ROAD FC 047 injury updates: Sasaki and Miranda face lengthy recovery

  ROAD FC 047 INJURY REPORT ROAD Fighting Championship presents updates on the fighters who were injured during ROAD FC 047, which took place at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018.   Sasaki Shinji fought a valiant three rounds against a stronger than ever Bao Yincang. During the bout, Sasaki took multiple hard blows to the face that resulted in fractures of the right orbital, nasal, check, and chin bones, as well as sustaining a right hand finger fracture. Treatment is being discussed; Sasaki faces a lengthy recovery and a minimum of 6 months out of competition.   Bruno Miranda put in beautiful work against Baoshe Riguleng over the course of three rounds. He left the cage with a fractured metacarpal in his right hand. Miranda was taken to Jung Hospital in Wonju, South Korea where he received surgery to repair the bone with a metal plate. Recovery will be 2 months, and Miranda is forecast to return to fighting in 5 months.   Mighty Mo was shocked by the takedown and ground game of Gilbert Yvel. In an armbar escape attempt, his elbow dislocated and the referee stopped the fight. Mighty Mo is expected to be allowed to resume training after approximately three weeks of rehabilitation.   Kim Jae-Hun ran defense against Aorigele, but suffered injuries despite his game plan. Kim has a fractured right elbow and a fractured right small finger. His recovery time is expected to be one month. Jing Yingchao fractured a toe in her bout with Marina Kumagai, but will make a full and quick recovery. Deng Chaolong tapped out to pain after taking a knee to the ribs and a big takedown form Oli Thompson, but there is no bone fracture or internal injury, so he will make a full recovery with rest. ROAD FC expresses thanks to all the competitors who made ROAD FC 047 a great success with their amazing performances. We support all fighters in their swift a complete recoveries and return to action.   ROAD Fighting Championship 047May 12, 2018Cadillac ArenaBeijing, China OFFICIAL RESULTS PART 2 #5 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchAorigele def Kim Jae-Hun by TKO, R3 0:33 #4 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchGilbert Yvel def Mighty Mo by TKO, injury, R1 3:50 #3 Women's Openweight MatchGabi Garcia def Veronika Futina by Submission, RNC, R1 3:50 #2 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchOli Thompson def Deng Chaolong by TKO, R1 3:50 #1 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchChris Barnett def Alexandru Lungu by TKO, R1 2:37 PART 1 #6 Reserve Openweight MatchFujita Kazuyuki def Kong Handong by TKO, retirement, R2 4:46 #5 62.5 Catchweight MatchAlatengheili def Kwak Jong-Hyun by TKO, R2 2:40 #4 -72kg CatchweightBao Incang def Sasaki Shinji by Unanimous Decision #3 Women's Bantamweight MatchJing Yingchao def Marina Kumagai by Unanimous Decision #2 Lightweight MatchKi Won-Bin def Thirayut Khaorat by Unanimous Decision #1 -72kg CatchweightBruno Miranda def Baoshe Riguleng by Unanimous Decision 

