ROAD FC 049: Lee Eun-Su vs Mizuno Tatsuya

    ROAD FC 049 CARD OPENFORMER ROAD FC CHAMP LEE EUN-SU FACES DEEP CHAMP MIZUNO TATSUYA ROAD Fighting Championship 049 will take place on August 18, 2018 at the Vista Walkerhill Seoul, South Korea. Lee Eun-Su vs Mizuno Tatsuya Former ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Lee Eun-Su (16-5-0-1, Empower / HIM Sports) finally makes his return to the cage after a two year hiatus due to injury. Lee started his career in 2003 as one of the first generation of Korean MMA fighters. He racked up a record of 10-1 in Spirit MC in just one year which gave him opportunities in PRIDE, K-1, M-1, and DEEP. Lee became the ROAD FC Middleweight Champion in 2012 by defeating Shungo Oyama with a first round TKO. He suffered a serious knee injury and did not fight again until 2016. Lee is known for his aggressive striking. Mizuno Tatsuya (18-12-1, independent) is the current DEEP Middleweight Champion. He won the title with a submission victory over Taisuke Okuno at the beginning of the year. Mizuno started his career as a judoka in 2003 in Pancrase. He then fought in DREAM, M-1, K-1, and ONE in multiple divisions against Cro Cop, Ilir Latifi, Melvin Manhoef, Gegard Mousasi, Sergei Kharitonov and Renato Sobral. Mizuno is known for his judo, tenacity, and heart. Lee Eun-Su versus Mizuno Tatsuya will be a thrilling champion versus champion, style versus style match! ROAD FC 049 “Busan Heavy Tank” Choi Mu-Bae returns to face China's up and comer Ma Anding in an openweight slugfest. Choi Mu-Bae (12-7, Choi Mu-Bae Gym) is a decorated wrestler and one of the very first Korean mixed martial artists. In 2004 he began his career in the historic PRIDE where he fought five times. Choi has also seen action in K-1, Sengoku and Pancrase, and made his MMA comeback in ROAD FC in 2015. With wins over Soa Palelei, Gary Goodridge, and Dave Herman, Choi has always proven himself to be one of the toughest guys on the planet. Ma Anding (15-2, Baoligao MMA) is a Dacheng Wuyi champion. Ma won regional Mongolian wrestling accolades from 2013-14 before switching to MMA under China's legendary first generation MMA coach Baoligao. Although Ma's base is wrestling, he's become known for his incredible kicks. Fujita Kazuyuki versus Justin Morton will be another openweight bout that features wizened legend versus surging local champ. Fujita Kazuyuki (16-14, Team Fujita) is a living legend who counts wins over Ken Shamrock and Yoshihiro Takayama in PRIDE. He faced the trio of all-time elites: Cro Cop, Fedor, and Wanderlei Silva. At 48 years young, he's still showing no signs of slowing down. He retired a much younger fighter Kong Handong at ROAD FC 047. Justin Morton (10-3, Tenkaichi Dojo) is an American who has been training and fighting in Okinawa, Japan since 2010. He has beaten Minowaman, and two of his only three losses were to Kawaguchi Yusuke and Inoue Shunsuke. Morton is very much a striker, but he likes to do the work on the ground. Shi Ming versus Harada Shiho is a match in the growing women's strawweight division.   Shi Ming (1-2, Chinwoomen) and Harada Shiho (0-1, Mouri Dojo) both come from kickboxing backgrounds, but Shi was able to take out her first opponent by submission. Evgeniy Ryazanov versus Park Hae-Jin is a bantamweight match between two very different backgrounds and styles. Evgeniy Ryazanov (19-13, MFP) is a warhorse in Russia fighting on average 5 to 6 times a year. He is a technical sniper and acrobatic kicker who can put pressure on throughout a full three rounds. Ryazanov also has submission skills. Park Hae-Jin (6-0, Kingdom) is a hot prospect with an undefeated record in his 3 years of MMA. He is a strong grappler who has won many tournaments and came to his pro MMA career through ROAD FC's amateur leagues. Park is able to use his jiu jitsu skills in MMA very well. Zhenyue Huang versus Thirayut Khaorat is a lightweight bout between two very exciting young strikers. Zhenyue Huang (3-4, Chinwoomen) is a 20-year old who represents the next generation of China's MMA. In just 2 years of MMA, he's been willing to step in the cage with anyone, anywhere, and he learns from each experience. Huang is tall and rangy, and uses a thrilling assortment of kicks to both damage his opponents and keep them at bay. Thirayut Khaorat (3-3, Tiger Muay Thai) is a Southern, Rajadamnern, and Omnoi Stadium Muay Thai Champion with over 270 wins to his name. He's the first fighter from Thailand to be signed with ROAD FC. Khaorat is only just beginning to make his mark in MMA, willing to put himself in uncomfortable situations to test himself. Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 049 Date: August 18, 2018 Venue: Vista Walkerhill Seoul City: Seoul, South Korea Middleweight Match Lee Eun-Su vs Mizuno Tatsuya Openweight Match Choi Mu-Bae vs Ma Anding Openweight Match Fujita Kazuyuki vs Justin Morton   Women's Strawweight Match Ming Shi versus Shiho Harada Bantamweight Match Evgeniy Ryazanov vs Park Hae-Jin Lightweight Match Huang Zhenyue vs Thirayut Khaorat 

