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 MatchEmil Abbasov def Jang Ik-Hwan 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 MatchCho Young-Jun def Jin Tae-Ho by TKO, R1 1:29 Bantamweight MatchPark Jin def Park Sung-Jun by Unanimous Decision 

ROAD FC 042 main card weigh in results

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 ANNOUNCEMENTMAIN CARD OFFICIAL WEIGH IN RESULTS   ROAD Fighting Championship announces that all fighters have made weight for Xiaomi ROAD FC 042, which will be held during the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju, South Korea this coming Saturday, September 23. There will be a total of seven matches on the Young Guns 36 undercard, and five on the main card. Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 Main Card Aorigele vs Masuda Yusuke Aorigele, “It's an honor to be here and an honor to do my best. I will finish it fast.” Masuda Yusuke, “It's my first time in ROAD FC and it's an honor to be the main event in my debut. I will do my best.” Minowa Man vs Yoon Dong-Sik Yoon Dong-Sik, “There's a story between me and Minowa. After debuting in Pride, I was living in Japan. Minowa was a superstar there. He came to the gym I was at. One day we had the opportunity to practice together. I know the fans are going to enjoy this.” Minowa Man, “I'm honored to be at ROAD FC and face off with Yoon Dong-Sik. I will do my best for my fans and everyone at ROAD FC.” Kim Chang-Hee vs Shim Gun-Oh Shim Gun-Oh, “I changed my name twice so I guess fans are a bit confused. I will do my best as Shim Gun-Oh.” Kim Chang-Hee, “Just like last time, I will show you a fiery match.” Shin Dong-Guk vs Imai Shunya Fireman Shin Dong-Guk, “I just lost two of my fellow firefighters recently. They were doing their job, and were lost in the line of duty. I want everyone to try and live safely.”            Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 042Chungju World Martial Arts FestivalSaturday, September 23, 2017Chungju World Martial Arts Stadium, Chungju, South Korea17:00 Young Guns 36 start20:00 Main Card startLive on MBC Sports+2 in KoreaLive on PandaTV in ChinaLive on SportsfixTV in SE AsiaLive on YouTube ROAD FC Channel Internationally Openweight MatchAorigele (159.1) vs Masuda Yusuke (103.3) Middleweight MatchMinowa Man (82.5) vs Yoon Dong-Sik (84.3) Openweight MatchKim Chang-Hee (162.4) vs Shim Gun-Oh (132.2) Lightweight MatchShin Dong-Guk (70.4) vs Imai Shunya (70.3) Bantamweight MatchJang Ik-Hwan (61.9) vs Emil Abbasov (61.1) 

Young Guns 36 weigh in results

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 ANNOUNCEMENTYOUNG GUNS 36 OFFICIAL WEIGH IN RESULTS    ROAD Fighting Championship announces that all fighters have made weight for Xiaomi ROAD FC 042, which will be held during the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju, South Korea this coming Saturday, September 23. There will be a total of seven matches on the Young Guns 36 undercard, and five on the main card.  Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 042Chungju World Martial Arts FestivalSaturday, September 23, 2017Chungju World Martial Arts Stadium, Chungju, South Korea17:00 Young Guns 36 start20:00 Main Card startLive on MBC Sports+2 in KoreaLive on PandaTV in ChinaLive on SportsfixTV in SE AsiaLive on YouTube ROAD FC Channel Internationally Young Guns 36 -86 kg Catchweight MatchKim Eun-Soo (86.4) vs Magomed Mutaev (86.0) Women's Atomweight MatchPark Jung-Eun (48.1) vs Park Si-Woo (48.2) Bantamweight MatchShin Seung-Min (61.7) vs He Jianwei (62.4 Fail, 61.9 pass – deduct 50% purse) Flyweight MatchKim Sung-Jae (57.5) vs Park Su-Wan (57.4) Welterweight MatchLim Byeong-Ha (77.3) vs Lim Yong-Joo* (75.0) *Replaces injured Kim Deok-Soo Lightweight MatchCho Young-Jun (70.4) vs Jin Tae-Ho (70.3) Bantamweight MatchPark Jin (61.8) vs Park Sung-Jun (61.8)  