ROAD FC 047 official results

 ROAD FC 047 MAKES A SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO BEIJING, CHINAFOUR WINNERS PROGRESS IN THE OPENWEIGHT GRAND PRIXGABI GARCIA NOTCHES ANOTHER DOMINANT VICTORY ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results from for ROAD FC 047 which took place at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018.   2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round Aorigele, Gilbert Yvel, Oli Thompson, and Chris Barnett all finished their opponents in style to make the opening round of the Openweight Grand Prix a walloping good time. Aorigele and Kim Jae-Hun put on a rematch that was markedly different from their first. While the first and second rounds delivered in laughs, the action was sparse, with Aorigele landing a few kicks, and Kim preferring to keep distance. Aorigele came out like a bull in the third, and rushed Kim with punches that put him down and covering until the ref stepped in. Gilbert Yvel put the exclamation point on his return with a dominant finish of ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo. Yvel rushed out from the corner, got the takedown, and worked positions all over Mo until the ref saw a dislocated elbow and stopped the match. Yvel claimed a surprising TKO victory using excellent submission attempts. Oli Thompson was thoroughly surprised by the power punches and grappling of Deng Chaolong. However, Thompson's experience saw him weather the storm and go for takedowns and pounding that eventually caused Deng to tap out in the second. Behemoths Chris Barnett and Sandu Lungu delivered a thriller. Barnett came out with his signature kicks, and Lungu got the back take during one of them, where he worked it down for a rear naked choke. But Barnett came out the back, and put on the hurt game until the ref stepped in for a TKO victory. Kong Handong took an accidental groin shot by “Iron Head” Fujita Kazuyuki, and before the ref made it in time to time stop, Fujita had popped him in the mouth. Kong decided not to continue and the TKO stoppage was given to Fujita in the second round.   Gabi Garcia finishes Veronika Futina Gabi Garcia continued her sensational career in MMA against a very game Veronika Futina. Futina came out wanting to box, and she knew to stay away from the takedowns, but Garcia could not be denied. After showing off some much improved striking, Garcia got the fight down where she forced Futina to defend until she sunk in the rear naked choke for the submission victory.   ROAD FC 047 Part 1 Alatengheili and Kwak Jong-Hyun delivered an expected barnburner for the fans. Alateng looked to be taking a huge amount of strikes from Kwak, but in the second round, Alateng found the distance for his jab, and honed in on Kwak's face that sent him down and the ref waived off the bout. Sanda Champ Baoyincang showed amazing improvement in his grappling defense against Shooto Champ Shinji Sasaki. Bao worked his kicks and punches, while Sasaki looked for shoots and submissions. In the second and third rounds, Bao was so close to finishing, but the Japanese warrior held on to the bell. Bao's hand was raised and the roof came off the arena. Jing Yingchao wasted no time displaying her wrestling acumen against Marina Kumagai with a big takedown and massive punches to the head in both rounds. She convincingly claimed the win on the scorecards. Intelligent striker Ki Won-Bin avoided a striking war with Muay Thai champion “Saksurin” Khaorat, instead choosing shoots and trying for damage on the ground. In the third round, Saksurin really shined, but Ki kept up his takedown game plan and it won him the decision victory. Chinese MMA OG Baoshe Riguleng's return to MMA showed off his incredibly active and aggressive style against gatekeeper Bruno Miranda, who was forced to show off his tactical side with crafty counter punches, leg kicks and shoots. After a blistering 3 rounds, Miranda's performance put him ahead on the scorecards with a unanimous decision win.  ROAD Fighting Championship 047May 12, 2018Cadillac ArenaBeijing, ChinaOFFICIAL RESULTS PART 2 #5 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchAorigele def Kim Jae-Hun by TKO, R3 0:33 #4 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchGilbert Yvel def Mighty Mo by TKO, injury, R1 3:50 #3 Women's Openweight MatchGabi Garcia def Veronika Futina by Submission, RNC, R1 3:50 #2 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchOli Thompson def Deng Chaolong by TKO, R1 3:50 #1 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchChris Barnett def Alexandru Lungu by TKO, R1 2:37 PART 1 #6 Reserve Openweight MatchFujita Kazuyuki def Kong Handong by TKO, retirement, R2 4:46 #5 62.5 Catchweight MatchAlatengheili def Kwak Jong-Hyun by TKO, R2 2:40 #4 -72kg CatchweightBao Incang def Sasaki Shinji by Unanimous Decision #3 Women's Bantamweight MatchJing Yingchao def Marina Kumagai by Unanimous Decision #2 Lightweight MatchKi Won-Bin def Thirayut Khaorat by Unanimous Decision #1 -72kg CatchweightBruno Miranda def Baoshe Riguleng by Unanimous Decision 

