ROAD FC 044: Aorigele vs Fujita Kazuyuki

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 044 ANNOUNCEMENTAORIGELE VS FUJITA KAZUYUKIFULL CARD OPEN FOR THE ROAD FC RETURN TO CHINA ROAD Fighting Championship will once again return to China for Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 on November 11, 2017. Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 will take place at the Hebei Gymnasium in Shijiazhuang in conjunction with the city to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Shijiazhuang Daily, one of the most prestigious media institutions in China. At Xiaomi ROAD FC 044, the quarterfinals round of the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will take place, with eight fighters from six countries participating. The remaining matches on the card are now open.   Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 In the main event, fan favorite “Kungfu Panda” Aorigele (5-3-0-1, Xindu Martial Arts Club) will face returning Japanese ring legend Fujita “Ironhead” Kazuyuki (15-11, Team Fujita) in a massive Openweight bout. Aorigele is a China National Sanda champion who has KOed 4 of his opponents in ROAD FC, including Yusuke Masuda, Yusuke Kawaguchi and Bob Sapp. Fujita is a living legend who counts wins over Ken Shamrock and Yoshihiro Takayama in PRIDE, and who faced the all-time elites in Cro Cop, Fedor, and Wanderlei SIlva. Aorigele versus Fujita Kazuyuki is the new guard of MMA facing a wizened legend. Although Aorigele is just 22, and Fujita is a ripened 47, once these giants get in the cage there will be no holding back of the punches. Surging Chinese prospect Sha Yilan (8-1, Beijing Free Coalition Fight Club) will face ROAD FC standout Bruno Miranda (10-3, Tiger Muay Thai) in a 71kgs catchweight bout. Sha is a sanda and boxing competitor who actually has over 30 bouts to his credit. He's riding a win streak of 5 in 2017 alone, with 3 by way of KO. Miranda is a long time ROAD FC fighter who was in title contention and a $1 Million Tournament Trials winner. His aggressive style and his happy demeanor have made him a star. Sha versus Miranda is going to be striking fireworks. China's behemoths will be showcased in an openweight match between Wu Lahan (4-0, Tianjin Jitianlong) and Wang Yichuan (debut, Qingdao Xinjiang International Fight Club). Wu has been a National Sanda champ three years running, but he counts submission finishes on his MMA record. His Ganryujima participation put him on the international scene. 20-year old Wang will be making his pro MMA debut from his sanda competition background after training specifically for MMA. Wu versus Wang puts more big men front and center for an exciting bout. Openweight takes the spotlight again as Dacheng Wuyi champ Ma Anding (13-2, Baoligao MMA) faces TUF and WSOF veteran Jake Heun (11-6, Tiger Muay Thai). Ma won regional Mongolian wrestling accolades from 2013-14, and in his MMA fights he loves to throw kicks. Heun recently debuted in ROAD FC with a win over Choi Mu-Bae, where he showcased his nonstop Muay Thai and aggression. Stylistically, Ma versus Heun offers a wrestler who can strike, and a striker who loves to grind, and it won't disappoint. A women's strawweight match will take place between Japanese MMA regent