ROAD FC 042 Spotlight: Park Jeong-Eun

 Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 Spotlight: Park Jeong-EunAn interview with one of Korea's most exciting female prospects   Park Jeong-Eun will face Park Si-Woo at Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 on this Saturday, September 23 in Chungju, South Korea. Park Jeong-Eun is a 21-year old female atomweight fighting out of Team Strong Wolf in Namyangju, South Korea. In 2015 she transitioned from sambo to MMA, and in her first two fights she went the distance with two much more experienced fighters: Fujino Emi and Sarami. Park turned her record around with two finishes over fellow rookies, and went to a majority draw with none other than Watanabe Hisae, former DEEP Champion and women's MMA pioneer. In just two years, Park has cemented herself as a very exciting prospect to keep an eye on. Ahead of her match, Park Jeong-Eun sat down for an interview. How have you been since your last fight? After I won my fight in March, I had no injuries so I went right back into training. Every day is the same. I spend all my time in the gym. Your last opponent was Park Na-Young, in her pro debut. She was much stronger than expected. What was your opinion of the match? My opponent was suddenly changed before the event. I'm really thankful that Park Na-Young accepted the offer and came to fight. Since it was her debut, I had no information on her. I thought her punches would be light, but they were better than expected. We started out striking and ended up grappling. But she insisted on more striking since before the fight she said she would knock me out. I ended up winning by TKO but it was much more difficult than I expected. You have fought Korean and foreign players at home and abroad. Are there differences? If you fight a foreigner, mind control is easy. When I'm not going to be fighting in the same country, I'm tempted to think in a bad way at first. I do it because I think it is necessary to stimulate myself in advance. However, when I meet a Korean fighter, that kind of thing disappears. Do you think your opponent had more pressure because it was her debut? When I was fighting in amateur tournaments, I didn't know who my opponents would be until I arrived on the day and at the time of the match. So it was my fault that this fight wasn't my best. I only knew that she was a kickboxing gold medalist. The fighters making their debut are the most scary ones. I didn't know her plan. But it's not a burden. It's a challenge for me to overcome.  Your next opponent Park Si-Woo is a sparring partner for ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee. What do you think about this? I know that she is a champion's sparring partner, but it doesn't really matter to me. Park Si-Woo is Park Si-Woo. I don't care much because I will overcome anything.  Your first couple of fights were against well-known opponents, and had a big impact, more so than your recent fights. I think so too. In the beginning, I wildly went for the finish. My last fight might seem lacking compared to the first one. However, I don't want to be judged by one fight, because I'm going to keep fighting on into the future. I'm going to put on a really fun and exciting scrap this time because Park Si-Woo is also a striker. Do you have a game plan for your next match? I have no specific plans or framework yet. We are concentrating on raising my physical condition and my strength. Is there anyone in the women's atomweight division you want to fight? There are lots of new fighters coming to debut, and there are many more atomweight fighters compared to other weight categories. I can't think of anyone specific, rather I'm focused on moving up step by step. The goal is Ham Seo-Hee. Ever since the first atomweight championship fight was made, I've been hungry for my shot. You have goals to climb the division and eventually get a title shot, what are your aspirations for the future? Now that there's a champion of our division, I will make this fight with Park Si-Woo and all my future fights incredibly exciting so that I can make my way to the title shot. I want to be so exciting that fans will say, “I think Park Jung-Eun deserves a title shot.” Park Jeong-Eun versus Park Si-Woo will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 this coming Saturday, September 23 at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival. 