ROAD FC 047 official weigh in results

 ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINA ALL FIGHTERS ON WEIGHT, GRAND PRIX FIGHTERS POST HEFTY MARKS ROAD Fighting Championship announces the results from the official weigh ins for ROAD FC 047 in Beijing, China. ROAD FC 047 will take place at the Cadillac Arena on May 12, 2018.     All fighters made weight for Part 1, conversely fighters from the Openweight Grand Prix posted some hefty numbers. Not surprisingly, Kungfu Panda Aorigele came in the heaviest of all, at 161.7kg, compared to Kim Jae-Hun's 137.2kg. The lightest match of the opening round was Oli Thompson at 101.2kg versus Deng Chaolong at 100.6kg.    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion Gabi Garcia recorded a massive 106.7kg, 20kgs heavier than Hand-to-Hand Contact champion Veronika Futina at 86.6kg, but when they finally stood face to face, their heights made a convincing match. The smack talk continued as the two women got in each others' faces and muttered under their breaths. 2018 Openweight Grand Prix American Chris Barnett will bring his exciting Taekwondo style against the massive judoka kickboxer from Romania, Sandu Lungu. China's standout young superstar Aorigele will rematch consummate underdog Kim Jae-Hun of Korea. MMA juggernaut Gilbert Yvel of the Netherlands will make his come back by facing ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo. World-renowned Strongman Oli Thompson faces China's up and coming heavyweight talent Deng Chaolong. In the reserve match, exciting striker Kong Handong of China will face the legendary Japanese PRIDE “Iron Head” Fujita Kazuyuki. Also on Part 2, the world's most dominant female BJJ competitor Gabi Garcia continues her sensational career in MMA when she faces Russia's multiple times World Hand-to-Hand Combat Champion Veronika Futina. ROAD FC 047 Part 1 On Part 1, Sanda Champ Baoyincang will face Shooto Champ Shinji Sasaki, in a definitive striker versus grappler war. Intelligent striker and ROAD FC mainstay Ki Won-Bin faces multiple Muay Thai champion “Saksurin” Khaorat in a highly unpredictable match. Chinese MMA OG Baoshe Riguleng's return to MMA is highly anticipated, but he'll have to get past gatekeeper Bruno Miranda first, and that's a huge bang of a welcome back. A surprise barn-burner catchweight match is set between two very aggressive fighters Alatengheili and Kwak Jong-Hyun.   ROAD Fighting Championship 047 May 12, 2018 Cadillac Arena Beijing, China PART 1 16:00 CST PART 2 19:00 CST   Live broadcast: CHINA – Jinying Jishi TV, Qinghai TV, Panda.TV/3001 KOREA – SpoTV, Afreeca.tv, Daum.net   PART 2 #5 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round Match Aorigele (161.7kg) vs Kim Jae-Hun (137.2kg) #4 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round Match Mighty Mo (133.5kg) vs Gilbert Yvel (125.1kg) #3 Women's Openweight Match Gabi Garcia (106.7kg) vs Veronika Futina (86.6kg) #2 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round Match Oli Thompson (101.2kg) vs Deng Chaolong (100.6kg) #1 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round Match Chris Barnett (126.5kg) vs Alexandru Lungu (148.6kg) PART 1 #6 Reserve Openweight Match Fujita Kazuyuki (120.4kg) vs Kong Handong (104.3kg) #5 62.5 Catchweight Match Alatengheili (62.9kg) vs Kwak Jong-Hyun (62.6kg) #4 -72kg Catchweight Bao Incang (72.2kg) vs Sasaki Shinji (72.4kg) #3 Women's Bantamweight Match Jing Yingchao (61.5kg) vs Marina Kumagai (61.1kg) #2 Lightweight Match Ki Won-Bin (70.1kg) vs Thirayut “Saksurin” Khaorat (70.4kg) #1 -72kg Catchweight Baoshe Riguleng (72kg) vs Bruno Miranda (72.4kg)  