Fujino Emi (20-10-0-1, Fight Farm) and Brazilian staple Aline Sattelmayer (12-10, Sattelmayer Top Team). This will be Fujino's 5th fight in ROAD FC. She is one of the most exciting female fighters who's been a title challenger in WSOF and DEEP Jewels. Sattelmayer is familiar to the Chinese fans with a recent title challenge to Zhang Weili's Kunlun strap and a KO win over Meng Bo. Fujino versus Sattelmayer sees two of the greatest warhorses from Japan and Brazil meet in what will surely be an explosion. The always exciting Wu Ze (11-11, Shenyang Rongdao Combat) returns to face Wu Xiaolong (3-7, Free Man Fight Club) at bantamweight. Wu Ze has become an icon on the China scene, yet with back to back losses, he's in dire need of turning his luck around. Wu Xiaolong is another China MMA new generation fighter who has jumped right into thick international competition, and notably claims a win over Yodkaikaew Fairtex. Wu Ze versus Wu Xiaolong will be a match for both fighters to prove themselves and their skill sets. Former Shooto Champ Nezu Yuta (19-10-1, & MOSH) will take on Mongolian standout Baasankhuu Damlanpurev (4-1, Shiren Beelii) at bantamweight. While Nezu is dragging a string of bad luck, he's one of the most entertaining Muay Thai strikers in Japan who can't ever be taken lightly. The former Shooto champ had 8 wins in a row previously, defeating Wicky, Keita Ishibashi and Motonobu Tezuka in technically brilliant fashion. Baasankhuu is a 2-time Combat Sambo World Champion, Mongolian Sambo champion, Pan-Ams grappling champion and former MGL-1 Champion. While he hasn't been afforded many MMA opportunities, his last wins are over Alatengheili and Danaa Batgerel. Nezu versus Baasankhuu showcases two extremely talented combat veterans who will have the fans on the edge of their seats. In the opening bout, China Trials competitor Huang Zhenyue (2-2, Guangdong Glory Fight Club) roars back to life against Japan's Iwata Keisuke (6-2, Team Samurai). Huang's base is sanda, and he's carried over the spectacular kicks into his MMA game. Iwata is a young phenom riding a 6-KO win streak which includes Nakamura Koji, a veteran who took out ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol in 2013. Huang versus Nakamura will set off the opening fireworks with their creative striking styles.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 044Saturday, November 11, 2017Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China Part 2 5 Openweight MatchAorigele vs Fujita Kazuyuki 4 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals MatchShamil Zavurov vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu 3 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals MatchBaoyincang vs Shimoishi Kota 2 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals MatchRonys Torres vs Tom Santos 1 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals MatchMansour Barnaoui vs Nandin-Erdene Part 1 7 -71kg Catchweight MatchSha Yilan vs Bruno Miranda 6 OpenweightWu Lahan vs Wang Yichuan 5 OpenweightMa Anding vs Jake Heun 4 Women's Strawweight MatchFujino Emi vs Aline Sattelmayer 3 Bantamweight MatchWu Ze vs Wu Xiaolong 2 Bantamweight MatchNezu Yuta vs Baasankhuu Damlanpurev 1 Lightweight MatchHuang Zhenyue vs Iwata Keisuke  