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 046 official results: Lee Jeong-Yeong earns FW challenge

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 046 RESULTSLEE JEONG-YEONG EARNS FEATHERWEIGHT CHALLENGER STATUS ROAD Fighting Championship announces the Official Results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 046 which took place on March 10, 2018 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.   In the main event, the battle for the Contender to face Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom, Lee Jeong-Yeong sealed the deal against Kim Se-Yeong in their second meeting. From the onset, Lee had Kim on the back foot with hard punches, one of which finally slammed him sprawling on his rear, and the ref had to pull Lee off to stop the bout in the first round. Lee Jeong-Yeong earns the right to challenge for ROAD FC Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom's belt!  Crying Fist vs Fearless Guys Hong Young-Ki knew he could almost coast against Eom Tae-Woong, who was penalized 10 points per round for missing weight by 7kgs. However, rookie Eom proved very durable until Hong was finally able to get him to the canvas where he softened him up for a 6-seconds-to-the-bell armbar. Park Hyung-Geun and Moon Jin-Hyuk put on a barnburner through two rounds with uncountable punches, slapping kicks, and grinding cage work, and the scorecards came out with a 1-1-Draw. At openweight, Heo Jae-Hyeok was pummeled and slammed to the canvas by “Yakuza” Kim Jae-Hun, but when Kim went for an armbar, Heo escaped and reversed the position, knocking out Kim to the roar of a stunned crowd.  Xiaomi ROAD FC 046 Opening up Part 2 , Alatengheili waited out the long, hard kicks and punches of the rangy Jang Ik-Hwan to time an absolutely perfect right that dropped him back, stunned, to the canvas. There, Alateng jumped in and pounded out Jang for the first round TKO. On Part 1, Hwang In-Su stayed undefeated with a fourth 1st round TKO by assaulting Kim Nae-Chul so relentlessly that the ref jumped in while he was still standing, at under a minute. Hwang sealed his status as THE welterweight rookie to watch. Ma Anding and Hamada Junpei delivered a brutal openweight war for three rounds, with Ma's punches landing in the early rounds, and relentless trips to end it. Park Hae-Jin did his very best to put Cho Byeong-Oak on his back and finish him with a submission, and even after a yellow card for two low blows, he had done enough work and damage to earn the win. Min Kyeong-Chul knew he was facing a tough striker in Huang Zhenyue so he went to the ground and scored a win by his points being dominant there. In the opening fight of the night, La In-Jae ran a smart and effective plan against rookie Lim Dong-Hwan with shoots and position control to earn the Unanimous Decision.  New Wave MMA ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment. As we say in Korea, "Fighting!"  Xiaomi ROAD FC 046 Official ResultsMarch 10, 2018Jangchung ArenaSeoul, South Korea PART 2 Featherweight Contender MatchLee Jeong-Yeong def Kim Se-Yeong by TKO, R1 3:30 $1 Million Tournament Semifinals MatchMansour Barnaoui def Shimoishi Kota by Submission, RNC, R3 1:47 $1 Million Tournament Semifinals MatchShamil Zavurov def Ronys Torres by Unanimous Decision Catchweight -75kg MatchHong Young-Ki def Eom Tae-Woong by Submission, R2 4:54 Bantamweight MatchPark Hyung-Geun vs Moon Jin-Hyuk ruled a Draw 1:1:D Openweight MatchHeo Jae-Hyeok def Kim Jae-Hun by TKO, R1 4:20 Bantamweight MatchAlatengheili def Jang Ik-Hwan by TKO, R1 3:06 PART 1 Middleweight MatchHwang In-Su def Kim Nae-Chul by TKO, R1 0:50 Openweight MatchMa Anding def Hamada Junpei by Unanimous Decision Featherweight MatchPark Hae-Jin def Cho Byeong-Oak By Unanimous Decision Lightweight MatchMin Kyeong-Chul def Huang Zhenyue by Unanimous Decision Welterweight MatchLa In-Jae def Lim Dong-Hwan by Unanimous Decision 