ROAD FC 047 Alatengheili vs Kwak Jong-Hyun

  ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINAALATENGHEILI VS KWAK JONG-HYUN ADDEDLIVE BROADCAST ANNOUNCED ROAD Fighting Championship announces a surprise match up for Part 1 and a fill-in for a late injury for ROAD FC 047 which will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018.   Alatengheili vs Kwak Jong-Hyun A surprise barn-burner catchweight match is announced between two very exciting ROAD FC fighters: Alatengheili (12-6-1, Team Alt) and Kwak Jong-Hyun (5-4, Team Force). Alateng returns after a fresh first round KO victory at ROAD FC 046, on top of an amazing 6-fight run that saw him match Jo Nam-Jin for the contender's spot. Kwak is finally returning to ROAD FC after his mandatory military service, before which he was seen as a hot prospect to watch develop. Alateng and Kwak both have very aggressive and action-packed styles, so this surprise match for Part 1 of ROAD FC 047 is sure to delight the entire audience!  On Part 1, the women's bantamweight match between Ramona Pascual and Marina Kumagai has changed. Pascual has unfortunately sustained a knee injury in training and will be unable to compete. Jing Yingchao (3-1, Zhongyuan Fight Club) steps in as the late notice replacement. Jing is the 2012 Freestyle Wrestling China National Champion, and multiple times Jilin province champion. In the last 2 years she's begun her MMA career with wins in Dacheng Wuyi and Bullets Fly. ROAD FC wishes Ramona Pascual a complete and speedy recovery.  2018 Openweight Grand Prix The 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will begin on ROAD FC 047. American Chris Barnett will bring his exciting Taekwondo style against the massive judoka kickboxer from Romania, Sandu Lungu. China's standout young superstar Aorigele will rematch consummate underdog Kim Jae-Hun of Korea. MMA juggernaut Gilbert Yvel of the Netherlands will make his come back by facing ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo. World-renowned Strongman Oli Thompson faces China's up and coming heavyweight talent Deng Chaolong. In the reserve match, exciting striker Kong Handong of China will face the legendary Japanese PRIDE “Iron Head” Fujita Kazuyuki. Also on Part 2, the world's most dominant female BJJ competitor Gabi Garcia continues her sensational career in MMA when she faces Russia's multiple times World Hand-to-Hand Combat Champion Veronika Futina.  ROAD FC 047 Part 1 On Part 1, Sanda Champ Baoyincang will face Shooto Champ Shinji Sasaki, in a definitive striker versus grappler war.  Intelligent striker and ROAD FC mainstay Ki Won-Bin faces multiple Muay Thai champion “Saksurin” Khaorat in a highly unpredictable match. Chinese MMA OG Baoshe Riguleng's return to MMA is highly anticipated, but he'll have to get past gatekeeper Bruno Miranda first, and that's a huge bang of a welcome back.  ROAD Fighting Championship 047May 12, 2018Cadillac ArenaBeijing, ChinaPART 1 16:00 CSTPART 2 19:00 CST Tickets: https://www.228.com.cn/ticket-385303577.htmlLive broadcast:CHINA – Jinying Jishi TV, Qinghai TV, Panda.TV/3001KOREA – SpoTV, Afreeca.tv, Daum.net #5 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchAorigele vs Kim Jae-Hun #4 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchMighty Mo vs Gilbert Yvel #3 Women's Openweight MatchGabi Garcia vs Veronika Futina #2 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchOli Thompson vs Deng Chaolong #1 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchChris Barnett vs Alexandru Lungu PART 1 #6 Reserve Openweight MatchKong Handong vs Fujita Kazuyuki #5 62.5 Catchweight MatchAlatengheili vs Kwak Jong-Hyun #4 -72kg CatchweightBao Incang vs Sasaki Shinji #3 Women's Bantamweight MatchJing Yingchao vs Marina Kumagai #2 Lightweight MatchKi Won-Bin vs Thirayut “Saksurin” Khaorat #1 -72kg CatchweightBaoshe Riguleng vs Bruno Miranda  