ROAD FC 045 XX: Champ Ham Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey

   XIAOMI ROAD FC 045 ANNOUNCEMENTROAD FC XX ALL FEMALE LEAGUE RETURNS WITH ATOMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP For immediate release, October 17, 2017 - ROAD Fighting Championship announces the return of the all-women's MMA league for Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017. 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.   ROAD FC Atomweight ChampionshipHam Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee (18-8, Team MAD) is the current reigning, defending titleholder, and the pioneer for women's MMA in South Korea. Ham made her debut in Japan's DEEP with an impressive win over veteran Hisae Watanabe. She racked up a record of 12-5 with wins over V.V Mei Yamaguchi, Emi Fujino, and Naho Sugiyama, and was only finished twice in 10 years by the legendary Megumi Fujii and Invicta Atomweight champ Ayaka Hamasaki. Ham debuted in ROAD FC in 2014 with back to back wins over Alyona Rassohyna and Shino VanHoose, then claimed the DEEP Jewels Featherweight title from Saori Ishioka. She made history as the first female fighter from South Korea in the UFC, with her debut against Joanne Calderwood awarded as one of the greatest strawweight fights of all time. After going 1-3 with the promotion, Ham returned home to Korea and to her proper weight class of 48kgs. Again she 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 (6-2, Genesis Jiu Jitsu HQ) is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world's first all-female MMA promotion. Although her Korean father was a Taekwondo master and a Moo Duk Kwan coach, it wasn't until she was 22 that she got into combat sports with kickboxing. Frey transitioned from amateur to professional MMA through the top USA amateur promotion Tuff-N-Uff, and when she went pro she also went viral with her double-punch KO of Darla Harris. While working a full-time job and getting her MBA, Frey climbed to the top of the women's atomweight rankings with a win over Herica Tiburcio and a title challenge against Ayaka Hamasaki. Although the match was ended by a cut, Frey's performance cemented her chance to rematch Hamasaki. However, first she rebounded with a win over Ashley Cummins. When Hamasaki moved up to strawweight, Frey became the top of the division. Frey's well-rounded, technical style has gained a staunch following and made her a threat to everyone in the division. ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world's most important match in the division today. ROAD FC is committed to advancing women's Mixed Martial Arts, and is proud to showcase two of the best fighters on the planet at Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX!  Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 and 044 The next event will be Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 in Seoul, Korea on October 28th. The interim Middleweight title will be on the line as Korean veterans Kim Hoon and Choi Young “RYO” finally face each other. Former ROAD FC Champ Lee Kil-Woo returns after extended hiatus to take on The Outsider Champ Asakura Mikuru. And a third member of ROAD FC royalty sees former Lightweight Champ Nam Yui-Chul face Korean OG Jung Doo-Jae. At Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 in Shijiazhuang, China on November 11th, the quarterfinals round of the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will take place with 6 nations colliding: Shamil Zavurov vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu; Baoyincang vs Shimoishi Kota; Ronys Torres vs Tom Santos; and Mansour Barnaoui vs Nandin-Erdene. Final matches on the card will be announced shortly.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 043Saturday, October 28, 2017Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Interim Middleweight ChampionshipChoi Young vs Kim Hoon Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 044Saturday, November 11, 2017Shijiazhuang, China $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals RoundShamil Zavurov vs Amartuvshin KhuukhenkhuuBaoyincang vs Shimoishi KotaRonys Torres vs Tom SantosMansour Barnaoui vs Nandin-Erdene Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 045Saturday, December 23, 2017Seoul, South Korea Women's Atomweight ChampionshipHam Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey   