ROAD FC 042 Spotlight: Aorigele

 Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 Spotlight: Aorigele The Kungfu Panda reveals his strategy for future low blows On Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 this Saturday, September 23, Aorigele will face his sixth opponent in the ROAD FC cage, Masuda Yusuke. The phenom that is Aorigele garnered even more worldwide attention in his last match versus Myung Hyun-Man. Early in the first round, almost without a single shot fired, Myung threw a kick as Aorigele was coming in and it landed with a thwack square in the groin. Aorigele crumpled to the canvas and writhed in agony for what seemed like ages as a blanket was brought in so the doctor could assess the damage. When he finally was able to get up and leave the cage, the whole audience moaned in sympathy. The gruesome display was picked up by media outlets and television networks across the globe. Aorigele's misfortune became his sensation. If Aorigele had been a superstar in China, now he had become “the nut shot heard around the world”. Fame is something the young sanda champion from Xi'an Sports University in China is quite comfortable with. Since he started his career with ROAD FC, the rotund, cute, humorous bruiser has been a part of both fight events and MMA reality shows. In front of his family, he knocked out the imposing Bob Sapp. He put the hurt on Yusuke Kawaguchi. He stood up to Choi Hong-Man and may have fallen short, it still added to his star power. Yet the cage is still where Aorigele wants to do his most impressive performing. His fight with Myung was a big disappointment, not just because of the pain. “I'm just sorry. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to put on a great match.” Myung has thrown quite a few shots that connected with groins recently, but Aorigele doesn't see much behind it. “The low blow was just a normal accident. There's nothing to say.”   Aorigele went to the hospital immediately, and was in quite some pain for a while. Fortunately, the doctor on the spot assessed that he'd taken no lasting or permanent damage. Future Aorigeles are still an option for him. He's now completely recovered physically, although mentally this type of accident could still create a lingering shadow in anyone. “If I told you I didn't think about another low blow, that would be a lie. Because of what happened, I do have an uncomfortable feeling about it in my mind. But it's just something I have to get over. I will overcome it in a little while. When I climb into the cage, I won't think about it and just concentrate on winning. I am preparing myself in this way. It is my own task to solve.” Aorigele is now ready to face his next opponent, Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye Tournament Champion Masuda Yusuke. Masuda has fought opponents around the world since 2005 and has racked up over 20 fights in doing so. His age and experience are going to be tough factors for Aorigele. “I don't really know Masuda, but when I watched tape on him, his wrestling looks strong. Okay then. Let's see whose wrestling is stronger.” The young Inner Mongolian has been maturing in his fight game. It shows when he speaks now, more about fight topics than his normal jocularity. “My training is basically the same as always. Increase stamina, increase intensity. But I'm thinking a lot more about strategy now. I'm doing more high intensity workouts to raise my physical strength, but I'm also practicing with specific tactics that I think I can use in the next fight.” Aorigele knows his opponents are only going to get more and more prominent. This time, he changed it up a bit. After starting his camp with the Xindu Martial Arts Club, he ended with a sting in Korea at the ROAD FC official gym. “It's been three months since my last fight, and other than the accidental low blow, I had no injuries. So I've rested a lot. And during preparation for this match, I've had no tension whatsoever. In fact I've been really comfortable in training. I've come to Korea early, and I'm going to make good use of the training here and my strategy in the cage. Right now, everything feels excellent.”    Going into the cage for his next match on this Saturday, Aorigele is well-prepared to meet his next challenge. But one “what if” still remains on the lips of his fans. “If it happens again, I won't get emotional, I'll just admit that it's sometimes an accident that occurs in a fight. But, if it's intentional... you can bet I will beat him with a club!” Aorigele versus Masuda Yusuke takes place on Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 this Saturday, September 23 at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival, broadcast live and free around the world on the ROAD FC YouTube channel. 