ROAD FC 047: Oli Thompson vs Deng Chaolong fills in Openweight Grand Prix

  ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINAOLI THOMPSON AND DENG CHAOLONG FILL THE LAST GRAND PRIX MATCH ROAD Fighting Championship announces the final line up for ROAD FC 047 which will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018. A new match is set for the opening round of the Openweight Grand Prix, and two remaining matches on Part 1 have changed.   Oli Thompson vs Deng Chaolong Originally, French kickboxing legend Jerome Le Banner was slated to face China's behemoth Sanda champion Wu Lahan. However, both fighters have been struck with injuries that will push them out of the time needed to recover safely for the Grand Prix. Oli Thompson (17-10, First Generation MMA) of the United Kingdom discovered his super strength early and began competing in Strongman competitions all over the world. He won gold in Britain's Strongest Man in 2006 and was top 20 in the world by 2008. Thompson transitioned to MMA in 2009 and found equally rapid success by becoming the UCMMA Champion within 2 years. This led to a shot in the UFC, then BAMMA, KSW and Bellator, culminating in winning the IGF 2015 Grand Prix by defeating Minowa Man, Chris Barnett, and Fernando Rodriguez Jr. Deng Chaolong (10-4, Dailan North MMA Club) of China is taking his biggest fight to date against Thompson. The 23-year old is 188cm and hails from a very tough area and team that is starting to produce well-rounded MMA fighters outside of the Sanda circle. Deng counts 6 TKOs and 3 submissions in his win column, and he's proven that his BJJ is going to be a part of his game plan. ROAD FC is excited to bring world-renowned Thompson into the Grand Prix, and eager to present another of China's up and coming heavyweight talents. We wish Jerome Le Banner and Wu Lahan speedy recoveries, and we will continue discussions to bring these powerful fighters back into the ROAD FC cage. 2018 Openweight Grand Prix American Chris Barnett will bring his exciting Taekwondo style against the massive judoka kickboxer from Romania, Sandu Lungu. China's standout young superstar Aorigele will rematch consummate underdog Kim Jae-Hun of Korea. MMA juggernaut Gilbert Yvel of the Netherlands will make his come back by facing ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo. In the reserve match, exciting striker Kong Handong of China will face the legendary Japanese PRIDE “Iron Head” Fujita Kazuyuki. Also on Part 2, the world's most dominant female BJJ competitor Gabi Garcia continues her sensational career in MMA when she faces Russia's multiple times World Hand-to-Hand Combat Champion Veronika Futina.  ROAD FC 047 Part 1 On Part 1, two matches have been affected and must change. Baoyincang was set to face Rafael Fiziev, but the latter has experienced visa delays. Sasaki Shinji was expected to rematch Albert Cheng, but an injury to Cheng will see him unable to be ready so soon. Therefore, Sanda Champ Baoyincang will now face Shooto Champ Shinji Sasaki, in a definitive striker versus grappler war. Intelligent striker and ROAD FC mainstay Ki Won-Bin faces multiple Muay Thai champion “Saksurin” Khaorat in a highly unpredictable match. Chinese MMA OG Baoshe Riguleng's return to MMA is highly anticipated, but he'll have to get past gatekeeper Bruno Miranda first, and that's a huge bang of a welcome back. Ramona Pascual versus Marina Kumagai will showcase big kicks and powerful clinch work in the women's bantamweight division.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 047May 12, 2018Cadillac ArenaBeijing, ChinaPART 1 16:00 CSTPART 2 19:00 CST #5 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchAorigele vs Kim Jae-Hun #4 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchMighty Mo vs Gilbert Yvel #3 Women's Openweight MatchGabi Garcia vs Veronika Futina #2 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchOli Thompson vs Deng Chaolong #1 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round MatchChris Barnett vs Alexandru Lungu PART 1 #5 Reserve Openweight MatchKong Handong vs Fujita Kazuyuki #4 -72kg CatchweightBao Incang vs Sasaki Shinji #3 Women's Bantamweight MatchRamona Pascual vs Marina Kumagai #2 Lightweight MatchKi Won-Bin vs Thirayut “Saskurin” Khaorat #1 -72kg CatchweightBaoshe Riguleng vs Bruno Miranda 

ROAD FC 048: Cha Jung-Hwan vs Choi Young set for Middleweight Title Unification bout

