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 

ROAD FC 047: Sasaki Shinji vs Albert Cheng rematch

  ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINASASAKI SHINJI VS ALBERT CHENG REMATCH 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 CatchweightSasaki Shinji vs Albert Cheng Sasaki Shinji (18-11-3, Burst) and Albert Cheng (8-4, Evolucao) met in the $1 Million Tournament International Trials in a back and forth 3-round war, with a penalty to Cheng tipping the final scorecard in Sasaki's favor. Sasaki, former ROAD FC title challenger and Shooto Champ, then was on the receiving end of a highlight reel-worthy KO by Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu which halted his Tournament run. Cheng, a UFC and TUF China veteran, turned his focus to moving to Beijing and coaching throughout the past year, raising the bar for up and coming fighters in China. 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!  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 

ROAD FC 047: Ki Won-Bin vs Thirayut Khaorat

  ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINAFOUR MATCHES ADDED, INCLUDING FORMER $1 MILLION TOURNAMENT COMPETITORS 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.   Lightweight MatchKi Won-Bin vs Thirayut “Saskurin” Khaorat Ki Won-Bin (6-5, Team Posse) is a mainstay of ROAD FC from the amateur Central League through 2017. He participated in the $1 Million Tournament with a rocky outcome: he was submitted by finalist Mansour Barnaoui in the International Trials, then knocked out by Bruno Miranda in a reserve match. Thirayut Khaorat (3-2, Tiger Muay Thai) is a Southern, Rajadamnern, and Omnoi Stadium Muay Thai Champion with over 270 wins to his name. In MMA, he's only just begun to make his mark. Khaorat is the first fighter from Thailand to be signed with ROAD FC, and this is his debut appearance. Ki is an intelligent striker guided by aggression, and Khaorat is an aggressive striker guided by intelligence, so this match up is highly unpredictable!  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 

ROAD FC 047: Baoshe Riguleng vs Bruno Miranda

   ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINAFOUR MATCHES ADDED, INCLUDING FORMER $1 MILLION TOURNAMENT COMPETITORS 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 Catchweight Baoshe Riguleng vs Bruno Miranda Baoshe Riguleng (1-1, Yunnan Kunli Boji) started martial arts with traditional wrestling as a child, then scored multiple national Sanda titles, won gold at the East Asian Games, and tacked on a successful kickboxing career. He transitioned to MMA in 2009 briefly, and was expected to make his comeback with ROAD FC's entry to China 2 years ago. Bruno Miranda (10-3, Tiger Muay Thai) is a 4-year mainstay of ROAD FC who has become a fan favorite with his furious KO style and his contrasting friendly demeanor. In the $1 Million Tournament International Trials, he suffered a shocking KO by underdog Nandin-Erdene, but rebounded with a first-round KO of Ki Won-Bin in a reserve match. Baoshe's return to MMA is highly anticipated, but he'll have to get past gatekeeper Miranda first, and that's a huge bang of a welcome back!  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 