Spotlight: Yoon Dong-Sik

 Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 spotlight: Yoon Dong-Sik At Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 this coming Saturday, September 23, Yoon Dong-Sik will get back in the cage at 45 years old, against another legend of the sport, Minowa Man.    The Korean phrase “Ah Jae” loosely translated means “Old Boy”, as in part of the “old boys' club”. With a history of being one of the first Koreans on the world stage of MMA back in 2005, and still in the cage at 45 years of age today, nobody can dispute that Yoon Dong-Sik is a gold card-carrying member of that club. Yoon was an international level judoka who ran up a win streak of 47 in a row, and counted no less than four Olympic gold medalists as his victims. His transition into MMA came on the rising tide that was PRIDE FC. He faced Sakuraba in front of 45,000 people at PRIDE Total Elimination in 2005 and although he was KOed in less than a minute, Yoon continued to represent by going the distance in future fights with Rampage and Bustamante. Yoon was given the moniker “Dong Bar” when he started slapping armbars on people in K-1 and Hero's. He then became a mainstay in DREAM before he called it a day on his MMA career in 2009. But wait! “Ah Jae never die!” has become the mantra of late, with fellow Korean athlete Choi Mu-Bae leading the charge by getting back in the cage at 47, and showing that head bones still stay hard. Yoon is not ashamed to say that he's inspired. “Kim Bo-Sung and Choi Mu-Bae, both of you seem to be passionate when you see the cage even though you are older than me. It's a great motivation.” Yoon continued his MMA career with ROAD FC since 2014 and now prepares for a throwback era match against another icon of the PRIDE scene, Ikuhisa Minowa. This match comes after a layoff for Yoon of about 16 months. But as a life-long athlete, he knows that down time shouldn't be wasted time. “After my last match in May of 2016, I had knee surgery, which I rehabilitated and then started exercising regularly. But I've been watching a lot of fights, and I learned a lot even if I wasn't able to spar with someone regularly.”     Also, there's a side effect to staying on top of what's happening in his division and across ROAD FC. “I've been pleased because there's been a lot of excitement in the matches. The skill of all the Korean fighters is getting better. There are so many young guys, and I'm proud to be able to feel their love and passion for martial arts.” Back to the task at hand. Minowa Man. “I never really expected that I'd get the chance to face Minowa. In the past, during my K-1 years, I remember training groundwork with Takada. Minowa had a great reputation for his ground fighting ability at that time. So as you can expect, I feel really good about this fight.” Minowa has more miles on him than almost anyone in MMA, and he's no spring chicken either. At 41 years of age and 20 years of MMA under his Super Hulk belt, Minowa may not be Korean but for sure he gets an honorary spot in the Ah Jae club. “We're both not in our prime, but you can expect to see a lot of grappling exchanges that will really entertain you.” Yoon will be making his next fight in a city that holds a special significance for him. Not only is it the first time MMA is featured at the UNESCO-sponsored Chungju World Martial Arts Festival, but as such Chungju, North Chungcheong is proving that it is a city that truly centers itself on martial arts. Yoon has already chalked up wins there before. “As a martial artist, I am glad to be able to participate in ROAD FC 042 at the Chungju Martial Arts Festival. When I was a Judo player, I won the National Championship twice in North Chungcheong. So it is good to hear the word "North Chungcheong". I promise to win again in Chungju.”   Yoon Dong-Sik will come full circle in Chungju with his judo background and with his MMA game. The Ah Jae club continues, with a twist, according to Yoon. “When Mu-Bae fought, he fought on behalf of all the Ah Jae. When I fight, the Ah Jae club guys will be cheering! Gentlemen, please give me your support. I will show everyone what we can do!” Yoon Dong-Sik versus Minowa Man takes place on on September 23 in Xiaomi ROAD FC 042, at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival. 