   ROAD FC 047 OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTMIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE UNIFICATION CHA JUNG-HWAN VS CHOI YOUNG  ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official opening of ROAD FC 048 which will take place at the Wonju Gymnasium in the ROAD FC hometown of Wonju, South Korea on July 28 2018. The Middleweight Title Unification will be held between Champion Cha Jung-Hwan and Interim Champion Choi Young. Also, prospect Hwang In-Su will face veteran Yang Hae-Jun.   The ROAD FC Unified Middleweight Championship between ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Cha Jung-Hwan (13-6-3, MMA Story) and Interim Champion “RYO” Choi Young (20-11-3, Shinbukan/Land's End) is a match with a long history. Their first meeting at ROAD FC 035, Cha's first title defense, set up the rematch which has taken a year and a half to be realized. Cha is one of Korea's first generation MMA fighters from the days of Spirit MC who holds knockouts over Ryo Chonan and Igor Gracie. He delivered powerful performances since ROAD FC 002, which culminated in a title challenge against the dominant Riki Fukuda at ROAD FC 028. The upset win was a thriller, and Cha made his first title defense against Choi Young. DEEP Middleweight Champion Choi made his first homecoming in Korea in 10 years since K-1 and Spirit MC when he faced PRIDE Judoka Yoon Dong-Sik at ROAD FC 031. The second round beatdown earned him the contender's shot at Cha. The first match between Cha and Choi took place at ROAD FC 035. The back and forth barnburner needed a fourth round to break the tie on the scorecards, where Cha's textbook jabs and punches had Ryo out on his feet. However, fans decried foul and ROAD FC submitted: Cha's cage grabbing had blocked Choi's go-to throws which could have changed the tide of the match, so a rematch was set for ROAD FC 039. Choi was injured so the rematch for the Championship had to be delayed, therefore an Interim title match between Choi versus Kim Hoon took place at ROAD FC 043. Kim had earned the Challenger's spot by trouncing former ROAD FC Champion Riki Fukuda. Kim went for the KO at every chance, but Cha stayed smart and won the 3-round war and the Interim Middleweight Championship belt. Finally the rematch for the unification of the Middleweight Championship between Cha Jung-Hwan and Choi Young will take place at ROAD FC 048!  ROAD Fighting Championship 048July 28, 2018Wonju GymnasiumWonju, South Korea Unified Middleweight ChampionshipCha Jung-Hwan vs Choi Young Middleweight MatchHwang In-Su vs Yang Hae-Jun 

ROAD FC 048: Hwang In-Su vs Yang Hae-Jun

   ROAD FC 047 OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTPROSPECT HWANG IN-SU VS VETERAN YANG HAE-JUN ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official opening of ROAD FC 048 which will take place at the Wonju Gymnasium in the ROAD FC hometown of Wonju, South Korea on July 28 2018. The Middleweight Title Unification will be held between Champion Cha Jung-Hwan and Interim Champion Choi Young. Also, prospect Hwang In-Su will face veteran Yang Hae-Jun.  Hwang In-Su vs Yang Hae-Jun Also announced for ROAD FC 048 is another middleweight bout between impressive rookie Hwang In-Su (4-0, Team Mad) and veteran Yang Hae-Jun (11-5, Team Posse) who is making his debut fight for ROAD FC. Hwang's first year run saw him knock out all opponents in the first round, including successively more experienced Park Jung-Kyo and Kim Nae-Chul – both inside a minute. Yang is expected to be the challenge to see if Hwang can last longer and show what he really knows. From Spirit MC and Neofight, to international acclaim at Legend FC, Yang has been the powerful, threatening knockout artist with an increasing cache of weapons in his arsenal. His return after a 2-year hiatus is highly anticipated. Hwang versus Yang will be explosive, and will point the direction up the rankings for whomever manages to win – rookie or veteran!  ROAD Fighting Championship 048July 28, 2018Wonju GymnasiumWonju, South Korea Unified Middleweight ChampionshipCha Jung-Hwan vs Choi Young Middleweight MatchHwang In-Su vs Yang Hae-Jun 