Young Guns 37 prelim card open

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 043 ANNOUNCEMENTYOUNG GUNS 37 PRELIMINARY CARD OPEN ROAD Fighting Championship announces all matches for Young Guns 37, the preliminary card for Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 in Seoul, Korea on October 28, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena.   Young Guns 37 Featherweight MatchEvgeniy Ryazanov (17-11, MFP) vs Min Kyeong-Chul (4-1, Team Poma) As the main event of Young Guns 37, style versus style takes center stage. Evgeniy Ryazanov is a technical sniper and acrobatic kicker, while Min Kyeong-Chul prefers to get in the pocket and throw bombs. Women's Atomweight MatchHong Yun-Ha (0-4, Von Jiujitsu Songtan) vs Jeon Sul-Gi (0-2, Gumi MMA) Female fighters have a hill to climb when starting their careers; Hong Yun-Ha and Jeon Sul-Gi are examples of this. Both women are hunting for their first professional win. Hong hails from a jiujitsu powerhouse team, while Jeon comes from stand-up league Max FC and was on the 2012 National Sanda team. Flyweight MatchKim Tae-Kyun (2-3, Team Finish) vs Jeong Won-Hee (2-1, Ssen Gym) Kim Tae-Kyun versus Jeong Won-Hee pits two punchers against each other who both like to stand and bang. Neither fighter knows how to back up, and they both prefer to keep it standing, so fans will enjoy a fast-paced brawl. Middleweight MatchHwang In-Su (1-0) vs Zdenek Polivka (0-2, Junior MMA Nymburk) Hwang In-Su versus Zdenek Polivka features two rookies in the sport against each other. 22-year old Hwang is fresh off his first fight and victory, while 19-year old Polivka is barreled through an amateur year and is seeking his first pro win. These aggressive youngsters will be exciting. Flyweight MatchGo Gi-Won (0-2, Ssabi MMA) vs Ko Dong-Hyuk (0-2, Strong Wolf) Gi-Won has had two pro fights and shown off very good ground positioning and striking. Dong-Hyuk spent two years in the ROAD FC amateur leagues, and he's developed a good skillset. Both have yet to get their first pro win, proving that starting pro MMA in Korea is tough, so look for amazing performances out of these two rookies. Openweight MatchChoi Won-Jun (3-2, MMA Story) vs Yoon Jae-Woong (1-3, Ssen Gym) Choi Won-Jun and Yoon Jae-Woong are willing to forget the weight cut and focus on turning around their records. Choi has a Taekwondo base and Yoon has a boxing record, which will make for a nice slugfest as these two attempt to rebound. Featherweight MatchMin Kyung-Min (1-0, Team Fighter) vs Kim Tae-Sung (debut, Ssabi MMA) Min Kyung-Min started MMA in 2014 with a kickboxing base and has been busy in the ROAD FC amateur leagues, and Kim Tae-Sung is 6-1 in the amateur Central League. This is recognized more as a pro debut for both youngsters, which will pit striker against grappler.  Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 In the main event, Choi Young versus Kim Hoon for the ROAD FC Interim Middleweight Championship is the culmination of Korean MMA pride from the very beginning to the current pinnacle of popularity and skill. This match is guaranteed to deliver thrills from both fighters - 12 years after they both first stepped foot in an MMA ring!Also, former ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Kil-Woo returns after hiatus from the cage to face The Outsider Champion Asakura Mikuru at featherweight. And another former ROAD FC Champion, Nam Yui-Chul, will face fellow Korea MMA warhorse Jung Doo-Jae. Plus, Kim Seung-Yeon and Alexander Merezhko are set for another $1 Million Tournament reserve match; Lee Jeong-Yeong will face returning veteran Marcio Cesar; and two of the hottest prospects from Korea and Russia will face each other, Kim Kyeong-Pyo versus Arman Tsarukyan.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 043Saturday, October 28, 2017Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea 6 Interim Middleweight ChampionshipChoi Young vs Kim Hoon 5 Featherweight MatchLee Kil-Woo vs Asakura Mikuru 4 Lightweight MatchNam Yui-Chul vs Jung Doo-Jae 3 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Reserve MatchKim Seung-Yeon vs Alexander Merezhko 2 Lightweight MatchKim Kyeong-Pyo vs Arman Tsarukyan 1 Featherweight MatchMarcio Cesar vs Lee Jeong-Yeong Young Guns 37 7 Flyweight MatchEvgeniy Ryazanov vs Min Kyeong-Chul 6 Women's Atomweight MatchHong Yun-Ha vs Jeon Seul-Gi 5 Flyweight MatchKim Tae-Kyun vs Jeong Won-Hee 4 Middleweight MatchHwang In-Su vs Zdenek Polivka 3 Flyweight MatchGo Gi-Won vs Ko Dong-Hyuk 2 Openweight MatchChoi Won-Jun vs Yoon Jae-Woong 1 Featherweigh MatchMin Kyung-Min vs Kim Tae-Sung  