ROAD FC 046: Zavurof and Barnaoui advance to finals!

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 046 RESULTSMANSOUR BARNAOUI AND SHAMIL ZAVUROV ADVANCE TO FINALS ROAD Fighting Championship announces the Official Results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 046 which took place on March 10, 2018 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Semifinals Mansour Barnaoui and Shimoishi Kota delivered a slick bout punctuated by highlight reel-worthy techniques from both fighters. Shimoishi powerfully grappled for single leg takedowns, and Barnaoui swept his way out of half guard. Clinch punching from both had the crowd roaring on their feet. In the final round, Barnaoui distinctively turned the tide with a front kick to the chin that had Shimoishi ducking and shooting for safety, but Barnaoui was able to latch onto his back, secure the body lock, and get the submission victory with a crushing back choke.   Shamil Zavurov and Ronys Torres showed a nail-biting, blistering speed performance between world-class fighters. They knew the grappling prowess of each other, so it turned out that much of the bout was a surprising striking war. Zavurov was able to utilize his jab with brutal efficiency, and chopped with kicks that constantly hammered Torres legs. After three rounds of superb strategy, Zavurov's action blackened the scorecard for a Unanimous Decision victory.   Mansour Barnaoui and Shamil Zavurov have advanced in dominant fashion to the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Final match!  Xiaomi ROAD FC 046 Official ResultsMarch 10, 2018Jangchung ArenaSeoul, South Korea PART 2 Featherweight Contender MatchLee Jeong-Yeong def Kim Se-Yeong by TKO, R1 3:30 $1 Million Tournament Semifinals MatchMansour Barnaoui def Shimoishi Kota by Submission, RNC, R3 1:47 $1 Million Tournament Semifinals MatchShamil Zavurov def Ronys Torres by Unanimous Decision Catchweight -75kg MatchHong Young-Ki def Eom Tae-Woong by Submission, R2 4:54 Bantamweight MatchPark Hyung-Geun vs Moon Jin-Hyuk ruled a Draw 1:1:D Openweight MatchHeo Jae-Hyeok def Kim Jae-Hun by TKO, R1 4:20 Bantamweight MatchAlatengheili def Jang Ik-Hwan by TKO, R1 3:06 PART 1 Middleweight MatchHwang In-Su def Kim Nae-Chul by TKO, R1 0:50 Openweight MatchMa Anding def Hamada Junpei by Unanimous Decision Featherweight MatchPark Hae-Jin def Cho Byeong-Oak By Unanimous Decision Lightweight MatchMin Kyeong-Chul def Huang Zhenyue by Unanimous Decision Welterweight MatchLa In-Jae def Lim Dong-Hwan by Unanimous Decision 