ROAD FC 047 adds Gabi Garcia vs Veronika Futina

  ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINAGABI GARCIA MEETS VERONIKA FUTINA IN ANTICIPATED WOMEN'S OPENWEIGHT MATCH ROAD Fighting Championship announces a women's openweight bout for ROAD FC 047 which will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018. RIZIN sensation Gabi Garcia will take on Russia's Veronika Futina.   Gabi Garcia (4-0-0-1, Kings MMA/Team Alliance) of Brazil is known as the larger-than-life sensation Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion who successfully transitioned to MMA in RIZIN. Garcia is a 9-times IBJJF Worlds gold medalist and a 3-times ADCC champion. She stands at 188cm and weighs in at over 110kg. Aside from her grappling acumen, Garcia has been developing her striking game as well, focusing on MMA since her transition in 2015. She is a rare specimen who possesses great stature with elite skill that has the women's openweight division finally getting the recognition it deserves. With four of her five RIZIN bouts being finishes split between submissions and punches, Garcia has proven she's here to stay. Veronika Futina (debut, Team PROFI) of Russia is a Hand-To-Hand Combat Champion who has won the Russia Championship 4 times, the last being in 2017, and the World Championship 2 times. She has pursued martial arts since her childhood including judo and boxing. Futina now trains MMA with Gladiator Fight Team women Oxana Gagloeva, boxing champion, and Anna Maliukova, both former opponents of Garcia's in RIZIN, so she has the advantage of their foresight. Futina is highly conditioned, has great strength, and is well-rounded. While both Garcia and Futina are testaments to what women can achieve in the elite levels of martial arts, things have gotten heated between them on social media already. It's time to let their fists do the talking. Do not miss this highly anticipated bout between extraordinary women openweights Gabi Garcia and Veronika Futina!  2018 Openweight Grand Prix The 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will begin on ROAD FC 047. French Kickboxing legend Jerome Le Banner will face China's behemoth Sanda champion Wu Lahan. American Chris Barnett will bring his exciting Taekwondo style against the massive judoka kickboxer from Romania, Sandu Lungu. China's standout young superstar Aorigele will rematch consummate underdog Kim Jae-Hun of Korea. MMA juggernaut Gilbert Yvel of the Netherlands will make his come back by facing ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo. In the reserve match, exciting striker Kong Handong of China will face the legendary Japanese PRIDE fighter “Iron Head” Fujita Kazuyuki.  ROAD FC 047 Part 1 Eight lightweight fighters are featured on Part 1, with many who were previous competitors in the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament. Sanda champ Baoyincang's kicks and tenacity versus Muay Thai champ Rafael Fiziev's striking and strategy will be an explosive mix. Sasaki Shinji versus Albert Cheng sees two BJJ black belts with massive MMA experience return to the cage in a revenge match that will amp up the aggression. Intelligent striker and ROAD FC mainstay Ki Won-Bin faces multiple Muay Thai champion “Saksurin” Khaorat in a highly unpredictable match. Chinese MMA OG Baoshe Riguleng's return to MMA is highly anticipated, but he'll have a massive welcome back by gatekeeper Bruno Miranda. Ramona Pascual versus Marina Kumagai will showcase big kicks and powerful clinch work in the women's bantamweight division.  ROAD Fighting Championship 047May 12, 2018Cadillac ArenaBeijing, China2018 Openweight Grand Prix Jerome Le Banner vs Wu LahanChris Barnett vs Alexandru LunguAorigele vs Kim Jae-HunMighty Mo vs Gilbert Yvel Reserve Openweight MatchKong Handong vs Fujita Kazuyuki  Women's Openweight MatchGabi Garcia vs Veronika Futina  PART 1 -72kg CatchweightBao Incang vs Rafael Fiziev -72kg CatchweightSasaki Shinji vs Albert Cheng Lightweight MatchKi Won-Bin vs Thirayut “Saskurin” Khaorat -72kg CatchweightBaoshe Riguleng vs Bruno Miranda Women's Bantamweight MatchRamona Pascual vs Marina Kumagai 