ROAD FC 047: 4 lightweight matches added

 ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINAFOUR MATCHES ADDED, INCLUDING FORMER $1 MILLION TOURNAMENT COMPETITORS 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!   -72kg CatchweightSasaki Shinji vs Albert Cheng Sasaki Shinji (18-11-3, Burst) and Albert Cheng (8-4, Evolucao) met in the $1 Million Tournament International Trials in a back and forth 3-round war, with a penalty to Cheng tipping the final scorecard in Sasaki's favor. Sasaki, former ROAD FC title challenger and Shooto Champ, then was on the receiving end of a highlight reel-worthy KO by Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu which halted his Tournament run. Cheng, a UFC and TUF China veteran, turned his focus to moving to Beijing and coaching throughout the past year, raising the bar for up and coming fighters in China. 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!   Lightweight MatchKi Won-Bin vs Thirayut “Saskurin” Khaorat Ki Won-Bin (6-5, Team Posse) is a mainstay of ROAD FC from the amateur Central League through 2017. He participated in the $1 Million Tournament with a rocky outcome: he was submitted by finalist Mansour Barnaoui in the International Trials, then knocked out by Bruno Miranda in a reserve match. Thirayut Khaorat (3-2, Tiger Muay Thai) is a Southern, Rajadamnern, and Omnoi Stadium Muay Thai Champion with over 270 wins to his name. In MMA, he's only just begun to make his mark. Khaorat is the first fighter from Thailand to be signed with ROAD FC, and this is his debut appearance. Ki is an intelligent striker guided by aggression, and Khaorat is an aggressive striker guided by intelligence, so this match up is highly unpredictable!  -72kg Catchweight Baoshe Riguleng vs Bruno Miranda Baoshe Riguleng (1-1, Yunnan Kunli Boji) started martial arts with traditional wrestling as a child, then scored multiple national Sanda titles, won gold at the East Asian Games, and tacked on a successful kickboxing career. He transitioned to MMA in 2009 briefly, and was expected to make his comeback with ROAD FC's entry to China 2 years ago. Bruno Miranda (10-3, Tiger Muay Thai) is a 4-year mainstay of ROAD FC who has become a fan favorite with his furious KO style and his contrasting friendly demeanor. In the $1 Million Tournament International Trials, he suffered a shocking KO by underdog Nandin-Erdene, but rebounded with a first-round KO of Ki Won-Bin in a reserve match. Baoshe's return to MMA is highly anticipated, but he'll have to get past gatekeeper Miranda first, and that's a huge bang of a welcome back! 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.  Xiaomi 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   

ROAD FC 047 press conference and Beijing gym opening set for 4/20

 ROAD FC 047 PRESS CONFERENCE ON APRIL 20 IN BEIJING, CHINA“ROAD MULTI SPACE” GYM LAUNCH AND SHOWCASE ROAD Fighting Championship announces a press conference for ROAD FC 047 and the 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will take place on April 20, 2018. The press conference will be held in Beijing, China at the opening launch of the new “ROAD Multi Space” martial arts, fitness and entertainment complex.   In attendance are confirmed to be Openweight Grand Prix fighters Aorigele, Jerome Le Banner, Openweight Champion Mighty Mo, Gilbert Yvel and Chris Barnett, along with other fighters from ROAD FC 047 yet to be announced. The event will be live streamed internationally. The “ROAD Multi Space” is a large-scale MMA and fitness gym which includes a full cage, spacious mat area for all disciplines of martial arts, a vast selection of state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment, full cycle room for spinning, extensive shower facilities, plus a cafe and entertainment lounge. It is located in the popular shopping, dining and entertainment district of Sanlitun in central Beijing, in the Yongli International Building.   The ROAD FC 047 press conference will feature the opening of the gym with special MMA-themed events and entertainment, including the launch of the new ROAD grappling and MMA course developed for Peking University. ROAD FC CEO Kyler Kim said, “ROAD FC has gradually established its position in China starting with the first event in December of 2015. With the opening of this official gym, ROAD FC will be able to expand and become more active in China and spread the sport of MMA. I look forward to your support and interest in ROAD FC.”  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 047May 12, 2018Cadillac ArenaBeijing, China 2018 Openweight Grand Prix Jerome Le Banner, FranceKickboxing (3-3-1, Chakuriki Gym)VSWu Lahan, ChinaSanda (5-0, Tianjin Jitianlong) Chris Barnett, USATaekwondo (16-6, Barnett Taekwondo Academy)VSAlexandru Lungu, RomaniaJudo, Kickboxing (16-4, Sandu Lungu Academy) Aorigele, ChinaSanda (6-3-0-1 MMA record, Xindu Martial Arts Club)VSKim Jae-Hun, KoreaMMA (0-3, Team Korea) ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo, USAKickboxing (12-5, Team Mighty Mo)VSGilbert Yvel, NetherlandsKickboxing, MMA (39-16-1-1, Mike's Gym) 

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  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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