ROAD FC 043: Main Card open

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 043 ANNOUNCEMENTFINAL MAIN CARD FIGHTS ANNOUNCED ROAD Fighting Championship announces the final main card matches for Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 in Seoul, Korea on October 28, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena.   Marcio Cesar replaces Kim Se-Young vs Lee Jeong-Yeoung Lee Jeong-Yeong was originally slated to face Kim Se-Young in a rematch to settle any doubts, but unfortunately Kim has been injured in training and will be unable to recover in time. Stepping up in his place is Marcio Cesar (18-9-3, AKA Thailand), Brazilian Jiujitsu black belt and coach at AKA who is taking the fight after a 3-year hiatus from MMA. Cesar fought in multiple Brazil promotions since 2005, facing many rising stars, and continued his career in Russia, Finland and most recently in Japan's Pancrase. This match will be the toughest of Lee Jeong-Yeong's life as he faces a returning veteran with supreme ground skills in Marcio Cesar!   Kim Kyeong-Pyo vs Arman Tsarukyan Kim Kyeong-Pyo (6-1, MMA Story) is a well-rounded up-and-comer from the team with two champions, MMA Story. Under Coach Cha Jung-Hwan, he's transitioned from the ROAD FC amateur leagues through ROAD FC Young Guns and Japanese events, with his only loss being a razor thin split decision to Park Dae-Sung. Arman Tsarukyan (8-1, MFP) is a surging 20-year old riding a 7-fight win streak of all finishes that includes submitting Gustavo Wurlitzer and Marcio Breno. He's a ground fighter who puts on tons of pressure to get the fight where he wants it. Kim Kyeong-Pyo versus Arman Tsarukyan is going to be a battle between two of the hottest prospects from Korea and Russia. Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 In the main event, Choi Young versus Kim Hoon for the ROAD FC Interim Middleweight Championship is the culmination of Korean MMA pride from the very beginning to the current pinnacle of popularity and skill. This match is guaranteed to deliver thrills from both fighters - 12 years after they both first stepped foot in an MMA ring!Also, former ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Kil-Woo returns after hiatus from the cage to face The Outsider Champion Asakura Mikuru at featherweight. And another former ROAD FC Champion, Nam Yui-Chul, will face fellow Korea MMA warhorse Jung Doo-Jae. Plus, Kim Seung-Yeon and Alexander Merezhko are set for another $1 Million Tournament reserve match.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 043Saturday, October 28, 2017Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea 6 Interim Middleweight ChampionshipChoi Young vs Kim Hoon 5 Featherweight MatchLee Kil-Woo vs Asakura Mikuru 4 Lightweight MatchNam Yui-Chul vs Jung Doo-Jae 3 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Reserve MatchKim Seung-Yeon vs Alexander Merezhko 2 Lightweight MatchKim Kyeong-Pyo vs Arman Tsarukyan 1 Featherweight MatchMarcio Cesar vs Lee Jeong-Yeong  

ROAD FC 042 Injury Update

 ROAD FC 042 INJURY UPDATEYOON DONG-SIK AND KIM CHANG-HEE SUFFER HAND INJURIES   Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 took place on September 23, 2017 at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival. There were two fighters who suffered injuries requiring treatment at the ROAD FC Official Hospital, Jung Hospital.  Fortunately they are both expected to make complete recoveries.   Yoon Dong-Sik, fractured fingers Yoon Dong-Sik put on a dominating match over fellow veteran Minowa Man, but injury changed the potential outcome. During the second round, Yoon himself asked the referee for a stop because of a finger injury. Yoon proceeded to the hospital, and the x-ray results showed that the third and fourth fingers of his right hand were fractured. He is scheduled for surgery on September 29th. Yoon's recovery period is estimated at 6 to 8 weeks. Yoon Dong-Sik commented, “This was my first fight in one year and four months. In this situation with an injury, I think I made the right decision. If I have a change to avenge this loss, I will do my best and show you a better performance.”   Kim Chang-Hee, fractured and dislocated fingers Kim Chang-Hee rematched Shim Gun-Oh from when their previous bout was a No Contest due to quick and accidental injury to Shim. However, Kim was not so lucky this time around. In the first round he injured his right hand. The results of the x-ray showed a fourth finger fracture and a fifth finger dislocation. Any surgical schedule hasn't been decided, so the recovery period can only be diagnosed later. Kim Chang-Hee stated, “Thank you all for your support and I'm sorry. I will do my best to cure these injuries and I'll get back a little bit to prepare for the next match.” ROAD FC wishes both fighters speedy and full recoveries. 