ROAD FC 047 adds Ramona Pascual vs Marina Kumagai

  ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINAWOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT MATCH: RAMONA PASCUAL VS KUMAGAI MARINA ROAD Fighting Championship announces four more bouts on ROAD FC 047 which will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018. A women's bantamweight match has been added, Ramona Pascual versus Marina Kumagai.   Ramona Pascual (3-2, Phuket Top Team) of Hong Kong, China began her combat career in kickboxing, then took up grappling, and it led to MMA. After losing back to back fights, she made a huge change by going to train in Korea. There she won a chance to be a contestant on “Fearless Guys”, a reality MMA television show, which led to Pascual signing with ROAD FC. She made her fight camp in Korea for her promotional debut on ROAD FC 45 XX, and made a huge impression with a dominant victory. Marina Kumagai (debut, Weerasakreck Fairtex Muaythai) of Sapporo, Japan has a strong base in Muay Thai. She trains with Japan's most authentic Muay Thai team, founded in Japan over 20 years ago by Wongpasser Weerasakreck and coached by all Muay Thai champions from Thailand. Kumagai competed in Japan's J-Network and M-One, amassing a professional record of 4-4 in Muay Thai and kick boxing. At 174cm tall, her strength is her reach and ability to distance. Pascual versus Kumagai is a match to broaden the bantamweight division for women in Asia, and these two fighters who have big kicks and powerful clinch work will be an excellent showcase.  2018 Openweight Grand Prix The 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will begin on ROAD FC 047. French Kickboxing legend Jerome Le Banner will face China's behemoth Sanda champion Wu Lahan. American Chris Barnett will bring his exciting Taekwondo style against the massive judoka kickboxer from Romania, Sandu Lungu. China's standout young superstar Aorigele will rematch consummate underdog Kim Jae-Hun of Korea. MMA juggernaut Gilbert Yvel of the Netherlands will make his come back by facing ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo. In the reserve match, exciting striker Kong Handong of China will face the legendary Japanese PRIDE “Iron Head” Fujita Kazuyuki.  ROAD FC 047 Part 1 Eight lightweight fighters are featured on Part 1, with many who were previous competitors in the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament. Sanda champ Baoyincang's kicks and tenacity versus Muay Thai champ Rafael Fiziev's striking and strategy will be an explosive mix. Sasaki Shinji versus Albert Cheng sees two BJJ black belts with massive MMA experience return to the cage in a revenge match that will definitely amp up the aggression. Intelligent striker and ROAD FC mainstay Ki Won-Bin faces multiple Muay Thai champion “Saksurin” Khaorat in a highly unpredictable match. Chinese MMA OG Baoshe Riguleng's return to MMA is highly anticipated, but he'll have to get past gatekeeper Bruno Miranda first, and that's a huge bang of a welcome back. ROAD Fighting Championship 047May 12, 2018Cadillac ArenaBeijing, China2018 Openweight Grand Prix Jerome Le Banner vs Wu LahanChris Barnett vs Alexandru LunguAorigele vs Kim Jae-HunMighty Mo vs Gilbert Yvel Reserve Openweight MatchKong Handong vs Fujita Kazuyuki PART 1 -72kg CatchweightBao Yincang vs Rafael Fiziev -72kg CatchweightSasaki Shinji vs Albert Cheng Lightweight MatchKi Won-Bin vs Thirayut “Saskurin” Khaorat -72kg CatchweightBaoshe Riguleng vs Bruno Miranda Women's Bantamweight MatchRamona Pascual vs Marina Kumagai 

ROAD FC 047: Bao Yincang vs Rafael Fiziev

   ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINABAO YINCANG VS RAFAEL FIZIEV ADDED ROAD Fighting Championship announces four more bouts on ROAD FC 047 which will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018. Eight lightweight fighters are featured on Part 1, with many who were previous competitors in the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament.   -72kg CatchweightBao Incang vs Rafael Fiziev Bao Yincang (Xindu Martial Arts, 11-5-0-1) is a China sanda champion who made his name in MMA by defeating the best welterweights on his way down to lightweight. In the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament, he won the China Trials and his Opening Round match. Rafael Fiziev (5-0, Tiger Muay Thai) of Kazakhstan is a Muay Thai champion with almost 40 wins, and his skills carried over into his MMA transition with four out of five first-round finishes by knock out. Fiziev won his bout in the $1 Million Tournament International Trials, but a hand injury kept him out of the next round. Bao's kicks and tenacity versus Fiziev's striking and strategy will be an explosive mix!  2018 Openweight Grand Prix The 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will begin on ROAD FC 047. French Kickboxing legend Jerome Le Banner will face China's behemoth Sanda champion Wu Lahan. American Chris Barnett will bring his exciting Taekwondo style against the massive judoka kickboxer from Romania, Sandu Lungu. China's standout young superstar Aorigele will rematch consummate underdog Kim Jae-Hun of Korea. MMA juggernaut Gilbert Yvel of the Netherlands will make his come back by facing ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo. In the reserve match, exciting striker Kong Handong of China will face the legendary Japanese PRIDE “Iron Head” Fujita Kazuyuki.  ROAD Fighting Championship 047May 12, 2018Cadillac ArenaBeijing, China2018 Openweight Grand Prix Jerome Le Banner vs Wu LahanChris Barnett vs Alexandru LunguAorigele vs Kim Jae-HunMighty Mo vs Gilbert Yvel Reserve Openweight MatchKong Handong vs Fujita Kazuyuki PART 1 -72kg CatchweightBao Incang vs Rafael Fiziev -72kg CatchweightSasaki Shinji vs Albert Cheng Lightweight MatchKi Won-Bin vs Thirayut “Saskurin” Khaorat -72kg CatchweightBaoshe Riguleng vs Bruno Miranda 

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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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