimous Decision Final MatchShimoishi Kota def Eto Kimihiro by TKO, R1 2:05 

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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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