ROAD FC 042 official results: Aorigele punishes Masuda

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 OFFICIAL RESULTSAORIGELE PUNISHES MASUDA YUSUKE FOR THE WIN   ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 held during the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju, South Korea on Saturday, September 23. Main Card Aorigele showed off a more developed skillset against Masuda Yusuke, who proved tough as nails against the Kungfu Panda. Aorigele stuffed takedowns and did his main work absolutely punishing Masuda on the ground all the way through two rounds. In the third, Aorigele landed a barrage that dropped Masuda, and the referee jumped on him to stop any further damage.   Legends Minowa Man and Yoon Dong-Sik started their bout with kicks, but it wasn't long until Yoon was able to get the takedown and transition to Minowa's back. From there, the two put on an attack and defense display through the first round. In the second, Yoon was even quicker to get Minowa down and mount him, but a freak turn of events saw Yoon end up with a dislocated finger. Although Yoon had the match, the TKO gave Minowa the win.   Shim Gun-Oh took a lot of leg damage from Kim Chang-Hee in their rematch, but persevered until he found an opportunity to take the fight to his wrestling ocean where he ragdolled and pounded on Kim to the first bell. In the second round, Shim turned up his striking and landed knees and punches that were so damaging that the referee calling the TKO while Kim was still standing.   Shin Dong-Guk made an emotional entrance with his firefighter colleagues in tribute to two recently fallen comrades which had the arena completely silent in respect. But when he got in the cage with Imai Shunya it was a different story. Imai threw a few punches that sniped, but Shin found a chance to land a kick to the ribs that visibly pained Imai, and he viciously followed it up with punches to the canvas.   Jang Ik-Hwan and Emil Abbasov put on a thrilling first match on the main card with furious striking flurries. Jang's kicks were damaging while Abbasov's long reach and powerful punches knocked Jang down. At the end of the second round, Jang faked for a takedown and got it, positioning until he got to mount where he pounded on Abbasov until the referee called it. Young Guns 36 In the main event of the prelims, Magomed Mutaev made it a disappointing comeback for Kim Eun-Soo in the first round, weathering Kim's flurries until he found the opportunity to latch on a guillotine and get the tap out in the first round. Park Jeong-Eun and Park Si-Woo put on a very impressive two rounds of crisp striking, aggressive exchanges, and tough clinchwork, with Jeong-Eun's huge hip throw and aggression edging her to a UD on the scorecards.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 042Chungju World Martial Arts FestivalSaturday, September 23, 2017Chungju World Martial Arts Stadium, Chungju, South KoreaOFFICIAL RESULTS Openweight MatchAorigele def Masuda Yusuke by TKO, R3 1:51 Middleweight MatchMinowa Man def Yoon Dong-Sik by TKO to injury, R2 2:26 Openweight MatchShim Gun-Oh def Kim Chang-Hee by TKO, R2 1:18 Lightweight MatchShin Dong-Guk def Imai Shunya by TKO, R1 2:28 Bantamweight MatchCORRECTED: Jang Ik-Hwan def Emil Abbasov by TKO, R2 4:05 Young Guns 36 -86 kg Catchweight MatchMagomed Mutaev def Kim Eun-Soo by Submission, guillotine, R1 2:11 Women's Atomweight MatchPark Jung-Eun def Park Si-Woo by Unanimous Decision Bantamweight MatchShin Seung-Min def He Jianwei by Unanimous Decision Flyweight MatchKim Sung-Jae vs Park Su-Wan, DRAW Welterweight MatchLim Byeong-Ha def Lim Yong-Joo by Submission, kimura, R1 1:04 Lightweight MatchCORRECTED* Jin Tae-Ho def Cho Young-Jun by TKO, R1 1:29 Bantamweight MatchPark Jin def Park Sung-Jun by Unanimous Decision 