Young Guns 36 preliminary matches introduction

 XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 ANNOUNCEMENT YOUNG GUNS 36 PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS INTRODUCTION ROAD Fighting Championship introduces the matches on Young Guns 36, the undercard for Xiaomi ROAD FC 042, which will be held during the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju, South Korea this coming Saturday, September 23. Young Guns Series The Young Guns series, held as the undercard for many ROAD FC numbered events, is designed to feature fighters who are transitioning from amateur MMA, new foreigners, those coming off a delayed break, and those who are seeking a much-needed resurgence in their career. As part of a national system for MMA fighters, three separate amateur leagues feed into the Young Guns events: once a fighter has proven his- or herself, they are able to make a professional debut during a large live event. For struggling professional fighters or those coming off a long layoff, the Young Guns undercard gives an opportunity to continue a professional career in MMA and get back on track. Foreign fighters new to ROAD FC are given a chance to debut on a live event and prove if they have potential. Young Guns 36 exemplifies what the series is about. There are many fighters making their pro debut after trials in the amateur Central, Into and Attack Leagues. Several well-known fighters with tarnished records are going to be battling for comebacks. And in the main event for the card, Russian Magomed Mutaev makes his debut against Kim Eun-Soo who is returning to action after a 2-year layoff.    Young Guns 36 -86 kg Catchweight Match Kim Eun-Soo (7-4, Winners Multigym/Team Roots) vs Magomed Mutaev (11-3, Club Gorec) Kim Eun-Soo started his career in Heat in Japan, then claimed a great win over Lee Sang-Soo at ROAD FC 006. He has a 100% finish rate with 6 T/KOs. Magomed Mutaev is an M-1 veteran who most recently won a split decision over ROAD veteran Amilcar Alves. Nine out of his 11 wins were finishes. Kim's punching will be on display, and Mutaev can bring a host of weapons to counter it. Women's Atomweight Match Park Jeong-Eun (2-2-1, Team Strong Wolf) vs Park Si-Woo (debut, Team Mad) Park Jeong-Eun is a well-rounded prodigy from a sambo background who started off her career fighting the best in her division. Park Si-Woo is a kickboxer with gold medals in WAKO and the Incheon Indoor Games who transitioned through the amateur ROAD FC Attack League. Well-rounded Park Jeong-Eun has already become a hot prospect to watch, and Park Si-Woo will be looking to join her on the list, should her grappling level match her kickboxing. Bantamweight Match Shin Seung-Min (2-1, Ssen Gym) vs He Jianwei (0-5, HJW MMA Team) Shin Seung-Min has a kickboxing base and transitioned through the amateur Into and Attack Leagues with a total of 6 KOs and an amateur belt from Wardog. He Jianwei was a contestant on UFC's TUF China, and he has a strong grappling base. Shin will be looking to showcase his own style and he'll face a veteran in He who brings a lot more fight to the table than what his underdog record suggests. Flyweight Match Kim Sung-Jae (5-7, MMA Story) vs Park Su-Wan (1-1, Ssabi MMA) Kim Sung-Jae has a seesaw record from facing some of the strongest in the division at home and abroad, with his most recent loss being a decision to stand-out Grigory Popov. Park Su-Wan was 2-1 in the ROAD FC amateur Central League before his pro debut, and his performances advanced him to the Young Guns card. Both are very tough and have loads of endurance, and both are coming off losses, so this will be a crucial record-breaker for the winner. Welterweight Match Lim Byeong-Ha (0-6, Team Finish) vs Kim Deok-Soo (debut, Team J) Lim Byeong-Ha is an excellent grappler with many medals in BJJ competition, plus he holds 2 wins in WAKO kickboxing. Kim Deok-Soo competed in sanda since 2008, winning in three national competitions. Lim needs his “0” to go, and he'll get the chance against debutant Kim, but this is definitely a style-versus-style match. Lightweight Match Cho Young-Jun (1-6, Ssen Gym) vs Jin Tae-Ho (2-3, Ronin Crew) Cho Young-Jun has a grappling base and is active in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition. Jin Tae-Ho has medalled in no gi grappling and sanda. While both have found success outside the cage, they have struggled to gain footing in MMA. This grappling match is a good test to see who can make the style work and get them back into the win column. Bantamweight Match Park Jin (debut, Team Posse) vs Park Sung-Jun (debut, Ssabi MMA) Park Jin comes from a Muay Thai background where he was a National runner up, on the National team, and amassed a record of 7-5. Park Sung-Jun is a well-rounded MMA fighter with a 2-1 amateur and 2-0 semi-pro record in the ROAD FC Central League. This will be their first chance to impress the fans on a big and bright stage. Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 In the main event, Aorigele versus Masuda Yusuke pits power versus experience, and when these giants clash, expect fireworks. A Pride-era throwback is set between two legends of the sports: Minowa Man vs Yoon Dong-Sik. An Openweight rematch between Kim Chang-Hee and Shim Gun-Oh is set after an unfortunate accident stopped their first match too early. Shin Dong-Guk versus Imai Shunya will be a very aggressive battle as both strive to remain on a win streak. Jang Ik-Hwan versus Emil Abbasov will open the card and provide a high level of striking excitement. Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 042 Chungju World Martial Arts Festival Saturday, September 23, 2017 Chungju World Martial Arts Stadium, Chungju, South Korea 17:00 Young Guns 36 start 20:00 Main Card start Live on MBC Sports+ in Korea Live on YouTube ROAD FC Channel Internationally Live on Sportsfix TV in SE Asia Openweight Match Aorigele vs Masuda Yusuke Middleweight Match Minowa Man vs Yoon Dong-Sik Openweight Match Kim Chang-Hee vs Shim Gun-Oh Lightweight Match Shin Dong-Guk vs Imai Shunya Bantamweight Match Jang Ik-Hwan vs Emil Abbasov Young Guns 36 -86 kg Catchweight Match Kim Eun-Soo vs Magomed Mutaev Women's Atomweight Match Park Jung-Eun vs Park Si-Woo Bantamweight Match Shin Seung-Min vs He Jianwei Flyweight Match Kim Sung-Jae vs Park Su-Wan Welterweight Match Lim Byeong-Ha vs Kim Deok-Soo Lightweight Match Cho Young-Jun vs Jin Tae-Ho Bantamweight Match Park Jin vs Park Sung-Jun 

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  

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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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