ROAD FC awarded in "2018 China Top 100 Most Sponsored Sports Events”

 ROAD FC SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTROAD FC EARNS “2018 CHINA TOP 100 SPONSORED SPORTS EVENTS” AWARD For immediate release, January 22, 2018 - ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that ROAD FC was awarded 15th place in all of China in the "2018 China Top 100 Most Sponsored Sports Events”.   On January 13, 2018, the sports industry in China attracted massive attention with the announcement of the "2018 China Top 100 Most Sponsored Sports Events Award Ceremony" in Beijing. The objective of this endeavor is to scientifically assess the value of sports sponsorship and identify highly sponsored sports events so as to accelerate the sound development of the sports industry in China. In addition, selection in the form of scientific and rigorous assessment is not only a major feature of this awards list, it is a national initiative. Thousands of national sporting events were researched and discussed in this endeavor.   ROAD FC is proud to rank as the 15th overall “2018 China Top 100 Most Sponsored Sports Event”. In 2017, ROAD FC was first honored with the award as the 65th most sponsored sports event, and the climb of 50 places in 2018 is a remarkable achievement. Among the sponsors who have supported and committed to ROAD FC are highly recognizable companies and brands such as Xiaomi, Netease, Panda TV, COK, Red Bull, Master Kong Foods, Orion Foods, Zheng Guanzhuang Health, Chang Fujing Health, Pang Da Auto, Jackie Chan Wine, and Lehua Real Estate. Mixed Martial Arts is a new frontier to be developed in China, so the capital market is highly interested in the investment opportunity of this industry. ROAD FC was the first MMA promotion to secure a live broadcast on CCTV in 2015 and won six consecutive top-five prime weekend ratings - the third highest in the country - setting a record for MMA in China. ROAD FC has held numerous MMA events in China with a continuing schedule planned for 2018. ROAD FC is committed to bringing MMA to China and developing it further, with sports initiatives established in Chinese universities to teach grappling, regional reality television planned for increasing MMA and brand awareness, and a soon to be open state-of-the-art ROAD FC sports and entertainment complex in Beijing. 2018 will be another incredible year for the rise of sports in Asia, with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the World Cup in Russia, and the Jakarta Asian Games. Under the spotlight on these major international events, ROAD FC is excited to continue to showcase the thrilling sport of Asian MMA to the world!   2018 CHINA TOP 100 SPONSORED SPORTS EVENTS Organizers: Sports Sponsorship Value Assessment Group (體育贊助價值評估課題組), 51Zan Sports (我要贊體育), China Interactive Sports - Chinese Olympic Committee and China Sports Federation (華奧星空), Vining Sports (維寧體育) Academic support: Communication University of China, Beijing Sport University, Central University of Finance and Economics Co-sponsors: LE Sports (樂視體育), Xiamen Move the World Exhibition Co. (廈門動天下展覽), Vientiane Media (北京万象传媒广告有限公司), RIC Capital (棕泉資本), Dedao Media (德道傳媒), Changlu Sports (長路體育), Lutu Media (路途廣告), CCMG (嘉合傳播) 