ROAD FC 043: Nam Yui-Chul returns vs Jung Doo-Jae

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 043 ANNOUNCEMENTFORMER CHAMPION NAM YUI-CHUL RETURNS TO FACE JUNG DOO-JAEROAD Fighting Championship announces a lightweight match between former Champion Nam Yui-Chul and Jung Doo-Jae in Seoul, Korea on November 28, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena. Nam Yui-Chul vs Jung Doo-Jae Nam Yui-Chul (18-8-1, Sanae Nam MMA) returns to the cage following his loss in the opening round of the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament. In his phenomenal career start, Nam won the Spirit MC 70kg title in 2006, and later contended for the Legend FC belt. In the ROAD FC Lightweight tournament of 2013, he tore through the field and became the Champion, defending his belt once successfully. Nam then signed to the UFC where he won Fight of the Night Honors versus Tokudome Kazuki. Following a 3-fight tour in the UFC and recovery from injury, he returned to ROAD FC and participated in the $1 Million Tournament with back-to-back knockout losses to dark horse Tom Santos. Jung Doo-Jae (33-18-1, Ronin Crew) is one of the most experienced Korean fighters with a strong base in boxing. He is a consummate veteran from the first days of Korean MMA having competed since 2004 in NeoFight, MARS, Spirit MC, then in Japan's Gladiator and Deep. Finally Jung came back home to Korea and ROAD FC in 2014. Jung has never backed down from a fight offer, and when he enters the cage, the only way he goes is straight forward. In over 20 years of MMA between them, it's surprising that these two lightweights have never met. Once Nam Yui-Chul and Jung Doo-Jae are finally in the cage together, don't blink!  Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 In the main event, Choi Young versus Kim Hoon for the ROAD FC Interim Middleweight Championship is the culmination of Korean MMA pride from the very beginning to the current pinnacle of popularity and skill. This match is guaranteed to deliver thrills from both fighters - 12 years after they both first stepped foot in an MMA ring!Also, former ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Kil-Woo returns after hiatus from the cage to face The Outsider Champion Asakura Mikuru at featherweight. Plus, Kim Seung-Yeon and Alexander Merezhko are set for another $1 Million Tournament reserve match. 

ROAD FC 043: hot prospect rematch Kim vs Lee

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 043 ANNOUNCEMENTKIM SE-YOUNG AND LEE JEONG-YEONG SET FOR A STELLAR REMATCH   ROAD Fighting Championship announces a rematch between top prospects Kim Se-Young and Lee Jeong-Yeong on Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, Korea on October 28, 2017. Kim Se-Young vs Lee Jeong-Yeong II Kim Se-Young (4-0, Apgujeong Gym) is a young and strong prospect who is undefeated in his first year of professional MMA. He's already faced international competition, making his pro debut in China at ROAD FC 030. Kim has a talented group of fighters to learn from including ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol and former Bantamweight Champion Lee Yun-Jun. Lee Jeong-Yeong (3-1, Ssen Gym) is a submission ace with an excellent amateur record before he turned pro in 2014. Lee then did his mandatory military service and returned in 2016. He continued his winning streak back to back in ROAD FC 33 and 35 with a final split decision in a thrilling match with veteran Kim Ho-Jun. Kim and Lee first met each other in a battle of the hot prospects at ROAD FC 039. The bout went the distance, and was non-stop action – both fighters were strategic and showed why they are up-and-coming fighters to watch, yet both aggressively went for the finish. Neither could get it, though a great deal of damage was inflicted. At the end of the bout, the scorecards showed that Kim had gained the edge in points and he was awarded the victory. Kim wasn't happy with leaving it in the judges' hands, and Lee was equally upset he couldn't get the finish, so both have agreed to this rematch. With the fireworks they presented last time, Kim versus Lee 2 should be even more of a thriller. Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 In the main event, Choi Young versus Kim Hoon for the ROAD FC Interim Middleweight Championship is the culmination of Korean MMA pride from the very beginning to the current pinnacle of popularity and skill. This match is guaranteed to deliver thrills from both fighters - 12 years after they both first stepped foot in an MMA ring!Also, former ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Kil-Woo returns after hiatus from the cage to face The Outsider Champion Asakura Mikuru at featherweight. Plus, Kim Seung-Yeon and Alexander Merezhko are set for another $1 Million Tournament reserve match.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 043Saturday, October 28, 2017Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Interim Middleweight ChampionshipChoi Young vs Kim Hoon Featherweight MatchLee Kil-Woo vs Asakura Mikuru $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Reserve MatchKim Seung-Yeon vs Alexander Merezhko Featherweight MatchKim Se-Young vs Lee Jeong-Yeong 

ROAD FC 043: Kim vs Merezhko for $1 Mil alternate

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 043 ANNOUNCEMENTKIM VS MEREZHKO FOR $1 MILLION TOURNAMENT ALTERNATE   ROAD Fighting Championship announces a showdown reserve match for the historic $1 Million Lightweight Tournament between Kim Seung-Yeon and Alexander Merezhko on Xiaomi ROAD FC 043. Xiaomi ROAD FC 043 will take place on October 28, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea at the Jangchung Arena. Kim Seung-Yeon (2-2, Free) gained popularity as the “Keyboard Warrior” on the hit reality MMA TV show “Crying Fist”. The karate champion made his pro MMA debut strong and went 2-0, and was set for a $1 Million Tournament international trials match versus Melvin Guillard before the latter could not fulfill his obligation. Continuing in more trials matches against tough opponents, Kim unfortunately ended up with back to back losses. Alexander Merezhko (8-1, MFP) is also already a winner of another $1 Million Tournament reserve match with his rear naked choke victory over Jung Doo-Je at ROAD FC 040. Additionally, he's proved himself before with two decisions over ROAD FC Russia Trials winner Elnur Agaev. A win streak of five is going to make Merezhko another very formidable opponent for Kim Seung-Yeon.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 042Chungju World Martial Arts FestivalSaturday, September 23, 2017Chungju World Martial Arts Stadium, Chungju, South Korea Openweight MatchAorigele vs Masuda Yusuke Middleweight MatchMinowa Man vs Yoon Dong-Sik Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 043Saturday, October 28, 2017Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Interim Middleweight ChampionshipChoi Young vs Kim Hoon Featherweight MatchLee Kil-Woo vs Asakura Mikuru $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Reserve MatchKim Seung-Yeon vs Alexander Merezhko  

ROAD FC 044: $1 Mil Tournament quarterfinals

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 044 ANNOUNCEMENTSDATE CHANGE AND $1 MILLION TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALSROAD Fighting Championship announces a renumbering for the next two events, with one date change. Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 (formerly 043), which was previously announced for October 21 in Shijiazuang, Hebei, China​, will now take place on November 11. The change of date is due to the preeminent upcoming 19th National Congress Council of the Communist Party of China which will be held for a week starting on October 18. At this event, the quarterfinals round of the historic $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will be held.  Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 On November 11, ROAD FC returns to China under the auspices of the host city Shijiazhuang. At Xiaomi ROAD FC 044, the quarterfinals round of the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will take place. Over 40 fighters participated in international trials around the world which was eventually whittled down to 16 for the opening round at ROAD FC 036. Stunning upsets and incredible knockouts were the theme of the night in the historical event. The winners participated in a blind draw for their next opponents. The four quarterfinals matches are as follows: Mansour Barnaoui (Tunisa/France) vs Nandin-Erdene (Mongolia), Ronys Torres (Brazil) vs Tom Santos (Brazil); Baoyincang (China) vs Shimoishi Kota (Japan); and Shamil Zavurov (Russia) vs Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin (Mongolia).  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 044Saturday, November 11, 2017Shijiazhuang, China $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals: Mansour Barnaoui (Tunisa/France) vs Nandin-Erdene (Mongolia) Ronys Torres (Brazil) vs Tom Santos (Brazil) Baoyincang (China) vs Shimoishi Kota (Japan) Shamil Zavurov (Russia) vs Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin (Mongolia) 

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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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