2017 ROAD FC Awards Ceremony Winners

 2017 ROAD FC AWARDS CEREMONY WINNERS ROAD Fighting Championship's final event of the year, Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX, took place in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017. Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee retained her belt and her position as the world's top in the division by a fist round TKO over Jinh Yu Frey.   Tickets for the all-VIP event sold out in 1 day. Following it, the 2017 ROAD FC Awards Ceremony was held. It was the first time a year end awards ceremony had been held in conjunction with an event, and the first time to be aired live on television, on MBC Sports+. Incoming CEO Kim Dae-Hwan was formally introduced after Founder Jung Mun-Hong had stepped down from the position on November 29th. Here are the winners of this year's awards, as compiled by ROAD FC staff and voted upon by ROAD FC fans.  Hall Of Fame ROADMAN ROAD FC has become a leading mixed martial arts promotion in Asia. At the center of this development has been Jung Mun-Hong. He has made the impossible possible by investing both his money and personal time to the cause. In 2017, ROAD FC returned to China, expanded its broadcast, created a new reality television series “Fearless Guys” with MBC, and launched the first all-female MMA league in Korea. Mr. Jung also directed the company's community outreach programs through the “Love Sharing Project” which involved blood drives, charcoal for impoverished homes, and donation drives for pediatric cancer. For this reason, he has been presented with the first award in the Hall of Fame, ROADMAN, for his outstanding contributions to the company. A second ROADMAN award was presented to GNFOOD President Hong Kyung-Ho for his continual outstanding contributions to ROAD FC. GNFOODS, the parent company of Goobne Chicken, has been the most committed and long-standing sponsor of ROAD FC, and has activated partnerships that have increased ROAD FC visibility and community standing.   Teams of the Year: Team Poma and Team Strong Wolf Both teams are winners of this years; Team of the Year award, because both teams brought a great deal of action to the ROAD FC cage in 2017. Team Poma sent many seasoned competitors in 2017 including Min Kyung-Chul, Kim Woo-Jae and Cho Byung-Hwi, as well as fielding several new professional fighters and countless amateurs. Team Strong Wolf had a breakout year in 2017 with the success of many new fighters, including Park Jung-Eun, Lim Dong-Hwan, and Kim Yi-Sack.   Female Rookie of the Year: YoshikoNominees: Shim Yoo-Ri, Yoshiko, Kang Jin-Hee The Female Rookie of the Year is Yoshiko, who came fresh off a notorious professional wrestling career to make her MMA debut, which she did with an earth-shattering KO. Yoshiko competed three times under the ROAD FC banner in 2017 with a much improved performance in her rematch with Chun Sun-Yoo, and her first loss on the same night of the awards event. Therefore, it was an emotional acceptance by the young wrestler.   Male Rookie of the Year: Shin Dong-GukNominees: Rafael Fiziev, Hwang In-Su, Shin Dong-Guk Male Rookie of the Year saw three very distinct fighters earn the nomination, with Firefighter Shin Dong-Guk taking the win. Shin fought in the amateur leagues first, then made his pro debut at ROAD FC 038 with a 53 second KO. He followed up the performance with a 78 second KO in front of his hometown crowd at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival event. Shin was not able to be at the awards ceremony as he was on call for a massive fire in the neighboring city of Jaechun.   KO of the Year: Myung Hyun-ManNominees: Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu, Myung Hyun-Man, Tom Santos There were quite a few contenders for KO of the year in 2017, and it was Myung Hyun-Man's faceplanting KO of Chris Barnett at ROAD FC 041 that took home the win. After their first contest which unfortunately ended by injury, and a follow up viral groin kick of Aorigele, Myung made his final appearance in 2017 a memorable one.   Fan Favorite of the Year: AorigeleNominees: Lee Je-Ji, Chris Barnett, Yoshiko, Aorigele There are so many fighters who could be nominated for Fan Favorite of the Year, but the one who stood out was Aorigele. With his antics both inside and outside the cage, his constant friendly interaction with his fans, and his social media blitz, Aorigele became the clear winner for the world-wide fans.   Fighter of the Year: Kim Soo-ChulNominees: Kim Soo-Chul, Moon Jea-Hoon, Mansour Barnaoui Again, there were so many impressive performances in ROAD FC in 2017, so it was difficult to make up a shortlist of nominees. Kim Soo-Chul's emotional ROAD FC Bantamweight title win, which came after years of toiling against strong international opponents, earned him the highest respect from the fans. Upon accepting his award, Kim announced that he would be retiring from the sport, having accomplished all he'd originally intended to. ROAD FC wishes him a restful time, but does hope to see such a talented fighter return to the cage again one day.  

New CEO Kim Dae-Hwan

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

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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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